KURITA Scholarships for NRM for August 2017 Intake

Deadline: 21 April 2017

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) is a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation under the Japanese Law. KWEF was established on 12 March 1997 aiming to contribute to the development of new technologies of water conservation and environmental protection. KWEF has approved with its research grant program indented to support academic researchers in such field of technologies.

Master Degree for August 2017 Intake in the following fields:

Water Engineering and Management (WEM), School of Engineering and Technology (SET)

Environmental Engineering and Management ( EEM), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)

Natural Resources Management (NRM), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Selection Criteria

Nationalities: All Asian Countries

Applicant with physical impediment is encouraged to apply

Applicant must fulfill the AIT Entry Requirements:

Four years of undergraduate degree or equivalent;

Two letters of recommendations;

English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL (Computer based: 210 or iTOEF: 76) or IELTS: 6 (writing and overall) or AIT-EETscore of 6 or equivalent

Kurita Scholarship covers the tuition and registration fees, provides bursary and accommodation allowances, medical insurance, visa renewal fee, research grant, and round trip air ticket fare from home country. In addition, the selected candidates may have opportunity to join a short term internship at Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Japan during their study at AIT.

Apply for admission at AIT to be considered for this scholarship through


Application deadline: 21 April 2017

For further enquiry, please contact:

Admissions and Scholarship Unit, Office of Student Affairs at admissions@ait.asia or Office of External Relations at oexr@ait.asia

NRM Seminar Series 2017

You are cordially invited to attend an special talk, NRM Seminar Series 2017

Title: Telecouplings in the East-West Economic Corridor
Speaker: Dr. Stephen J. Leisz, Associate Professor of Geography, Colorado State University, USA.

Date: 3rd March 2017
Time: 14:00-15:00
Room: S101 SERD Building
Registration at https://goo.gl/YYv0mY

The conceptual framework of telecoupling seeks to explicitly link land changes in one place, or in a number of places, to distant, usually non-physically connected urban, and in some cases rural, locations. This conceptual framework is offered as a new way of understanding land changes; rather than viewing land-use and land-cover change through discrete land classifications that have been based on the idea of land-use as seen through rural-urban dichotomies, path dependencies and sequential land transitions, and place-based relationships. Focusing on the land-use and land-cover changes taking place along the East-West Economic Corridor that passes from Dong Ha City in Quang Tri, Vietnam, through Sepon District, Savannakhet, Laos, this presentation makes use of data gathered from fieldwork and remote sensing analysis to examine telecouplings between sending, receiving and spill-over systems on both sides of the Vietnam-Laos border.

About the Speaker
Stephen Leisz’s work is focused in the field of land change science. Through the use of remote sensing data, social science fieldwork, and GIS, he investigates the human-environment interactions that lead to land-use and ultimately land-cover changes over local and regional landscapes. His current research focus is on the way that changing livelihood systems in present day Southeast Asia influence land use and land cover changes at local and regional levels, and by extension how these changes influence ecosystem services (e.g. carbon sequestration, biodiversity) and local economies. In the past he has researched potential climate change impacts on biodiversity and human societies in Melanesia and investigated the relationship between land and natural resource tenure systems and land-use/cover changes in parts of Africa and Madagascar.

Call for Journal Papers

Dr. Nophea Sasaki, Prof. Rajendra Shrestha, and their colleagues around the world are calling for papers for a Research Topic of three participating Frontiers Journals below:

Research Topic: Tropical Forest Management and Climate Change Mitigation
Participating Journals:
Frontiers in Environmental Science
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Frontiers in Plant Science

For more information about this call and submission, please go here

World Bank Scholarships Program 2017

Steps to apply for this scholarship

Step 1: Apply for admission at AIT. Please apply here. If you apply for NRM, please state it clearly.
Step 2: Obtain admission letter from AIT
Step 3: Submit the scholarship applications and this Admission letter to World Bank.

Who is Eligible to Apply for World Bank Scholarship?

Details on eligibility criteria for each call for application are provided in that call’s application guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. no exception is made.

Broadly speaking, developing country nationals must:

. Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
. Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;
. Be in good health;
. Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
. Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
. Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJWBGSP Preferred or Partner masters degree Programs;
. Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew;

Scholarship Application Deadline: 23 Feb 2017
Please apply for admission at AIT early so that you have time to submit the necessary documents to the World Bank.
More information about the World Bank Scholarship can be founded here.

Please be informed that for August 2017 Intake, following Field of Studies of AIT (SERD and SET) are listed under the JJ/WBGSP preferred university for the scholarship. Eight programs are from SERD and 1 from SET.

1. Master’s in Agricultural Systems and Engineering (ASE)
2. Master’s in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM)
3. Master’s in Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM)
4. Master’s in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT)
5. Master’s in Gender and Development Studies (GDS)
6. Master’s in Natural Resources Management (NRM)
7. Master’s in Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP)
8. Master’s in Urban Environmental Management (UEM)
9. Master’s in Water Engineering and Management (WEM)