Aqua-Centre organized “Advanced Aquaculture Training” for 16 Senior Government Officers from Punjab, Pakistan

Sixteen participants from Punjab, Pakistan, participated in 10-week “Advanced Aquaculture Training” course that combined with and field visits of several private farms and government stations, fresh fish markets, private feed mill, and also laboratories under Department of Fisheries (DoF), Kasetsart University Campus in Bangkok. The training started from 23rd September and ended on 3rd December…

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Trip Report: Prof C Visvanathan visit to Lao

Prof. C Visvanathan visited several water treatment plants during his two-day trip to Lao PDR starting 15 December, 2016. The objective was to accumulate technical and administrative information regarding water supply components in the country, which would further contribute to NewTap Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Information Inventory. NewTap is an undertaking of Asian Institute of…

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“Graduates are the true measure of the quality of a university”

It is graduates that are a true measure of the quality of a university rather than ranking systems. Addressing graduands on the occasion of the 126th graduation of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 15 December 2016, Prof. David Carmichael stated that while ranking systems provide for good measurements, they are not suitable while…

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AIT co hosts 15th General Conference of the International Association of Universities (IAU)

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was co host of the 15th General Conference of the International Association of Universities (IAU), an event that was presided over by Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The Conference, which was jointly organized along with by Chulalongkorn University, Siam University and Suranaree University of Technology from 13-16 November 2016,…

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Institute Forum has a prescription for AIT, coming from students

Modelled as a forum where students can offer their suggestions for betterment, the Institute Forum organized on 1 December 2016 had seven students hailing from different countries present their recommendations on how the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) can move ahead. Describing the event as “historic,” Director of Office of External Relations (OEXR), Mr. Shawn…

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Kurita to offer three annual scholarships for five years

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) will grant three full scholarships to pursue a Master’s degree program at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The scholarship program will run every year for a period of five years. One scholarship each will be granted to a student in Water Engineering and Management (WEM), Environmental Engineering and…

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Trip Report: Hongkong Conference Report of Prof C. Visvanathan

As a member of International Scientific Committee of the Asia- Pacific Conference on Biotechnology for Waste Conversation, Prof. C. Visvanathan, was invited to present a lecture on “Absorbent Hygiene Product: – An Emerging Urban Waste Management Issue” . This conference was held 5- 8 December, 2016, at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.. There were…

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Six officials from China visit AIT

A delegation of six government officials from China visited AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) on 28 November 2016. The visit was facilitated by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre and the visitors sought to know more about the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) program at AIT. The visitors included Mr. FANG Zhiyong…

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