Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
This page presents what Thammasat University has done in order to tackle sustainability challenges in SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation through the university’s functions, namely, education, research, outreach, policy and operation.
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.
From March to June 2020, SDG Move undertook policy-focused research for Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), an organization under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. It was the analysis of data and the design of future scenarios to support the science research and innovation plan. TSRI wants this development plan to be the catalyst of change that would steer Thailand to progress more sustainably and inclusively along the line of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In the period between 2018-2019, SDG Move focused the areas of research grant on the theme of Localizing SDGs as well as base-line research on SDG 3, 6, 10, 11 and 17. It also analyzed the Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) strategic plan for budget year 200 against the SDGs.
SDG Move or SDG Research and Support Programme is a research programme under Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University. It is one of the first research programme in the country established specifically for SDGs. It is also regarded as one of a few SDG knowledge hubs in the country.