Denis Simon, Duke Kunshan’s outgoing executive vice chancellor, has been appointed to the board of trustees at the Asian Institute of Technology, an international organization for higher education based in Thailand.
Simon attended the board’s first meeting of the year on Jan. 9 at the institute’s campus, located 25 miles north of downtown Bangkok.
Established in 1959, the institute works with public and private sector partners and top universities to promote technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through research and outreach.
The institute offers master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, diploma programs and non-degree educational courses designed to aid professional development.
Simon, who first visited Asia in 1976, has written and lectured widely regarding innovation, high-tech development, foreign investment and corporate strategy in the Pacific Rim, and he is frequently quoted in the Western and Asian business press regarding commercial and technology trends in the Asia-Pacific region.