Austrian Institute of Technology unveils Smart City vision for AITs collaboration

General Press Releases Friday March 20, 2015 17:06
Bangkok--20 Mar--Asian Institute of Technology
Austrian Institute of Technology has shared it’s Smart City vision and sought partnership from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to work in urban areas in Southeast Asia.

In a presentation delivered at AIT on 10 March 2015, Ms. Sandra Schneider of International Business Development, Austrian Institute of Technology stated that the Smart City vision offers maximum quality of life to its inhabitants, while simultaneously working on social acceptance of the concept. It also seeks to improve safety and security, and focusses on clean environment and ecology.

Accompanied by Mr. Stephan Spazier, Commercial Attaché, Austrian Embassy in Thailand, the duo sought AIT’s expertise and participation in collaborative projects between the two institutes, which also share the same acronym.

The Austrian Institute of Technology AIT, Technology is a governmental owned Austrian research and development institute that comprises of five departments of Energy, Mobility, Health & Environment, Safety and Security, and Innovation Systems. It works in close collaboration with industry and customers from public institutions. Ms. Schneider added that they have worked extensively in Indonesia, and they are keen to work in cities in Southeast Asia.

AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai spoke about the contribution of Austria to AIT, adding that the institute would welcome faculty and scientists from the Austrian Institute of Technology.

Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut, Vice President for Research; Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal and Dr. Sohee Minsun Kim of School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD); Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Consulting; Dr. Gabrielle Groves, Head, External Relations and Communications Office (ERCO); Ms. Narumon Wangnai of AIT Extension; and Md. Zia Islam, Senior Academic Officer, School of Management also participated in the meeting.

Photo Caption: Mr. Stephan Spazier (left) and Ms. Sandra Schneider.

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