GAST Office Bangkok

As a longtime affiliate and board member of the AK Nord Süd work group of RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Dr. R. H. Jansen, Speaker of GAST since the initiation of this network in 2009 and former German Director of TGGS  (Oct 2004 – March 2011), has now teamed-up with AIT (Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok) and with the Chulalongkorn Intellectual Property Institute (Chula IPI), to set up a GAST coordination office in Bangkok. A GAST Task Force including high-level representatives of AIT and Chula IPI has been working since early 2011 to prepare the implementation of the GAST Office Bangkok and to discuss its future activities. In the meantime, an agreement has been drafted and approved and C&C International Venture Co. Ltd., an entity operating under the umbrella of Chula IPI, has stepped into the Task Force, to join the contractual agreement for setting up the GAST Office Thailand (this agreement was signed by CCIV, AIT and the GAST Speaker Prof. Jansen on Sept, 22, 2011, in Bangkok). 

The GAST Office Thailand will focus mainly on Science & Technology (S&T) Matchmaking between German and ASEAN partners, on joint R&D project acquisition and management as well as on conducting networking conferences and professional (commercial) S&T course work for industry engineers and managers. It will also function as a bridge between the potential German and ASEAN partners with Prof. Jansen as the German-ASEAN Coordinator travelling frequently between Aachen and Bangkok.

C & C International Venture Co. Ltd.

Address 15th Floor, Witthyakit Building, 254 Soi Chula, Phayatai Rd., Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 

Telephone: +66 2 652-4245-7
+66 2 652-4248 


CCIV is a joint venture company of Chulalongkorn University and the Communications Authority of Thailand, providing business and management consultancy services for large-scale infrastructure industries and projects. It has been established in 1996 in Bangkok. Today it is Thailand’s leading consultancy firm, mainly working in infrastructure development, telecommunications and information technology.  
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Address 8 Moo 9, Km. 42, Paholyothin Highway Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120

Telephone: +(66 2) 516 0110 - 44
+66 2 516 2126


AIT has been established in Bangkok 1959 and has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout Asia and with some of the top universities in the world. Over 2.300 students from over 50 countries are educated by 120 world class faculty from over 20 countries. Research is carried out by over 100 researches and over 500 support staff in about 400 sponsored research projects. AIT Consulting is the unit within AIT, which is actively contributing to the GAST Task Force.

GAST Office Jakarta

Since January 2011 TU Ilmenau represents GAST in Indonesia with its coordination office in Jakarta, affiliated with the local partner LIPI, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. Prof. Dr. P. A. Pscheid, former president of SGU and member of the board of governors of LIPI is the local GAST representative of Jakarta. 

The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) – International Center for Interdisciplinary and Advanced Research (ICIAR) is now the preferred partner for GAST to coordinate the activities in Indonesia in the frame of the new GAST structure. 

The cooperation with and through the TU Ilmenau will focus mainly on PhD studies and research in exchange between Europe and Indonesia. Very recently, the IULI(International University Liaison Indonesia) Foundation was set up in Jakarta, see their homepage