The Future Lab

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) are joining forces to establish a joint-research lab, aptly named The Future Lab, AIT x BUPT.

This initiative marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of cutting-edge research and development to solve world problems. Key domains include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Transformation, Accessibility, Sustainability, and beyond.

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Research and development on data analytics and text, speech, computer vision based models and applications.

Digital Transformation

Research and development on contemporary topics on digital transformation including digital transformation in tourisms, banking, insurance, agriculture, etc.

Assessibility and Healthcare

Research and development on accessibility that explores methods and tools to enhance inclusion and well-being for individuals with diverse needs including elderly, deaf people, visually-impaired people, locked-in patients, etc.


Research and development on Advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is essential for addressing global challenges and fostering a more sustainable future.


Research and development in Human Capacity Building is crucial for fostering a knowledgeable, skilled, inclusive and empowered global population.

Smart Governance, Cities, Services

Research and Development in Smart Governance, Cities, and Services is vital for creating efficient, inclusive, and resilient urban environments. This research focuses on leveraging technology and data-driven approaches to enhance governance effectiveness, optimize urban infrastructure, and improve service delivery.

About Us



The Future Lab envisions global progress by prioritizing the resolution of pressing world issues and advancing sustainability and economical initiatives. Through collaborative efforts between partner institutions, we aim to drive transformative innovations that not only address complex challenges but also foster sustainable solutions, paving the way for a prosperous and equitable future for all.

Key Missions
  • Transdisciplinary Research
  • Digital Transformation
  • Co-Research and Talent Exchange
  • Human Capacity Building
  • Entrepreneurship

Thematic Areas

The Future Lab adopt a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together experts from diverse fields such as computer science, engineering, business, social sciences, and environmental studies. Through collaborative research projects, workshops, seminars, and industry partnerships, the lab will foster knowledge exchange, cross-pollination of ideas, and practical applications of research findings.

  • Data Science and AI
  • Digital Transformation
  • Assessibility and Healthcare
  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Smart Governance, Cities, Services


Come and visit us!


58 Moo 9 Phahonyothin Road, Tambon Khlong Nung, Amphoe Khlong Luang