Mahidol University (MU) pronounced: ma-hi-don) is a top-ranked Public University in Thailand. Organized in 1943 as University of Medical Sciences in Bangkok, the university originally focused on Health Sciences but also expanded to other fields in recent decades. MU hosted the first medical school of Thailand, the Siriraj Medical School, from which the university traced its origin. Today, MU offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs from natural sciences to liberal arts with campuses in urban and suburban Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Sawan, and Amnat Charoen provinces. In terms of fiscal budget and portion of budget spent on research programs, MU receives the highest budget of any public university: estimately $147 millions each year, most of the part has been granted for graduate research programs.