SPS sign an MoU with Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand The formal agreement to award the scholarship was signed on 28 June 2013 by Managing Director of SPS Global Corporation, Dr. Soontorn Piromsartkoon, and the AIT Acting President, Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai. Besides the scholarship, the company is besides exploring internship opportunities for students of AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET) and SERD.
Dr. Soontorn, who graduated from with a Master’s from Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM) program in 2012 stated that it was a very special day for SPS Global. Describing it as “a milestone in the history of SPS Global”, Dr. Soontorn said the company is very proud to partner with AIT. The MoU seeks to share knowledge and expertise between AIT and SPS Global, he added. Dr. Soontorn added that they would look into increasing the number of scholarship recipients in the future.
Welcoming the delegation from SPS Global, Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai remarked that AIT is thankful for the support. Describing the scholarship as “good news”, Prof. Worsak added that AIT needs support from the industry. Prof. Worsak stated that AIT would be happy to help SPS in return.
Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, Vice President for Academic Affairs said that the MoU would open the doors for further collaboration, and internship offers can be explored both in Thailand and overseas. He described the gesture by SPS as a “fitting and proud” moment. Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Director Fundraising and Interim Head, Alumni Affairs Office, welcomed the delegates and thanked them for their contribution.
The MoU also aims as research collaboration between AIT and SPS Global. Besides, the two will also partner is organizing promotional activities of enrolment of international students.
The delegation from SPS included Dr. Duminda Jayaranjan, Director, Research, Development and Investments; Dr. Thammanit Waraporn, Honorary Adviser; Mr. Somsak Aumproad, General Manager (Operations- Local projects); and Ms. Sukumaporn Boriraj, Board Secretary.
Dr. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Dean, SERD; Dr. Barbara Igel, Dean, School of Management (SOM); Dr. Sangam Shrestha, Associate Dean SET; Mr. Zakir Hossain, Head, Agriculture, Resources and Environment, AIT Extension; Ms. Wannapa Pliansri, Coordinator, External Relations and Communications Office (ERCO); Ms. Sarina Pradhan Thapa, Program Officer, SERD; Ms. Lakmini Wickrama Adittiya of AIT Fundraising Office; and Ms. Wilailuk Yooprem, administrative Officer, ERCO.