Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Mahidol University is the first medical school in Thailand that specializes in medicine and public health. It also has the first music school in Thailand that specializes in the art of music. The “College of Music” was established in 1994 to promote the development of the nation’s “soft power” to international level. The College provides courses in the art of music from preparatory to doctorate levels. The College owns the Prince Mahidol Hall with 2,016 seats and an acoustic sound system providing high-quality sound to the audience. The Hall was designed for use on various occasions, such as for graduation ceremonies, student orientation, theatrical performances, concerts, conferences, and includes lecture rooms. Mahidol University supports the concept of a livable and safe city. The campus environment has been transformed to make it eco-friendly, by reducing the campus’ carbon footprint through increased green spaces, public trams, a bike path, and an environmentally friendly waste-management approach. The University also provides low-cost accommodation for students and staff. A light-red line suburban train (Taling Chan-Salaya) and other public transportation will be built. Therefore, Mahidol University plans to develop the area around Salaya Station to accommodate the arrival of the trains and to develop a link between Salaya Railway Station and the University''''s public transportation system, and connect with the Golden Jubilee Medical Center; this will facilitate systematic access to medical and public-health services without unduly affecting the environment. The University employs Big Data for management and a Wi-Fi system that covers all areas of the University; by increasing the Internet Gateway Bandwidth to 19 Gbps, it can support more than 70,000 accounts. This encourages staff to use technology for maximum operational efficiency, resulting in a Digital Convergence University. The ''''We Mahidol Application'''' platform has been developed to support both Android and iOS operating systems for a variety of usage patterns that suit the lifestyles of students and staff. In 2022, applications have been downloaded more than 40,000 times. All technologies are used to support the changes under Disruptive Technology in the future.