New Project by University of Exeter and Asian Institute of Technology to Tackle Floods and Droughts in Thailand

October 27, 2021 — Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the University of Exeter launched a new research project entitled “Integrated Management of Flood and Drought in the Mun River Basin in Thailand,” following a successful collaboration of the three-year research project from 2018 – 2021 on “ENRICH: ENhancing ResIlienCe to future Hydro-meteorological extremes in the Mun river basin in Northeast of Thailand,” focusing on droughts.

Farm and Manage Land Smarter: AIT provides trainings on tools and applications for Agro-Ecological Zoning

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October 15, 2021 – Following the launch of global database using advanced technologies to help farmers and policymakers decide which land is suitable for which crop under different agro-climatic, agro-edaphic and climate change scenarios, a user-friendly tool and technical training were provided to technical staff working at the national level from around the world to utilize the datasets and methodology for assessing land resource potential and constraints aiming to increase agriculture productivity and ultimately help to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Launches AIT Distinguished Institute Speakers Series

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The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Distinguished Institute Speakers Series was launched on October 15, 2021, with President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Jin Liqun, speaking via Zoom on “Promoting Economic Development Through Multilateralism” to an audience from universities, embassies, private and public companies, government agencies, and NGOs from across the region.

Precision Irrigation: A Resolution to Smart Farming and Agricultural Sustainability Expands in Commemoration of ‘World Food Day 2021’

By Nitipol Kiravanich

15th October 2021 — The Asian Institute of Technology commemorated ‘World Food Day’ through an online webinar titled ‘Precision Irrigation for Food Security and Agricultural Sustainability,’ showcasing a study on precision agriculture that employs the latest technologies to enable smart farming for food security and agricultural sustainability – by two AIT assistant professors from the Department of Food, Agriculture and Bioresources, School of Environment, Resource and Development (SERD), Dr. Sushil K. Himanshu and Dr. Farhad Zulfiqar.

AIT Shares Strong Collaboration with UN Agencies, Striving to Produce Solutions as Nations Vow to Contribute and Strengthen SDGs

By Nitipol Kiravanich

October 6th, 2021 — The Asian Institute of Technology, recognized among ministries and authorities for its role in environment in the Asia Pacific region, took part in the Fourth Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific to highlight critical role universities play in achieving SDGs.

The two-day Fourth Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific was held on October 6th – 7th, 2021 as a hybrid event with participants participating online and on-site at Suwon Convention Center, Suwon City, Republic of Korea.

Foodi Erasmus+ project launches Food Innovation, Nutrition, and Health (FINH) academic program at AIT

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has launched the Food Innovation, Nutrition, and Health (FINH) Program under the School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD) after endorsement for commencing the program in August 2020. This program offers M.Sc. (two years with first-year course work and a final year thesis option), M. Sc. (one year only course work option), Ph.D. (three and a half years including first-semester course work plus two and a half years dissertation), M. Phil.

Knowledge Exchange on Big Earth Data for Sustainable Development Extends Academic Collaboration

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October 15, 2021 – A two-day webinar series on “Big Earth Data for the Sustainable Development Goals,” held on October 12 and 14, facilitates the sharing of cutting-edge big data research and technologies to achieve several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- prompting further academic collaboration.