Mae Fah Luang University, situated in the province of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, is named after Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother, the beloved mother of the current king of Thailand. Mae Fah Luang was the name given to her by the local people in Chiang Rai. It is an autonomous public university, established on September 25th, 1998.
The university strives to be an international institution, using English as the primary medium of instruction. As it is a new university, the top students in Thailand seldom apply here, but it is on the path to becoming one of the top universities.