WEEK #10: 6 – 12 March2017

In this issue:


         A.    Announcements

         B.    Events

         C.    Campus Updates

         D.    Faculty and Staff Travel

         E.    Classifieds (Jobs)


A.    Announcements


(i)    2017 AIT Presidential Report
Email from President: 28 Feb. 2017

Dear Members of AIT Community

Greeting from AIT.

I wish to share with you the full text of my Presidential Report to the AIT Board of Trustees in its meeting on 16 February 2017, along with an attached file of key data that shows our recovery from the serious financial crisis in 2011-14.
Thus, I would like to record my sincere thanks to members of AIT Community and friends of AIT, who have made contributions to this recovery in any form, including monetary and in-kind donations, constructive advices and encouragement.
Together we are strong.

With warm regards,
Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai
AIT President

Chairman and Members of the Board of Trustees, and Colleagues.

I would like to begin by stating that I have been President for three and half years now — one year as an Interim President, and two and a half years as President. In the last Board Meeting, I have declared that I shall not seek another term of office even though I am eligible to. Thus, I have one and half years remaining to discharge my duties as AIT President. I intend to continue focusing my efforts to improve AIT’s good governance, and to ensure that AIT’s financial health is in a good and stable position so the new President can continue on the path to take AIT to new heights.
All of you are fully aware that when I took my office, I was besieged with so many issues that confronted AIT, while we had only limited resources. With our tumbled general reserve and so many pressing needs, even a small mistake could have pushed AIT towards a path of collapse. Under this survival mode, I had to take full control of all operations to ensure that our strategic plan (to rescue AIT) can be executed to a perfection.
The first measure that I initiated was to boost the morale of our depressed faculty and staff, and even students. Many faculty members had left, as they were not sure whether AIT would survive. Further, we had to normalize our relations with the host country, as without their support, AIT had no rationale to exist here.

Another pressing issue was how to regain public confidence in our academic standing.  As a postgraduate-only institute, AIT was not eligible to participate in the 3 major world university rankings. This led to a wild speculation that AIT’s world ranking might be off the lower limit of the chart. Some alumni even concluded that academically AIT was inferior to local universities in Thailand.

As President, I took this particular issue very seriously. We directly explored with the major ranking organizations. We found that even AIT was not eligible for world university rankings as Institute, AIT could participate in the QS world university ranking by subject. It turned out that for three years in a row (2014-16), all the traditional subject areas of AIT have been world-ranked, in par with many well-known universities in the west. Being in

Thailand, we also sought to enter the Thailand University Rankings organized by the Thailand Research Fund (TRF). In its first official participation, AIT secured top-score in 7 out of the 10 participated disciplines. It was proud moment, as AIT President, to receive the Grand Prize in Thailand for obtaining the most top scores among all universities operating in Thailand. These measures helped us regain the trust of our host country as well as that of our partners.

Another important task was to take care of our campus and its environment. Our campus was damaged by the floods to a point where many thought that it could not be saved at all. A lot of thinking and planning went into this exercise. While we were short of cash flow, the repair and rejuvenation of the campus had to be carried out in phases, which will also ensure minimum disturbance to our ongoing academic activities. Today, as you may witness, the campus environment appears to have no distressed sign of flood damage. Many visitors commented that our campus looks even better than it was before the flood.

Talking about the campus renovation, I have to thank our friends, alumni, and partners, for their generous donation to our Library Modernization Campaign. We were able to raise 80 million baht to create a modern library, which was highlighted in the special edition of newsletter tabled in front of you today. This generous donation not only allowed AIT to afford a modern library that meets the needs of the digital age, but also saved the needed fund from the flood insurance to be available for renovating our age-old infrastructure and for the final touch of our campus. Thus, aside from the alumni-donated clock tower, AIT will have a new signature gate, a new entrance sign board, new footpath from the highway to AIT Conference Center, and a modern bus-stop shelter. Finally, there will be more improvements on our landscape. However, we may have to look for additional fund to resurface our road pavement inside the campus.

Today, we can happily say that AIT is in state of normalcy, and this has allowed me to dedicate more responsibilities to my three Vice Presidents. I am thankful to Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Sivanappan Kumar who now shoulders the heavy load of both Academic Affairs as well as Research. We also began the process of decentralization of our administration to Schools as well as all Outreach Responsibility Centers (RCs). Each school or RC is allowed to run its own internal affairs under its dean or director. Thus, in line with the approval of the Board in 2015, we have also decentralized a part of the AIT annual reserve to all the contributing schools and RCs for their capital investments. I have requested our Vice President for Administration, Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto to help me supervise all the Outreach RCs. On the international front, I have the support of my new VicePresident for Development, Mr. Surendra Shrestha, who was asked to focus his effort on resource generations from international organizations.

