Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal appointed as Dean of AIT School of Environment, Resources and Development

AIT President Dr. Eden Woon has announced the appointment of Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal as the new Dean of the AIT School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) starting from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022.

A Nepal national, Professor Dhakal has been a faculty member of the School of Environment, Resources and Development since 2012. He earned his PhD from The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2000 and was a Special Graduate Student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States in 1999. Prior to this, he earned his M.Engg from the Asian Institute of Technology in 1996 and B.Engg from the National Institute of Technology, Surat in India in 1993.

As the Dean, he will lead the School and all its activities and is accountable to the President for the delivery of all education, research, consultancy and outreach activities of the School, as well as marketing and promotional activities, and for the internal management of the School.

AIT Re-Opens on 1 July

26 June 2020

Dear AIT Family:

The AIT Campus will re-open on 1 July. In the past few months, due to the gradually implemented strict measures and the vigilance of the entire community, our campus has stayed safe from Covid-19, and academic instructions went on without delay.

Robot stands in for Grade 6 graduates at AITIS Virtual Graduation 2020

AIT International School holds a Virtual Graduation for its 6th Grade graduates kept home by the COVID-19 situation

By Kanda Yaemboonruang

The AIT International School (AITIS) this week introduced some innovation into its annual graduation ceremony during the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, when an AIT robot represented members of its Grade 6 Graduating Class and received their graduation certificates from the school principal, while proud parents and the young graduates watched online from home.

AIT joins UNESCO’s The Plastic Initiative

AIT has joined UNESCO’s newly unveiled ‘The Plastic Initiative’

https://theplasticinitiative.org/ along with other Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), National Science Museum (NSM), Thailand and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Plastic Initiative partnership formally kicked-off at a webinar held on 12 June 2020 to celebrate World Environment Day 2020: Biodiversity.

AIT’s Fight Against Covid-19

The AIT Entrepreneurship Center (AIT EC) released an Open Call: AIT’s Fight Against Covid-19 in April inviting the AIT community and alumni to take part in fighting the global pandemic that struck the world. The competition was looking for projects that can create real impact to fight Covid-19 within 6 months.