Life experience as a Thai representative in YSEALI Professional Fellowship 2022: Story by Kansiree Kanjanatanee

During the Intersem 2022, I had the opportunity to participate in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program 2022 (YSEALI PFP 2022), Cycle 1 on the theme of Governance and Society in the U.S. for six weeks with almost a hundred fellows from ASEAN and Timor Leste. To achieve the goal of emerging leaders from Southeast Asia and gain professionally relevant fellowship experiences, YSEALI PFP provided a chance for me to work in the tourism government organization “Explore St.Louis,” where I could learn how they drive the economy and society of St.Louis county sustainably by tourism. I could know more about the American working culture, environment, system, and management. Furthermore, I also talked with the city’s tourism operators, such as Missouri Botanical Garden, Forest Park Forever, St.Louis Aquarium, and Great Rivers Greenways, to examine sustainability policies and operations, including how they connect urbanization to people and the environment and exchanging ideas on supporting sustainable tourism between Thailand and the United States.

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DPMM Student selected as the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) Fellow

Mr. Ganesh Dhungana, a doctoral candidate in Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management (DPMM) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), has been selected as the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) Fellow by the Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom. The SSHAP fellowship supports future leaders in social science to apply their knowledge in humanitarian emergencies in locally relevant ways. 

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Interview: Overseas Students Give the Thumbs Up to AIT’s Organizational Quarantine

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, any person who qualifies to enter Thailand must undergo a 14-day period of self-quarantine. Since September 2020, AIT has been accommodating incoming overseas students’ entry into the country at its official Organizational Quarantine (OQ) facility. As of 1 January 2021, 143 students had taken advantage of the OQ. The Gazette spoke to some students about their experiences.

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DDS Student present on International Conference on Nation-Building 2019 at the Development of a High Income Nation on November 26-27, 2019, Malaysia

Ms.Chitralada Chaiya (PhD in RRDP/DDS) presented on “The International Conference on Nation Building 2019: The Development of a High Income Nation” on November 26-27, 2019, Malaysia She presented in the topic “20 years Educational Reform of Thailand: Crisis or Exit of the Quality Assurance Polity in Higher Education” In this conference is aimed at creating international cooperation in economic, social, political and educational. The conference was attended by a large number of national and international leaders.

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Ms. Way Way Hlaing (RRDP Student) is the winner of the AIT Students’ Blog Contest

“Each and Every Moment is Special”

Ms. Way Way Hlaing is the winner of the AIT Students’ Blog Contest (January 2019) semester. Her blog post titled “Each and Every Moment is Special” can be read here:https://www.ait.ac.th/2019/03/every-moment-special/

Ms. Way Way Hlaing is a student of Regional and Rural Development Program in our School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD).

The second prize goes to Treza Theint of the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), while Samudhbha Sharma from SERD wins the third prize.
Congratulations to our winners! We wish to thank M.L. Thanisa Choombala, Interim Director of AIT’s Language Center for evaluating the entries.

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Congratulations to Ms.Veena N. for receiving the best paper award at GAF7

A presentation by Ms.Veena N., a PhD GDS student with her advisor, Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe, as co-author, was awarded the Best Paper Award at GAF7 (the 7th Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries: Expanding the Horizons).

Veena is a doctoral student of Gender and Development Studies in the Department of Development and Sustainability in AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development.

The title of this article was “Migrant Women’s Strategies to Cope with Exploitative Employment Practices in Thai Seafood Sector: A Case Study from Rayong and Trat”

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Congratulations to Mr.Rajan Parajuli for receiving the Elsevier Atlas Award for December 2017

Elsevier Atlas Award for December 2017

An article written by Rajan Parajuli, a GDS PhD student with his advisor, Dr. Philippe Doneys, as co-author, was awarded the Elsevier Atlas Award for December 2017

Rajan is a doctoral student of Gender and Development Studies in the Department of Development and Sustainability in AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development. The article was coauthored by Rajan with his advisor Dr. Philippe Doneys, who serves as an Associate Professor at AIT.

Atlas was launched by Elsevier in January 2015 to showcase research that is of significant impact to people’s lives around the world. Every month, a single Atlas article is selected from published research from across over 3,800 journals on Science Direct by an external advisory board made up of individuals from NGOs. The panelists review the contribution to science and society, and analyze the societal impact of the article.

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