With the support of the Board, we also decided that the School of Management (SOM) should be moved out of the traditional Institute basket, to have its own way of operations. With the recruitment of the new Dean and with special arrangements in place, Dean Prof. Lawrence Stephen Abeln is expected to bring his vast experiences from MIT, Cambridge and Adelaide to AIT, and make AIT a reputed international business school in the global arena.

Finally, I must say that I have been grateful to all members of the Board, especially the Board Chair for providing me with the needed encouragement and advices during the difficult period of AIT. Thank you all.

(ii)    Confirmed Notes AMT 2 Feb 2017, and Revised P&P Statements

Please be informed that the AIT Management Team (AMT), at its 24 February 2017 meeting, confirmed the notes of its 2 February 2017 meeting, which are now Intranet-published at http://www.ait.ac.th/management/aitmt-notes/confirmed-notes-aitmt-2-feb-... for easy reference.

Through the endorsement of the AIT Management Team, the President approved the following revised/updated Institute Policy and Procedure (P&P)

§    (revised) AA-1-3-1   Supplementary Allowances
Adjusted the supplementary allowance for Directors and added the supplementary allowance for Department Heads.
§    (revised) AA-2-3-1   Special Degree Programs
Revised the composition of the SDP Steering Committee
These revised P&P statements are Intranet-published at http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures#.WLPLlvL3aUk / http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/#.WLPL3fL3aUk   
(iii)    Facebook Group for AIT Faculty & Staff

To create a platform for better interaction between AIT employees, a new "AIT Faculty and Staff Group" has been created on Facebook. It aims to be a virtual coffee lounge for all AIT employees to meet, chat, and discuss issues.
It is a closed group, and meant for serving employees.

This will be a new channel of communication for all employees, which shall allow us to share our opinions on AIT affairs. It is a platform for everyone to informally discuss matters related to AIT.

AIT Newsletter: March 2017
The March 2017 edition of the monthly AIT Newsletter is now online. The PDF and mobile editions can be downloaded from the links below:
Download links:
PDF: https://goo.gl/4rJVqN
EPUB: https://goo.gl/30WlB7
MOBI: https://goo.gl/KPtUKO  

(iv)    Request for cooperation from AIT Library


AIT Library requests for the library users’ cooperation in the following matters:

1)  Personal belongings
Personal belongings should not be left unattended.  The Library has provided lockers for your property.  Please do not leave your notebook / laptop, purse and other valuable things on the table or try to keep your seat by leaving those things on the chair and table.  The Library cannot be responsible in case of loss.  Please be advised to keep your things in the Library's locker.  Please also note that the locker must be cleared when you leave the Library.  If not, there will be a fine of Baht 100 per day.
The Library reserves the right to check all the knapsacks and bags if they are not kept in the Library's locker.

2) Food  and drink
Food and drink are not allowed in the Library.  The Library has provided drinking fountain in front of the elevator on the ground floor and near the toilet on the second floor.  You may bring bottled water, but soft drink, coffee, or snacks are not allowed.  If such drink and snacks are found, a fine of Baht 100 will be charged.
The Library requests your cooperation in order to keep the Library clean.

3) Library patrons and external users
Faculty, staff and students who have AIT faculty ID card, employee ID card and student ID card can access the Library via the entry's gate.  For your information, family members and friends of the AIT staff and students are considered visitors/external users.  The external users are welcome to visit the Library.  However, if these external users want to use the Library's services, an entrance fee of Baht 30 per day (from 1 March 2017) will be charged.  The external users can use the Library until 5.00 p.m.  They can search the Library's catalogue, databases and online resources, but cannot use Group Study Room and Training Room.

(v)    KURITA Scholarships available for all Asian nationalities
Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) is now providing scholarships for Master’s Degree program in Water Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering and Management, and Natural Resources Management for Asian nationalities to further their studies at AIT for  August 2017 intake.

