Four Lessons for Graduates from Distinguished 60th Anniversary Graduation Speaker

Be ready when an opportunity presents itself. Take calculated risks, especially when you are still young. Know thyself and have a vision. Finally, be a leader, not a follower.

These four lessons were offered by Prof. Tony F. Chan, President of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, at the 131st graduation of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) held on 17 May 2019. Offering lessons based on his personal experiences, when he, as a student opted for the newly emerging field of computer sciences, Prof Chan quoted the example of Jeff Bezos who left a lucrative Wall Street job to start Amazon.

AIT’s Global Engagements

University of Washington
26 April 2019: Prof. Jeffrey M. Riedinger, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, visited AIT.

USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
26 April 2019: University of Southern California (USC) Associate Professor Patricia Riley.

AIT Alumna Stars in Sri Lanka’s First Satellite Launch

Ms. Dulani Chamika Withanage, an alumna of the Mechatronics program at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), is a key person associated with the development of Sri Lanka’s first satellite known as Raavana 1. Weighing 1.1 kilograms, the cube-sized satellite was launched into space from the mid-Atlantic space station in Virginia on 18 April 2019.

Ms. Dulani Chamika paid tribute to both AIT and her faculty advisor Prof.

Transforming AIT

This year is the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).  In order to celebrate our past sixty years of illustrious history of contribution to capacity building research and academics, a number of actions and events are taking place all through the year.

AIT Names New Dean of School of Management

AIT is pleased to announce that Dr. Roger Levermore of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will assume the post of Dean of School of Management on August 1, 2019.  He will concurrently bear the title of Associate Professor.  Dr. Levermore is presently the Associate Director of CUHK’s MBA Program and Associate Professor of Practice in Management, and prior to that he was the Associate Director of the MBA Program of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Associate Professor of Business Management Education.

AIT Students Win 2019 International Day of Forests Debate

A team of three students from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has won the 2019 International Day of Forests (2019 IDF) organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 21 March 2019.

The AIT team of Sarathanjali Manoharan, Pimolporn Jintarith, and Megha Bajaj, who debated on the topic “Providing the youth with an equal opportunity to study forestry will help reduce inequality issues in the world,” emerged as winners at the event, which was co-organized by the FAO, the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), and United Nations Environment.

INDEX International Offers Three Scholarships to AIT Students

INDEX International will offer three scholarships to Master’s students to pursue their education at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). A formal Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by Dr. Chainarong Na Lamphun, President and CEO of Index International Group Co., and Dr. Eden Y. Woon, President of AIT on 19 March 2019.

The scholarships follow the format of the INDEX International scholarships previously offered by Dr. Chainarong in 2017. The scholarships are available to Thai nationals, and they carry a bond requiring recipients to serve with INDEX International for a period of 48 months after the completion of their studies.