Dr Shobhakar Dhakal is Coordinating Lead Author for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Dr Shobhakar Dhakal is Coordinating Lead Author for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has been selected as the Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for the Chapter on ‘Emission Trends and Drivers’  for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Seven-hundred and twenty-one experts from 90 countries will participate in as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, and Review Editors.

Earth Data Analytics to be AIT focus in Digital Belt and Road (DBAR)

Earth Data Analytics to be AIT focus in Digital Belt and Road (DBAR)

A focus on education and research in Earth Data Analytics will be the cornerstone of AITs’ participation in the recently inaugurated Digital Belt and Road International Center of Excellence (DBAR ICoE-Bangkok).

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is one of the four core partner institutions in the project which includes National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), and Ramkhamhaeng University Center of Regional Climate Change and Renewable Energy (RU-CORE). NRCT will serve as the administrative office.

Dr Wenchao Xue joins AIT

Dr Wenchao Xue joins AIT

Dr. Wenchao Xue has joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering and Management in the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, School of Environment, Resources and Development.

Dr. Wenchao received her PhD in Urban Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and her M.E. and B.E. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, China.

Curiosity killed the ignorant me

Curiosity killed the ignorant me

Blog Post by Rhea L. Gumasing

What did I know of the Asian Institute of Technology?  Or the better question then was, what do I need to know? My curiosity began long before I entered AIT, and it cemented my resolve and enhanced my excitement to pursue a degree knowing that I will be learning in an international environment that transcends boundaries defined by age, gender, country, preference, and opinions.

Canada for enhanced cooperation with AIT

Canada for enhanced cooperation with AIT

Canadian universities can look towards an increased academic and research collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), as the country enhances its engagement in the ASEAN region. Recent governmental initiatives, which include encouraging Canadian students to travel abroad, as well as a concerted focus on gender components in all programs can unlock numerous possibilities for collaboration between AIT and Canadian universities.

Bangabandhu Chair inaugurated at AIT

Bangabandhu Chair inaugurated at AIT

A Bangabandhu Chair on Sustainable Energy at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was formally inaugurated on 15 March 2018 following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh.

AIT is very popular in Viet Nam: Ambassador

AIT is very popular in Viet Nam: Ambassador

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is “very popular” and “prestigious” in Viet Nam, and almost everyone knows about AIT. These were the remarks of the Ambassador of Viet Nam, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Hai Bang, during his maiden visit to AIT on 12 March 2018.

Ambassador Bang mentioned that since AIT had established an early presence in Viet Nam, it provided a link for Vietnamese students to pursue higher education in a foreign country.

Indonesian Ambassador pays maiden visit, assures full support

Indonesian Ambassador pays maiden visit, assures full support

Ambassador of Indonesia to Thailand, H.E. Ambassador Ahmad Rusdi assured the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) of full support as he welcomed cooperation between AIT and higher education institutions in Indonesia. On his maiden visit to AIT on 5 March 2018, Ambassador Rusdi spoke of the importance of international cooperation and stressed the need for educational cooperation.

Dr George Hylden joins as School of Management as Visiting Faculty

Dr George Hylden joins as School of Management as Visiting Faculty

Dr. George Veyron Van Hylden has joined AIT’s School of Management as visiting faculty member.

Dr. George Hylden holds a Master's and Doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge and is an alumnus of Princeton University.

He has held visiting academic positions at universities in Singapore, China and Thailand while pursuing his interdisciplinary academic interests in strategy, international business, finance and economics.