Asian Summer School 2015

International Geoinfomatics and Sustainable Development Camp

Date : 17 – 28 August 2015 Location  : Asian Institute of Technology 

Recognizing the important role of geoinformatics to sustainable development as well as the importance of international education, Chubu University and Asian Institute of Technology have been organizing the summer school in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 successfully. Participants will attend lectures related to sustainable development in Asia, Geoinformatics (GIS, RS and etc) and its contribution to sustainable development, in order to deepen the awareness on status and issues in Asia where a rapid development is taking place, as well as on the usefulness of GIS as a tool. Participants are expected to realize rapid development and issues in Asia through site visits as well. The lectures will be conducted in English, thus students will understand the importance of English for absorbing and sharing knowledge in international environment. One of the important purposes is to foster the leadership while keeping the harmony in a group that consists of international members. Participants from other countries including AIT students will be invited. This summer school is organized in real multi-national environment.

Program leaders

Prof. Kiyoshi Honda, Chubu University

Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat, Asian Institute of Technology

Fee

1,300 (USD) for full program

800 (USD) for one week program

 (incl. all breaks, meals, field trip transportation, accommodation and training materials)

Scholarships

Limited partial fellowship support is available

Application deadline

24 July 2015

Contact

Remote Sensing and GIS, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Tel: ++6625-24-5577, E-mail: asiansummerschool@gmail.com

Organizer

Asian Institute of Technology

Chubu University

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Feed Back: Students experience in Summer School 2014

Jessica Nakagawa (Undergraduate Student 2, Comparative Culture) I learned that mapping nowadays become very easy because of these mapping (Ubiquitous GIS/Mobile GIS) and we can look for the place, the time you take to get there. In addition if we want to go in anywhere we can know because of this mapping that was created of Web services.
Mrunalini Badnakhe (Ph.D. Student 1, ICTs in Spatio-temporal issues in natural resources informatics) The topic is new and ice breaking for me as I am working in Agro-informatics lab. The importance of image processing application in agriculture added much more values to my knowledge. As per this lecture I found the new ideas for the step for future research.
  • Chhaing Hong (Undergraduate student 2, General Study)
The global concerning, global climate change! Sound incredible but it has been occurring! This lecture was focused on this and water resources management. I gained more knowledge about the climate change and some negative and positive of this. One more about the water resources management, how to get and use properly the water in many types. This topic was interesting to me.
  • Mari Takazawa (Master Student 1,Bioscience and Biotechnology)My major is analytical chemistry in environment. So I had thought my study is far from human health. But today’s lectures changed me. The air and water contamination have related for human health I think. So I was surprised that is relating animal, culture and distance.

Previous field visit and activities