The eligibility criteria are:

1. Nationalities: All Asian Countries
2. Applicant with physical impediment is encouraged to apply
3. Applicant must fulfill the AIT Entry Requirements:
-Four years of undergraduate degree or equivalent;
-Two letters of recommendation;
-English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL (Computer based: 210 or iTOEFL: 76) or IELTS: 6 (writing and overall) or AIT-EET score of 6 or equivalent
KWEF Scholarship covers the tuition and registration fees, provides bursary and accommodation allowances, medical insurance, visa renewal fee, research grant, and roundtrip air ticket fare from home country. In addition, the selected candidates may have opportunity to join a short term internship at Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Japan during their study at AIT.
For further enquiry, please contact: Admissions and Scholarship Unit at admissions@ait.asia or Office of External Relations at oexr@ait.asia
Deadline of application is 21 April 2017.
More details: http://www.ait.asia/admissions/Current_Scholarships/kurita-scholarships-...

(vi)    New Locations of the Offices in the Administration Building

The Administration Building will be renovated from Jan – June 2017. Most offices in the building have started moving to AIT Conference Center and other buildings. Below is the list of the new location of Administration Offices:

President: Presidential Lounge, AITCC
VP Administration: Room B138
VP Academic Affairs: Room B136
VP Development: Room B130
Office of the President and Office of the Institute Secretary: Room B144B
Office of Academic Administration: Room B144A
Office of Human Resource Services: Room B109
Office of Internal Auditor: Room B113
Office of External Relation and Office of Host Country Relation: B115
Office of Special Degree Program: B115
Office of Advancement: Room 102 (ground floor), Outreach Building
Office of Finance: Room 225 (2nd Floor)
Office of GRU: Room 223 (2nd Floor)
Office of Purchasing and Inventory Procurement: Admin (No Change)
Office of Student and Affairs: Admin (No Change)

(vii)    Trial of EBSCO Business Source Complete
EBSCO has arranged a trial for Business Source Complete for one month for AIT.  The Business Source Complete is set up via the AIT Library website.  Please access the Library at  Please scroll down the Library's web page and click Trial Databases.  Then click Business Source Complete.  Information about the Business Source Complete and links will be available -  link for the main database and related links available in the Business Source Complete as follows.

1) Business Source Complete
2) Harvard Business VDO
3) Harvard Business Review
4) Harvard Business Review : Case  Study
5) Harvard Business Review : Issues available
Please be informed that the trial is authenticated by AIT IP Address ranges.  If you access the trial from AIT campus, there will not be any problem - no username and password are required.  Please also be advised that if you use your mobile phone to access the trial, please logout from your mobile/IPAD Internet and try again to log in to the Internet by using AIT login account.
To access the trial from the Library's webpage is easy and simple, please follow the steps below.
1) Go to  or http://library.ait.asia .  Scroll down and click "Trial Databases"
2) Click on "Business Source Complete" to link to the information of this database.
3) Click "Link" next to Business Source Complete if you want to search the database.  You will see the page that you can search and download.
Please follow the Library’s advice on the login and check whether the users are on campus or whether they are using the Internet from different Internet providers.  If anyone still needs assistance, please contact Khun Watcharin at watcharin@ait.asia

(viii)    2016 Personal Income Tax – IMPORTANT

Please be reminded that the deadline of 2016 Personal Income tax filing will be on March 31, 2017.

Payroll now has already finished your a) Withholding income tax certificate and b) Draft PND 91 to guide  your tax filing (created by IT Department). The documents will be delivered to you no later than this week.

You can either submitted the tax filing on line or by hard copy. On-line is encouraged. However, if you want to submit by hard copy, you can print the official PND 91 from the soft file enclosed in this email.

For comparison of Draft PNG 91 by IT with the official Thai PND 91:-

        Draft PND 91 by IT    Official PND 91
A    Tax Computation    Page 1    Page 2
B    Exempted Income    Page 1    Page 2
C    Details of Allowances and Exemptions after deduction of Expenses    Page 2    Page 3
   Please note that in 2016, there were several special tax incentives provided by the        Thai government to stimulate the economic. These are taxable expenses which you can declare in the PND 91 form Section C items 15-19.

