A group of 32 post-graduate students from Myanmar have begun courses at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok under scholarships from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AIT said in a news release.
The students, the third group from Myanmar to be supported by the scholarship program, began their two-year academic journey at AIT late last month with an orientation program, AIT said in the July 2 news release.
Norway was supporting the scholarship program so that the students could contribute towards sustainable development in Myanmar, the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand, Ms Katja Christina Nordgaard, told the students in a message at a ceremony at AIT on June 27.
“You are the young generation and the future of your country,” the ambassador said in the message, read on her behalf by Mr Chatri Moonstan, a program officer at the Norwegian embassy in Bangkok. “In return, Norway does not want anything, except that you work very hard,” the ambassador said.
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