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New charter internationalises Asian Institute of Technology
After the signing ceremony, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened the AIT Charter to countries and intergovernmental organizations for signing and endorsement, a process which would lead to the eventual grant of the status of an intergovernmental organization to AIT.
Signing the charter were: Cambodia, India, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Timor Leste, Vietnam and the United Nations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposed to the Thai cabinet that intergovernmental recognition for AIT would boost Thailand’s claim as a hub of international
organizations and center of higher learning in the region, and that AIT would also serve as a nexus to promote joint-cooperation among other countries in higher education and research and development in science and technology.
The Asian Institute of Technology promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research
and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top universities in the world.
Recognized for its multinational, multi-cultural ethos, the Institute operates as a self-contained international community at its campus located 40 km (25 miles) north of Bangkok, Thailand.
Besides the usual labs and academic buildings, the main campus includes housing, sports, and medical facilities, a conference center, and a library with more than 230,000 volumes and 830 print and online periodicals.
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