Item    Description    
15    Food and domestic tourism expense allowance during the Songkran festival (09-17 April 2016)    Amount actually  paid but not more than 15,000 baht
16    Domestic travel and hotel expense allowance for cost paid during 01 Jan – 30 Dec 2016    Amount actually  paid but not more than 15,000 baht
17    OTOP (One Tambon One Product) purchase allowance during 01 – 31 Aug 2016    Amount actually  paid but not more than 15,000 baht
18    Domestic travel and hotel expense allowance for cost paid during 01 – 31 Dec 2016    Amount actually  paid but not more than 15,000 baht
19    Year-end shopping boost allowance for spending during 14 – 31 Dec 2016    Amount actually  paid but not more than 15,000 baht
   Remarks: This can be applied only for goods & service with VAT
  You need to submit proper VAT Receipts together with the PND 91.
(ix)    Trial of Henry Stewart Talk - Business & Management Collection : Video lectures and case studies
Henry Stewart Talk has offered a trial for the Business & Management Collection up to 10 March 2017.  To access the HST Business & Management Collection, please click this link: http://www.hstalks.com/business Alternatively, go to AIT website and click "Library".  When the Library's page is open, scroll down and click "Trial Databases".  Titles of all trial databases will be shown.  
The summary of the collection and content formats is underneath.
The Business & Management Collection
AIT Library has organized trial access for all faculty and students to The Business & Management Collection - a collection over 1000 specially commissioned lectures and case studies by experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia.
Lectures and case studies, or extracts from them, are easy to integrate and embed in your course to complement and enrich the teaching and learning experience. They are all compatible with your learning management systems and particularly appropriate for distance and blended learning courses and flipped classroom education.
The Collection is divided into six broad subject areas:
Finance, Accounting & Economics; Global Business Management; Management Leadership & Organizations; Marketing & Sales; Strategy and Technology & Operations
Content is presented in four different formats (click on the hyperlink to view example):
-    Traditional format lectures with high quality graphics : the entire lecture as well as extracts can be embedded in course notes and online learning systems.
-    Case Study Interviews : They are designed to explore how different participants in commerce and industry, from start-up entrepreneurs to large corporation executives, confront the challenges they encounter. Additionally, all videos are accompanied by suggested topics for discussion and individual and group projects.
-    Extended from case studies : these accounts of real world experience describing what was done, how, when and with what consequences have proved especially useful in preparing students for in-class discussions.
-    Bite-size case studies : these short descriptions of real world commercial activities come with suggested topics for consideration and discussion. Subscribers have found that they stimulate thinking and assist is developing the ability of students to question, analyse and appraise. They are often set as pre-classroom preparation and in-class discussion.
(x)    Trials for Elsevier e-books, Springer e-books, Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies and Elsevier Knovel

AIT Library will have new online resources and e-books in 2017.  Elsevier e-books, Springer e-books and Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies will be activated in January 2017 whereas Elsevier Knovel will be officially started in April 2017.  During the month of December 2016 (and December 2016 through March 2017 for Knovel), the publishers of these e-books and online resources have set up trials for AIT.  

AIT Library invites all faculty, staff, and students to access the mentioned e-books and online resources from the Library webpage at  The Library webpage may be accessed from the AIT website. Alternatively, click the following URL links to access the e-books and online resources.
For Elsevier e-books:  www.sciencedirect.com
For Springer e-books:
To access the trial for Springer e-books copyright year 2005-2016, please click the link attached below:
The content is about 5,000 titles.  You can view, download and print.  Users can access Springer e-books from the above link or access through the Library webpage at and click "Springer New e-books" from the "Trial Databases".
For Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies:  http://www.emeraldinsight.com/topic/cs_all?sortBy=Ppub
For Elsevier Knovel:  http://app.knovel.com/web/

Users can view, download and print.  The content is about 3,000 titles for Elsevier e-books, 5,000 titles for Springer e-books and 400 cases for Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies.

(xi)    Call for Application on The Newton Fund Grants

The Newton Fund is now offering 2 grants below for researchers. The grants are an initiative that aims to develop long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries by building research and innovation capacity. It forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.

Mobility grants:

This scheme helps strengthen the research and innovation capacity of Thailand-based researchers across sciences and social sciences & humanities by facilitating exchanges of researchers.

The closing date is Wednesday 15 March 2017, 5pm (UK time)

For researchers across sciences, if you want more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit:  https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-mobility-grants/
For researchers across social sciences and humanities, if you want more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit:  http://www.britac.ac.uk/newton-mobility-grants/

Thailand – UK Newton Advanced Fellowships:

Newton Advanced Fellowships provide mid-career researchers with an opportunity to develop their strengths and capabilities within their research group or network. This is done through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK.

