Industrial Engineering and Management Alumna — No Barriers, Only Challenges

By Nitipol Kiravanich

Elise del Rosario, distinguished AIT alumna who received her Masters’ Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) in 1980 imprinted her name as the first woman President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), a 62-year-old organization of 54 national societies and around 30,000 individual members.

The Fifth Batch of KURITA Scholarship Recipients Awarded in Virtual Event

By Nitipol Kiravanich

September 21st, 2021 — Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) this year awarded the fifth batch of two outstanding students from Thailand and Sri Lanka in their pursuit of Masters’ Degrees at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

The virtual ceremony was attended by Mr. Toshiyuki Nakai, President of KWEF; Dr. Eden Y. Woon, President of AIT; Mr. Takuo Ishida, KWEF Managing Director; Mr. Toshihito Uchida, KWEF General Secretary, and Mr. Masa-aki Wakita, KWEF Secretary, as well as AIT professors who are on the Kurita Scholarship Selection Committee, Prof.

WEM Alum — From Being Funded by the Bank to Funding through the Bank

By Mae Thiwari

Former Asian Development Bank scholarship student turned World Bank water expert, Abdul Naser Majidi, is working through tough challenges on the first ever mega Water-Sanitation-Hygiene program in Afghanistan.

Working as a trainee engineer in 2013 on a dam project, Majidi noticed how almost all the water specialists working for the Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water at the time were foreigners.

Plastic Pandemic caused by COVID-19 Presents Opportunity for Green Recovery

By Mae Thiwari and Olubummi Temidayo Thomas

July 15, 2021

New report by AIT and UNEP brought to light the environmental impact and possibilities to build back better with a holistic waste management system, through plastic circularity principles.

With comprehensive data on plastics and plastic packaging sector collected over a year since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the report, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) jointly held a webinar on ‘COVID-19 & Plastic Plight: A Reflection from One Year of the Pandemic’ to discuss how to create a solution for resource efficient and pollution free Asia Pacific.