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Dr. Dong Van Phung is new Director of AIT Centre in Vietnam (AIT-CV)

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dong Van Phung as the new Director of AIT Centre in Vietnam (AIT-CV), effective 1 February 2020.

A Vietnamese national, Dr. Dong was the Director of the Department of R&D Software Solutions for Smart Cities, Technology Group, where he oversaw projects invested by government ministries across many provinces and cities in Vietnam.

AIT’s five thematic research areas

Asian Instititute of Technology (AIT) is the most international university in Thailand offering master’s and PhD programs in engineering and technology, environment and sustainability, and management. The current study body represents 40 countries around the world with the alumni network of more than 25,000 from over 100 countries around the world.

AIT and Japan share a “relationship from the heart” – President Woon

Celebrating 50 years of cooperation between the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Japan, President Eden Y. Woon described the association between the two as a “relationship from the heart.” Recounting contributions from Japan, President Woon recalled how Japan provided AIT with support from its early days, and how almost 1,000 alumni from all around the world have benefitted from Japanese support.

AIT Presidents Forum Explores Social Impact with Innovation

How have universities injected innovation into your research in social impact areas? How do university collaborate globally with academia, governments, multinationals, and non-profit organisations in social impact research? How do university maintain a sustainable campus both in teaching and in campus operations?

These three core questions towards innovation, globalisation, and sustainability were the focus of the 16 University Presidents and Vice Chancellors who assembled at AIT to share their prescient thoughts at the Presidents’ Forum held on 24 October 2019. As the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) celebrates sixty years of existence, it realizes that tectonic shifts in the field of higher education.