Thammasat Case Studies on SDG 7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

This page presents what Thammasat University has done in order to tackle sustainability challenges in SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all through the university’s functions, namely, education, research, outreach, policy and operation.

Krabi Goes Green

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.

Thammasat Campuses and Renewable Energy Policy

Thammasat University has four campuses, located in different region, Tha Prachan Campus in Bangkok, Rangsit Campus in Pathumthani, Pattaya Campus in Chonburi, and Lampang Campus in Lampang. Thammasat has planned to use renewable energy in all campuses , for saving electricity bill, to be learning centers in different regions. Thammasat would also like to beContinue reading “Thammasat Campuses and Renewable Energy Policy”

Solar Cafe

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:


Thammasat University is moving closer to its goals set in the 12th Thammasat University Strategic Plan (2017-2021), focusing on the development of education that ‘responds to’ the future and pursuing ‘the best sustainable and smart university’ strategy. Consequently, the university has prioritized its new role to create and promote ‘participation in the holistic environmental conservation’,Continue reading “THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY MOVE TOWARDS TO SMART UNIVERSITY”

Learning from Thammasat: Sustainable Energy Options

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”

Thammasat Pattaya’s EECmd Project – Smart Campus and Medical Hub

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.

Thammasat Investing in Electric Vehicles for In-Campus Public Transportation

This year, 2020, Thammasat has signed contract with private sector to build 10 electric buses for service in 10 routes every working days since mid-year 2021. This year also, it will have another contract with another private sector to build 20 electric shuttle buses for routine service in Rangsit Campus everyday from 0630 am to 2000 pm. This service will operate in mid-year 2021.

Thammasat Energy Saving

Each campus at Thammasat University will conduct routine efficiency check of everyday use equipment, air condition as an example. Thammasat has already signed Memorandum of Understanding with Provincial Electricity Authority (MOU between TU and PEA) for changing air conditions, and chillers, which were used more than 10 years, to the energy saving ones. In addition,Continue reading “Thammasat Energy Saving”

MOU for Sandbox on Efficient Energy Consumption

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:

Reducing Carbon Emission from Within-University Transportation

Since 2012, Thammasat has launched the programme to reduce the number of cars and motorcycle used in university, and increased the number of sharing bicycles, bicycle routes, and length of bicycle lane. In 2020, Thammasat has already got the new bicycle batch and also the service station for students and staffs convenience. This also includesContinue reading “Reducing Carbon Emission from Within-University Transportation”


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