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When different nationalities fly the AIT flag at the Erasmus mobility program

Fri, 2017-03-17 16:50
When Sabeethan Kanagasingham and Saw Htet Shein were delivering a presentation in Lithuania, they were doing something very unique. Two students, one from Sri Lanka and one from Myanmar, were addressing representatives from over a dozen countries from both Europe and Asia; and they were informing them about the culture and traditions of a third country — Thailand. For a passive bystander, this was an interesting moment. But for Sabeethan and Saw, this was just another event in the life of an AIT student.

Seven subjects at AIT recognized in “2017 QS Ranking by Subject”

Wed, 2017-03-15 10:16
As a postgraduate institute, the Asian Institute of Technology is not eligible to participate in the World Ranking of Universities. However, during the previous two years, AIT has been ranked globally according to individual subjects.

Lifestyle changes can contribute towards wildlife conservation

Fri, 2017-03-03 10:39
Changes in lifestyle, greater consciousness and a participatory approach can contribute towards wildlife conservation. This was stated by Dr. Klairoong Poonpon, Director, Division of Administrative Services, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, while delivering the keynote address on the occasion of the World Wildlife Day celebrations organized at AIT on 1 March 2017.

AIT signs agreement with CIFS for better traffic management practices

Thu, 2017-03-02 13:50
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has signed an agreement with the Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) to collaborate on improvements in traffic management. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by CIFS Director General, Mr. Somn Promaros and AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai on 27 February 2017.

AIT is in a state of normalcy, things are looking up: President informs Board

Tue, 2017-02-28 09:04
After suffering from the devastating effects of the flood and numerous crises, AIT is now in a state of normalcy, and things have started to look up. This was stated by AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai in his report to the AIT Board of Trustees held on 16 February 2017 at the AIT Conference Center.

ADB presents PPP collaboration opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region

Tue, 2017-02-21 10:57
The Asia-Pacific region can benefit from Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping shape PPP as a key conduit for greater infrastructure investment. Sharing the PPP scenario in the region was a two-member team from the ADB team at a PPP interaction session organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 16 February 2017.

Engage in lifelong learning, become global citizens: AIT President

Mon, 2017-02-20 09:56
It is important to engage in lifelong learning and to acquire knowledge at every stage in life. Lifelong learning has assumed increased importance since what we learn today may no longer remain relevant in the next four to five years. This was the message of AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai on the occasion of “Open House” organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 17 February 2017.

Pacific Island countries to build geo-spatial databases, with help from AIT

Thu, 2017-02-09 16:58
Representatives from eight Pacific Island countries are on the path of creating their national geo-spatial databases courtesy of a UNESCAP project being implemented by AIT’s Geoinformatics Center.

Simplicity and elegance mark the soft opening of modernized AIT library

Wed, 2017-02-01 10:53
Simplicity and elegance were the hallmark of the soft opening of the modernized AIT library on 20 January 2017, with AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai unveiling the facilities for use by the AIT community.

IDEA R&D Center and IDEA-EEM Laboratory established at AIT

Tue, 2017-01-31 10:50
The concept of industrial partnership with the academia came to fruition with the opening of IDEA R&D Center at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 20 January 2017. The new “IDEA R&D Center” and “IDEA-EEM Laboratory” was formally inaugurated by Mr. Hideo Fukushima, Minister, Embassy of Japan in Thailand; Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, AIT President; and Dr. Toru Matsumura, Executive Director, IDEA Consultants (IDEA).

AIT launches flagship innovation and leadership program for international students

Mon, 2017-01-16 14:55
A new flagship international leadership and innovation camp aimed at creating global leaders has been launched by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Focused on young students who exhibit leadership potential, the two-week long program seeks to emerge as a premier leadership camp for promising students from all over the world.

President Obama announces AIT alumnus for key administration post

Wed, 2017-01-11 14:30
US President Barack Obama has named AIT alumnus, and member of the Institute Level Advisory Board (ILAB), Dr. Tissa Illangasekare, as member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB). He is among the 11 experts named by President Obama on 6 January 2017 for key administration positions.

AIT’s international orientation on display on Orientation Day

Fri, 2017-01-06 16:45
AIT’s international character was at display on the occasion of the Orientation Day organized at the Institute on 6 January 2017, when 197 students hailing from 23 countries enrolled for pursuing studies at Asia’s premier institute of higher education.

Thailand becomes the first first country to live broadcast Women’s Asia Cricket , thanks to AIT

Fri, 2016-12-23 16:00
The lush grounds of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) were host to Women’s Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament played from 25 November-4 December 2016, making history in the cricketing world. The final match between India and Pakistan was telecast live, and Thailand became the first country to live telecast a game of Women's Asia Cup.

Alumni support alma mater in CSR, campus renovation and leadership programs

Fri, 2016-12-23 12:54
AIT alumni continued their contributions towards the development and welfare of the Institute with the AIT Alumni Association (Thailand) organizing a mega CSR event in December, and two individual alumni making individual and group donations.

Eastern University signs MoU with AIT

Fri, 2016-12-23 09:28
Eastern University, Sri Lanka has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) for furthering academic collaboration. The MoU was signed by the Vice Chancellor of Eastern University, Dr. Thangamuthu Jayasingam, and the AIT President, Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai on 8 December 2016.

Two billion people rely on groundwater: Experts

Wed, 2016-12-21 12:49
Two billion people, both in urban and rural areas, rely on groundwater for their daily needs, and groundwater constitutes nearly one-third of the total global drinking water supply. These crucial facts were discussed and deliberated at the two-day workshop on “Adapting groundwater of Asian cities to climate change: bridging the science and policy interface” organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 13-14 December 2016.

“Graduates are the true measure of the quality of a university”

Thu, 2016-12-15 17:44
It is graduates that are a true measure of the quality of a university rather than ranking systems. Addressing graduands on the occasion of the 126th graduation of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 15 December 2016, Prof. David Carmichael stated that while ranking systems provide for good measurements, they are not suitable while comparing universities. It is the students that are a true reflection of the quality of a university, he said in his graduation address.

Water is the essence of climate change adaptation: DAF Seminar

Wed, 2016-12-14 16:13
While carbon may be the key to mitigation, the name and essence of climate change adatpation is water. This was the central theme of the Seventh AIT Distinguished Adjunct Faculty (DAF) Faculty Seminar Series delivered by Prof Janos J Bogárdi at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 2 December 2016.

Kurita to offer three annual scholarships for five years

Wed, 2016-12-14 13:37
Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) will grant three full scholarships to pursue a Master’s degree program at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The scholarship program will run every year for a period of five years.