DPMM/DDS Students Participated in the International Summer School

5 AIT students attend the International Summer School on “Geo-informatics Serves the Belt and Road” between August 18 – 24, 2019.

Five AIT students participated in Summer school on “Geo-informatics Serves the Belt and Road” organized by the School of Geoscience and Info-Physics of the Central South University of China. Participating students were Nattapon Trumikaborworn (DPMM/DDS), Ranadheer Mandadi, Hasan Reaz Kallol (DPMM/DDS), Afsana Shahid, and Gautam Dadhich.

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On the path to climate action

Why self-reflection is critical for Bangladesh

A major challenge of extremely vulnerable households is that they have lost their land to natural calamities. PHOTO: ICCCAD.NET

Firdaus Ara Hussain and Mokbul Morshed Ahmad

Through the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling upon global leaders to come to New York with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has responded to the call of Secretary-General Guterres, and Bangladesh will join the summit being one of the country members of Track No 6 on resilience and adaptation.

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DDS Academic Calendar for August 2019 Semester

Academic Calendar and Activities for August 2019 Semester Welcome new students Please prepare yourself by reading (download) this instruction below. Admission GuidelineGUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS OFFERED ADMISSION Download Department of Development and SustainabilityTentative Timetable & Courses offered August 2019 Download Instruction for AllocatingAccommodation to new Students Download 1 Dorm Allocation Download Read more…

UEM Alum Appointed Mayor of Kandahar City

Md. Rafi Hayat, A Master’s graduate from Urban Environmental Management (UEM, 2018)

UEM Alumni Appointed Mayor of Kandahar City

Md. Rafi Hayat, A Master’s graduate from Urban Environmental Management (UEM, 2018), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), has been appointed Mayor of Kandahar in Afghanistan.

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Ostrom Retreat 2019

Context and Background

Elinor Ostrom received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for her research proving how the commons are vital to the world based on the rhetoric of the “tragedy of the commons”, which focused on private property and centralization as ways to protect finite resources from depletion. She turned over the “conventional wisdom” by validating by what means local resources could be effectively managed by commons without ruling by central government or privatization. Ostrom identified 8 design principles for how common-pool resources could be governed sustainably and equitably in a community. Similarly, the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework summarizes the ways that institutions function and adjust over time. The framework observes institutions to be created by humans whereby individual choices made render consequences of particular choices made. This is one of a “multi-level conceptual map” that may offer to study a specific hierarchical section of interactions made in a system. The part of the framework includes action arena identification, formed through interactions between actors and actor situations. 

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AIT Once Again Comes Out Top in International Orientation

AIT’s performance in U-Mulitrank: The longer the ray in the Sunburst, the better the performance.

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) maintained its top position, with six perfect scores in the category International Orientation, according to the latest rankings released by U-Multirank on 4 June 2019. This is the third consecutive year that AIT has maintained its top position.

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