Government Agencies

AIT has steadily evolved since its founding as the SEATO GraduateSchool of Engineering in 1959. During the course of its 49-yearhistory, the Institute has earned a well-deserved reputation for thehigh quality of its teaching, research and outreach activities. AIT'sinterdisciplinary academic programs, leading to Diploma, Certificate,Masters and Doctoral degrees, are offered in response to the needs ofthe countries in the region.

Originally, funds came to AIT through multilateral support forscholarships from many donor governments and agencies. Some of thesescholarship programs continue, but donors have begun a shift away frommultilateral support to more bilateral involvements. While the numbersof such scholarships have declined, the demand from Asian countries forhigher education in engineering, technology and management that ispractically based in the context of concern for environment,gender-responsiveness and sustainable development has been rising. Thishigh regional demand falls within a human development arena where theprovision of scholarships and fellowships to students continues to bean important tool. To address this demand, AIT has been entering intocooperation and partnership agreements with individual governments,national-level agencies, state universities and research institutions,as well as with international funding organizations, for humanresources development and capacity building in the region.

Scholarship/fellowship programs to meet the human resourcesdevelopment and institutional capacity building of government agenciesare currently being discussed with many governments of Asia'sdeveloping countries ( e.g., Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka,Bhutan, Indonesia, and the Philippines). The Institute has alsoembarked on collaborative partnerships with governments which hadprovide support for AIT students in the past. Ambassadors or theirrepresentatives are being visited, informed, and invited to visit theInstitute. The Institute also continues to develop and foster academiclinkages with Asian, European and American institutions for student andfaculty exchange programs, as well as dual degree programs forstudents.

You are invited to visit the major governmental partners of AITlisted here for details: