The mission operations of KMUTT include (1) the learning and teaching to produce quality graduates; (2) research and academic services to create knowledge that benefits the community and society; and (3) nurturing arts and cultures to be responsive to the community. These tasks are connected with and performed in line with the university’s vision,mission, and core values, resulting from the participation process of KMUTT community. Each of them has distinctive strengths in each service area in accordance with the 20-year development framework of the university called “KMUTT Roadmap 2036”. A 5-year strategic plan is developed based on the roadmap. Currently, the twelfth volume of the strategic plan (from 2017 to 2021) is adopted and the operating result
is measured using key indicators for both organizational- and departmental levels.
KMUTT aims to produce new breed, competent graduates by proposing an academic module that focuses on outcome-based education or OBE Platform in alignment with the Thailand Qualification Framework (TQF) and the KMUTT Student Qualification Framework. Concurrently, the KMUTT Professional Standard Framework (KMUTT PSF) is used for the development of faculty members and academic personnel. The university has improved its programs to meet the quality standards of AUN-QA for ASEAN standard certification, while offering the Work Adult Education (WAE) program to support both the aging society and lifelong learning. The teaching and learning support system called
KMUTT LEB2 is also developed to support curriculum design and course planning as well as to track the learning outcomes of students according to the outcome-based educational approaches (OBE) and the pre-specified qualification framework. At the present time, KMUTT is in the process of establishing the Thai Kosen Institute with an objective to train the next generation of innovators in the field of engineering. The institute, which adopts the Kosen system of Japan that combines theory with practice, is expected to be open for students in the academic year 2020.
The SDGs are concerned with knowledge, skills and lifelong learning for all, not just school attendance. To help monitor this need, the Survey of Adult Skills provides a valuable model. This international survey, the results of which were first released in 2013, covers 33 countries as part of PIAAC, and measures the key cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to obtain decent work, participate in society, and for economies to prosper.
The world now faces a challenge to define education indicators covering access, equity and quality for all levels of education that can be measured and tracked over time and on a global scale. This is a tall order, and several international organisations such as UNESCO and its Institute of Statistics (UIS), UNICEF, the World Bank and the OECD, have been helping the World Education Forum and the UN Statistics Commission to develop them.