Thammsat University has been recognized as an open space for political and social movement since the founding of university. Students, Academias, Staffs have freedom to express different ideas or opinions toward political and social issues, There are many public seminars or open discussions organized by students or professors regularly.
Since 1999, faculty of nursing, Thammasat University, has established Childhood Development Center to be an operational facility for nursing students and provide related public services as a childcare facility for Thammasat University staff who have children and for communities nearby. Even students who have babies and want to continue studying can also used the childcare service.
Thammasat University, by researchers from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, led a research team whose members include not only academics but also non-governmental organizations, local administrative organizations, and communities, to study a city model run by renewable energy. The report provides policy recommendations for sustainability transition in the energy sector in Krabi province and the Southern region of Thailand.
Since 2016 Thammasat at Rangsit has launched “Solar Cafe”, the first green cafe that used electricity from solar panel installed on the cafe roof. This cafe was founded to demonstrate fostering and supporting a low carbon economy and technology start-up. Read the story of the solar cafe here: http://www.psm.tu.ac.th/NewActivtie/readmore/177
Since Thammasat at Rangsit has installed solar panel for producing renewable energy, Thammasat has welcomed many groups from scholar, government and private sectors to learn about how and why Thammasat has chosen to operate this renewable energy in campus. Thammasat Researchers also work on renewable energy options for vehicles in logistics. More specifically, the researchers from faculty of science and technology, Tanit Ruangrungchaikul and Sunan Aumkratum, developed “Multipurpose Three-Wheel Solar Mini Truck”
According to Assoc.Prof.Gasinee Witoonchart, Rector of Thammasat University, and Assoc.Prof.Md.Kammal Kummar Pawa, Vice Rector for Special Affairs, the future goal of Thammasat University, Pattaya campus is to become a Medical Hub, have Digital Hospital driven by AI, and to become a Smart Campus.
In April 2019, the Department of Sustainable Development Technology (SDT) organized the 30th Anniversary event of the SDT (previously Department of Rural Technology) in the theme of “The path of Dhamma, Self-sufficient innovation, and Sustainable Communities” from April 26-28, 2019.
Thammasat and Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand have agreeable to set up sandbox to find the most efficient ways to reduce overall energy consumption at Thammasat University Rangsit Campus Please see the document here:
Since February 2020, Assistant Professor Nattapong Puttanapong , Ph.D from Faculty of Economics was appointed to be an economic expert in The National Committee on Sustainable Development which is the official national body driving SDGs in Thailand.
In 2019 to January 2020, Puey Ungpakorn School of Development Study (PSDS) initiated the Award giving project: the “Best Community Welfare Fund/organization Awards”. The process for the organization of this project was operate by a participatory body for stakeholder engagement, involving partners at several levels.