WEEK# 11, 15 – 21 March 2021

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Events 

C. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcements 

1) Update from the AIT COVID-19 Task Force

Email sent from the Director, Office of Academic Administration on 12 March 2021

Dear AIT Family,

Organizational Quarantine (OQ) Updates -- We wish to inform you that two students in our Organizational Quarantine (OQ) tested positive for COVID-19 and were transported on 11 March from the OQ and AIT campus by a Thammasat University Hospital ambulance for treatment at the Hospital.  One of them is an AIT student while the other student is from Thammasat University. As you are aware, AIT has also been accommodating some of Thammasat University's overseas students, as a friendly gesture to our hospital partner and neighbor.  We wish these students a speedy and complete recovery.

In our earlier communication we had informed you that three students in our OQ had tested positive for COVID-19, and were transported to Thammasat University Hospital for treatment on 9, 16 and 18 February respectively. We are pleased to inform you that after undergoing treatment at TUH they were all transferred to the AIT OQ, and have cleared all of the quarantine formalities on 8 March and have resumed their studies, with complete free movement on or off campus.

Our OQ continues to run smoothly and receive overseas international students.  As of 11 March, a total of 208 AIT students from overseas will have entered our OQ, broken down as follows: Continuing Students (37), New Students - Fall 2020 (119); New Students - Spring 2021 (52).  To date, 202 of the OQ students have successfully gone through the OQ, with 4 of them in SI.  Six others are currently still in the OQ.  Twelve of our OQ students have so far tested positive for COVID-19.  Eleven of them are now healthy after treatment in Thammasat University Hospital (TUH) and completely free in their movement.  With the new positive case, we currently only have one AIT student undergoing treatment at TUH.   To date, a total of 60 T hammasat University students have gone through our OQ, and we currently have one TU student at the OQ.  So far, only one TU OQ student has tested positive for COVID-19 and is receiving treatment in TUH.

Visitors -- From 1 April 2021, overnight visitors will be ALLOWED at the AIT Conference Center Hotel and no longer need an AIT host or sponsor and only if they are not from Samut Sakhon  Province which is still a maximum control zone (red).  

Other Policies – All the other earlier announced policies still stand and please check with the Task Force if you have any queries and also visit the Intranet page where all COVID-19 related information and updates from the Task Force are available.

Please stay updated on news from the Government of Thailand and other updates from the AIT COVID-19 Task Force.  We urge you to continue to maintain a high level of safety and hygiene measures, like regularly washing your hands, wearing masks in public places and when in the company of people, maintaining social distancing, avoiding large crowds, and please visit the AIT Medical Center if you feel unwell.  We must all continue to remain vigilant even as restrictions are being relaxed.

AIT COVID-19 Task Force

2) The AIT Walking Tour with Alumni

Dear Alumni & Friends,

We are very pleased to invite you to the AIT Walking Tour with Alumni on 16 March 2021, 9-10 AM (Bangkok time). This is a joint initiative of AITAA and the AIT Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs with the support of the Office of Public Affairs, AIT Solutions, and AIT Student Union.

•The objective of our AIT Walking Tour with Alumni is to keep you updated on the AIT campus’s buildings and facilities from the library and knowledge garden which was renovated in 2015; to the Korea House which was renovated in 2018; to the Organizational Quarantine (OQ) site established on campus last year. In addition, we will guide you to the three Schools: SET, SERD, and SOM. We have three current students joining us curators.

•If you would like to join the tour in person, please kindly send a request to Ploypailin at ploypailin@ait.asia.

•Live streams are available on Facebook pages: AIT Alumni and AITAA. 

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3) AIT Tik Talk 4: Making your Research Unique, Interesting and Relevant

We invite you to our fourth interactive activity on Wednesday, 17 March 2021. Please come and join as we present:

•AIT Tik Talk 4:

•Topic: "Making your Research Unique, Interesting and Relevant "

•Date: 17 March 2021 (Wednesday)

•Time: 4 pm- 5 pm (Thailand time) (ONLINE)

•Venue : Online/Zoom Meeting


•Meeting ID: 999 3783 1352

•Passcode: abb8393x

•Program Schedule:

•3:45 pm to 4:00 pm - Arrival of participants online

•4:00 pm to 4:05 pm - Welcome remarks 

•4:05 pm to 4:45 pm- Research Tips by selected students and alumni

•4:45 pm to 5:00 pm- Open forum

•5:00 pm to 5:05 pm- Closing remarks/Online photo

•There will be an interactive sharing of helpful tips on the conceptualization of research that is interesting, unique and with innovation.  Students  who are in their research stage will share interesting highlights of their research, the struggles/difficulties they faced during their research and how they overcome the challenges. Two alumni will also share research tips.