For researchers across sciences, if you want more information on the process, eligibility and how to apply, visit: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-advanced-fellowships/

The closing date is Thursday 23 March 2017, 5pm (UK time)

For researchers across social sciences and humanities, if you want more information on the process, eligibility and how to apply, visit: 


The closing date is Wednesday 15 March 2017, 5pm (UK time)

(xii)    Invitation to participate for Summer School, Chulalongkorn University, March 19-24, 2017

Chulalongkorn Universty, Thailand & IWR, Heidelberg University, Germany are jointly organizing a summer school on applied mathematics and computational sciences to be held on March 19 to 24 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Program, tentative list of speakers and courses can be found on the following web site:

The program itself will be free of charge with the support from Chulalongkorn University and IWR. Accommodation and catering are not included. Assistance will be provided to participants in finding suitable hotels in range of the summer school venue.
HGS MathComp, the graduate school of IWR, is also *offering 10 mobility grants for students and postdocs* from Asia wishing to participate. These grants cover the local costs (fees, student accommodation, daily allowance) as well as travel costs (flight).

Topics of the compact courses:
   * Introduction to biomolecular modeling and simulation with
     examples from current research (Prof. J.Langowski)
   * Optimization Methods for Calibration and Validation of
     Dynamic Models (Prof. E.Kostina)
   * Discontinuous Galerkin methods and radiation transport
     (Prof. G.Kanschat)
   * Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic PDE
     (Prof. P.Bastian)

(xiii)    UN-CECAR Postgraduate Course on Leadership for Sustainability, 13-22 March 2017, UNU, Tokyo, Japan

UNU-IAS and the University of Tokyo's, Sustainability Science Programmes, will organize a course on “Leadership for Sustainability” from 13 – 22 March 2017 at UNU, Tokyo, Japan.
There are two free slots for partner institutions offered on first-come first-serve basis. The program’s participants have to support their own travel expenses and accommodation.
Course information and registration are available at the following links:

(xiv)    Invitation to the International Congress on Education for the 21st Century, 3-4 May 2017, Impact Forum, Nonthaburi, Thailand

The Ministry of Education Thailand, in collaboration with SEAMEO, will organize the International Congress on Education for the 21st Century (ICE2017) with the theme “Making a Difference: Shaping a New Learning Paradigm for a Sustainable Southeast Asia.”  The congress is to be held on 3-4 May 2017 at Impact Forum, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

The Congress aims to provide a platform for conversations, consensus, commitment to collaborate and cooperate among educators and stakeholders in Southeast Asia.  It also aims to generate perspectives on how to best shape education and human resource development policies and practices to not only be in line with regional accelerating development but also for sustainable development for well-being and peaceful living of people in the region.

In this relation, the Organizing Committee wishes to invite interested persons to participate in the event.  The Organizing Committee also welcomes 70 scholars/officers/practitioners from other countries outside Southeast Asian Region to attend the ICE2017 only if they successfully register online via www.ice-moeth2017.seameo.org .


Interested persons are invited to submit abstracts to ICE2017 under the designated sub-themes to related academe and institutions.  The Ministry of Education Thailand will provide 2-night accommodation at Novotel Bangkok Impact Hotel and meals during the event for the selected paper presenters.  The presenters will be responsible for airfare and transportation costs to and from the meeting venue.  The abstract submission deadline is 30 March 2017.



B.    Events



(a)    Blood Donation: 9 Mar. 2017
The Thai Red Cross Society has been working with volunteer students and staff to collect units of blood from the AIT community. The bloodmobile visits AIT every three months, four times a year, hoping to collect enough units to supply the constant demand for blood.
The next visit for blood donation is scheduled on Thursday, 9 March 2017, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the parking lot in front of the AIT Conference Center.
Give blood! Experience a fulfilling sense of contribution! The donation process isn't time-consuming. It only takes about half an hour.

(b)    TOEIC Test on 15 March 2017 ( Deadline for registration : 10 March 2017 ): 15 Mar. 2017
AIT Career Center once again is organizing the TOEIC Test on 15 March 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Milton Bender Auditorium, AIT.
The TOEIC test questions are based on real-life work settings in an international environment (meetings, travel, telephone conversations, etc). The Test is used by organizations to determine whether an employee is suitable for a particular task. If you work or want to work for a large organization, particularly in Asia, then the TOEIC test will be useful to you.
The schedule of registration, payment method, confirmation of payment and TOEIC preparation course are given below:

Online Registration: 1 - 10 March 2017
Payment for TOEIC Test: 1 - 10 March 2017

Payment (by cash) at Career Center thru  Ms. Tiparatana , AIT Admin Building during office hours.

