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Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai
28 December 2015
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At a colorful ceremony attended by 
the diplomatic corps, the SEATO 
Graduate School of Engineering was 
inaugurated by H....
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Prof. Thomas Evans was greeted by H.E. Pote Sarasin on arrival
at Bangkok, 1959, to launch the Graduate School of Engine...
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“Some critics believed the Pote Sarasin
and the USA dream was simply an
experiment that could not succeed and the
new s...
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Dr Thanat Khoman
(RTG Foreign Min)
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On February 14, 1973, H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej opened the new AIT 
campus in Klong Luang District, Pathumthani Provinc...
Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. General Prem Tinasulanonda is welcomed
by AIT President, Prof. Robert B. Banks and Vice P...
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At AIT Day 2010
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AIT Board Chairs : Top – Puey Ungphakorn (1968‐73), 
Oscar Mapua (1973‐75). Bottom – Thanat Khoman
(1975‐96), and M.L. Bir...
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AIT Presidents : Top – Charas Suwanwela (1998‐1999), J.L.
Armand (1999‐2004), and Mario Tabucanon (2005).
Bottom – Said...
AIT Hall of Fame
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Acknowledgements. Most photos were reproduced  from the Final Report to USAID: “The 
Asian Institut...
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Faces of AIT heritage 2015

  1. 1. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai 28 December 2015 1 2
  2. 2. At a colorful ceremony attended by  the diplomatic corps, the SEATO  Graduate School of Engineering was  inaugurated by H.E. Field Marshall  Sarit Thanrat, Prime Minister of  Thailand, on September 8, 1959. 3 4
  3. 3. 5 Prof. Thomas Evans was greeted by H.E. Pote Sarasin on arrival at Bangkok, 1959, to launch the Graduate School of Engineering.6
  4. 4. 7 8
  5. 5. 9 10
  6. 6. 11 12
  7. 7. 13 “Some critics believed the Pote Sarasin and the USA dream was simply an experiment that could not succeed and the new school would become a part of Chulalongkorn University. There was no precedent for such an institute anywhere in the world.” 14
  8. 8. 15 Dr Thanat Khoman (RTG Foreign Min) 16
  9. 9. 17 18
  10. 10. 19 20
  11. 11. 21 22
  12. 12. 23 24
  13. 13. On February 14, 1973, H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej opened the new AIT  campus in Klong Luang District, Pathumthani Province.  25 Their Majesties were guided by the Board Chair Puey Ungphakorn and  President Milton E. Bender to view the new facilities of the new AIT campus. 26
  14. 14. Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. General Prem Tinasulanonda is welcomed by AIT President, Prof. Robert B. Banks and Vice President for Development, Prof. Ricardo P. Pama on his visit to AIT in September 1980. 27 28
  15. 15. 29 30
  16. 16. 31 At AIT Day 2010 32
  17. 17. AIT Board Chairs : Top – Puey Ungphakorn (1968‐73),  Oscar Mapua (1973‐75). Bottom – Thanat Khoman (1975‐96), and M.L. Birabhongse Kasemsri (1996‐2000) 33 AIT Board Chairs : Top – Anand Punyarachun (2000‐2006), Tej Bunnag (2006‐2012). Bottom – Nopadol Gunavibool (2012‐2013), and Subin Pinkayan (2013‐present) 34
  18. 18. 35 AIT Presidents : Top – Charas Suwanwela (1998‐1999), J.L. Armand (1999‐2004), and Mario Tabucanon (2005). Bottom – Said Irandoust (2005‐2013), and Worsak Kanok‐ Nukulchai (2013‐present) 36
  19. 19. AIT Hall of Fame 37 38 Acknowledgements. Most photos were reproduced  from the Final Report to USAID: “The  Asian Institute of Development – Creation and Development”, by Maurice L. Albertson.  Wallace E. Peterson, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, June 1975.

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