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05 Apr 2011
Land once used for shrimp farming in Thailand has been rehabilitated by the planting of Nipa Palm trees. The project, initiated by a researcher at Prince of Songkla University, has shown that the trees can give high yields of sugar which can be converted into alcohol and used as an alternative energy source.
25 Mar 2011
Chiang Mai University invites the submission of papers in response to its Annual 11th SEAAIR (South East Asian Association for Institutional Research) conference. Submissions may be on any topic related to university social responsibility. The abstract submission deadline is July 15th, 2011.
11 Oct 2010
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boonsom Siribumrungsukha , PSU president, revealed that at present the three southern border provinces are facing a serious lack of professional legal authorities with expertise in Islamic law.
21 Sep 2010
Songklanagarind Hospital has won one gold and two silver medals in Kaizen Suggestion System Category, Thailand Kaizen Award 2010.
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28 Jul 2010
Mr. Pipat Soisook, a researcher at Bat Research Unit, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University revealed that the research team of PSU Bat Research Unit had found a new species of Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus beddomei) in Phachi River Wildlife conservation area.
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05 Jul 2010
Developing educational quality of Thailand and Russia.
28 Jun 2010
A recent study by Thai Research Fund (TRF) on the research output of Thai universities confirms that Thailand-based Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) excels in all engineering subject areas that it offers.
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28 Jun 2010
“Prince of Songkla University” was granted a petty patent for a biodiesel test process using only a microwave oven as the main equipment, making it economical in terms of money and time (only 15 minutes for the result to come out).
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28 Jun 2010
Dr. C. Swennen, Mr. Somsak Buatip and the Local Learning Network of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus have discovered the world’s latest sea slug.
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28 Jun 2010
Prof. Dr. Saowapa Angsupanich and a research team from the Department of Aquatic Science, Faculty of Natural Resources have found 2 new species of amphipod or shrimp-like animal in Songkhla Lake soil sediment.
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10 May 2010
The National Innovation Agency (NIA) recognizes an innovation by Prince of Songkla University, the PSU-Carpal Tunnel Retractor developed by Asst. Prof. Sunton Wongsiri, MD., Assoc. Prof. Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich, MD., Asst. Prof. Sitichok Anantaseri, MD., Porames Suwanno, MD., Varah Yuenyongviwat, MD., and Ekkarin Wongsiri
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10 May 2010
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of H.M. the King have awarded the 2009 NSTDA New Generation Technologist to Asst. Prof. Jesada Wannasin.
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10 May 2010
Prince of Songkla University has studied the death of mussels farmed in Amphoe Kantang, Trang Province and found that it was caused by stress and weaknesses resulted from sudden environmental changes and suggested reducing the number of the mussels and the size of the rafts to sustain the balance of nature.
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05 May 2010
This application is for the “surgical visual field enhancer apparatus”
30 Jul 2009
BANGKOK, Jul 30 - Reflecting the fact that ethnic diversity is a central characteristic of all the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries, ethnographic collections are relatively common, with the exception of Cambodia where museums mainly focus on archaeological artifacts and on experiences of war.
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14 Jul 2009
"Changing Borders" contains the work produced by 16 journalists from Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam as part of their fellowship under the sixth cycle of the Imaging Our Mekong media programme (2007-08).
02 Apr 2009
IPS Asia-Pacific is looking for an editor to oversee editorial production for the region. Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand
20 Feb 2009
The Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, with support from Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has launched in February 2009 a small grants competition program to tackle bio-innovation and its social and policy implications for poverty alleviation in the Asian Region.
16 Jan 2009
In the Asia Media Forum this week - Journos Vow to Carry on Slain Editor's Legacy, 'Sunday Leader' Pays Tribute to Murdered Journalist, Israeli Attacks on Gaza Escape Global Media Scrutiny, Corporate Fraud Needs a More Vigilant Media, Global Group Launches Safety Service, Code for Journos
09 Jan 2009
Also in Asia Media Forum this week - Singapore Gov’t on Facebook – Reaching Out or More Control?, Outrage, Helplessness at Editor's Murder, Can Google Save the Print Media?, Al Jazeera English Beats Israel Ban on Gaza Coverage, China Purges Cyberspace of Porn and 41 Journalists Killed in 2008
27 Dec 2008
Other news from the Asia Media Forum include: Thai Censors on the Prowl Again - Activists; Journalists Protest Maoist Attack via Blank Editorials; How Journalists Can Help Enhance Religious Tolerance; A Killing Puzzle: The Life and Death of a Radio Block-Timer
19 Dec 2008
Also in the Asia Media Forum: Western Media Slip Up in Mumbai Attack Reportage; Iraqi Journo's Infamous Shoes Destroyed; China Blocks Websites Anew; Killing of Journalists Continue in the Philippines; 'Foreign Coverage of Thai Crisis Distorted'; No Beating Around the Bush for Iraqi Journalist
12 Dec 2008
Highlights from the Asia Media Forum include Thailand Bans 'The Economist', LEBANON: New Provocative Magazine Defies Norms, INDIA/PAKISTAN: Hoax Call Hyped by Media - Get Hostilities to Brink, Corruption in the Eyes of a Young Journo and Media Complicity in Mumbai Terror
18 Jul 2008
NY, USA - In his four-minute address to the 54-member Council on 1 July, President Irandoust presented AIT as a success story in relation to ongoing sustainable development work in Asia.
16 Jul 2008
AIT, Thailand - The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) invites applications for postdoctoral fellows or research associates in their thematic research area of Climate Change and Sustainable Development.
21 Apr 2008
Nakhon Phanom University, Thailand is please to announce the establishment of International Aviation College
17 Feb 2008
Applications are invited for post-doctoral research fellowships under the Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications (SEA-UEMA) project.
11 Jan 2008
Local governments should start taking action now and begin implementing climate change adaptation and mitigation policies to cushion the impact of climate change, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said during a video-conference held on November 2, 2007 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
12 Dec 2007
Recommend roadmap based on flexible, universally compatible technologies for good governance and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Events

