Since December 2018, Thammasat University officially announced the university announcement on “Practices for giving and receiving gifts” in order to ensure transparency and good governance.
Essentially, the university (especially university and faculty executives and staff) must not receive gifts or anything convertible to financial value from partner of contract, companies, or any individuals who may have direct or indirect interest with the university, especially in contract signing or continuation, contract inspection, or any other kind of interest. The university, instead, encourages giving “blessing”.
In terms of giving gifts, the university clearly states that it is not necessary to produce or acquire any gifts to give to other departments or faculties. Giving gifts in special occasions such as New Year could have an exception when the gifts are the faculty’s souvenirs or when there is a special reason to support sustainable development or community products.
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