SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Employability and Entrepreneurship Development

Office of University Business Incubators (UBI), Siam University

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“Employabilit” is one the three pillars of Siam University. In order to enhance the students’ work opportunity and needed skills, not only cooperative education has been designed to integrate in the undergraduate program but the University also set up the Office of University Business Incubators for more than 10 years. In 2022, Director of UBIS coached our students for the annual event organized by the Lower Central University Business Incubators Network, the ‘UBI Pitching Day 2022’. The event took place on October 11, 2022 at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Bangkuntien). We are very proud that our students’ teams from the Faculty of Medicine won the 1st prize and the Faculty of Business Administration received consolation prize.




Office of Cooperative and Work Integrated Education

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Siam University has adopted cooperative education into practice since 2002 by setting up the Office of Cooperative and Work Integrated Education was set up to look after the cooperative education courses which have been integrated in the undergraduate programs. The students are prepared for the working world through a co-op preparatory course, of which the requirement is at least 30 hours of training according to the standards of Thai Association of Cooperative Education (TACE) and Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI). Siam University has been an active participant of the World Association for Cooperative and Work Integrated Education (WACE) and follows the guidelines of the Global Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education Charter. Our university is now Chair of Lower Central Thai Cooperative Education Development Network and hosted many training programs for the members. In the latest Academic Year 2022 Network competition held on March, 23, 2022, the projects of our students from the Faculty of Engineering won 1st runner-up for innovation, Faculty of Information Technology won 2nd runner-up in Science and Technology, Faculty of Business Administration won 2nd runner-up in Social Science and Humanities.




Entrepreneurship Development

Courses in entrepreneurship and innovation have been recently offered to undergraduate students as a general education course. In addition, the University was supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) to offer a Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing and certificate programs in various fields relating to business and entrepreneurship such as “Design and Implementation of a Connected Farm for Smart Farming System”, “Digital Innovation Development for Health and Wellness Business in a Smart City”,  “Innovative Food Products and Digital Marketing”, and “Elderly Entrepreneurship in the Digital Era”.