Cambodia’s Sopheap Sreng is a first recipient of the Xulhaz Mannan Inclusive Development Award conferred by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for his commitment to the inclusion of marginalized populations in USAID’s development efforts. He currently is a Gender and Project Design Specialist with USAID Cambodia.(more…)
Dr. Punam Yadav, an alumnus of GDS, is Co-Director of the IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster at the University College London
Dr Punam Yadav is an alumnus of the Gender and Development Studies program (GDS). She studied MSc in Gender and Development at the Asian Institute of Technology between 2005 and 2007. Dr Kyoko Kusakabe was her supervisor.(more…)
RRDP Alumnus Dr. Sanaullah Panezai launches a new research journal: Journal of Geography and Social Sciences (JGSS)
Dr. Sanaullah Panezai, an RRDP Alumnus, has launched a new research journal in December 2019. The title of the journal is “Journal of Geography and Social Sciences (JGSS)”. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the JGSS. This newly launched journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes rapid publication of substantive and integrative research articles in all areas of geography and social sciences. JGSS has an International Editorial Board and uses online submission system for receiving articles.(more…)
AIT Alumna Appointed Deputy Minister in the Maldives AIT alumna Fathimath Yumna (Master’s in Gender and Development Studies, 2004) has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services, Republic of Maldives: She has previously served at the post of a consultant in the SAARC/UNWOMEN and also as Read more…
THE FUTURE OF TOURISM EDUCATION
Date: Monday 22 October, 2018
Time: 10:00– 11:30
Venue: S-101 (SERD Dean Office meeting room)
Expansion of tourism industry has brought benefits to the country’s economics both locally and nationally. Furthermore, tourism growth influences the development of more tourism degree programs worldwide. In tourism-dependent country like Thailand, higher education institutions are competing in promoting their tourism-related programs in the education market. Indeed, many tourism programs are being offered popularly in public and private institutions. The marketing campaign to attract new students become intense. While the competition is high, the challenge becomes worse with the news predicting education disruption in Thai society. Various scholars and education-based organizations are alerting educators for changes. This special talk will address some of these issues with its center on tourism education. It will also offer some ideas that tourism programs and other fields can adapt to possibly survive before becoming endangered.
“I remember the day when I really appreciate my mom the most while I am in AIT. She is illiterate. She speaks no language. She does not know what the world is. She is physically poor, but not spiritually. BUT she could manage to send me to AIT for my Read more…
Marking “International Day of Forests” on 21 March 2014 at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the competition was held under the theme “Forestry in a Changing World.”
AIT’s international graduate students won top honors against the team from King Mongkut’s University of Technology by debating the proposition: “The best way to conserve forests is to keep people out of the forests.”
The team included Cambodian doctoral student Sam Chanthy, fellow doctoral student Rehan Ul Haq of Pakistan, and master’s student Aung Kyaw Naing from Myanmar. All three are students in the Natural Resources Management field of study at the AIT School of Environment, Resources and Development. Sam Chanthy was also awarded “Best Speaker” at the debate.