It’s not Stonehenge – it’s the new “2011 Flood Memorial Garden”

It’s not Stonehenge – it’s the new “2011 Flood Memorial Garden”

Perched atop a small mound to the side of the roadway leading to the AIT globe monument area is a curious new fixture to the campus. Vaguely similar to a collection of traditional Japanese “tori”, a number of tree logs set in a circle on the grassy knoll form the new “2011 Flood Memorial Garden” – an understated and tranquil reminder of what was AIT’s worst ever natural calamity.

Validity of AIT degrees reaffirmed

Validity of AIT degrees reaffirmed

The validity of AIT degrees has been reaffirmed in a meeting convened by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Thailand on 12 December 2012. The meeting also decided that for the upcoming graduation, the AIT President and Deputy Permanent Secretary of MoFA will cosign the degrees. Further, till Thailand ratifies the new Charter, AIT will be governed by a Board of Trustees. Full details are available in an email from the AIT President, Prof. Said Irandoust, which is as follows:

An Open Letter from AIT President, Prof Said Irandoust

Despite a low GDP and a high poverty ratio, the development paradox in Bangladesh continues to unfurl itself. Bangladesh has registered tremendous advances in the health sector, though its economic indicators continue to lag behind many countries. Explaining this paradox was Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Senior Adviser and Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand, and Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA, at a seminar at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 6 December 2012.

President’s response to protest by students

President’s response to protest by students

Despite a low GDP and a high poverty ratio, the development paradox in Bangladesh continues to unfurl itself. Bangladesh has registered tremendous advances in the health sector, though its economic indicators continue to lag behind many countries. Explaining this paradox was Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Senior Adviser and Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand, and Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA, at a seminar at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 6 December 2012.

Explaining the Bangladesh paradox, health advances despite poverty

Explaining the Bangladesh paradox, health advances despite poverty

Despite a low GDP and a high poverty ratio, the development paradox in Bangladesh continues to unfurl itself. Bangladesh has registered tremendous advances in the health sector, though its economic indicators continue to lag behind many countries. Explaining this paradox was Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Senior Adviser and Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand, and Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA, at a seminar at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 6 December 2012.

AIT’s Abha Mishra gets best paper award

AIT’s Abha Mishra gets best paper award

AIT’s Dr. Abha Mishra has been conferred the SAWADA Prize for the best paper published in the journal ‘Paddy and Water Environment Engineering’ for the year 2012. The award was granted during the International Society of Paddy and Water Environment Engineering (PAWEES) 2012 Conference titled ‘Challenges of Environment and Water Management in Monsoon Asia’ held from 27-29 November 2012 at the Royal Irrigation Department, Pakkred, Thailand.