Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), a reputed Thai university in Bangkok, launched a new master’s degree styled “The Yunus Professional Master’s in Social Business and Entrepreneurship”.
The launching of the academic programme was held virtually by AIT on Wednesday.
The master’s course was jointly inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and AIT President, Professor Eden Woon.
Professor Faiz Shah, Director of Yunus Centre at AIT, the Academic Head of Yunus Professional Master’s Programme, presented the details of the content of the programme.
He said this course is a one-of-a-kind master's programme aiming at translating the vision of Grameen Bank founder Professor Yunus.
In his speech Professor Yunus pointed out that world problems are created in the classrooms of the academic institutions where narrow and selfish narratives of the world are taught.
He said that education is like showing the same side of the moon again and again to the students and never allowing the students to ask the question what is on the other side of the moon. On our campuses, we have to build new rockets and spacecrafts to take us to the forbidden side of the academic moon.
This master degree will be an initiative of AIT to build a rocket to explore the other side of the moon, he added.
He also highlighted the extreme urgency in shooting global troubles by saying that we don’t have time to relax and its high time to roll up our sleeves and get things done fast.
In his inaugural speech President Eden Woon said, “This programme will be highly attractive in this age when the world is not doing very well. I think this will be a highly popular course. It is one of the most meaningful programmes anybody could study.”
Yunus Professional Master’s in Social Business and Entrepreneurship will start enrolling students in August and it will likely to attract professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs.
For more information and enrolment for the master’s programme please visit: https://www.yunusmasters.ait.asia/