Dr P Abdul Salam wins Thailand Frontier Researcher Award for featuring in top 1 per cent of highly cited papers

Dr. P Abdul Salam of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has won the Thomson Reuters Thailand Frontier Researcher Award for 2016. The award was granted “in recognition of pioneering a new frontier in research, based on core papers comprising the world’s top 1% of Highly Cited Papers in the field of Engineering.” Dr. Salam,…

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Bangchak Petroleum awards two scholarships, solicits AIT’s expertise

Bangchak Petroleum (BCP) has awarded two scholarships for students to pursue their Master’s degree at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) this year. It has also sought AIT’s expertise to pursue its vision of “Evolving Greenovation,” an initiative intended to channel regular evolution of green innovative ideas. Handing over the scholarship cheque to AIT on…

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AIT prepared us for international programs: Erasmus students

Three AIT students who have just concluded their 10-month exchange program in select universities in Europe have described AIT as a perfect launching pad for international and multicultural experience. The three were among those selected from AIT under the Erasmus Mundus Panacea program which they concluded in June this year. “AIT prepared us thoroughly for…

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Trip report: Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Official trip to USA during 24 June – 1 August 2016

From 24 June to 1 August 2016, Prof. Kim Oanh had a research visit at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, USA. During this time, Prof. Kim Oanh joined the research group of Prof. Kirk Smith, Director of Global Health and Environment Program, School of Public Health, UC (http://www.kirkrsmith.org/). She also visited the laboratory of…

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CTCN in Congo: Feasibility Study on Health and Environmental Risk Monitoring

The CTCN (UNEP-UNIDO) is collaborating with the Government of Congo on a feasibility study for the creation of a centre to monitor health and environmental risks in Pointe-Noire and possibly encompassing other countries in the Gulf of Guinea. Over the last few years, Point-Noire has experienced an increase in population density, leading to rapid urbanization; a resurgence of emerging…

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Aqua-Centre is becoming popular for internship

Aqua-Centre is becoming popular for internship! Ms Ferisca Putri (Fig 1, left) from Indonesia with BS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA arrived in mid-June 2016 and is completing internship by the first week of August 2016. Her interest was to learn everything about aquaculture at AIT such as tilapia, catfish, Pangasius,…

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