King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) actively contributes to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, which aims to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. KMUTT’s approach to addressing this challenge is multifaceted, involving education, research, and community engagement.

Through its educational programs, KMUTT equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address poverty-related issues. This includes not only providing a high-quality education that can lead to better job opportunities for graduates but also integrating topics related to poverty, economic development, and social inequality into the curriculum. By doing so, KMUTT fosters a deeper understanding and commitment among students to tackle these critical global issues.

KMUTT’s research initiatives also play a significant role in combating poverty. The university undertakes research in areas such as sustainable development, economic policy, and social innovation, which can contribute to poverty reduction strategies. This research often involves collaboration with local and international organizations, ensuring that it is grounded in real-world challenges and can have a tangible impact.

In addition to education and research, KMUTT engages directly with communities through various outreach programs. These programs often focus on empowering underprivileged communities, improving access to education and technology, and developing sustainable solutions that address the root causes of poverty. By working closely with these communities, KMUTT not only contributes to immediate poverty alleviation but also helps to build the foundations for long-term, sustainable development.

Through these combined efforts in education, research, and community engagement, KMUTT contributes to the global endeavor to eradicate poverty, aligning with the objectives of SDG 1.


1. Related information on our university as a body having targets to admit students who fall into the bottom 20% of household income group (or a more tightly defined target) in the country.

2. Bottom financial quintile student success

3. Low-income student support

4. Bottom financial quintile student support

5. Low or lower-middle income countries student support


1. Local start-up assistance

2. Local start-up financial assistance

3. Programmes for services access

4. Policy addressing poverty