In the early 1970s, Associate Professor Dr. Nart Tuntawiroon realized that Thailand had met a mixed success of pollution control and natural resource management, in particular the events of serious water pollution in Mae Klong River and the slaughter of wildife in Kanchanaburi province. In addition, pollution problems and resource depletion had become a transboundary issues. Therefore, there was an urgent need to set up a unique project in order to understand situations. In 1973, he founded the Environmental Education and Research Project under the permission of Mahidol University which located at Siriraj Hospital. In 1976, the Ford Foundation provided financial support to the Project to enhance its strength to take additional master students and to do more researches in the field of environmental management. The Project also moved to the new office on the sixth floor of Ratchasupamit Hotel, Lanluang Road, Bangkok. nart tuntawiroon

On 14 February 1978, the Project had permission from Mahidol University to develop into the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies. Clearly, the Faculty had developed itself in various aspects focusing more on curricula, researches, seminars and conferences, and training programs. In 1983, the Faculty moved from Ratchasupamitr Hotel to Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom province due to the support of Mahidol University to have its own place and a building. In 2005,the Faculty had 45 staff, 52 lecturers, and 411 students in all levels of 9 programs. Presently, number of our human resources and academic activities are increasing under quality assurance of Mahidol University and Ministry of Education so that the Faculty certainly reaches its aim for sustainable development.

Vision

To be the number 1 institution for environmental study in Thailand in 2025, and in the top 3 in ASEAN in 2031

Mission

- To build excellence in education, research and academic services in the field of environment and natural resources

Core Values

รู้แจ้งรู้จริงสมเหตุสมผล (Mastery)
กลมกลืนกับสรรพสิ่ง (Harmony)
มุ่งผลเพื่อผู้อื่น (Altruism)
มั่นคงในคุณธรรม (Integrity)
สร้างสรรค์สิ่งใหม่ (Originality)
ใฝ่ใจเป็นผู้นำ (Leadership)

Leader in integrating and applying environmental knowledge to practice

Vision

To be the number 1 institution for environmental study in Thailand in 2025, and in the top 3 in ASEAN in 2031

Mission

To build excellence in education, research and academic services in the field of environment and natural resources

Address

Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University

999 Phutthamonthon 4 Road, Salaya, Phutthamonthon Nakhon Pathom, 73170