The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute is a private graduate institution established in 2005, to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 48th Birthday of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. With the approval of the Ministry of Education, it was officially established as an autonomous higher education institution on December 28, 2005, having Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn as the Chancellor of the Institute Council.

    Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is an acclaimed scientist who has received many international recognitions for her scientific achievements. She has envisioned the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute to be a professional scientific research institution and Centre of Excellence in the Asia-Pacific region, to assist and expedite the increase in number of efficient quality human resources development in science and high technology, in order to serve Thailand and other countries in the region, particularly in the fields urgently needed, with professional competence in transforming their knowledge into tangible, applicable development programs.

    The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute has internationally known and recognized for the high caliber of research and teaching by its faculty, visiting Professors from the top of oversea universities, and its outstanding achievements in teaching, research, national and international academic collaboration and professional services. This diversified institution now offers top quality graduate programs in applied biological science, chemical biology and environmental toxicology. The programs were first started in June,2007.

     The administrative structure of Chulabhorn Graduate Institute is divided into 2 offices as administration office and academic office to serve and support the achievements of the institution.

    The CGI emblem consists of the royal initials Chor Bhor and the accompanying name Chulabhorn Graduate Institute.
    Royal initials Chor Bhor reddish orange
    Name of Institute blue
    Crown and ribbon gold lines
    Background color of royal initials light blue
    The colors are reddish orange and light blue.

     The reddish orange is the Birthday color of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, President of the Chulabhorn Foundation, also the color of Thursday observed as Teachers’ Day in Thailand.
     The light blue symbolizes light and brightness that is beyond borders.

    The CGI emblem, therefore, represents an academic institution that has adopted the royal resolution of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn as guidelines in administering its educational system with the main purpose of being the bright light that leads all humanity through the path of wisdom.
Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn has graciously designated the “orange trumpet creeper or morning calm (Campsis grandiflora (Thunb.) Schum)” as the emblem tree of the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute. Being a very fast-growing climber, branching out, and known for its hardiness, it could very well be compared to science and technology - always progressing and branching out into new learning and disciplines. Also those in science and technology are quick to absorb new ideas and information and to make adjustments accordingly. The climber tree is thus very much a parallel of the development in education and scientific-technological research, eventually to emerge as a new, valuable, crystallized body of knowledge. Furthermore, due to the fact that this particular creeper produces its flowers in sprays, symbolically it is therefore comparable to unity, an essential virtue for the advancements of the nation.