Office of Student Affairs (OSA)  in cooperation with Student Union (SU) External Affairs Committee 



4) A seminar on "An Intelligent Recommendation System for Knowledge Transfers" by Prof. Jian Ma
Please be invited to attend a seminar on "An Intelligent Recommendation System for Knowledge Transfers" by Prof. Jian Ma, Professor in the Department of Information Systems, and Director of Research Information Management Lab, City University of Hong Kong as following schedule;

Topic: An Intelligent Recommendation System for Knowledge Transfers
Date: Wednesday, 17th March 2021
Time: 1.00 - 3.00 PM

The seminar will be conducted online through zoom only.
Meeting ID: 956 2013 3539
Passcode: 582232


5) The webinar is on “Strengthening Public-Private -Partnership (PPP) Policy and Regulation for Sustainable Power Sector Development”

by Mr. Sonam Tshering , Former Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan and Independent consultant in the power and aviation sector having worked in projects funded by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the SAARC Development Fund.

Moderated by Mr. Voravate Chonlasin, Director, AIT Extension.
Date: Thursday, 18th March 2021
Time: 15.00 - 16.00 hours (Thailand time)

For registration: Please visit our website https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/1145

6) The Photo Competition on the “World Water Day 2021”

The Water Engineering and Management (WEM) program announces the Photo Competition on the “World Water Day 2021” with the theme of “Valuing Water”. Beyond the issues of pricing, this topic includes the environmental, social, and cultural value people place on the water.

The photo competition is open to all the current students of AIT.

Submission Deadline: Monday, 15 March 2021 (ICT)

Result Announcement: Monday, 22 March 2021 (ICT)

Event Venue: Hybrid Mode (WEM Garden and Online)

Find Competition Guidelines:


Register your photograph by clicking the link below:



7) A Webinar to celebrate the International Day of Forests

We are pleased to organize a Webinar to celebrate the International Day of Forests and to provide a forum for sharing research and thoughts about forest restoration and its contribution to climate change mitigation and global sustainability.

Webinar: Forest Restoration and Global Sustainability

Date – Time: 21 March 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 (Bangkok Time)

Venue: Zoom. Depending on demand, Zoom link would be provided to the registered users only

Organizer: NRM, SERD

More more information on speakers and topics, please visit


Contact: Prof. Nophea Sasaki (nopheas@ait.ac.th) for any inquiries.


8) AIT Special Lecture on Sharing my Journey of Sustainability and Building a Circular Community

Date: Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Venue: Milton E. Bender Auditorium

Time: 13.00 - 14.30 pm.

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9) A hybrid workshop on "Mendeley: Reference Data Management for Research"

AIT Library is pleased to invite you to participate in a hybrid workshop on "Mendeley: Reference Data Management for Research." This workshop will take place on Monday 29 March 2021, from 1 - 2.30 p.m. (Bangkok time).

At this workshop, you will learn about:

•Research workflow

•Easy start with Mendeley.

•Create a Mendeley account.

•Mendeley Installation & Setup - Mendeley Desktop, Web Importer, and MS Word Plugin.

•Reference building using Mendeley - Literature search, PDF drag & drop, grab data off web pages, manually enter references into Mendeley.

•Insert citations & create a reference list in Word.

•Collaborate with colleagues and use social networking features in Mendeley.

•Q & A

Speaker: Dr. Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombat, Customer Consultant Elsevier South East Asia

Venue: Video-Teleconference Room, AIT Library and Webinar (To follow step-by-step installation, please bring your laptop for the workshop.)

To register for the workshop at the Library, please reply to this e-mail. There are only 15 seats available.

To register for the Webinar workshop, please click on this link elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EcIJ47iWTESuC1QWWnF1kA.

