In order to become a good exemplary of sustainable development, Siam University have initiated and participated in many local, regional, national and international networks. We are the first private university to be accepted as a member of SUN Thailand (Sustainable University Network of Thailand) in 2016. Within the region, we have co-chaired and now actively driven the Asian Cooperation Dialogue-University Network (ACD-UN) as the Secretary-General. A few years ago, Siam University have joined the AUN-HPN Central Thailand Network which is academic collaboration to promote the role of universities in promoting healthy lifestyles and environments with a health promotion approach. In the international arena, Siam University has been actively participated in many sustainability-related organizations. Our President, Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, serves as its Vice President and Head of the SDG11 Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) Cluster of the International Association of Universities (IAU). It is noteworthy that Siam University is the only Thai signatory university of the Magna Charta Universitatum (Great Charter of Universities). In this regard, our Vice President, Professor Emeritus Dr. Chanita Rukspollmuang, was appointed by the Magna Charta Observatory (MCO) as representative of Asia in the 8 international working group to draft the revised 2020 Magna Charta Universitatum (2020MCU) which emphasizes among other values, academic freedom and university responsibilities including sustainable development. At present, the MCO has appointed her as a member of the research committee and she has continued to work as the SEAMEO-ESD fellow since 2019.
We also have an MoU with such organization as the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) which is an independent, international membership association founded in 1948, the year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After working for some time with the “SDG Move” of the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University which is a national SDSN host, Siam University decided to be the first private university that apply for membership of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and was accepted since April 19, 2021. In addition, we have been actively participated in international conferences relating to sustainability organized by such organizations as the United Nations, UNESCO, UNESCO Bangkok, SEAMEO, UNSDSN, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ISCN (International Sustainable Campus Network), and IWGM (International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings).
For the benefit of self-evaluation, Siam University has been participated in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings since 2017. We have maintained our “gold ranking” classification for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. It should be noted that we have been ranked Thai 1st and word 19th in the education indicators. In 2021, we are the first private university to submit data in the 2021 THE Impact Rankings. In the first year, where there are representatives from 1,118 universities in 94 countries, we were ranked 301-400 in the world and ranked 1st of Thai private universities. With the increasing number of participants to 1,406 universities from 106 countries, Siam University was ranked 800-1,000 in the 2022 THE Impact Rankings. Overall, we are still #1 among Thai private universities.