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Dr Manzul Kumar Hazarika takes over as Director, GIC

Dr. Manzul Kumar Hazarika has assumed charge as Director of AIT’s Geoinformatics Center (GIC). He takes over from Dr. Lal Samarakoon.who served as Director of GIC for 14 years.

The announcement was made by AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai in an email sent to the AIT community on 12 January 2018.

Dr. Hazarika will be responsible for coordination and administrative responsibilities of GIC. Prior to assuming this position, he was serving as Director (Project Operations) at GIC. A graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, India (Agricultural Engineering, 1989); Dr. Hazarika holds a Master’s from IIT Kharagpur (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, 1990) and AIT (Remote Sensing and GIS, 1997). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo (Civil Engineering, 2003). He has been serving in AIT since December 2003.

In his message, Prof.

Explore the AIT campus in a 3D model

Explore the AIT campus in a 3D model

You have explored the green and beautiful campus of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) many times. You have navigated the lanes and bylanes of the campus, and admired the flora and fauna. You have seen many maps and tagged your locations in Google Maps, Google Earth, SwarmApp and others.

Students from 20 countries make AIT their new home

Students from 20 countries make AIT their new home

“You may come from overseas, but at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), no student is treated as a foreigner. Here, everyone is treated equally and Thailand serves as a host for AIT.”  These were the welcome remarks of Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, AIT President, while greeting students hailing from 20 countries spread across Asia, Europe and South America at the AIT Orientation organized on 5 January 2018.

“When AIT was founded in 1959, it’s was to develop this region,” Prof.

AIT to launch International Double Degree Master’s Program with University of Oulu

AIT to launch International Double Degree Master’s Program with University of Oulu

AIT will launch an international double degree Master’s program in Wireless Communications Engineering with the University of Oulu (UOulu), Finland. The agreement to launch the program was finalized during the visit of Ms. Hanna Saarela, Development Manager, Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland, during her visit to AIT on 19 December 2017.

The cooperation agreement between AIT and UOulu has been signed by Dr. Helka-Liisa Hentila, Vice-Rector, and Prof.

Experts Stress the Importance of mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Education

Experts Stress the Importance of mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Education

Disasters, risk and resilience need to be brought into curriculum at various levels of education, and different disciplines should integrated them within the education system. This was the dominant theme of the two-day conference on “Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education” organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 1-2 December 2017.

Delivering the opening remark, Mr. Bernard Philip, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Australia to Thailand spoke about the importance of concerted global action by the civil society, academia and the private sector in tackling emerging challenges.