Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
This page presents what Thammasat University has done in order to tackle sustainability challenges in SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels through the university’s functions, namely, education, research, outreach, policy and operation.
Neutral and Safe Space for Political and Social Expression
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.
Thammasat Professor in the National Committee on Sustainable Development
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.
Participatory body for stakeholder engagement for the “Best Community Welfare Fund/organization Awards”
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.
No Gift Policy
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.
Service Learning Policy: Engaging local stakeholders for university education and SDGs
Since 2014, Thammasat University though Academic Affairs Department has promoted “service learning” approach in the university education by providing a special funding to support faculties who want to initiate service learning course. Under this funding guideline, it requires faculty substantial engaging with communities and stakeholders to the teaching and learning process. In 2019, the university…
Thammasat University recognises Student Union and Student Council since 1979
Since 1979, Thammasat University recognises the role of Student Union and Student Council by providing democratic elections for both types of student governing bodies. Annually, Thammasat Students elect their own representatives directly through election without interference from university.
Elected representation on the university’s highest governing body
Thammasat University is governed by several governing bodies. At the highest level, Thammasat University Council is the main governing body. The members of the university council consist of several stakeholders. Elected representatives of key internal stakeholders, namely, faculties and university staff, are also included as members of the council.