Friday, September 2, 2011

GIA Announces New Education Campus in Bangkok

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced the new location of its education campus in Bangkok, Thailand, which will officially open on September 29, and will be located in the same building as the GIA Laboratory and Research Center in Bangkok.

Starting in October, a variety of GIA lab classes and programs will begin at the new campus location including: Diamond grading, gem identification, colored stone and pearl grading lab classes. The programs include the GIA Graduate Gemologist and Graduate Diamond program.

''Thailand is the world’s leading gemstone trading and cutting center and a priority for GIA,'' said Bev Hori, GIA chief learning officer and vice president of education. ''This new campus location will provide students with significant benefits, including close proximity to our industry experts, and exposure to the latest gemological discoveries as they occur.''

The new GIA campus is located on the 2nd floor of the U Chu Liang Building, on
968 Rama 4 Road in Bangkok

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