Sustainable University : Innovation for Sustainable Future - SDG

∼  Sustainable University, Sustainable District   ∼

  Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

 

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No poverty in Campus

In addition to the government’s Student Loan Program, Siam University has provided many scholarships, loan and other financial services for needed students especially those from lower socio-economic status and the vulnerable groups. We provide financial aids such as 100% free tuition, 50% tuition discount, scholarship for students with disabilities, and scholarship for needed students who have good academic achievement such as Siam Wisdom, Siam Digital Guru, Super Talent, Athletes, Thai Arts and Culture, Siam Young Blood scholarship for families of present students and graduates within 5 years, Children of Alumni, Super Parent for those from single-parent family, and QS Siam. In the year 2021and 2022 (as of October 7, 2022), it was reported by the Office of Registration that 26.45% and 19.29% of our students received some form of university financial aids. It is noteworthy to point out that in order to assure that the students spend their financial aids wisely, the University organized a yearly orientation program for the grantees especially those who received government’s Student Loan Program. In addition, it was reported that Siam University has accepted 601, 628 and 575 international students from 28 low and lower-income countries while the total number of international students were 1,329 (2020), 1,510 (2021) and 1,493 (2022) respectively.

 

Number of Students who Received Financial Aids

 

2019

2020

2021

2022*

Total students who received financial aids

2,008

1,104

2,175

1,744

Total students in Siam University

7,757

7,351

8,222

9,040

% of students with financial aids

25.89

15.02

26.45

19.29

*As of October 7, 2022

 


No poverty in Community


Siam University has initiated many projects in accordance with the “Sustainable University, Sustainable District” policy. Many of the surrounding communities, mainly those in Phasi charoen district, have served as our “social living labs” where students and staff will have real-life experience while the communities benefit economically, socially, and ecologically. On April 11, 2019, the University has expanded our mission by signing an MoU with the Government Savings Bank under the “Youth for Community Development Project”. This project aims not only to provide lifelong learning about savings and financial literacy but also provide assistance for the community economic needs and local product development. The ultimate aim, though, is to foster self-reliance leading to the betterment of living and sustainable community. In the first year, 7 projects in 5 communities were initiated. The following year, another 5 communities were selected to launch 7 projects. In 2022, another 5 projects have been launched in 5 communities for our 8-months work - Sirin and Friends (herbal product development); Lat Mayom (woodcraft product development); Lertsuksom (homestay in creative agriculture environment); Poonbumpen (community eco-tourism); Wat Angkaew (floating market tourism). (https://sites.google.com/view/aomsin-siam)


In addition, the year 2022 has marked a significant move of Siam University to expand our work in community development. The Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) has launched a landmark program, “U2T” (University to Tambon or subdistrict), during the Covid-19 pandemic mainly to support the economy of communities throughout the country and to assist the unemployed students, newly graduates, and community members by developing skills needed for working in the areas. In Phase 1, the project “Creation and Creative Economy Development” was opened only for public universities. Nevertheless, the government has approved Phase 2 of the U2T program which focuses more on driving the economy and society on the basis of the post-COVID economy with the Bio-Circular-Green Economic Model (BCG) model, an economic model for inclusive and sustainable growth, and develop potential for local product as well as increase the skills of new graduates of not over 5 years and local people/laid-off workers, whose basic skills related to the BCG economy will be enhanced (http://www.u2t.ac.th). In this phase, private universities are welcome and Siam University has been assigned to work in this 4 month project with 4 communities in Bangkok and 2 communities in Petchburin province. In Bangkok, we have helped Taweewatana Subdistrict with “Thawi Puksod”, pesticide-free vegetables and “Thawi Incee”, organic fertilizer; Samaedum Subdistrict - Ramun-Siam T-Shirt and Cha-Kram Herbal products; Jomthong Subdistrict - eco-agro tourism and mixed-cereal banana custard healthy food; Bangkuntien Subdistrict – Virtual reality application “All Star Siam@Bangkunthien” and website to promote local tourism. In Petchburin, SU team worked with Kao Yai community in Thai Herb Drinks and Wicker Bags and Hats from Sisal while the team at Hua Sapan community, the project “Tan Node Na” Palm Soap which is all natural, handcrafted, eco-friendly soap was promoted. Adoption of the BCG economic model is believed to maximize income generation and promote sustainable growth of the communities (https://sites.google.com/view/siamu2tforbcg )

 

SU-GSB project at Sirin & Friends community

SU-GSB project at Lat Mayom community

 

SU-GSB project at Lertsuksom community

 

SU-GSB project Poonbumpen community

SU-GSB project at Wat Angkaew community

 

U2T Siam U at Samaedum Subdistrict

U2T Siam U at Taweewatana Subdistrict

U2T Siam U at Bangkuntien Subdistrict

U2T Siam U at Jomthong Subdistrict