15 March 2017 (Wednesday) : TOEIC Test at Milton Bender Auditorium from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The price for students is 700 baht (from 1,500) and for current AIT staff is 1,000 baht (from 1,500).
Lastly, please note that a minimum of 25 students is needed for this test to be administered in AIT.

Important links:
To register for the test:  https://docs.google.com/a/ait.asia/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdg0JvOYrRCbLhnX6yHHBFPgs8SbWlg_OmLrsz_ZvBmkOVbYQ/viewform
For more information and questions, please e-mail: careercenter@ait.asia

(c)    AITAA Golf 2017: 17 Mar. 2017
AIT Alumni Association (Thailand), together with AITAA and Friends of AIT Foundation will organize a golf tournament for charity, “AITAA GOLF 2017” at Cascata Golf Club (Nakhon Nayok) on 17 March 2017, starting from 12 noon.
The event aims to raise funds to support AIT activities and research work as well as the activities of AITAA, AITAA (Thailand), and Friends of AIT Foundation.
Khun Panomporn
Email: panomporn_c@ensol.co.th
Tel: 08 1846 7476
For further details, please join the Line group of AITAA (Thailand)’s current administration committee at Khun Manat, tel. 08 1983 7747, manatsup999@hotmail.com
More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/aitaa-golf-2017/#.WJfXkfL3aUk

(d)    AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition: 29 Mar. 2017


Sixteen (16) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 29 March 2017 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. at the AIT Conference Center. You are cordially invited to explore and uncover opportunities offered by the companies that are joining the event.

Brief profile of the participating companies are given below:

1. Asian Engineering Consultants Corp. Ltd. - consulting services for major public and private construction projects

2. Bangkok Produce Merchandising PCL (CP Foods Group) -  provides broiler chicken processing and distributes animal feed raw material

3. Black and Veatch Thailand Ltd. - global leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for energy, water and telecommunications

4. Boon Rawd Brewery Co. Ltd. – Thailand’s first and largest brewery

5. Bouygues-Thai Ltd. - leading construction company in Asia

6. Chip Mong Insee Cement (Cambodia) Corporation –  a Cambodian registered business with modern green field cement manufacturing and a joint venture between Chip Mong Group and Siam City Cement Company (SCCC) from Thailand (first timer)

7. Dairy Plus Co. Ltd. (Dutch Mill Group) - provider of premium quality dairy products

8. Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants Inc. (EJEC) - provides infrastructure solution consultancy services in Japan and internationally

9. Elabram Systems Co. Ltd.-  provider of Network Planning Optimization (NPO), Talent Acquisition & Deployment (TAD) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) (first timer)

10. Italthai Engineering Co. Ltd. - leading Thai professional engineering contractor

11. Meinhardt Thailand Co. Ltd. - one of the world's few multidisciplinary, and truly integrated engineering, infrastructure and project management consulting firm

12. Micromatics Co. Ltd. - one of the finest manufacturers of high precision turned parts for the automotive and many other industries in Southeast Asia (first timer)

13. Panya Consultants Co. Ltd.  – multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary professional consulting and management service provider

14. Pylon PCL - specialty foundation contractor company

15. Team Consulting and Engineering Co. Ltd. - Thailand's largest conglomerate of consulting companies

16. The Bangchak Petroleum PCL – Thai energy company which deals in refining and marketing petroleum products


¤  ADECCO CV/Interview Tips & Career Talk, 8 March 2017, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium

¤  Chip Mong Insee (Cambodia) Career Talk, 10 March 2017, Friday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium

¤  Schneider Career Talk,  15 March 2017, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium

¤  TIPCO Foods Career Talk, 22  March 2017, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium


¤ Micromatics Co. Ltd.


¤ Long-term career prospects

¤ Job placements

¤ Internship opportunities

¤ On-the-job training

¤ Research partners

¤ Networking with company representatives

and the

¤ Student Union Research Exhibition!

Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please drop by at: www.careercenter.ait.asia
or check:  https://www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter

or email: careercenter@ait.asia

or contact via phone: 02 524-6744, 02 524-6326


(a)    A Presentation and Dialogue on “Augmented Regional Innovation Systems in Asia - Paths Towards A Common Prosperity”: 6 Mar. 2017

Professor Haider A. Khan, currently the John Evans Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Economics at the Joseph Korbel  School of International Studies, University of Denver, USA, will give a presentation and dialogue on “Augmented Regional Innovation Systems in Asia - Paths Towards A Common Prosperity” on 6 March 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon at AIT Conference Center, Room 108.
Professor Haider Khan will provide an assessment of the effectiveness and potentialities of National Innovation Systems (NIS) in the Asia-Pacific for deeper economic integration. To this end, some preliminary policy suggestions have been formulated, based on formal models that he has developed. These models are aimed at enhancing the region’s overall innovation strategy.
Interested persons please kindly confirm your participation by emailing Ms. Arjin Piromrak at arjin@ait.ac.th  or Tel.  02-524-5338
More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/presentation-and-dialogue-on-augmented-regional-innovation-systems-in-asia-paths-towards-a-common-prosperity/#.WKO08PL3aUk

(b)    Career Talk: CB Bank (Myanmar): 6 Mar. 2017
A Career Talk will be delivered by CB Bank, Myanmar on 6 March 2017 from 16:00-17:00 hours at the Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium.

Program details:
Date: 6 March 2017 Monday)
Time : 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue : Milton E. Bender, Jr. Auditorium
Name of the speaker: Mr. Ronald Ye Tun Oo, Deputy Head – Corporate Strategy and Development, CB Bank
More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/career-talk-cb-bank-myanmar/#.WLjzbvL3aUk

(c)    Adecco CV Interview Tips and Career Talk: 8 Mar. 2017
A CV, Interview tips and career talk will be delivered by Adecco on 8 March 2017 from 16:00-17:00 hours at the Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium.

Program details:
Date: 8 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue : Milton E. Bender, Jr. Auditorium, AIT

Guest  Speakers:
Khun Chanvit Treeyanuwat, Business Development Manager, Adecco Group Thailand
Khun Wannisa Sittitrakul, Team Leader for Adecco IT & Engineering, Adecco Group Thailand
More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/adecco-cv-interview-tips-and-career-talk/#.WLjy_PL3aUk

Career Talk by Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation (CMIC): 10 Mar. 2017
A Career Talk by Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation (CMIC) will be delivered at AIT on 10 March 2017 from 14:30-16:00 hours at the Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium.
CMIC is a joint venture between the Chip Mong Group and Siam City Cement Corporation, an international company. Company representatives from Cambodia will visit AIT to discuss about their career opportunities.

Program details:
Date: 10 March 2017 (Friday)
Time : 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Venue : Milton E. Bender, Jr. Auditorium

Guest Speakers:
1. Mr. Aiden Lynam, CEO
2. Mr. Wasan Amitsoon, Plant Director
3. Ms. Rady Keo, Head of HR

More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/career-talk-by-chip-mong-insee-cement-corporation-cmic/#.WLy8XfL3aUk

(d)    Giant Prawn 2017: 20 – 24 Mar. 2017

Giant Prawn 2017 - a conference on farming of prawns will be organized at AIT from 20-24 March 2016 at the AIT Conference Center.

More details about the conference are available at this link: http://www.giantprawn.org/about.htm


(a)    Training of the Library's online resource – Knovel: 7 Mar. 2017

AIT Library in cooperation with Elsevier is going to conduct a training on Knovel to which the Library subscribes for 2017.

About Knovel

Knovel is engineering reference resources that supports engineering design and research and prepares you for engineering career.   It is an engineering database featuring interactive tools for tables, charts, equations, plotters and graphs. Also includes material properties, process and design information, best practices, equations and formulations for engineering disciplines. Subject areas covered include: chemistry and chemical engineering, plastics and rubbers, semiconductors, advanced materials, safety, health and hygiene, transportation engineering, oil and gas, electrical and power engineering, civil and construction materials engineering and more.

The training session will cover the following:

-          Introduction to Knovel

-          What content is in Knovel

-          Who is using Knovel and Why Knovel for Teaching and Learning

-          Key Features & Highlights

o   Search Optimized for Engineers and Scientists

o   Data Search & Data Analaysis Tools integrated into Engineering Workflow

o   Interactive Tools – Graph Digitizer & Equation Plotter

-          My Knovel ToGo – Mobile Tablet Reader

-          Hand-on Session

For hands-on session, it will be great if the participants have access to their laptops.

