Many of the significant changes in higher education in Thailand over the last fifteen years have taken place as a result of shifts in government policy towards education (Office of the Education Council, 2004). In creating the UIC, these policy changes must be embraced and a number of other important factors also have to be taken into account English will be the medium of instruction and this will have critical implications for the recruitment of both staff and students as well as the way in which UIC’s programs are delivered. When locating the proposed college PSU’s status as a multi-campus University must be taken into account.

The College can act as a means of enhancing the university’s national and international standing, and emphasis needs to be placed on fields of study and niche subjects that are peculiar to Southern Thailand.

While this latter strategy should ensure that the UIC will give added value to PSU, it will require planning that takes into account the current educational, economic and social background. Recent Government-driven changes in higher education in Thailand provide windows of opportunity for Prince of Songkla University: the proposed UIC should be seen as a means of exploiting those opportunities.

A white cubic box with its opened blue lid, labelled with letters ‘PSUIC’ (the abbreviation of Prince of Songkla University International College)

The cubic box represents the students of PSUIC who keep pace with the modern age and fast-forwarding IT technology. The ‘opened lid’ implies the welcoming of new knowledge and readiness to learn at any time. The ‘open box’ is selected to portray the idea of ‘thinking outside the box’. This emblem could also be interpreted as a graduation cap which represents the successful academic achievement.

Corporate Colours:
PSUIC adopts PSU Dark Blue to match with our Pearl Silver colour. The combination of these two colours represents PSUIC identity.
The “Blue” of The Royal Cape (Dark Blue or Imperial Blue Cape Leadwort) was His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s favorite blue as it represents Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday colour (Friday) . Since our Prince of Songkla University official color is also blue, it is an auspicious occasion to use the Royal Cape as our International College’s emblem flower. In nature, this beautiful flower is not a hard-to-please or vulnerable flower as its look. Rather once rooted, it is drought-tolerant, easy to grow, requires minimal basic needs, little water and care.

We places Cape Leadwort as our representing flower for the mixture of blue and silver colours of its velvety petals. A little bouquet of cape leadwort symbolizes the harmonization of gentleness and fortitude. The flower can bloom lively on any land. It paints its silvery blue around the world. PSUIC wishes our graduates to thrive like cape leadwort. They shall flourish beautifully no matter where they are.

“As Cape Leadwort thrives across countries, our diplomats flourish beyond boundaries.”

Prince of Songkla University International College
12th floor, Learning Resource Center (LRC)
15 Kanjanvanich Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110

66 (0) 7428 2831, 66 (0) 7428 9404