AIT, is one of the lead Asian partner of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program on Industrial Ecology. As part of this program every year European students spend one semester in AIT, and take 12 credit courses linked to this MIND program from both in SERD and SOM. Institute of System Science, at University of Graz, Austria is lead European partner of this program, and every year one faculty members from this Institute spends 1 to 3 weeks at AIT as visiting faculty member. As part of this program, Prof. Visu was invited to spend one week at University of Graz from 7 to 13 June. During this visit, he presented a series of lecture on “ Circular Economy and Industry 4.0”, to the graduate course on “Supply Chain Management”. He also gave a special University Science Talk on “ Global Economic Transition and Next Evolutionary Acts: Progress of Circular Economy in ASEAN”. For further details visit the website:
The School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) established in 1993 by amalgamating the Divisions of Agriculture and Food Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Human Settlements and Energy Technology, is now composed of ten fields of study - Agricultural Systems and Engineering, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, Energy, Environmental Engineering and Management, Pulp and Paper Technology, Gender and Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Regional and Rural Development Planning and Urban Environmental Management.
In the 2012-2013 ranking of the best 4000 Master's and MBA Programs in 30 specializations at 1000 business schools and universities in 154 countries, The Master of Agribusiness Management program was deemed the world's best in the category of Master's in Agribusiness / Food Industry Management.
AIT's mission is "to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy". AIT will serve the human resource development needs of developing countries in Asia taking into account their specific development priorities, gender issues and social values.
SERD activities and function will be within this framework, as a majority of its graduates return and participate in the development goals of their countries. Those who pursue their doctoral degrees increase their professional skills and qualifications.
SERD responds to regional needs by mobilizing and enhancing capacities for socially, economically and environmentally sound development in partnerships with public and private sectors. The School's interdisciplinary approach integrates technological, natural and social sciences.
- will continue its leadership role in offering excellence academic programs relevant to regional needs and responsive to students' interests.
- research will be concentrated toward focal areas and are to be conducted by core teams.
- outreach will be community-service-oriented.
- will be consolidated and financially viable. The School activities including the students, staff, faculty and curricula, will be subject to quality assessment.
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