Reduce inequality within and among countries
This page presents what Thammasat University has done in order to tackle sustainability challenges in SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries through the university’s functions, namely, education, research, outreach, policy and operation.
Since 2003, Thammasat University has launched an admission program form students with disabilities, and two years later, the Disabled Student Services Thammasat University (DSS). Duty of DSS is to support students with disabilities in every way possible. The center is responsible for guidance counseling, student’s preparation, dormitory arrangement, and even implementing universal design in the university.
In 2019 – 2020, Thammasat University (TU) took anti-discrimination and -harassment very seriously. In 2019, TU cooperated with The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and associated agency like Thai Health Promotion Foundation, a private organization for gender diversity and health. The university launched the campaign “TU SayContinue reading “Anti-discrimination and Anti-harassment in Thammasat: Policies and Mechanisms”
In academic year 2020, Thammasat University offered admission programs specifically for two underrepresented groups, namely, (1) “White Elephant Program”: poor-but-well-performing students from rural areas of 38 provinces, and from Bangkok, and (2) “Deep South Program”: poor-but-well-performing students from three deep southern provinces. The admitted students were provided with full or partial scholarships. In total there are 17 faculties and colleges participate in this program and admitted these students.
More than 20 years, Thammasat has offered many program for admission such as student who best learning from rural areas, Disabled Students, Athlete Students and Volunteer Students. Especially the disabled students, in academic year 2020, Thammasat University opened 62 admission positions for the disabled students in 19 faculties and colleges, covering social sciences, humanities, science and technology, and medical sciences