06 Aug 2008
AIT, Bangkok, Thailand - ESCC 2008 is envisioned to continue, support, and encourage the world’s attention to the very pressing global issues of energy security and climate change.
28 Oct 2008
The Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications (SEA-UEMA) Project at the Asian Institute of Technology, in cooperation with the Chiang Mai Municipality and Mae Fah Luang University, will hold the International Conference on Sustainable Urban Environmental Practices on October 28-31, 2008.
24 Mar 2008
The ASEAN Roundtable aims to create awareness and bring together high level decision makers, experts, policy makers and representatives from civil society to deliberate on the challenges South East Asian countries face in achieving the eight Millenium Development Goals (MDG).
05 Jan 2009
While technical sessions will include topics on both developed and developing countries, much of the focus of this conference will be on water resources and the environment in developing countries, especially in Asia and Africa. The emphasis will be focused on global effect of regional issues and solutions.
03 Mar 2008
The Nonthaburi Municipality, Thailand, in cooperation with the Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications Project at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), will organize a half-day policy workshop to help local stakeholders address air pollution problems and global warming issues caused by burning agricultural waste.
17 Mar 2008
The Thailand Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS) at the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, in association with Asian Concrete Construction Institute (ACCI) and Thai Concrete Association (TCA) is organizing a seminar on " Recycling for Sustainable Construction ".
22 Dec 2007
A total of over 1300 presentations, 122 oral as well as interactive sessions, plenary sessions, technical sessions and numerous lectures attempted to address the theme of “Touching Humanity- Space for Improving Quality of Life”. The theme reflected the growing potential of space to contribute to human welfare across the globe.
16 Oct 2007
AIT’s Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab) to host a 3-day workshop on the theme of "Internet Crime: Prevention, Detection and Investigation"
27 Nov 2007
The Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC) 2007 is scheduled to be held on 27-29 November 2007 at the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort Hotel in Phuket, Thailand and is co-organized by Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab), AIT, Thailand and the WIDE Project, Japan. Theme: "Internet for Sustainable Communication"
03 Dec 2007
The Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE) is organizing its International Agricultural Engineering Conference (IAEC) – 2007 to be held from December 3 - 6, 2007 at AIT.
26 Sep 2007
AIT’s EPSM/Energy Field of Study is organizing a training workshop on "Biofuel Technology and Management," from 26-28 September 2007, at the AIT Conference Center.
12 Dec 2007
The Greater Mekong Subregion Academic and Research Network (GMSARN) will organize the second GMSARN International Conference 2007 on "Sustainable Development: Issues and Prospects for the Greater Mekong Subregion", to be held on 12-14 December 2007 at the Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand.
21 Nov 2007
The Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications (SEA-UEMA) Project, in cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, will hold the International Conference on Air Quality Management in Southeast Asia on November 21 to 23, 2007.
12 Nov 2007
The Centre for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) Institute for Gender, Governance & Leadership invites interested parties to attend the 8th "Making Governance Gender Responsive (MGGR)" training on Nov. 12 to 19 in Manila, Philippines.
24 Oct 2006
The objective is for the protein researchers to keep abreast with this rapidly growing area, and to promote exchange of knowledge and expertise among the protein researchers in Thailand.
02 Oct 2006
The field of bioinformatics has been a major part of drug discovery, with a key role in validating drug targets. This objective of this course is to introduce the participants to the current genomic information of insect vectors and to promote applications of bioinformatics and post-genomic tools in molecular entomology research.
18 Sep 2006
The aims of the initiative are to strengthen research capability of scientists in endemic countries and to promote application of bioinformatics in tropical diseases research.
12 Nov 2006
Theme: Development and modern scientific technology of traditional medicine and natural health products.
05 Jun 2006
Sample of abstract:“Healers use a variety of material medica including plants, animals and minerals. There were 363 species/types recorded for treating 91 health conditions.” The annual meeting of the Society of Economic Botanists will bring together the current research in this important and interesting field
19 Sep 2005
Training course on "Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics of Insect Vectors of Human Diseases"
03 Oct 2005
Training Course on Bioinformatics Applied to Tropical Diseases in Southeast Asia
15 Nov 2005
The focus of our conference theme will be " STI/HIV: Multidisciplinary Approaches - East Meets West".

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Giants in history

The first Thai woman to receive a degree in medicine, Margaret Lin Xavier (29 May 1898 – 6 December 1932), is best remembered for her compassion towards her less privileged patients.
Thai physician and conservationist Boonsong Lekagul (1907 – 1992) made major contributions to the preservation of his country’s wildlife.
Rapee Sagarik (4 December 1922 – 17 February 2018) was Thailand’s renowned expert on orchids.
Rampa Rattanarithikul is a Thai entomologist who is a leading expert on mosquitoes. Rattanarithikul began her scientific career as a technician collecting mosquito specimens for the United States Operations Mission (USOM) malaria control program. Throughout her career, she discovered 23 species and officially described 13 others.