WEEK# 12, 18 – 24 March 2019

 In this issue:

 A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Campus Updates

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)



A. Announcements



Email from Admissions and Scholarships Office (11 Mar. 2019)

The call for the world bank Scholarship applications is now open and the deadline is 11 April 2019 for August 2019 Intake.


If any applicants apply for this scholarship, please request program/department to process their application as soon as possible so that potential applicants can submit our offer letter to world bank together with their require documents.

Our following programs are listed under the world bank Scholarship. This is also available on our website: 


1. Master's in Agricultural Systems and Engineering (ASE )
2. Master's in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM )
3. Master's in Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM )
4. Master's in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT )
5. Master's in Gender and Development Studies (GDS )
6. Master's in Natural Resources Management (NRM )
7. Master's in Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP )
8. Master's in Urban Environmental Management (UEM )
9. Master's in Water Engineering and Management (WEM )

FYI:  Last four years, we have been requesting World bank to add our other academic programs under the world bank scholarship. However, they always refused to add more program rather asking us to reduce our current programs listed under the world bank scholarship.

Preferred Master Degree Program universities list has been reduced since 2011. In 2011, there were 72 universities listed. In 2019 only 49 universities are listed including AIT.


(ii) International Women's Day Celebration 2019 - Women's Leadership Awareness Campaign

Email from SU Culture (6 Mar. 2019)

To celebrate International Women's Day 2019, SU Culture and Gender and students of Gender and Development Studies, AIT, are planning to run a 15-day campaign on Women Leadership in AIT that will take place from 8 to 22 March 2019.

This poster campaign aims gather the opinions of male and female faculty members and staff in AIT about women leadership and their understanding about women leadership in general and throughout their work. Therefore, we would like to invite you to be part of this sharing knowledge and opinion on women leadership in AIT. 

Please share your opinions thorough this link: https://goo.gl/forms/YZaaw9cDqSFYLFa32
Note: as this is poster campaign, we would also like to seek your consent to quote your words and your picture for our posters and the posters will be then shared in our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/331338920828946/



(iii) Deadline of collecting waste plastic bottles [31 March 2019]

Email from AIT Solutions (1 Mar. 2019)

Thank you for your overwhelming support to the Plastic Bottle Waste Initiative.
We would like to inform that the deadline of collecting plastic bottles this semester is on 31 March 2019. Please bring all your empty bottles (PET only) on or before 31 March to collect your points.
Watch out for our next initiative.



(iv) Tax submission for Annual Income Tax 2018

Email from Payroll/OFIN (12 Mar. 2019)

Please be reminded that deadline for annual income tax 2018 is on 31 March

AIT Employees who want Payroll to submit their tax forms to the Revenue
Department, please submit your duly-filled up forms including relevant
supporting documents to Payroll/Finance Office on or before 20 March 2019.

If you need or require further information or assistance, please contact
Khun Nat (#5054).





B. Events


(a) Fircroft CV and Interview Tips session: 18 Mar. 2019

With  27 companies confirmed so far for the AIT Career Fair on 27 March 2019 and CVs/Interview Skills need to be brushed up for the upcoming event, we are happy to inform you that Fircroft Thailand, a global manpower management company, will again be visiting the campus on Monday, 18 March 2019. 

Experts from the company will share very useful CV making and interview tips, recent hiring trends as well as career planning tips. Please find details below and pre-register to confirm your participation:
Program details:
Date: Monday, 18 March 2019
Time : 4 pm to 6 pm
Venue : Milton E. Bender Auditorium

Preferred Academic Program: IT, other related programs and students interested to know more about Fircroft and CV/Interview Tips
• Mr. Ary Pratama – Regional HR Business Partner
Team Members:
• Mr. Pornprasert Puttanarakul – Business Development Manager
• Ms. Pentip Chobdham – Recruitment Team Lead

To pre-register, please fill up the link below : 


(b) Schedule for weekend EET for March – May

Email from AIT Language Center (6 Mar. 2019)

As discussed in the Admissions Committee meeting, AIT Language Center (LC) will offer EET (English Entry Test) testing at 9AM on selected Sundays in March to May as follows:

On campus
March:  31
April: 7
May: 5 / 12

At SOM Bangkok Campus
April: 28

For the special weekend testing, it is important that applicants register online 3 working days or earlier before their chosen weekend testing  (Wednesday before the selected testing Sunday). Applicants can pay for the test (800 bht) through a bank transfer using the following information: 

Account Number: 468-046301-2
Bank Branch: Thammasat University Hospital Branch
Address: 95 Moo 8, Klong Nueng, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand
Swift Code: SICOTHBK
Message to Beneficiary: English Entry Test

Applicants must email proof of payment with ID to lctesting@ait.asia at least 3 working days before the test to confirm their spot for the test. The test registration will be automatically canceled if applicants fail to provide proof of payment on time. 

