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Anniversary of the First University Organizational Quarantine Facility in Thailand

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September 13, 2021 --- It has been one year since the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) welcomed its first group of students to the first universtiy Organizational Quarantine (OQ) facility in Thailand on its campus. Here is a look into how AIT OQ has made it possible for students from around the world to study in Thailand to achieve their goals amidst the pandemic.

Research Findings by AIT and UNEXE Offer Adaptation Strategies for Thai Farmers Relying on the ‘Mun’ River

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September 8, 2021 -- The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), in association with the University of Exeter (UNEXE) in the United Kingdom, held the final technical workshop of a research project on “ENRICH: ENhancing ResIlienCe to future Hydro-meteorological extremes in the Mun river basin in Northeast of Thailand” on Wednesday, 8 September 2021.  The project has assessed plausible future land use change and climate change scenarios in the Mun River basin and their combined impacts on future hydro-meteorological extremes.

The Fifth Batch of KURITA Scholarship Recipients Awarded in Virtual Event

By Nitipol Kiravanich

September 21st, 2021 — Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) this year awarded the fifth batch of two outstanding students from Thailand and Sri Lanka in their pursuit of Masters’ Degrees at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

The virtual ceremony was attended by Mr. Toshiyuki Nakai, President of KWEF; Dr. Eden Y. Woon, President of AIT; Mr. Takuo Ishida, KWEF Managing Director; Mr. Toshihito Uchida, KWEF General Secretary, and Mr. Masa-aki Wakita, KWEF Secretary, as well as AIT professors who are on the Kurita Scholarship Selection Committee, Prof.

Regional Capacity Building on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 Enhanced Through RRC.AP Workshop

By Dr. R. L. Verma

September 17, 2021 -- The Asian Institute of Technology’s Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) organized a virtual training workshop on “Capacity Development Program on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 for Asian Countries” from 13-17 September 2021. The workshop was attended by policymakers, air quality managers, technical staff working with pollution control agencies, and air quality professionals from various sectors to enhance their capacities for better management of air quality in Asian countries.

AIT-BNU 3rd Workshop Addressed Climate Change, Water Resources and Ecosystems

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September 22, 2021 -- Young scientists from more than 30 academic and research institutions participated in the third AIT-BNU Virtual Workshop, presenting cutting-edge research on ‘Climate Change, Water Resources and Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities’. The workshop serves as a platform to review and present the advanced methodologies, current progress and challenges, future opportunities in water-ecosystems management under climate change.

Research and Technologies from Asia and Europe Shared at MESfIA 2021 to Advance Energy Supply for Isolated Areas

Bangkok, Thailand --- Mastering Energy Supply for Isolated Areas (MESfIA) 2021 International Conference, hosted virtually by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on August 31 – September 1, 2021, features exhibitions and presentations from 37 speakers in education, public and private sectors from Asia and Europe, drawing 220 participants from around the world.

IoT Students Invented Device to Improve Social Distancing at Laundry Center

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Internet of Things student, Mr. Sanjeev Shakya, together with his roommate and classmate at AIT School of Engineering and Technology have invented the Laundry Monitoring Service (LMS) from their dorm room. The cost-effective smart device can be attached to any traditional washing machines to alert its users when a laundry machine is available.