We are happy to announce the “2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” from 24 -25 June 2021 scheduled to be held at Asian Institute of Technology, THAILAND (In-person and Virtual) [www.disaster-sustainability.org]. The “2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” organized by the Asian Institute of Technology brings together discussion on various dimensions of higher education systems in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development. The International Symposium will focus on various dimensions of existing and future risk scenarios and concerted efforts of the scientific communities to find new adaptation methods.(more…)
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand is offering applicants to its Master and Doctoral degree programs an opportunity to qualify for generous academic scholarships. A large number of no-bond AIT Scholarships are available for students applying for postgraduate programs offered at AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET); School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD); and School of Management (SOM). As Asia’s leading international higher learning institute, the AIT Scholarships are intended to increase the number of skilled international scientists, engineers, and managers required to meet the future challenges of the emerging Asian Economic Community region and beyond.(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…)
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.(more…)
The 130th Graduation of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will be held on 14 December 2018 from 09:00-12:00 hours at the Robert B Banks Auditorium, AIT Conference Center. TENTATIVE PROGRAM 09:00 – 09:30 hrs Arrival of VIP Guests 09:30 hrs Assemble and join the Presidential Party in the Lobby Read more…
DDS would like to congratulation Professor Jayant Kumar Routray for being promoted from the bestowal of the title Emeritus Professor.
The title Emeritus Professor is conferred on AIT full Professors on retirement after continuous distinguished service. The award of the title will be conferred to those who have achieved outstanding international professional status and have made significant academic contributions to the Institute through teaching, publications and professional work.
AIT’s international graduate students won top honors on 20 March 2014 against the team from Kasetsart University by debating as the negative team on the proposition: “That climate change means we should spend more money on protecting forests.”
The competition was organized by FAO at its headquarters to mark the International Day of Forests.
Team AIT included Master’s students Ms. Katika Punbuatoom from Thailand, and Ms. Sumitra KC and Pradeep Baral from Nepal. All three are students in the Natural Resources Management (NRM) field of study at the AIT School of Environment, Resources and Development. Ms. Sumitra KC was also awarded “Best Speaker” at the debate.
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.