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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.

Welcome Dr. Kathe R. Jensen

WELCOME
The School of Environment, Resources and Development and the Integrated Tropical Coastal Zone Management (ITCZM) area of specialization, cordially welcome Dr. KATHE R. JENSEN from Denmark as an Associate Professor. She is seconded by Danida for 2 years, starting 15 February 2000.

Dr. Jensen obtained her Ph.D in marine biology from Florida Institute of Technology in 1980 and D.Sc. from the University of Copenhagen in 1997. Prior to joining AIT, Dr. Jensen was an Associate Professor with the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen.

Research Grant Recipients September 1999 Term

RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS September 1999 Term
The AIT Alumni Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the AITAA Research Grant for the September 1999 Term. This grant, which is supplemental to available scholarship funds, enables the recipients to return to their home countries to undertake investigation and data collection.

Visit of H.E. Dr. Leonel Fernandez, President of the Dominican Republic to AIT and Thailand’s Science Park

Visit of H.E. Dr. Leonel Fernandez, President of the Dominican Republic to AIT and Thailand's Science Park

Prof. Jean-Louis Armand, AIT President, joined H.E. Dr. Arthit Ourairat, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, and Prof. Pairash Thajchayapong, Director of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), in welcoming H.E. Dr. Leonel Fernandez, President of the Dominican Republic, and his party of 68, including ministers, government officials, members of the business community and the media to AIT and Thailand's Science Park, on Saturday, 19 February 2000.

The Dominican Republic President expressed interest in visiting AIT and the 200-rai Science Park in connection with the establishment of the Cyber Park of Santo Domingo in his country.

AIM (Asian Institute of Management) and Carl-Duisberg-Gesellschaft (CDG) Scholarship for 20 Women from Southeast Asia

AIM (Asian Institute of Management) and Carl-Duisberg-Gesellschaft (CDG) Scholarship for 20 Women from Southeast Asia

Program to take place in the Philippines and begins in the second week of June 2000 and ends in the the third week of December 2000. Deadline for applications is 29 February 2000.

Contact the following for details:

Asian Institute of Management
Joseph R. McMicking Campus,
123 Paseo de Roxas Avenue,
Makati City, Philippines 1260
E-Mails: pmilde@dataserve.

Faculty Welcome

Faculty Welcome

The Industrial Systems Engineering Program is pleased to welcome three Visiting Faculty Members: Prof. G. Belforte, Prof. H. Maier, and Dr. E. Fozzy Moritz. The three joined the Program in the January 2000 term.

Prof. G. Belforte is seconded under a faculty exchange program with Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Automatic Control.