WEEK #1, 4 – 10 January 2016

In this issue:



Campus Updates

Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)





Dear Colleagues


First of all, I and the AIT Management take this opportunity to thank each and every member of faculty and staff for the cooperation and supports over the past year. As Faculty or staff, you are an integral part of 'the team' that have steered AIT out of its trouble mode.

In the coming year 2016, AIT will be at a critical juncture, where AIT must clearly distinguish itself (from other traditional universities) as a regional leader in the "internationalization" of higher education and professional education, and as a regional hub for "transnational and multidisciplinary research" alias "the research for mankind". This is most likely a formula that can ensure AIT's roles in the globalization age, leading to its long-term financial sustainabilty. Meanwhile for the longer term, AIT must create a strategic team that will watch out and follow the changing trends so AIT will not fall into the trap of new disruptive technologies.

On the road to success, the rule is to always to look ahead. May I also take the occasion to wish that you also reach your destination, and may your journey be wonderful.

With much appreciation, I have compiled selected AIT's activities and headline news in 2015 for your information as you may find in the attachment. In case you may be interested, I have compiled some historical photos of AIT under a set of slides called "Faces of AIT Heritage", which is available at



With warm regards,


Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai

AIT President

1 January 2016



Please find below the final orientation program of January 2016 Intake.


Date: 5 Jan 2016

Day: Tuesday

Venue: AITCC Auditorium



Registration of new students

Master of Ceremony:  Mrs. Laarni B. Roa, Head, Student Office


10:00 – 11:00 am

Brief Remarks by  Vice Presidents

Brief Remarks by the School Deans (SERD, SET and SOM) and Introduction of School Faculty

Brief Remarks by  the Student Union President


11:00 – 11:30 am

Open Forum and Group Photo at the AIT Landmark



Institute-wide Orientation:  Afternoon Session (1:00 – 3:30 pm)

Master of Ceremony:  Dr. Tenzin Rabgyal Coordinator, Admissions and Scholarship Unit

  • Student Code of Conduct, Ethical Behavior and AIT Harassment Policy
  • Academic Requirements and Practices
  • Language Center Services and the English Language Requirements
  • Student Welfare, Placement,  Counseling and Medical  Services 
  • Campus wide IT Services
  • Educational Visa and Government Relations Services
  • Student Accommodation and Facility Management



Promotion of Dr. Philippe Doneys to the Rank of Associate Professor

Dear Members of the AIT Community,


I am pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Philippe Doneys to the rank of Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD). I have approved the promotion of Dr. Doneys taking into account the recommendations of the Faculty Evaluation Panel (FEP) and the SERD Professorial Board.

Dr. Doneys was appointed at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Development in March 2007. Dr. Doneys obtained his Ph.D. in International Relations (summa cum laude) at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris, France in 2003 and his master’s in South East Asian Studies, Major in Political Science Minor in Vietnamese in 1994.  He graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1992 for his B.A. in International Development Studies, Major in Political Economy (Honors).

Dr. Doneys’ research encompasses the areas of new technologies, industrialization and gender HIV/AIDS, gender politics, civil society and human rights, and gender, migration and trafficking in Asia.

Dr. Doneys' curriculum vitae, the Institute Criteria for Promotion (PA-1-2-5) and the Procedure for Evaluation of Faculty for Promotion (PA-1-2-2) can be accessed through the link provided below:


We warmly congratulate Dr. Philippe Doneys on this promotion in recognition of his valuable contributions to his field.



Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai



AIT Distinguished Researcher Awards: Email by Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut

Dear AIT Faculty and Staff,

I am happy to announce the "AIT Distinguished Researcher Awards 2016" which was established last year towards recognizing the valuable contributions and professional accomplishments of its Faculty and Staff in research.

The awards have two categories namely:

1. AIT Research Leader Award

2. AIT Young Researcher Award

I look forward to receiving your applications and kindly find the award guidelines attached for your reference. Applications are to be submitted to vpresearch@ait.ac.th  by Friday 29 January, 2016.


Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut

Vice President Research

Asian Institute of Technology


Campus Updates


ERP Offline

Please be informed that ERP will be offline every day, January 4-29, 2016
from 11:30 - 13:00 during offline period finance has to process the transaction
of Y2015 (Due to Year-end closing).

Finance Department



Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. Naveed Anwar / Manila, Philippines / 22 – 23 December 2015*

Dr. Atitaya Panuvatvanich and Dr. Yutachai Sarathai / Bangalore, India / 4 – 9 January 2016

Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 8 – 10 January 2016

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / San Francisco, California, USA / 12 December 2015 – 8 January 2016

Mr. Syed Muntasir Husain Bokhari / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 24 December – 8 January 2015


* (Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)


Classifieds (Jobs)


Assistant or Associate Professor, SERD (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: Fac 4/15

Deadline: 15 January 2016



Administrative Officer (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: 48/15

Deadline: 16 January 2016



Dean, School of Management (School of Management)

Ref. No: 60/15

Deadline: 31 January 2016



Head, Climate Change Cluster (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)

Ref. No: 54/15

Deadline: 31 January 2016



Cafeteria Supervisor (Office of Facilities and Assets Management)

Ref. No: 56/15

Deadline: 31 January 2016



Assistant / Associate Professor (RRDP) (School of Resources and Development )

Ref. No: Fac 06/15

Deadline: 28 February 2016



Laboratory Supervisor (Environmental Engineering and Chemical Analyses)

Ref. No: 57/15

Deadline: 29 February 2016



Senior Technician (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: 58/15

Deadline: 29 February 2016



Assistant / Associate Professor (IME) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: Fac 09/15

Deadline: 31 March 2016