We have already added this information on the Home page of LC website.



(c) AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition - 27 March 2019


Twenty-seven (27) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 27 March 2019 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.

You are cordially invited to explore and uncover opportunities offered by the companies that are joining the event.



 Fircroft CV Tips & Interview Workshop on  18  March 2019 (Wed), Wed, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, MEB Auditorium
• Consultants of Technology (COT) Career Talk  on  21  March 2019 (Thurs), Wed, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium 
 THK (Japan) Career Talk on  28  March 2019 (Wed), Wed, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium
• Pandora Career Talk on  3 April 2019 (Wed), 4:00 - 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium
• Schneider Electric Career Talk on  10 April 2019 (Wed), 4:00 - 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium

¤ Student Union (SU) Research Exhibition!

Please help us in spreading the word out about the Fair !!!  And let us know as well if you have any company contacts that you want us to invite to the Fair.
Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please drop by at: 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, 662 524-6326




(a)SPECIAL TALK on "KTH Royal Institute of Technology: A Leading Institution on Engineering Education, Research, and Collaboration"- 1 April 2019

A special Talk on “KTH Royal Institute of Technology: A Leading Institution on Engineering Education, Research, and Collaboration” will be delivered by Prof. Stefan Östlund, KTH Vice President for Global Relations KTH Royal Institute of Technology on Monday, 1 April 2019 at Milton E. Bender Auditorium.

More details at this link: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/16519/
Date:          Monday, 1 April 2019
Time:         1.30 – 2.30 PM
Venue:       Milton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT
Register:   https://goo.gl/forms/ePZSW0g5AsWO7ZjA3 

Contact: Ms. Piyapat Kallaya, Sr. Program Officer, Office of International Affairs, AIT at Tel: 025246367 or Email: pkallaya@ait.asia






 C. Visitors / MoU


• MoA signing with INDEX International Group Co., led by Dr. Chainarong Na Lamphun, President & CEO / for bonded scholarships in Master’s degree program at AIT / 19 Mar. 2019






D. Campus Updates


 (i) Extremely important and dangerous issue on stray animals in the campus

Email from Director, OFAM (10 Mar. 2019)

Dear AIT Community especially the residents in the campus,

Recently, OFAM has received reports of the increase in numbers of stray dogs as well as cats in the campus.  As much as we can, we tried many strategies to solve the issues of stray animals, even assigning Security staff to catch them and constructing temporary shelter to house them.  We even invited professional dog catchers to come but after sometime, dogs will come back to the campus again.  At present, we do not receive much support from Livestock Officer or Veterinarian due to the strong punishment in the "Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animals Act" which was announced 3 years ago.

We believe that even though this problem cannot be completely solve, but it can be minimized if the community will help us to stop especially animal lovers in feeding and giving food  to these stray animals.  During our regular survey, we found many residents, students and staff feeding the stray animals by giving them food outside the buildings as shown in the picture attached.  In addition, we also found many residents put their trash in bags BUT did not put the bags in the trash bins, even though the bins were not full (see photo).  These bags can be the food sources for these stray dogs, cats or monitor lizards as well.

This problem is not only in our campus but also in Thammasat, NSTDA and many places in Thailand.  In the news, there were reports of stray dog attacks biting people and putting the victim's life in danger https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1620542/hm-the-king-helps-boy-s... .  The more serious problem than the injury from the attack is the "Rabies".  Last year, there were 17 people died because of Rabies in Thailand and many provinces included Bangkok were declared as Rabies Red Zone.
Please see the below message from one of our students who faced the incident on Friday.  

"Last night (March 9) on the front main road of SOM leading towards 711 (left), when I was going back to my room, I was surrounded by 6-7 ASTRAY DOGS. God saved me, and I am grateful for those youngsters who stopped there at the road end till I was able to reach the intersection. I strongly raise the issue of ASTRAY DOGS and want to bring it in your Notice.  Such ASTRAY DOGS rooming around the campus since evening till night and make AIT HORRIBLE, EXTREMELY UNSAFE and DANGEROUS place to WALK, RIDE and LIVE.  Nobody will suffer only that STUDENT will feel suffer BADLY, who will be bitten by the DOG will suffer with DISEASE and PAIN. I am strongly requesting to TAKE ACTION against ASTRAY DOGS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE for any student."

OFAM already directed the security guards to provide more patrolling in the areas where we found these dogs.  However, we don't want any incident or tragedy to happen in our community, especially to our children, thus we request everyone's support and cooperation to help us in the following:

1.  Report to the Security staff (or call 02-524 6000) if stray dogs or cats are found inside the campus.
2.  Do not feed or leave food for them outside the dorms and residential areas.  If you see the people are feeding food to these stray animals, please warn them or call OFAM Call Center at 02-524 5800.
3.  Please help keeping the campus neat and clean, do not throw the trash on the ground and put your garbage in the bins.
4.  Please inform OFAM if anyone knows any organization or foundation to contact for stray animals.  At the moment, Rangsit city, Klong Luang and Ta Klong municipality informed us that they cannot help us as they already have many cases on this issue.