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10) AIT Virtual Career Fair on 31 March 2021 

Dear AIT Community,

Warm greetings from the AIT Career Center ! We are pleased to inform you that the Spring 2021 Semester AIT Virtual Career Fair is scheduled on 31 March 2021!

What to expect:

¤  Long-term career prospects (jobs and internships)

¤  On-the-job training

¤  Networking with company representatives virtually/online and

¤  Raffle prize goodies on Career Fair day to online attendees!

Please help us in spreading the word out about the Fair (with complimentary/FREE registration for companies)!  And let us know as well if you have any company contacts that you want us to invite to the Fair.

Career Talk Schedule:

¤  "Impress with your CV" Workshop on  25 March 2021 (Thursday), 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, (Online Event)    

Company Guest Presenter: Mr. Ary Pratama, Regional HR Manager,  Tractebel APAC 

Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please visit: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th

or check/like:  https://www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter

or email: careercenter@ait.ac.th

or contact us via phone: 662 524-6744, 662 524-5006

11) The Meet the Expert by Professor Priyan Mendis

We are pleased to invite you to the Meet the Expert by Professor Priyan Mendis, Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Melbourne, and Director of Australian Research Council's Centre on Prefabricated Buildings on 25th March 2021 (11:00 AM-Bangkok time).

Topic - Prefabricated Modular Construction

About the Speaker

Professor Priyan Mendis is Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Melbourne & Director of Australian Research Council’s Centre on Prefabricated Buildings. He completed his Ph.D in Monash university & worked as a structural engineer at Connell Wagner Ltd - Australia’s largest structural engineering consulting company before he joined the Department of Infrastructure Engineering of Melbourne University & has worked for over 25 years as an academic & a structural consultant. 

Professor Mendis is a world expert on modular construction. He has been involved with design & construction of many prefabricated modular structures. He is a fellow of the Australian Institution of Engineers & Chartered Engineer of Australia. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering (EJSE) since 2001.

To join, please register here:



12) Free Access to Wiley Digital Textbooks on the e-Library Platform (Now - 31 March 2021)

Email from AIT Library on 24 February 2021.

Please be informed that Wiley is now offering us free access to Wiley Digital Textbooks on the e-Library platform. There are more than 18,000 titles of Digital textbooks available to access and read online.

Subject coverage:

Business & Economics, Science, Technology & Engineering, Medical, Computer, Social Science, Education, Mathematics, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, History, Architecture, Literary Criticism, Language Arts & Disciplines, Religion, Cooking, Health & Fitness, Law, Performing Arts, Art, Study Aids, Foreign Language Study, Self-Help, Music, Juvenile Nonfiction, Photography, Design, Family & Relationships, Nature, Biography & Autobiography, Sports & Recreations, Reference, Pets, Gardening, Body, Mind & Spirit, House & Home, Games, Humor, Craft & Hobbies, Drama, Juvenile Fiction, and Poetry.

Access rights: 3 concurrent access/2-day loan period

Trial period: From now – 31 March 2021

How to access e-Library

1. Please visit https://wileysgp.ipublishcentral.net/

You will be automatically authenticated if you are within the IP range (On-Campus). You should see the Asian Institute of Technology at the top right-hand corner of the page.

2. The e-Library will launch and prompt you to "Register" an account (if you are a new user).

3. Please click on “Register” and create your account. If you are an existing user, please click on "Login."

You will be able to search, browse, and check out the titles in the e-Library. (2-day loan period)

Please note:

Off-campus students, please access this e-resource through AIT VPN. For more information about VPN, please click on this link http://library.ait.ac.th/2019/04/20/off-campus-access-to-e-resources/.

As this database is available in the e-Library platform, you will need to click on "Check out" for reading.

Unable to download or print out. 
The Library hopes this resource will be useful for your studies and research. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please reply to this e-mail.

Web Site: http://library.ait.ac.th

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3a2ScpZ

13) Statista: Trial Database (Now - 31 March 2021)

Email from AIT Library on 2 March 2021

Please be informed that Statista is now available for trial access from now until 31 March 2021.  In order to access this database, please go to www.statista.com.

For your information.

•Statista is one of the first statistics portals in the world to integrate over 80,000 diverse topics of data and facts from over 22,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into over 20 market sectors.

•Statista provides business customers, researchers, and the academic community with direct access to relevant quantitative facts on media, finance, politics, and many more areas of interest. 

