On 13th February 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Tripartite agreement was signed between the Asian Institute of Technology, Horizon Campus, and Siam University for the Unified Bachelor-Master Degree Program at a ceremony held at Horizon Campus, Sri Lanka.
The program provides opportunities for Sri Lankan students to undertake unified Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs at the three institutions. Prospective students will study the first three years of their Bachelor’s degree at the Horizon Campus, then proceed to Siam University, Thailand, for their final year. They will then continue for a Master’s degree program at AIT for 1.5 years, completing the unified program and gaining both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a total of 5.5 years.
“AIT and Siam University have been working in various collaborations, including the Unified Bachelor Masters Program. This agreement between three institutions is a significant milestone in our partnership, and I am confident many other activities will spring off based on MoU in the future”, said AIT President Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto.
Mr. Upul Daranagama, Chairman of Horizon Campus signed the agreement on its behalf. The event was attended by several delegates from Horizon Campus including Dr. Ajitha Wanasinghe, Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Theo Fernando, Managing Director; Prof. S.J.B.A. Jayasekera, Vice Chancellor; Prof. Sisuru Sendanayake, Dean of Faculty and Mr. Ayesh Fernando, Director. From AIT, the event was attended by Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, AIT President; Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi, Director of Special Degree Programs (SDP); Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghes, Executive Director of the Office of Advancement & Alumni Affairs (OAAA) and Ms. Sirikate Owasit of OAAA.
On 30 January 2023, Siam University President Prof. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit and AIT President Prof. Yamamoto signed the agreement on behalf of the respective institutions. The signing ceremony was held at Siam University and was attended by several top officials, including Dr. Duminda Jayaranjan; Dean of SU’s International College, Prof. Wichian Premchaiswadi, Dean of Graduate School, and Dr. Trithos Kamsuwan, Dean of Faculty of Engineering. From AIT, Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi, Director of Special Degree Programs, Mr. Arthur Lance Gonzales, and Mr. Samuch Oupala from the Thailand Affairs Office attended the event.