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AIT auditorium is now Robert B Banks Auditorium

AIT auditorium is now Robert B Banks Auditorium

Among the pioneers who left their home countries and moved to Asia in the second half of the twentieth century to work towards the cause of higher education were a galaxy of leaders who arrived at Thailand. And within few decades they had achieved what was then considered a dream —  creating an international level postgraduate institute in the region.

How to Groom Intellectuals?

How to Groom Intellectuals?

Find out more from this article in Financial Times (Sri Lanka). The article draws heavily on AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai's address before the Royal Society of Thailand. The title of Prof. Worsak's address was ‘Grooming the Intellectuals to be Global Citizens in the 21st Century’. This is the first part of a column by the writer W A Wijewardana, and it exclusively deals with Prof.

Dr Takuji W. Tsusaka joins as Assistant Professor

Dr Takuji W. Tsusaka joins as Assistant Professor

Dr. Takuji W. Tsusaka has joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in the Department of Development and Sustainability as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Tsusaka obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Applied Physics from University of Tokyo (1999), Master of International Development Studies jointly from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID),Tokyo (2008), and Ph.D. in Development Economics from GRIPS (2011).

Prior to joining AIT, he was serving as a scientist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics  (ICRISAT) in its Eastern and Southern Africa Program.

Presidential Report highlights key Institutional achievements

Presidential Report highlights key Institutional achievements

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has fully recovered from its worst crisis, and it is now ready to welcome fresh ideas that can take the institute to greater heights. This was the sentiment expressed by AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai is his report presented to the Board of Trustees during the meeting held on 11 January 2018.

President Worsak highlighted five key steps that had helped AIT reach this stage — regaining trust of the Royal Thai Government and improving employee morale, achievements in international ranking systems, rejuvenation of campus facilities and environment, reorganizing of academic structure, and the implementation of n incentivized Responsibility Center Management (RCM). His report can be downloaded from this link ( Presidential Report to the Board).

The President also presented key indicators including faculty and student trends, operational performance, research output and quality, and 48 key indicators of institute’s performance.