The President of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand Dr. Eden Woon paid a visit to Northwestern Polytechnical University（NPU）for its 80th anniversary. His brief visit included participating in the Presidents Forum, meeting with Secretary Zhang Wei of NPU and other dignitaries.
On the afternoon of October 14, 2018, at the meeting held at the International Conference Center of NPU Youyi Campus, Secretary Zhang Wei met with President Eden Woon of AIT. Present at the meeting were Assistant to the President of NPU Prof. Yang Yixin, and Zhang Kaifu, Director of Student Affairs office of NPU. Other related personnel also attended the meeting which was hosted by Prof. Zhang Fuli, Deputy Director of Office of International Cooperation, NPU.
On behalf of NPU, Secretary Zhang Wei first extended a warm welcome to Dr. Eden Woon. Since 2016, the two universities have signed several cooperation agreements.They have paid each other visits many times and have achieved a benign interaction and cooperation. Secretary Zhang Wei noted that NPU hopes to further deepen its cooperation with the AIT, enhance the strength of both sides and improve the international reputation.
President Eden Woon of AIT was very grateful to NPU for its warm reception and congratulated it on its 80th anniversary. He mentioned that NPU is an important partner of AIT. The students of the two universities participate in each other’s winter and summer camps. President Woon believes that the two sides should further deepen cooperation, promote and implement the previous NPU-AIT Ph.D. Scholarship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cooperation and other projects to achieve a win-win situation.
The two sides not only reached a consensus on co-cultivating doctors, student exchanges, cooperation between teachers, but also expressed their eagerness to begin the implementation of the agreement reached. The meeting ended in a pleasant atmosphere.
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), founded in 1959, is an international institution for higher education in Bangkok, Thailand. It specializes in engineering, advanced technologies, sustainable development, and management and planning. AIT has been in cooperation with NPU since October 2016.
A review of the cooperation between the two universities in recent years:
1. On October 11, 2016, Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, former President of the AIT, visited NPU and signed a cooperation agreement.
2. On September 13, 2017, Secretary Zhang Wei visited the AIT and agreed to jointly establish an NPU-AIT Ph.D. scholarship and signed an innovation and entrepreneurship cooperation agreement.
3. On September 26, 2017, Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, former President of the AIT, visited NPU again.
4. From November 13th to 16th, 2017, Assistant to the President of NPU Yang Yixin led a delegation to the AIT to participate in the International Forum on Education for Rural Transformation (IFERT) and met with the former President, Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai. Four NPU students participated in the IFERT Youth Forum.
5. From December 28, 2017 to January 12, 2018, ten students from the AIT participated in the first winter school of NPU.
6. From January 29th to February 2nd, 2018, the first batch of six student cadres of NPU visited the AIT.
7. In July 2018, three students from NPU attended the AIT Summer Camp.
（Li Donghong，Sun Wubin ）