Nepal and AIT to strengthen cooperationNepali ambassador to Thailand visited Asian Institute of Technologyin Bangkok on Sunday to discuss ways for advancing a stronger, mutually beneficial relationship between Nepal and the internationalinstitute.
Nepali ambassador to Thailand visited Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok on Sunday to discuss ways for advancing a stronger, mutually beneficial relationship between Nepal and the international institute.
Keen to understand AIT’s activities after assuming his diplomatic mission in January this year, Ambassador Nath Adhikari held meetings with the AIT president as well as Nepali faculty members and students, said a statement issued by the Nepali Embassy in Thailand.
The ambassador stressed that he would like to see a larger number of students from Nepal enrolled at AIT. Calling on AIT President Prof Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai at a meeting also attended by senior administration officials, the ambassador expressed his thanks on behalf of the embassy and the people of Nepal for AIT’s financial, technical and humanitarian response to the April 2015 earthquake disaster.
The president, in turn, congratulated the ambassador on the recent enshrinement
of Nepal’s recently promulgated constitution. Worsak also emphasised the ample ties that bind AIT with Nepal in terms of academics, research, outreach and human capital. Briefed on details of Nepal’s historical engagement with the institute, highlighted by the fact that six percent of AIT’s 21,000-plus alumni hail
from Nepal, the diplomat, who is also a member of the AIT Board of trustees, invited suggestions for increasing the number of Nepali students attending AIT.
Worsak agreed to try to strengthen and increase engagement between AIT and Nepal across academics, research, capacity building and expert solutions.
Specifically, he asked Nepal to support the institute by seconding faculty from top universities to teach and conduct research at AIT.
The ambassador followed with a request of financial support for student fellowships, as a means to partially subsidise students’ tuition fees.