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AIT Alumnus Appointed as Chairman of SET Board of Governors

By Thiwari Werayasobprasong

Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, AIT’s distinguished alumnus, was appointed as the new Chairman of the Stock Exchange of Thailand’s (SET) Board of Governors with effect from February 5, 2021.

“I feel honored to be, once again, part of the development of the Thai Capital Market, and of the facilitation of the country’s savings and investments,” said Dr. Prasarn.

AIT Received a Scholarship Support for January 2021 intake

Mr. Anan Sittitanasut, Managing Director of Nippon Kikai Engineering Co., Ltd (NKE), and AIT alumnus in Mechatronics program (1999), has agreed to support one named 12-credit Tuition PhD scholarship which is valued at THB 200,000 for a student of any nationality enrolled in the Department of Information & Communications Technologies (ICT), School of Engineering & Technology (SET) in January 2021 intake.

AIT Received Support towards Updating GTE Laboratory Equipment

On 19th February 2021, Mrs. Rinyapat Ariyapolchaichod, Managing Director at K Group Drilling & Engineering Co., Ltd., (KGD) signed a donation agreement with AIT President, Dr. Eden Y. Woon, to support the amount of THB 600,000 towards the Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering (GTE) laboratory, School of Engineering & Technology (SET).

Dr. Eden Woon, expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to Mrs.

Women and Girls Around the World Inspired by AIT Faculty for Careers in Science

By Thiwari Werayasobprasong

From AIT Library, women scientists from around the world, including three AIT faculty members, shared their personal stories and journeys to becoming successful in their fields of science via a webinar co-hosted by AIT, the Embassy of Mexico in Thailand, Embassy of France in Thailand, and UN Women Asia and the Pacific, to inspire young audience on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11th, 2021.

“We need to become role models for others,” said Prof.

Virtual Reunion Took AITians Down Memory Lane 

By Kanda Yaemboonruang

AIT alumni, USA Chapter, reminisced the good old days while making new memories at ‘AITAA-USA reunion’ on February 6, 2021. The first ever 2-hour virtual reunion with a theme titled ‘Unity in Diversity’ organized by the AIT Alumni Association (AITAA), USA Chapter, provided a memorable and unique experience for all AIT family members joining the event.

Love is All Around AIT

Students, faculty and staff members at the Asian Institute of Technology are confessing their love on Valentine’s Day. From short meaningful messages, we hear from the AITians what they love about the institute they share.

Shuang Wang, China
Student of MBA at SOM
“I love AIT because I love the natural and peaceful environment on the campus.

New UNEP Report by Over 50 Elite Scientists, including AIT Researchers, Provides Blueprint to Sustainable Future

As the world is grappling with economic crisis brought by COVID-19 pandemic, UNEP report ‘Making Peace with Nature,’ developed by a team of over 50 world-renowned scientists, led by Ivar Baste and Robert Watson, and including Prof. Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal and supported by a doctoral student Ms. Tooba Masood of AIT, suggests an opportunity to rebuild a sustainable future for all.

“Turning Trash into Cash” Special Workshop on Upcycling Plastic Waste by ‘Dominic Chakrabongse’

By Kanda Yaemboonruang

AIT Marine Plastics Abatement students got hands-on experience for ‘turning trash into cash’ from a lecture-cum-workshop conducted by a high-profile environmentalist and Director of Precious Plastic Bangkok, Dominic Puwasawat Chakrabongse, on February 16, 2021.

The workshop entitled “Turning Trash into Cash – A Community-Based Approach” was offered as part of the Plastic to Material Technology course in the Marine Plastics Abatement Program (MPA) of the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD). During the workshop, AIT students learned about upcycling technology and creative ways to transform plastic waste into valuable craft products.

AIT Received a Donation to Support GTE Laboratory Equipment

Mr. Nuttapong Kovittayanun, Managing Director at CeTeau (Thailand) Co., Ltd., signed a donation agreement with AIT President, Dr. Eden Y. Woon, to support the amount of THB 200,000 towards the Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering (GTE) laboratory, School of Engineering & Technology (SET).

Dr. Eden Woon, expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to Mr. Nuttapong, and mentioned that AIT always looks for funding for research to create its ability to attract bright students.