“Make a difference to this world, and bring down artificial barriers of national interests. Aspire to be Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate in the world.” With these words, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Thailand. H.E. Saida Muna Tasneem inspired 206 graduands from 22 countries to confront and tackle major challenges facing humanity.
A new book on “Climate Events and Disaster Mitigation - from Policy to Practice,” co-edited by AIT’s Prof. Jayant Kumar Routray has been released by the Centre for Science and Technology of Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre).
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Disasters, risk and resilience need to be brought into curriculum at various levels of education, and different disciplines should integrated them within the education system. This was the dominant theme of the two-day conference on “Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education” organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 1-2 December 2017.
Delivering the opening remark, Mr. Bernard Philip, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Australia to Thailand spoke about the importance of concerted global action by the civil society, academia and the private sector in tackling emerging challenges.
Dr Krishna R Salin has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD). His promotion was announced by AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai on 6 December 2017 following the recommendations of the Faculty Evaluation Panel (FEP) and the SERD Professorial Board.
A new book by AIT authors explores the Water-Energy-Food nexus in the global perspective, and explores futuristic perspectives in this paradigm. Focusing on contributions to the global debate on water-energy-food nexus, it quotes examples of the nexus approach in practice from different regions of the world and provides new perspectives on the future of the nexus agenda.
With the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) focusing on people-centered sustainable development, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) availed of the opportunity to host a three-day forum that deliberated on the use of education for the purpose of rural transformation.
The cricket grounds of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will host seven women’s international cricket matches beginning 20 November 2017. Along with the Terdthai Cricket Ground in Bangkok, these two grounds will be the joint hosts in Thailand as six Asian teams clash for a place in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier to be held in Netherlands in June 2018 .
China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are competing in the round-robin league in Thailand, and the top two teams from this tournament will play in The Netherlands.
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Balochistan Development Network (BDN), an membership-based network comprising of 25 civil society organizations of Balochistan, Pakistan.
The MoU was signed by Chairperson of BDN, Mr. Amjad Rashid Qureshi, and Prof.
Ambassador of Pakistan to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad has desired an expansion of cooperation between Pakistan and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Speaking to AIT official on his visit to the Institute on 8 November 2017, the Ambassador stated that the partnership can be revitalized based on both the historical context as well as mutual benefit.
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has signed an agreement with Siam University to offer a Unified Bachelor Master degree program in Civil Engineering and Information Technology. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by Dr Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, President, Siam University, and AIT President Prof.