SDGs + Mobility MaPs 2023

(Sustainable Development Goals + Mobility Mahidol University Projects)


SDGs Related: SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals | SDG 17.4.1 Education for SDGs commitment to meaningful education

Call for application: 1st – 17th March 2023
Application deadline: 17th March 2023
Announcement of the successful candidate: 31st March 2023

Criteria and required documents:

  • MU students (Full-time) – Undergraduate level
  • Groups of 4 people (from the same faculty/college)
  • Travel period – June to September 2023 (7-10 days)
  • Participate in cultural exchange, learn about international cultures, and contribute to advancing the SDGs ideology together in the ASEAN region as follows: Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia

Proposal Guideline – SDGs + Mobility MaPs 2023

SDGs + Mobility MaPs Forum 2023

On 15th November 2023, Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication, presided over the opening of the “Sustainable Development Goals + Mobility Mahidol University Projects: SDGs + Mobility MaPs Forum 2023.” Asst. Prof. Ittichote Chuckpaiwong, Vice President for Environment and Sustainable Development, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Allan Srirattana Tabukanon, Deputy Dean for Education and International Relations at the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, along with the executive team, faculty staff, and student representatives from Mahidol University and Airlangga University (UNAIR), Indonesia attended the event at Mahidol Learning Center Building, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus.

The Sustainable Development Goals + Mobility Mahidol University Projects: SDGs + Mobility MaPs Forum 2023 is a project aimed at supporting the creation of sustainable change in alignment with the concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) between Mahidol University and universities in ASEAN member countries, including Airlangga University (UNAIR), Indonesia; Can Tho University, Vietnam; National University of Singapore and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore.

During this event, Asst. Prof. Ittichote Chuckpaiwong delivered a lecture on the topic “Mapping a Sustainable Future: Mahidol University’s Path to Sustainable Development,” while Asst. Prof. Dr. Allan Srirattana Tabukanon spoke on “Sustainability and Social Responsibility: The Role of Youth in Shaping a Better Future.” A total of 170 students actively participated in these enlightening lectures.

Moreover, the forum served as a platform for students to showcase their work, engage in discussions, and exchange experiences pertaining to their findings. This encompassed field activities aimed at exploring the possibilities of instigating change at the levels of faculty, university, community, and society, aligning with the overarching concept of fostering sustainable change.

The Best Showcase

Team >> The greeny clover

  • Type: Product VDO (Fantastic herbs and how to sustain them)
  • Destination Country: Singapore
  • MU Affiliate: Faculty of Pharmacy (PY)

Team >> Musmun

  • Type: Innovation (Application for disabilities – hearing problem) and service (Seminar)
  • Destination Country: Singapore
  • MU Affiliate: Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital (RA)

Team >> The Four Elements

  • Type: Policy Advocacy / product (re-circulating tranportation plan for SI)
  • Destination Country: Singapore
  • MU Affiliate: Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital (SI)


  • Type: Product (VDO and session) / The Culture Hunter Project
  • Destination Country: Indonesia
  • MU Affiliate: College of Religious Studies (CR)

Team >> 2Good4U

  • Type: Research (The Insight of K’Ho and Ethnic Khmer)
  • Destination Country: Vietnam
  • MU Affiliate: Faculty of Nursing (NS)

Important schedule SDGs + Mobility MaPs 2023

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Publicizing Activities

February 2023

Posted on Facebook Page “OPINTER Mahidol” & Public Relations for Mahidol University's affiliates, including college and faculties

Target: 100 Mahidol University’s undergraduate student from each college and faculties

Open for Applications,

Selection - Round 1st


1- 17 March 2023

Online Application (Google Form)

Students are invited to submit abstracts of learning activities related to 'Sustainable Development Goals.

*Midterm exams: March 7-10, 2023.

Announcement of

Selection Results

31 March 2023

Briefing and Coaching Session for Project Development

31 March – 12 April 2023

As agreed, upon in each group

Arrange a meeting with the group's assigned advisor to refine the project and plan the learning activities from the journey to participate in activities in the designated country.

Selection - Round 2nd

(Application and Final Project Submission)

21 April 2023

4th Floor, International Relations Division, Office of the President, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)

Students who have passed the preliminary selection round should submit their application, evidence, and all supporting documents to their department's public relations office at least 1 week before the application deadline and send the project (April 12, 2023).

This is to allow the department sufficient time to forward the materials to the Office of International Relations (Attention: Deputy Director for International Relations and Corporate Communication).

