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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, multicultural ethos, the Institute operates as a self-contained international community located 40km (25 miles) north of downtown Bangkok, Thailand.

Besides the usual labs and academic buildings, the main campus includes housing, sports, medical facilities, a conference center, and a library with over 230,000 volumes and 830 print and online periodicals.

AIT will strive to become a leading and unique regional multicultural institution of higher learning, offering state of the art education, research, and training in technology, management, and societal development.

The mission of AIT in the context of the emerging environment is "to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy."

Guided by the above clear, timeless vision and mission, the dedicated students, faculty, and staff of AIT are set to steer the Institute along its path of becoming:

  • A trailblazer in advanced education in the region, with leadership in IT and new types of multidisciplinary programs
  • An exemplary institution, with an emphasis on academic quality in terms of courses and other aspects of the operation
  • A leader in professional development programs
  • A hub for the implementation of regional and transnational research projects, and a research facility for academic professionals. A nexus for networking with other academic and research institutions in the region and the world
  • A model international citizen
  • A collaborator and partner of national postgraduate institutions
  • A financially viable, self-sustaining institution can draw support from donors the private sector and individuals, with good governance and strong leadership
  • A reliable partner to its alumni, who are principal stakeholders through the AIT Alumni Association (AITAA)


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