The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is among the founding signatories of the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi), a project initiated under the Eastern Economic Development Plan that focuses on creating a science hub in the ASEAN region. Fifty organizations from academia, national and international research organizations, governmental bodies and the private sector are signatories to the EECi.
Nearly four decades after the inaugural Giant Prawn Conference was first organized in Bangkok in 1980, the event returned to Thailand at the lush green campus of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
MTR Academy, Hong Kong, and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will jointly develop and deliver a postgraduate level pilot subject on “Rail System Administration and Management.” The two will also explore the possibility of development of a full Master’s program in Rail System Engineering and Management. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MTR Academy and AIT on 4 April 2017.
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has signed a partnership with two Cambodian Universities — the Phnom Penh International University (PPIU) and the Asia Euro University. The MoU was signed by the AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai with Mrs. Tep Kolap, Rector of PPIU, and Dr. Chea Sopheap, Rector, Asia Euro University, respectively.
If you are fascinated by research conducted by students from all over the world, look no further. The inaugural issue of the AIT Students’ Union (AITSU) Research Magazine is a 48-page compendium of some of best work of students at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) continues to maintain its premier position among world’s top international universities scoring a perfect No. 1 rank in all six indicators in the category of “International Orientation” as announced by U-Multirank in the latest “Institutional Rankings 2017” released on 30 March 2017. Only eight universities in the world, including AIT, have a perfect score in “international orientation,” and AIT is the lone entrant in this august list from Asia.
Thirty-one companies participated in the AIT Career Fair organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 29 March 2017, with 10 of the 31 companies attending the bi-annual event for the first time. A Research Exhibition showcasing the research work of students was organized by the AIT Students’ Union in conjunction with the event.
Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal, Associate professor and Head of Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change at AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD, has published a new book titled “Creating Low Carbon Cities.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.