Announcement of Group

and Destination Country Results

3 May 2023

Posted on Facebook Page “OPINTER Mahidol” & Public Relations for Mahidol University's affiliates, including college and faculties

Orientation Event

17 May 2023


Meeting Room No. 322, 3rd Floor, Mahidol Learning Center Building, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)

Students eligible to participate in activities abroad must attend the orientation event without exception.

*Final exams: May 1-12, 2023.

Travel Schedule

June 2023 onwards

Depends on the destination country

The International Relations Office coordinates with foreign universities to facilitate activities.

Forum for Exchanging

Post-Travel Experiences

15 November 2023


Mahidol Learning Center Building, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)

Students participating in activities abroad must join the platform for exchanging experiences, no exceptions.

In today’s world, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) hold immense significance as they aim to eradicate poverty, protect our planet, and ensure lasting peace for all. These goals are internationally recognized as the blueprint for global development, and Thailand is proud to be a part of this global mission. At Mahidol University, we have a vital role to play in driving and supporting the government’s framework to achieve sustainable development. As an educational institution, we have the opportunity to not only to provide knowledge and experience to the youth, but also actively contribute to the support of SDGs and foster positive attitudes towards ASEAN and our neighboring countries. By connecting people from diverse cultures and walks of life, we can work towards producing global citizens with broad perspectives and possessing expertise that is crucial for both academic and professional pursuits. With these motivations in mind, Mahidol University is proud to organize the Sustainable Development Goals + Mobility Mahidol University Projects (SDGs + Mobility MaPs).

SDGs + Mobility MaPs will serve as a transformative experience for students, raising their awareness about the challenges hindering the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within their communities. Recognizing that even the smallest unit can create significant impact on society, this project aims to empower students to overcome these challenges effectively. Through a combination of project-based learning and design thinking, students will embark on a collaborative journey to address these obstacles and devise solutions that benefit their communities.

By working in groups, students will have the opportunity to tap into their collective knowledge and skills, fostering a collaborative mindset that is essential for tackling complex societal issues. Guided by project-based learning principles, they will engage in hands-on activities, allowing them to apply theoretical concepts to real-world situations. This approach will enable them to gain practical experience and develop innovative problem-solving abilities.
Moreover, the program will serve as an incubator, providing a platform for students to explore, experiment, and design prototypes or policy suggestions that can lead to new innovations. It will encourage students to think critically, creatively, and empathetically as they seek solutions that align with the SDGs. By fostering an environment conducive to experimentation, the program will empower students to push boundaries, challenge conventional wisdom, and generate ideas that can contribute to sustainable development.

SDGs + Mobility MaPs will not only equip students with valuable skills but also inspire them to become agents of change within their communities. By engaging in this experiential learning process, students will develop a deep sense of ownership and responsibility towards the SDGs, fueling their passion for making a positive impact. They will realize that their contributions, no matter how small, can create a ripple effect, igniting positive transformations within society.

Ultimately, SDGs + Mobility MaPs will empower students to become an active citizen, equipping them with the tools, knowledge, and mindset necessary to address the challenges inhibiting the achievement of the SDGs. Through their innovative thinking, creative problem-solving, and collaborative efforts, they will pave the way for sustainable development, leaving a lasting impact on their communities and inspiring others to join the global mission of creating a better world for all.

  1. To inspire and engage the younger generation in recognizing the significance of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and actively participating in supporting their framework.
  2. To educate the younger generation about the guidelines and operational aspects of sustainable development within ASEAN countries.
  3. To nurture entrepreneurship mindset and cultivate entrepreneurial skills to start project based on SDGs, as well as, systematic thinking, planning, and collaboration skills
  4. To provide the younger generation with opportunities to gain international experiences, broaden their knowledge, and develop a deeper understanding of the cultures and social conditions in neighboring countries.
  5. To strengthen the sustainable partnership between Mahidol University and academic partners.
  1. To improve the entrepreneurial skills to life skills; capability of thinking, planning, and teamwork in a systematic and effective-oriented way
  2. Increase awareness among students about the importance of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their potential impact on global development.
  3. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, policies, and guidelines related to SDGs in ASEAN countries, providing a valuable essence for future endeavors.
  4. Enhance students’ life skills, including critical thinking, effective planning, and teamwork, empowering their ability to contribute systematically and meaningfully to sustainable development efforts.
  5. Deepen students’ knowledge of foreign policies, cultures, and societies within the countries of the same region, promoting a broader global perspective.
  6. Foster and sustain partnerships between educational institutions and international organizations, strengthening the collective commitment towards achieving SDGs. By embracing these objectives and realizing the expected benefits, we can create a persuasive and engaging platform that motivates and empowers the younger generation to actively support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while fostering long-lasting partnerships and promoting sustainable development in the region and beyond.

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