Equality is the right to have access to opportunities or to obtain things without discrimination against age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Mahidol University is an educational institution that attracts students from all over the world, both domestic and international, to study for career advancement, broaden knowledge for organizational development, society, economy, and employ a diverse group of people. This is the reason that Mahidol University focuses on equality in this institute with equality and respect for everyone in all groups, races, and religions in order to create social opportunity, along with social interaction, being a part of society, and have social responsibility.
Educational Equality
Mahidol University has a Disability Support Services which supports disabled students to have equal access to the learning system and university teaching. This is to create coexistence of society between the disabled and the public. These services include:
Individuals’ learning management by counseling, disabled support services with faculties and divisions so that university’s lecturers can manage suitable learning for disabled persons including facilitating exam such as time extension and assisting with exam reading, etc.
Media production services based on the individual needs of disabled, for example, Braille and bas-relief
Technological tools and amenities services, for example, wheelchair, touchpad/trackpad, portable ramp
Braille display: screen reader program or screen enlargement for visual impairment
Volunteers to support disabled based on their individual needs
Support disabled to participate in the university’s activities to develop skills to coexist with others in society.
Share feedback about Universal Design environment and allow students to access and to use
Prepare for readiness and create a profession opportunity by organizing study visits, and prepare a career for disabled to develop themselves to become entrepreneurs.
Gender Equality
Mahidol University focuses on gender equality starting from vacancies postings which are genderless. They could be male, female, or LGBTQ. We are confident that all people have their intention to perform quality work. Whenever they have a necessity, not being able to come to work, whether a minor sickness, or personal business, they can apply for Employee Leave Entitlement/Staff (Division). Female will have an additional entitlement that is maternity leave for a maximum of 90 days. Male also requests leave for paternity leave to take care of his child and wife after giving a delivery for a maximum of 15 working days, and for military service as a specific period according to the government.
There is the Center of Excellence in Research on Gender, Sexuality and Health which focuses on issues affecting youth, women, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), and vulnerable groups. The center’s goals are developing comprehensive understanding of sexual and reproductive health concerns through field research, developing approaches for investigating gender, sexuality, and health and to guide society in terms of policies and activities at the community level in Thailand and the ASEAN region that result from research to lead society to a state of health, equality, equity, and gender equality.
According to the announcement of Mahidol University on the intention of preventing and solving problems of sexual harassment or harassment B.E. 2023, Mahidol University fosters individual equality and establishes the university as an organization free of harassment and sexual harassment by treating one another with decency and respect and without committing any acts of harassment or sexual harassment. This will lead to create a corporate culture and instilling ideals of human dignity while considering gender equality, do not engage in behaviors that unfairly discriminate against persons based on gender differences, establish a safe environment and climate within the university, and develop methods and processes to prevent and manage sexual harassment and harassment issues both within and outside Mahidol University.
If there is a case of sexual harassment that may occur with students or staff, everyone can request mental health counseling at the mental health counseling center and units under the supervision of Mahidol University as well as can report complaints or seek legal advice at the Legal Division of Office of the President or through online channels. The complaint will be reviewed by the Complaints Consideration and Judgment Committee , and any action taken will be done in private to protect complainants, informants, and witnesses in accordance with the law.
Silom Community Clinic @TropMed
Silom Community Clinic is a specialist service provided by the university. The clinic specializes in health care centers that addresses the HIV epidemic which is a significant burden in the communities of LGBTQ+. Silom Community Clinic is working with LGBTQ+ community, the Ministry of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop prevention of HIV transmission and sexually transmitted diseases in Thailand.
Contact information
Location: 12th Floor, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ratchawithi Road, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Working Time: Monday to Friday from 15:00–20:00 p.m.
Telephone: 02-644-6290 │ Fax: 02-644-6295

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Website: http://www.silomclinic.in.th