Turning back to the day of the 70th Ordinary Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on 25 September 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters, all the member states of the United Nations (UN), including Thailand, signed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that is a global development framework to cooperatively accomplish sustainable development in social, economic, and environmental aspects that ensures ‘no one is left behind’. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set as guidelines for each nation to jointly works on improving the quality of life of its citizens within the specified years.
Thammasat University, as a higher education institution that has walked alongside Thai citizens through thick and thin for 88 years, has also responded to the policy by using all the SDGs as guidelines for the operations of all segments in the University. Despite the hardships experienced in the past few years due to the COVID-19 situation, Thammasat was quick to prepare for and adapt to the situations, making it possible for us to make substantial progress toward the set goals.
In the previous year, the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 on university’s performance on achieving the SDGs rated Thammasat University’s performance with the overall score of 83.6, placing us in the 101–200 ranking range from 1,406 institutions all over the world, which is a big rise from the rating in 2021 with the overall score of 53.6 in the global ranking range of 601–800.
You can follow the practice guidelines toward all 17 SDGs, the determination that signifies Thammasat University’s readiness to be a model of sustainable development, at sdgs.tu.ac.th