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AIT President calls for new BRI universities platform

Fri, 2017-09-29 09:15
AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai has called for the creation of a new platform of universities in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to prepare a new breed of intellectuals, who can emerge as globally responsible citizens for the sustainable future of mankind.

AIT to play lead role in modernization of industrial engineering curriculum in Thailand

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:44
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will take the lead in the modernization of the curriculum of industrial engineering in Thailand by developing the curriculum of a Master’s degree program in Industrial Engineering for Thailand Sustainable Smart Industry (MSIE4.0). AIT will be the project coordinator of a consortium of nine universities, which has been selected for co-funding from the European Union for the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education.

14 AIT students receive certificates at DAAD’s 60th-anniversary celebrations

Mon, 2017-09-18 14:43
Fourteen students from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) were among those who received certificates on the occasion of the sixtieth-anniversary celebrations of the German Academic Exchange Service-Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) held on 10 September 2017.

AIT was a phenomenal experience for me: NPU Chairman

Sat, 2017-09-16 16:52
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) provided a phenomenal experience as a student, and the Institute has been both exhilarating and challenging. This is a place where academic study is fascinating, and life in the student life is terrific. Describing his association with his alma mater was Prof Zhang Wei, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), who left AIT as a student 17 years ago, but returned to the Institute on 16 September 2017 as a Chairman of the Board of NPU.

AIT faculty member authors book on Disaster Risk Governance

Tue, 2017-09-05 15:39
AIT’s Dr. Indrajit Pal has co-edited a book titled “Disaster Risk Governance in India and Cross Cutting Issues.” The 19-chapter book, published by Springer provides an analytical discussion of the status of disaster risk reduction and governance in an Indian context.

Belt and Road Initiative will unleash global transformations: Expert

Thu, 2017-08-31 13:37
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can unleash three global transformations including the idea of an Asia-Europe supercontinent, emergence of neo-renaissance and a massive upsurge in cultural communications. Further, BRI is an attempt by China to redefine the meaning of a powerful nation. Stating this, Prof. Feng Da-Hsuan, Director of Global Affairs and Special Advisor to Rector of University of Macau (UMacau) stated that with the BRI, China can reinvent itself and make the world a better place for generations to come.

AIT receives largest-ever corporate grant to establish Bangchak Initiative and Innovation Center

Sun, 2017-08-13 19:30
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) received its largest-ever single corporate grant in the form of 50 million Thai Baht towards the establishment of the Bangchak Initiative and Innovation Center at AIT (BIIC@AIT) — a venture which aims to act as a living laboratory and technology business incubator.

AIT’s new batch is a unique global microcosm

Fri, 2017-08-11 15:15
Ever since its inception in 1959, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has been a microcosm of the entire world, and 4 August 2017 was no exception. The incoming batch of August 2017 had students ranging from Canada to Fiji, and from Ecuador to Japan, representing virtually all corners of the world.

Two AIT papers among Google Scholar's “Classic Papers”

Mon, 2017-07-31 12:57
Google Scholar has designated two research papers authored by AIT experts as “Classic Papers.” Announced in June 2017, Google Scholar describes "Classic Papers" as a collection of highly-cited papers that have stood the test of time in their respective area of research.

JFK Foundation donates 500,000 THB for Thanat Khoman Memorial Lecture

Thu, 2017-07-27 15:46
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will organize an annual Thanat Khoman Memorial Lecture Series, with support from the John F Kennedy Foundation.

AIT technologies power newly inaugurated dwellings in Indian Presidential Retreat

Thu, 2017-07-20 09:04
The recently inaugurated dwellings in the Indian Presidential Retreat are powered by AIT technologies. Twelve dwellings in the Presidential Retreat in Dehradun, the capital of the Indian province of Uttarakhand, which were inaugurated by the Indian President H.E. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, have been constructed using the Onsite Sanitation Integrated Community Housing Technology Innovations developed at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Bangabandhu Chair at AIT quoted as an example of bilateral relationship

Tue, 2017-07-18 08:26
The establishment of the Bangabandhu Chair by the Government of Bangladesh at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was quoted as an example of bilateral relationship during the Bangladesh-Thailand 7th Joint Commission.

Advisory Board deliberates on key issues and opportunities

Fri, 2017-07-14 14:13
AIT’s Institute-Level Advisory Board (ILAB) met on 7 July 2017 to reflect on the current state of the Institute, analyze the academic, financial and development resources of AIT, and deliberate on focus areas and new opportunities.

51 participants from 20 countries participate in EU camp

Fri, 2017-07-14 11:09
Fifty-one participants from 20 countries participated in the two-week long GeoServices-4-Sustainability (GeoS4S) international summer camp which concluded at AIT on 2 June 2017. Organized in Thailand by a consortium of 10 universities from Europe, China and Thailand, the project is cofunded by EU Commission under the Erasmus Plus programme.

Dr Sutat appointed Director, Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute

Wed, 2017-07-12 10:13
Dr. Sutat Weesakul has been appointed Director, Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII) in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand.

AIT alumnus appointed Vice Chancellor in India

Tue, 2017-07-04 09:51
AIT alumnus Dr Devendran Subhakar (Master's in Energy, 1983) has been appointed the first Vice Chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology - Andhra Pradesh (VIT-AP), India. VIT-AP is the first university to be established in Amaravati, the new capital of the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh.

Canada keen to turn a page, and rejuvenate linkage with AIT

Fri, 2017-06-30 10:02
“Today should mark a change and a turning of a page in our relations with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).” Stating this, Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, H.E. Ms. Donica Pottie described her maiden visit to AIT on 2 June 2017 as an opportunity to catch up with the past, and work towards creating a collaboration in the future.

AIT teams up with TCELS on IP management

Fri, 2017-06-30 09:56
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has partnered with the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) for technology transfer and intellectual property management. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by TCELS and AIT on 13 June 2017 by the CEO of TCELS, Dr. Nares Damrongchai, and AIT President, Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai.

Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants announces additional scholarship for AIT

Tue, 2017-06-27 14:45
Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants (E-JEC), Japan has announced the grant of a scholarship for a student to pursue a Master’s degree at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The scholarship will be open to a qualified student from Myanmar, Sri Lanka or the Philippines, to study either Geotechnical Engineering or Structural Engineering at AIT.

AIT to provide customized professional training to Power Grid Company of Bangladesh

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:22
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will provide high-quality customized professional development courses for officers of the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB), focusing on capacity building of professionals in areas related to the power sector.