Asian Institute of Technology launches UNIGIS programme

Asian Institute of Technology launches UNIGIS programme

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Bangkok, Thailand, September 12, 2007: AIT, Asian Institute of Technology has entered into an agreement with Salzburg University’s Centre for Geoinformatics to jointly deliver postgraduate diploma and MSc programmes to students across South-East Asia. This innovative online distance learning programme has been inaugurated with an orientation workshop for prospective students and new faculty on September 8th, 2007 and is now accepting applications from interested students.

Professionals from this region are now supported through Bangkok-based AIT as a highly regarded and widely acknowledged centre of excellence when pursuing their lifelong learning objectives in Geoinformatics. Along with UNIGIS International, a worldwide consortium of universities offering postgraduate GIScience qualifications via online studies, to facilitate career advancement for people already in the GIS workforce as well as attractive job options for graduates from all application disciplines.

“We are very proud to work with AIT as a partner,” says UNIGIS Salzburg director Prof Josef Strobl, “in this institution a highly qualified faculty serves an important mission of capacity building”.

Dr Nitin Tripathi from AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology emphasizes “AIT now has an opportunity to reach out to a new audience through UNIGIS@AIT, and to further enhance careers and many nations’ development prospects!”

AIT’s offering will be closely associated with UNIGIS programmes in South Asia. Regional director Dr. Shahnawaz remarks: “Today we have reached an important milestone towards making UNIGIS accessible throughout Asia”.