Asian Institute of Technology
The Asian Institute of Technology promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was founded in 1959 during the Cold War as a SEATO (South East Asian Treaty Organization) institution of higher learning. AIT specialized in technology development that is important to the region. These include water engineering management, agriculture systems engineering, civil engineering, disaster management and infrastructure. It was the first post-graduate level institution in Thailand. Since 1959, AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with top universities in the world.
Recognized for its multinational, multicultural environment, the Institute operates as a self-contained international community at its campus located 40 km (25 miles) north of downtown Bangkok, Thailand near Thammasat University and next door to Thailand' Science Park complex. Besides the usual labs and academic buildings, the main campus includes housing, sports, and medical facilities, a conference center, agricultural fields, fish farms and a library with over 230,000 volumes and 830 print and on-line periodicals. AIT currently has about 1,700 students from 60 countries, 20,000 alumni from 90 countries around the world, and 75 international faculty. AIT offers Master's degrees (MBA, MEng., and MSc.), executive Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees (DEng., DTechSc., and Ph.D.), diplomas and certificate programs. AIT's intensive English program is well known. Additional information about AIT can be found on AIT website.
All serve to fulfill AIT's Mission:
To develop highly qualified and committed professionals who play leading roles in the region's sustainable development and its integration into the global economy.
The aim of the institute is to promote technological change and sustainable development in the Southeast Asian region through higher education, research and outreach. AIT consists of three schools: SET, SERD and SOM - the schools of engineering and technology, environment resource development and management respectively. The AIT Extension and centers such as the Yunus Center, The Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development in the Context of Climate Change (SDCC), the Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (ACISIA) and the Center for Corporate Responsibility (CSR) offer AIT a broad outreach to the academia, industry, government and public sectors. AIT is located about one hour north of downtown Bangkok on Paholyothin Highway. Location and details are provided under the CONTACTS tab. For more information about AIT, please link to AIT website.
AIT is amongst the most unique of institutions of higher learning in the world. Graduates of AIT never forget their time here. We are international. You will meet faculty and staff from all over the region and the globe. Your friends too will come from many countries. Our Nanotechnology Program is international, interdisciplinary and interesting. When we celebrate, we celebrate together regardless of our origins, culture and even our academic backgrounds. Come and join us. Your career might depend upon it. The thing you discover may be the next big thing - just like nano is already the next big thing!
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