Lastly, we want to warn anyone who regularly feeding the stray animals and we will seriously check the areas where we found the food.  If identified, fine will be imposed and written warning will be sent.  This warning also goes to students and staff who still keep their dogs and cats inside their accommodation units.  Please be reminded that as per AIT policy, pets are not allowed in student dormitories and staff accommodation units.  Pets are allowed only in faculty houses # 9 to 27.

Thank you very much and we are looking forward to your kind support, cooperation and understanding on this issue. 


(ii) Replacement underground electrical cable project at AARM Hatchery and ST-3

Email from OFAM (5 Mar. 2019)

Please be informed that the contractor (T-Arrow) will start replacement of underground electricity cable project at AARM Hatchery and ST-3 on 5 March 2019.

Project period : Tuesday, 5 March – Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

During this time their might be loud noise and few areas may be closed for work around that area. So, people living around that area are requested to be careful when passing through the area.



(iii) Improvement project: Cleaning and Painting of Dorm J Building

Email from OFAM (11 Oct. 2018)

Please be informed that subcontractor will start the improvement project at Dorm J, to clean and paint the exterior and corridors of the building.

Project has started on 12 October 2018 (Friday)
Expected to finish soon.

During this time there may be loud noise and dust around the area work. Residents of Dorm J are requested to close their doors and windows properly. 

Apologies for any inconvenience that it may cause.

After this dorm, we will continue with dorm E and Dorm K, which will be announced later.




   E. Faculty and Staff Travel 


Prof. Nazrul Islam / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 27 – 28 February 2019*
Mr. Thiwakorn Thatho / Chonburi, Thailand / 1 – 2 March 2019*
Prof. Joyashree Roy / India / 9 – 17 March 2019*
Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 10 – 12 March 2019*
Dr. Salvatore G.P. Virdis / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 10 – 12 March 2019*
Prof. Nazrul Islam / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 10 – 14 March 2019*
Dr. Jonathan L. Shaw / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 11 – 13 March 2019*
Dr. Kavinda Gunasakara / Yangon, Myanmar / 11 – 14 March 2019*
Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 11 – 20 March 2019*
Dr. Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn / Davao, Philippines / 13 – 16 March 2019*
Ms. Narumon Wangnai / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 13 – 16 March 2019*
Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijaywada, Bengaluru, Delhi, India / 13 – 21 March 2019*
Amalia S. Canullas / Metro Manila and Mindanao, Philippines / 13 – 24 March 2019
Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Kathmandu, Nepal / 15 – 19 March 2019
Takuji W. Tsusaka / Siem Reap, The Kingdom of Cambodia / 15 – 23 March 2019
Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Yogyakarta, Indonesia / 16 – 20 March 2019
Prof. Sivanappan Kumar / Hong Kong / 17 – 19 March 2019
Prof. Pennung Warnitchai / Hong Kong / 17 – 19 March 2019
Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Hong Kong / 17 – 19 March 2019
Dr. Chutiporn Anutariya / Hong Kong / 17 – 19 March 2019
Dr. Bhawat Traipattanakul / Hong Kong / 17 – 19 March 2019
Dr. Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen / Yogyakarta, Indonesia / 18 – 22 March 2019
Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Hanoi, Vietnam / 21 – 23 March 2019
Dr. Avishek Datta / Hanoi, Vietnam / 21 – 23 March 2019
Dr. Philippe Doneys / Mae Sot, Thailand / 21 – 24 March 2019
Mr. Tharakorn Chanlapa / Chonburi and Krabi, Thailand / 22 – 25 March 2019
Mr. Furqan Ali Shaikh / Chonburi and Krabi, Thailand / 22 – 25 March 2019
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)

  F. Classifieds (Jobs)


Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor [ASE] (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. Fac 12/18
Deadline: 19 March 2019

Position: Administrative Staff (Senior Officer/Coordinator) (Office of Thailand Affairs (OTA) )
Ref. No. 07/19
Deadeline: 23 March 2019

Faculty Position: Associate/Assistant Professor (STE) (School of Engineering & Technology )
Ref. No. 04/18
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Position: Senior Librarian (Head of Acquisition) (AIT Library)
Ref. No. 59/18
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Position: Administrative Staff (Administrative Officer) (School of Engineering & Technology )
Ref. No. 06/19
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Position: Senior Fundraising Officer (Office of Advancement)
Ref. No. 03/19
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Position: Classroom Teacher (AIT International School)
Ref. No. 13/19
Deadline: 5 April 2019

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 01/19
Deadline: 30 April 2019

Faculty Position (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 02/19
Deadline: 30 April 2019

Position: Research Staff (Research Assistant/Associate) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 14/19
Deadline: 30 April 2019