Maejo University

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Motto "งานหนักไม่เคยฆ่าคน"
Motto in English Hard Work Never Kills Anyone
Established 1996 as Maejo University (1934 as the Northern Agricultural Teachers Training School)
Type Public
President Assist. Prof. Chamnian Yosraj, Ph.D.
Location Sansai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Mascot Pistol Pete
Affiliations ASAIHL
Website www.mju.ac.th

Maejo University (also spelled Maecho University, Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยแม่โจ้) in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, is the oldest agricultural institution in the country. Founded in 1934 as the Northern Agricultural Teachers Training School, it was restructured and renamed several times until it gained the status of a full-fledged public university in 1996 and since then has been known as Maejo University.

Maejo University main campus at Chiang Mai is composed of the faculties of Business, Economics, Liberal Arts, Tourism Development, Information Technology, Fisheries Technology and Aquatic Resources, Animal Sciences and Technology, Renewable Energy, Administrative, Landscape and Environmental Design, Agricultural Production, Science, and Engineering and Agro-Industry. In addition to these, the university has two smaller campuses in Phrae and Chumphon.

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Inside a ring with "Maejo" in Thai and English, the logo depicts Thailand's symbol of agriculture, the lord of rain Phra Phirune mounted on a Nāga (พระพิรุณทรงนาค). The symbol may be seen at Google images.

Mascot[edit]

Every centre of learning in Thailand has its genius loci and many have a tutelary deity, but Maejo adopted the Pistol Pete (Oklahoma State University) mascot following Oklahoma State's 2005 Distinguished International Alumni Award to President Thep Phongparnich.[1][dead link][2]

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  1. ^ Distinguished International Alumni Award
  2. ^ ghtd36 (July 14, 2009). "Better Know An Opponent: Oklahoma State". Rock M Nation. Archived from the original on 2014-06-25. Retrieved June 25, 2014. "In 2005, Thep Phongparnich, the president of Maejo University in Thailand, received Oklahoma State's Distinguished International Alumni Award. In a show of appreciation, they actually adopted Pistol Pete as the mascot of Maejo. No, seriously! Though, they changed it around a little bit." 

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Coordinates: 18°53′43″N 99°00′49″E / 18.8953°N 99.0136°E / 18.8953; 99.0136