Prof. Kim Oanh attended STIC-ASIA: SEA HAZEMON Meeting and site survey in Chiang Rai from 14th to 16th February 2016

During 15-16 Feb. 2016, Prof. Kim Oanh attended STIC-ASIA: SEA HAZEMON Meeting and site survey in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The meeting gathered atmospheric scientists and Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) experts to discuss on future project on application of wireless sensor for monitoring haze pollutants caused by biomass burning in Northern provinces of Thailand. In the…

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AIT Confers the Title of Emeritus Professor to Prof. Chongrak Polprasert

Bestowed by AIT Board of Trustee on 18 February 2016, Prof. Chongrak Polprasert is entitled “Emeritus Professor” of the Asian Institute of Technology. The Emeritus Professor awards were made in recognition of the continuous distinguished service at AIT, as well as the outstanding international professional status and significant academic contributions to the Institute through teaching, publications and professional…

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AIT Students Tapped as Social Reporters at the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2016

Eleven AIT students recently participated at the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2016 held on February 15-17, 2016 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. As social reporters, the students primarily assisted in documenting the technical sessions and participated in the discussions with policymakers, experts, and thought leaders in the region. Dr. Nophea Sasaki, Associate…

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SERD welcomes special program students from the University of Yamanashi, Japan in the Environmental Engineering and Management

The School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology welcomes Mr. Hai Nam Do and Ms. Natsumi Baba from the University of Yamanashi, Japan as Special Program Students in the Environmental Engineering and Management Field of Study from 17 February 2016 – 1 March 2016 and 17 February 2016 – 15 March 2016 respectively. They will stay…

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Special Talk on “Using DNA to Conserve and Protect Tropical Forests” by Dr. Andrew Lowe on 1st March 2016

You are cordially invited to special talk to be delivered by Dr. Andrew Lowe, Professor and Director of the Centre for Conservation Science and Technology at the University of Adelaide, Australia.  Title: Using DNA to Conserve and Protect Tropical Forests Date: Tuesday, 1st March 2016 Time: 10:30 – 11:50 am Venue: Milton Bender Auditorium Speakers…

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AIT students presented paper at Wetland Alliance International Conference, Combodia from 19-21 January 2016

AIT students were invited to present paper at Wetland Alliance International Conference held at Siem reap, Cambodia from 19-21 January, 2016. Mr. Hareeshwar Peddada (below) and 3 other MSc students Gyem Dorji, Somkid Tangkan, Sai Praneeth, working under the guidance of Dr Oleg Shipin on their theses in Cambodian and Vietnamese sites during their study…

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Mapping the relation between electricity access and people’s welfare

Studies suggest that greater access to electricity leads to increased people’s welfare, though empirical evidence is still limited. Narrating the relationship between electricity access and people’s welfare was Dr. Govinda R. Timilsina, AIT alumnus and Senior Research Economist, World Bank, at a talk on “Electricity Access in Developing World” delivered at the Asian Institute of…

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Dr. Oleg Shipin attend Wetland workshop in Cambodia from 22-27 January 2016

“Edible” and less “palatable” conservation problems of globally important Mekong wetlands, NE Cambodia/S.Laos WWF and IUCN in early 2000s reported unexpected appearance of excessively blooming filamentous algae in shallow braids of Stung Treng Ramsar site (NE Cambodia) and other ecologically important areas upstream (S. Laos) and downstream. Series of studies undertaken by AIT since September 2012…

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