Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand Saida MunaTasneem has been elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok on Thursday, according to a press release of the Foreign Office issued here on Friday.
Subin Pinkayan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AIT and former Foreign Minister of Thailand, proposed the name of Bangladesh following the names of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam and other members.
Tasneem was also made the Chairperson of the newly-formed five-member 'Taskforce on Campaign for AIT Funding' which also comprises Sahas Bunditkul, Prof Emeritus and former Deputy Prime Minister and Interim Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.
Established in 1959, the AIT ranks number two among Thai universities, within the top ten among the Asian universities and within top 250 in the world rankings. Nearly 1100 Bangladeshi students have graduated in engineering, technology, environment, energy, IT, banking and management and gender studies from AIT in graduate and post-graduate and PhD studies.
In the Trustees meeting, the Bangladesh Ambassador reaffirmed the commitment of the present government of Bangladesh to engage more proactively with AIT including efforts to increase the number of Bangladeshi students in exchange and integrated graduate and post-graduate programmes between AIT and different Universities of Bangladesh.