A Higher Vision: President Woon tells the Bangkok Post

"A Higher Vision" is the title of the interview of AIT President Dr. Eden Y Woon in the Bangkok Post published today (26 February 2019).
The interview can be read at this link:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/social-and-lifestyle/1635294/a-higher-vision

It is also reproduced here:
A Higher Vision

AIT's president wants the university to be an academic player regionally and worldwide.

Why does Pollution Peak during Winter Months?

Come winter, Bangkok suffers from a pollution onslaught. As the Air Quality Index plummets, face masks become ubiquitous, and “PM2.5” enters our daily lexicon. It is time to ask: Why is the period from December to February the most toxic? Why is it that Bangkok, which is known for its tropical climate, suddenly emerges on the global pollution radar as a pollution hotspot?

The answer may well lie not in the stars but in meteorology and seasonal emission sources.

Three AIT Vice Presidents Approved by the Board of Trustees

On January 31, 2019, the AIT Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of the three new Vice Presidents.  The three new VP’s are:

— Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), Professor Deepak Sharma.  Professor Sharma has been Director of the Center for  Energy Policy and Professor of Energy Planning and Policy at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).  He has been a UTS faculty member ever since receiving his PhD at AIT in 1991.  He also received his master's degree at AIT.  His CV is available at https://goo.

AIT Partners in two UKRI-funded Global Research Hubs

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is partnering in two global research hubs funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). These interdisciplinary hubs will work across 85 countries together with governments, international agencies, the private sector, and NGOs with the aim of developing creative and sustainable solutions that will help make the world safer, healthier, and more prosperous.

CSI Donates Two Million Baht toward Disaster Relief

Computers and Structures Inc. (CSI) USA has donated two million baht to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) toward disaster relief. The donation includes a one-million-baht donation for the victims of the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami.

The donation by CSI President and CEO Mr. Ashraf Habibullah follows deliberations with Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director of AIT Solutions during the 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (7ACEE) organized by AIT in Bangkok.

New Book on Climate Change and Sub-Saharan Africa

A new book edited by AIT faculty member Dr. John K. M. Kuwornu titled “Climate Change and Sub-Saharan Africa: The Vulnerability and Adaptation of Food Supply Chain Actors” has just been released.

The publication addresses the issue of vulnerability, food supply chains, climate change and variability, adaptation strategies and resilience, finance options, and the role of governmental support and international organizations.

Students from 23 Countries Make AIT their New Home

Students from 23 countries joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as the campus reopened for the January 2019 semester, with the new batch including a significant number who arrived as exchange students.

Incoming students hail from Europe (France, Germany, and Hungary), Africa (Nigeria), and Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, People’s Republic of China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Viet Nam).

The diverse range of students is reflective of AIT’s international orientation and partnerships.