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About Ratchasuda College Mahidol University

Princes Maha Chakri Sirindorn

Ratchasuda College was established in accordance with the generous mercy of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindorn, daughter of HM the King of Thailand. She has held a life long interest in and has a deep concern for persons with disabilities. Much of HRH efforts in the past have been concentrated on the very young. It is through HRH efforts and urging that action is being taken now to expand educational services to the persons with disabilities beyond the secondary school level. In mid 1990, HRH expressed concern for the disabled and urged the development of programs to provide opportunities for education and training of persons with disabilities.




Ratchasuda building

The establishment of Ratchasuda College will be a major step towards meeting the goals and ensure the basic rights of the handicapped promulgated by Article 26 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, as well as assure that the Thai Laws for the Handicapped are met. Therefore, in 1992. Ratchasuda College started to operate by organizing the Development Centre and Physically Disabled Persons Research in fiscal year 1992. After the college was officially established, the royal annual budget was allocated to the college for constructing infrastructure to conduct the college activities under the supervision of Emeritus Prof. Poonpit Amatyakul, the first director of the college. Afterwards, the establishment of location, building, manpower, curriculum, research and academic services for persons with disabilities were conducted to prepare for the college activities.

List of the Deans

Emeritus Prof. Poonpit Amatyakul, Ph.D Picture

Emeritus Prof. Poonpit Amatyakul, Ph.D.

September 26th, 1993 – September 25th, 1997

Assoc.Prof.Chalong Boonyanan,Ph.D Picture

Assoc. Prof. Chalong Boonyanan,Ph.D.

September 26th, 1997 – September 30th, 1998

Miss Jitprapa Sri-On, Ph.D. Picture

Miss Jitprapa Sri-On, Ph.D.

October 1st, 1998 – September 30th, 2006

Assoc. Prof. Sumalee Dechongkit, Ph.D. Picture

Assoc. Prof. Sumalee Dechongkit, Ph.D.

October 1st, 2006 – December 15th, 2007

Asst. Prof. Pimpa Kachondham, Ph.D. picture

Asst. Prof. Pimpa Kachondham, Ph.D.

April 24th, 2008 – April 23rd, 2012

Assoc. Prof. Tavee Cheausuwantavee, Ph.D. picture

Assoc. Prof. Tavee Cheausuwantavee, Ph.D.

May 17th, 2012 – May 16 th, 2016

Asst. Prof. Pimpa Kachondham, Ph.D. picture

Asst. Prof. Pimpa Kachondham, Ph.D.

May 17th, 2016 – September 30th, 2017

Asst. Prof. Auempron Mutchimwong, Ph.D. picture

Asst. Prof. Auempron Mutchimwong, Ph.D.

October 1st 2017 – March 31st, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Ph.D. picture

Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Ph.D.

April 1st, 2018 – May 31 st, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Ph.D. picture

Wachara Riewpaiboon

June 1st, 2018 – Present

Philosophy

Ratchasuda College is a college of higher education for disabled adults in Thailand, providing education and academic services through research to develop knowledge concerning maximizing the potential for life for persons with disabilities based on equality cooperation.


Vision

To be a Center of Education and Research on Disability in the Asia-Pacific through international network cooperation, educational orientation and academic services under the philosophy of economic sufficiency.


Mission and Goals

Mission

  • - Forge quality of knowledge on disability and develop ethical academic students
  • - Establish universal research on disability
  • - Contribute to academic services development
  • - Create the collaboration amongst the organizations for the disabled and with concerned agencies, either national or international
  • - Break barriers of social discrimination towards disability
  • - Develop the administration system concerning good governance strategies, local knowledge and Thai life-style within the framework of economic sufficiency