Date:      Tuesday, 7March 2017
Time:      13.00 - 14.30 p.m.
Venue:    Training Room, AIT Library

Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  Interested persons may register in advance by replying to Email: library@ait.asia.









C.    Campus Updates


(i)    Temporary Relocation of Photo Vending Machine from Administration to Cafeteria

Please be informed that due to the renovation of the ground floor of the Administration Building, the photo vending machine has been moved temporarily to Cafeteria (entrance opposite Korea House).

(ii)    Vacant Food stalls available at The AIT Cafeteria

3 Food Stalls at the AIT Cafeteria are now available for food providers.

Interested parties are invited to submit your proposals by hand or email to the OPIA (Purchasing) (purchasing@ait.ac.th ) not later than 3.30p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, 2017.

Contact person:

Ø  For Bid information and submission:         Pakkamol:  Tel - 02524 5029,    pakkamol@ait.ac.th

Ø  For Space information & requirements:    Elizabeth:   Tel - 02524 6323,    bethc@ait.asia





D.   Faculty and Staff Travel


Mr. Surendra Shrestha / Kathmandu, Nepal / 5 – 13 February 2017*
Freek Olaf De Groot / Nakhon Phanom and Suvannakhet, Lao PDR / 19 – 21 February 2017*
Mr. Supote Thammasithirong / Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 24 – 25 February 2017*
Dr. Nophea Sasaki / Cambodia / 26 February – 3 March 2017*
Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 27 – 28 February 2017*
Prof. Sivanappan Kumar / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 27 February – 1 March 2017*
Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Lahore, Pakistan / 27 February – 4 March 2017*
Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Phuket and Songkla, Thailand / 28 February – 1 March 2017*
Ms. Wilailuk Yooprem / Phuket and Songkla, Thailand / 28 February – 1 March 2017*
Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Philippines / 28 February – 2 March 2017*
Dr. Victor R. Shinde / Manila, Philippines / 28 February – 2 March 2017*
Mr. Osamu Mizuno / Tokyo, Japan / 28 February – 5 March 2017*
Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / 1 – 3 March 2017*
Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / 1 – 4 March 2017*
Dr.Abha Mishra / Hanoi, Ha Tinh and Bac Giang, Vietnam / 1 – 5 March 2017*
Prof. Pennung Warnitchai / Japan / 3 – 7 March 2017
Dr. Pisut Koomsap / Valencia, Spain / 3 – 9 March 2017
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 5 – 8 March 2017
Ms. Kanlaya Muangsean / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 5 – 8 March 2017
Ms. Kanlaya Muangsean / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5 – 8 March 2017
Miss Soe Soe Htway and Miss Aye Sandar Phyo / Yangon, Myanmar / 5 February – 8 March 2017
Dr. Nophea Sasaki / Sweden / 5 – 9 March 2017
Dr. Sohee Minsum Kim / Tokyo, Japan / 5 – 9 March 2017
Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Dehradun and Delhi, India / 5 – 11 March 2017
Dr. Jonathan Shaw / Pakistan / 5 – 15 March 2017
Dr. Gregory Chiu / Pakistan / 5 – 15 March 2017
Mr. Furqan Ali Shaikh / Pakistan / 5 – 15 March 2017
Dr. Lal Samarakoon / Hanoi, Vietnam / 6 – 9 March 2017
Mr. Syams Nashrrullah / Hanoi, Vietnam / 6 – 9 March 2017
Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara / Uttarakhand, India / 6 – 17 March 2017
Ms. Rakdao Pakdisi / Muscat, Oman / 9 – 13 March 2017
Mr. Arturo G. Roa / Lopburi, Thailand / 10 – 11 March 2017
Ms. Kristina Thapa / Yaounde, Cameroon / 11 – 17 March 2017
Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai / Paro, Bhutan / 12 – 15 March 2017
Mr. Karma Rana / Paro, Bhutan / 12 – 15 March 2017
Mr. Sanjeev Pradeep Jayasinghe / Paro, Pakistan / 12 – 15 March 2017
Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Male, Maldives / 12 – 16 March 2017
Mr. Surendra Shrestha  / Tokyo, Japan / 12 – 17 March 2017

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


E.    Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Administrative Staff (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 05/17
Deadline: 30 April 2017

Position: Head, Strategy & Coordination Cluster (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 46/16
Deadline: 15 May 2017