•Sources include market reports, opinion research institutions, trade publications, scientific journals, and government agencies. 

•Charts can be downloaded in PNG, PowerPoint, Excel, or PDF formats.

How to use Statista: https://www.statista.com/statistic-portal/#all

As the access has been set up via IP Authentication, off-campus students will be required to access the database through AIT VPN.

How to set up VPN, please follow the steps from the link below.

•how to install OpenVPN on Windows: https://helpdesk.ait.ac.th/services/ait-vpn/vpn-windows

•how to install OpenVPN on Mac: https://helpdesk.ait.ac.th/services/ait-vpn/vpn-mac

•how to install OpenVPN on iOS:  https://helpdesk.ait.ac.th/services/ait-vpn/vpn-ios

•how to install OpenVPN on Androids: https://helpdesk.ait.ac.th/services/ait-vpn/vpn-android

Please make use of this database for your studies and researches.

For any inquiries, comments, or feedback regarding this database, please reply to this e-mail.

Web Site: http://library.ait.ac.th

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3a2ScpZ

B. Events

Training Courses/ Conferences/ Workshops

1) Online training course on "Connect Learning with Monitoring and Evaluation: A Strategy for Project M&E in Current COVID-19 Pandemic"

Date: 26 April - 13 May 2021
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 hrs. (Bangkok time)
Learn from practitioners on how to develop M & E pathways that foster measurement of results and respond to current changes of M&E contexts. Broadening perspectives for innovative ways to develop tools and reporting mechanisms that help to make decisions for project implementation. 

Aims of the program

Enhance practical knowledge and scope for M&E approach and practices during COVID-19.
Be acquainted with appropriate research design and data collection tools.

Apply M &E concept to create information sharing and reporting strategies.

For more information and registration pls. visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/1127


 Banner of M&E 26  Apr - 13 May 2021

2) 2nd International  Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD) 

We are happy to announce the "2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” from 24 -25 June 2021 scheduled to be held at Asian Institute of Technology, THAILAND (In-person and Virtual) [www.disaster-sustainability.org]. The “2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” organized by the Asian Institute of Technology brings together discussion on various dimensions of higher education systems in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development. The International Symposium will focus on various dimensions of existing and future risk scenarios and concerted efforts of the scientific communities to find new adaptation methods. 

The international symposium will be organized from 24 -25 June 2021 in hybrid mode. The program will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations, and academic exhibitions. The Symposium is one of the initiatives of ProSPER.Net project “Disaster Education for integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia” lead by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand along with the partner universities in the Asia Pacific Region. 

The symposium will also provide an opportunity to develop a Higher Educational Institution Platform on DRR to address the cross-cutting issues on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development and also understanding regional challenges that result from complex problems generated by natural hazards and human-induced threats.

On behalf of Organising Committee DRSD-2021, I would like to invite your valuable participation and interaction with Global Resilience and Sustainability Experts. 

CALL for ABSTRACT is open 

We will encourage you to circulate the announcement to your scientific and professional network. 


 C. Classifieds (jobs) 

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development (DDS-GDS)
Ref. No. 9/20
Deadline: 30 April 2021

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (DDS-UIS)
Ref. No. 02/21
Deadline: 30 April 2021

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development (FAB-ASE)
Ref. No. 03/21
Deadline: 31 March 2021

Position: Irrigation Engineering and Management (IREM) Lab Supervisor (SET-WEM)
Ref. No. 09/21
Deadline: 30 April 2021

Position: Laboratory Senior Technician, Irrigation Engineering Management Lab (SET-WEM)
Ref. No. 08/21
Deadline: 30 April 2021

Position: Laboratory Senior Technician, Hydraulic Lab (SET-WEM)
Ref. No. 07/21
Deadline: 30 April 2021

Position: Research Assistant/Research Associate (intERLab)
Ref. No. 06/21
Deadline: 31 March 2021

Position: Web Application Developer (SERD-FAB)
Ref. No. 05/21
Deadline: 21 March 2021

Position: Project Coordinator (SERD-FAB)
Ref. No. 04/21
Deadline: 21 March 2021

Position: Data Visualization Expert (SERD-FAB)
Ref. No. 04/21
Deadline: 21 March 2021