PSU collaborated with private sector, including Energy Absolute Public Company Limited, Dhipaya Insurance Public Company Limited, Somapa Information Technology Public Company Limited, Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited, BCPG Public Company Limited, Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited, Lao Airlines, and Pisona Tour Co., Ltd. to develop the PSU COVID-19 diagnose set by Asst. Prof. Dr. Theerakamol Pengsakul, Dr. Jidapa Szekely, Dr. Piyawut Swangphon, Dr. Teerapat Nualnoi, Dr. Natthaphon Na Nakorn, and Dr. Paweena Wongwitwichot from Faculty of Medical Technology and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This diagnose set is for screening people in risk groups which only takes 15 minutes.
Times Higher Education ranked Prince of Songkla University in No. 201-250 of the world, and in a group of 2nd place of Thailand in Best 'Golden Age' universities 2020 which established in 1945-1967 (50-80 year-old).
Prince of Songkla University’s research teams jointly invented and developed automatic hand gel dispensers to help medical staff during the Covid-19 epidemic situation in Thailand. Songklanagarind Hospital and PSU’s Faculty of Medicine are ready to handle the emerging challenges by providing a variety of prevention measures, including adequate preparation to receive patients, assistance to medical staff at risk of infection, careful resource management, and prevention of the spread of infection to hospitalized patients.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Jumphon Chuenjitsiri, Vice President for Legal and Academic Services, PSU stated that PSU was aware of COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, the research team had coordinated with the professors of Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering to solve this problem in an easy way with small investment.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Chalongrat Daengngam, Department of Physics, and Dr. Chinnapong Angsuchotmetee, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, PSU created infrared scanners to screen visitors at the entrances.
On January 29th, 2020, at Faculty of Medicine Administrative Building, PSU, Associate Professor Dr. Anchana Prathep, Dean of Faculty of Science, and Associate Professor Dr. Puttisak Puttawibul, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, signed a collaboration agreement with Miss Raneewan Ramsiri, Director of SE Asia Countries Group 2 of Medtronic (Thailand) Limited to build the PSU Cadaveric Surgical Training Center.
Agro-Industry students won the Certificate of Recognition at the WorldStar Student Awards 2019, which was organized by the Institute of Packaging South Africa. The announcement came in on January 10th of 2020, marking 4th consecutive years of victory including national and Asian region level.