Department of Development and Sustainability

Education for Future Leaders

More than 100 competitive scholarships, and study with the World-Class Faculty. AIT Scholarships for August 2020 Intake are the awarded on a very competitive basis. These scholarship criteria may differ according to sponsors. See more >>

Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS) is offering a series of Summer Courses in May – June (available online for this year). These courses are intensive application-oriented courses designed for participants who would like to brush up their knowledge on specific development issues in the region. Learn more >>

This is a one-year professional master program, equivalent to about 42 weeks of study and research. To complete the program, all students are required to achieve 30 credits, in which 24 credits are from course works and 6 credits are research project. More details >>

This program aims to develop the expertise and leadership of professionals in urban planning and design with a strong emphasis on evaluation and application of sustainability. A minimum of 30 credits over 2+ semesters is required to complete the program. More details >>

Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS) is working to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our research, outreach and teaching work. Below are some examples of our projects. Explore more >>

Programs Offered

DS

Development and Sustainability program

Development and Sustainability

INTERDISCIPLINARY

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

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GDS

Gender and Development Studies program

Gender and Development Studies

HUMAN RIGHTS

MIGRATION & WORK

GENDER ANALYSIS

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NRM

Natural Resources Management program

Natural Resources Management

ENVIRONMENT

MANAGEMENT

TECHNOVATION

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UEM

Urban Environmental Management program

Urban Environmental Management

URBAN SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY

NATURAL AND HUMAN INTERACTIONS

STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT

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RRDP

Regional and Rural Development Planning program

Regional and Rural Development Planning

POVERTY

PLANNING

GOVERNANCE

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DPMM

Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management program

Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

RISK-KNOWLEDGE NETWORKING

NATURE-BASED RESILIENCE

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ESD

One-Year Professional Master's in 

Environment and Sustainable Development program

Environment and Sustainable Development

PROFESSIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

TRANDISPLINARY

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USPD

One-Year Master's in

Urban Sustainability Planning and Design program

Urban Sustainability Planning and Design

SYSTEMS PLANNING AND DESIGN

SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES

EXCHANGES AND PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

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Summer Course

Offered in May - June.

These courses are intensive application-oriented courses designed

Summer Course

SHORT COURSE

INTENSIVE

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Get in Touch

Find us at the office

Department of Development & Sustainability
Room S202, Academic Building School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology P.O.Box 4  58 Moo 9, Km 42, Paholyothin Highway,
Khlong Luang, Pathumthani, 12120 THAILAND

Give us a ring

Tel: (+66) 2524 6387; (+66) 2524 5668
(Mon - Fri, 7:30-16:30 (GMT+07:00))
Fax: (+66) 2524 6431
Email: ds-hod@ait.ac.th

Contact Us

Professor Kyoko Kusakabe
Gender, Migration and Work
Professor, Department Head
Department of Development and Sustainability

Program: Gender and Development Studies

Email: kyokok@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-6131

Room Number: W251, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Gender, Migration and Work

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Professor Nophea Sasaki
Forest and Carbon Management
Professor

Program: Natural Resources Management

Email: nopheas@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5778

Room Number: E119, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Forest and Carbon Management

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Professor Rajendra P. Shrestha
Land-climate Change, Ecosystem
Professor

Program: Natural Resources Management

Email: rajendra@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5602

Room Number: W209, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Land-climate Change, Ecosystem

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Asst.Prof. Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen
Sociology of the Environment
Assistant Professor
Chair, Environment and Sustainable Development

Program: Environment and Sustainable Development, Regional and Rural Development Planning

Email: phuoclai@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-6670

Room Number: W249, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Sociology of the Environment
Asst.Prof. Takuji W. Tsusaka
Poverty and Natural Resources
Assistant Professor
Chair

Program: Natural Resources Management

Email: takuji@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66)2-254-5585

Room Number: E214, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Poverty and Natural Resources

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Asst.Prof. Sylvia Szabo
Climate-sensitive development, demography
Assistant Professor

Program: Regional and Rural Development Planning

Email: sylviaszabo@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5696

Room Number: E201, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Climate-sensitive development, demography
Asst.Prof. Sohee Minsun Kim
Risk-sensitive Urban Planning
Assistant Professor

Program: Urban Environmental Management

Email: skim@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66)2-254-5619

Room Number: E106, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Risk-sensitive Urban Planning
Asst.Prof. Joyee S. Chatterjee
Media, Health, Gender, Culture
Assistant Professor
Chair

Program: Gender And Development Studies

Email: joyeec@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66)2-254-5671

Room Number: W253, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Media, Health, Gender, Culture
Assoc.Prof. Philippe Doneys
Politics, Human Rights, Migration Policies and Gender
Associate
Chair, Development and Sustainability

Program: Development and Sustainability, Gender And Development Studies

Email: philippe@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66)2-254-5673

Room Number: W257, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Politics, Human Rights, Migration Policies and Gender

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Asst.Prof. Indrajit Pal
Risk Governance, Risk Reduction
Assistant Professor
Chair

Program: Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management

Email: indrajit-pal@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-6428

Room Number: E209, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Risk Governance, Risk Reduction

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Assoc.Prof. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad
International Development
Associate Professor
Chair

Program: Regional And Rural Development Planning

Email: morshed@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5664

Room Number: E203, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
International Development

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Assoc.Prof. Vilas Nitivattananon
Urban Infrastructure / Systems
Associate Professor
Chair, UEM and USPD

Program: Urban Environmental Management, Urban Sustainability Planning and Design

Email: vilasn@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5601

Room Number: E103, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Urban Infrastructure / Systems

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