Introduction from the President

Walailak University is firmly dedicated to achieving and tackling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

The events of the past two years have underscored both the resilience and fragility of higher education due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19). However, Walailak University was no exception and was also affected to a certain degree in regard to teaching and learning, including social engagement to provide new and effective ways of developing, transmitting, and applying knowledge for the local, regional, and national communities during this difficult time. 2022 is another golden year in which Walailak University was successfully ranked in THE World University Rankings (WUR), which placed the university at 1501+, translating to 11th rank in Thailand. moreover, the 2023 THE Impact Rankings awarded Walailak University a global rank of 401-600. The university’s best four THE impact ranking performances among the top 100 worldwide included the following: SDG2 Zero Hunger (56th place), SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation (52nd place), SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities (99th place), and SDG14 Life Below Water (58th place).

Prof. Dr. Sombat Thamrongthanyawong

Since 2015, the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been our primary mission as we strive to be a Global Frontier Research University to drive positive changes, create sustainable impacts, and improve the quality of life for Thai people and the international community through our research, education, and partnerships.

I am pleased to share this report as a snapshot of Walailak University’s contribution to the achievement of the SDGs. It highlights initiatives and projects led by our students, staff and community partners to enhance a more inclusive, healthy, and sustainable planet. Even though we have made significant progress on sustainable impacts, we realize that there are many things to be done in order for us to fully play a significant role in tackling the world’s SDGs by 2030.

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