Case Studies

Education for SDGs

Chulalongkorn University has contributed to an achievements of the SDGs by promoting education for sustainable development at all levels both in Thai and international programs –some could be integrated degree as the double ones. This aims to enhance capacity-building and skill development among the students in order to provide knowledge necessary skills that could lead to the better implementation of the SDGs. Chulalongkorn University is committed in creating an environment where everyone is treated equally and fairly, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, religions, disability or ethnic origins. Our university’s commitment is to be fully aware of such diversity within the community, especially among students across equality and diversity of learning to all. Besides, to prepare them for the challenges in real world and to nurturing the future young leader. 

In addition to a commitment to an inclusive and equitable quality education, Chulalongkorn University supports and encourages lifelong-learning through online courses and training courses for students on campus. However, this opportunity is also extended to those outside campus in order to promote an accessible-to-all’s education. Chulalongkorn University has partnered with other universities of the Upper Central (UC) region and SkillLane Corporation in developing the ‘online-learning platform’ that aims to encourage knowledge-sharing and lifelong-learning where members can share their learning contents and teaching courses. This is also ‘the first online learning and sharing model’ of the country in which more than 30 institutions have already joined.

The university provides number of cross-cutting and integrated knowledge as well as related skills for students through various courses and programs that address the challenges of the SDGs, which can be seen through an effort of the university in offering different range of General Education courses in which there are more than 60 subjects/courses that are SDGs -related for all students across university. These courses can be classified according to the SDGs’ target by which they are addressing as the examples divided by the degrees following: 

Bachelor degree :

Example courses:

0201230 Man and Peace
0201231 Urban Community Studies
0201232 Multidisciplinary Study for Rural Developmen
0295102 Agro-Wastes to Money
2311132 New Technologies in Materials Science
2746104 Kham Phor Sorn (Rama IX King’s Sustainability Philosophy)
2750178 Life Long Learning
4000101 Agricultural Product Development for Consumers
4000203 Introduction to Sufficiency Economy
4000204 Introduction to Agro Food Chain

Graduate school                                                        

Master degree :

Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Master of Arts (M.A.) 

Doctoral degree :

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Environment, Development and Sustainability Program

The Environment, Development and Sustainability Program or EDS Program is a unique, postgraduate program of Chulalongkorn University that has adopted a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to help students gain knowledge and experience across various disciplines in order to contribute to the SDGs achievement. 


Examples of Academic Programs Related to Sustainability (page 47-49)