Siam University : The Treasure of Wisdom on Sustainability
Founded officially in 1973 by Mr. Narong Mongkhonvanit Ph.D., Siam University established itself as a fully organized, private higher education institution of Bangkok under government regulation since 1986. With Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pukbhasuk, the Member of the Privy Council as Chairperson of the University Council, and Mr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit Ph.D., as President, Siam University has so far produced more than 90,000 graduates for Thailand.
According to the 2020 UI Green Metric world university rankings, Siam University is within the Top 3 among Thai private universities on sustainability, Top 5 of all Thai universities, and ranked #93 overall from 912 international universities around the world.
As of May 2019, under the new Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation, Research, and Science’s regulations, Siam University serves both Thai and International student education that complies with the changing era of modern technology and lifestyle. It does this by delivering and responding to the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals.
In 2019, the campus of Siam University in Bangkok, supports 12,000 Thai, 500 students from overseas. The university provides Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees, and Doctoral Degrees in 54 programs, 14 Faculties, and 1 Graduate School. A great number of programs are linked internationally with student exchange programs in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the US. There are 14 Faculties now open for Bachelor’s Degree admission.
With sustainability serving as one of our key principles, Siam University lecturers, students and officials have been working as one team with the local people of the Phasicharoen district. Our partnership with the local people saves the environment and cultivates sustainable ideas through the use of creating innovative tooling and shared responsibilities. For example, we have designed trialed, and tested the floating bamboo/water plant garbage traps that help clean up the canal, generate oxygen, and increase biodiversity. Recently, Siam student project on “Making compost from the water weed waste in Sripradu community.” Has won the 2020 students competition organized by Sustainable University Network for Thailand. We have also developed packaging using natural, local, and sustainably sourced materials such as Pandan leaves and pineapple skins from the Phasicharoen area and the nearby vicinity. We hope to continue to increase and promote sustainability throughout the University campus and beyond, to be and to create leaders in this field.