Mahidol University places strong emphasis on research, and is arguably the most renowned university for research in Thailand. Thus, Mahidol University produced more international publications in Web of Science databases than any other Thai university over the period 1999 - 2014
, amounting to a total of nearly 14,376 publications, of which 11,901 publications were articles/letters/reviews. During the same period, 9,993 of these publications were cited in Web of Science journals, amounting to a total of 160,863 citations (on May 30, 2014).
In addition, Mahidol University staff members have been awarded 21 Outstanding Scientist of Thailand Awards
from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology, and 28 Distinguished Researcher Awards
from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), as well as numerous Outstanding Inventor Awards
, Young Scientist Awards
, L'Oreal - UNESCO "Women in Science Awards", and several awards at international level.