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TRAINING WORKSHOPS/COURSES

SEMINAR SERIES IN FRENCH

Mr Andre Mercier, Chief Executive Officer of the retail group Big C/Casino Thailand, spoke to SOM students on 21 March on the retail market worldwide and in Thailand. This event ended the seminar series in French which was coordinated by Prof.

Farewell to The Bulletin

FAREWELL
The Bulletin (on paper) says farewell. Subsequent issues of the Bulletin will now be on-line. Visit us weekly on Monday afternoons for the latest news and views, hot tips and announcements. To access us, please click NEWS and EVENTS on the AIT Homepage
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Caring for our Cities

CARING FOR OUR CITIES
H.E. Dr. Arthit Ourairat, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE) of Thailand, was the honored guest at an international workshop, 'Creating Sustainable Cities through Urban Environmental Management', organized by the Urban Environmental Management Project of the Canadian Universities Consortium and AIT and sponsored by Environment Canada.

Welcome to Dr. PER H. NIELSEN

WELCOME
The School of Environment, Resources and Development and the Urban Environmental Engineering and Management Program cordially welcome Dr. PER H. NIELSEN from Denmark as an Associate Professor. He is seconded by Danida for 2 years.

Dr. Nielsen holds a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.

New Course Offering

New Course Offering

The new elective course ED09.98L: Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems, 3(3-0), to be offered in the May 2000 term by the Environmental Technology and Management field of study, will be held on Wednesdays, 11.00-11.50 a.m., Room E108 and Fridays, 10.00-11.50 a.m., Room E108.

Students who have registered for the Master's Program in 'Cleaner Production' are encouraged to take this course.

MEETING THE PRESIDENT

MEETING THE PRESIDENT

President Armand met with Ms. Marianne Karlsen, NORAD Senior Executive Officer for Asia and Latin America, on 3 March, to discuss the recommendations of the NGDO Review Report.

On 7 March, President Armand, joined by senior AIT officials, hosted the visit of Mr. Pradech Phayakvichien, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and his party.

VISITING AIT

VISITING AIT
14 March

• Delegation from Rajabhat Institute (Rambhai Barni), Chantaburi

15 March

• Naresuan University Delegation: Prof. Vichran Pupath, Dean of Engineering Faculty;
Dr. Kawin Sonthipermpoon, Associate Dean of Planning and Development Affairs, and Asst.

THE MONTH AT AITCV – FEBRUARY 2000

THE MONTH AT AITCV - FEBRUARY 2000
Training courses and other activities: On 11-16 February, the AIT Preparatory Mission for the Public System Management Masters Program Proposal, composed of Dr. Joel Broustail, Dr. Do Ba Khang and Prof. Nguyen Cong Thanh, visited Hanoi and, together with AITCV officials, held meetings at Hanoi University of Technology, the National Economics University; the Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Planning and Investment; the embassies of Finland, France, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland, and the offices of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Establishment of Endowment Funds

ESTABLISHMENT OF ENDOWMENT FUNDS
Endowment Fund for IAEDSMT
I am pleased to announce that an amount of money realized from our 40th Anniversary Conference in Civil and Environmental Engineering - New Frontiers and Challenges, which was held last November; the Milton Bender Lecture Series; and other outreach activities carried out by the School of Civil Engineering, will be placed in an Endowment Fund to support the establishment of the International Academy in Engineering Development and Scientific and Management Technology (IAEDSMT). The establishment of the Academy, the centerpiece at last year's 40th Anniversary Conference, paves the way for the global networking of leading universities, state and private sector agencies and research organizations, serving as a catalyst in promoting sustainable urban and rural environments and embracing multi-faceted science and technology activities, at the appropriate and advanced levels.