This memorandum is made between Asian Institute of technology (AIT) located at Km. 42, Phaholyothin Road, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani Province and Seafco Public Company Limited located at No. 144, Phrayasuren Road, Bang Chan, Khlong Sam wah, Bangkok. It is known that AIT is an institute producing high quality students in field of civil engineering in Asia. Seafco Pubilc Company Limited is the largest foundation construction contractor company in Thailand and is now expanding the market to abroad, as well as it is interested in collaborating with AIT in order to develop human resources in research works, especially Geotechnical and Geo-environment in Thailand and in Asia. In order to provide opportunity to Research and Development Team of Seafco Company Limited to participate and enhance the experience of research work abroad under the initial research collaboration program (CRIP). Therefore Seafco Public Company Limited cooperated with the Department of Engineering, AIT, to exchange information and message about research works as well as arranging academic seminars and trainings.
Development of personnel in master's degree in order that they can go to work abroad is the important purpose of entering into this agreement today. AIT helps Seafco Public Company Limited in providing service to students and teaches students coming from South Asia, such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. Therefore, Seafco Public Company Limited offers Scholarships to Department of Engineering, AIT in the academic year 2007.
Such scholarship is named "Supot Thasnanipan Scholarship" for foreign students. This scholarship supports financially for master's degree students coming from South Asia in field of Geotechnical and Geo-environment Engineering, supporting the tuition fees and expenses for 22 months (4 semesters + 1 sub-semester). This amount will be transferred to AIT during enrolling in August 2007. Furthermore, Seafco Public Company Limited supports students in the field work research.