Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants announces additional scholarship for AIT

General Press Releases Thursday June 29, 2017 14:32
Bangkok--29 Jun--Asian Institute of Technology

Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants (E-JEC), Japan has announced the grant of a scholarship for a student to pursue a Master's degree at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The scholarship will be open to a qualified student from Myanmar, Sri Lanka or the Philippines, to study either Geotechnical Engineering or Structural Engineering at AIT.

This is in addition to the scholarship announced by E-JEC in 2014, which was meant for students enrolled in either Structural Engineering or Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management. Since then, one E-JEC scholarship recipient has already graduated from AIT in 2017.

The new scholarship is an additional provision to the earlier Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that was signed by the AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, and E-JEC President, Mr. Yuji Kotani in September 2014.

Mr. Akira Hagiwara, Head of International Department, E-JEC; Mr. Taisuke Odera, Bangkok Office Representative; and Ms. Narumon Thongkhaw, Coordinator, E-JEC, Bangkok, visited AIT on 22 June 2017 to finalize and handover the new scholarship papers to AIT. They met with Mr. Shawn Kelly and Ms. Sumana Shrestha of the Office of External Relations, The delegates also called upon Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, AIT's Vice President for Administration.

Photo caption: From left are Mr. Akira Hagiwara, Head of International Department, E-JEC; Mr. Taisuke Odera, Bangkok Office Representative, E-JEC; and Ms. Narumon Thongkhaw, Coordinator, E-JEC, Bangkok.

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