WEEK 13 # 18 - 24 March 2024

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement


1) World Water Day 2024, 21 March 2024 - Photo and Monologue Competitions

The Water Engineering and Management (WEM) program and Global Water & Sanitation Center (GWSC) announced a “Photo Competition” and a "Monologue Competition" on the occasion of World Water Day 2024 (March 21) with the theme of “Water for Peace".

Please find the attached the Photo Competition and Monologue Competition Posts and their respective guidelines.

Additionally, please find the link to the event registration below:

Submission Deadline: 17 March 2024 (ICT)

Result Announcement: Tuesday, 21 March 2024 (ICT)

Event Venue: AITCC, AIT


2) DSAI Seminar on "Unlocking Insights: Transformative Lessons from AI in Research Experiment and Real-World Business Application", 20 Mar 2024, 1pm, TC103 and Zoom


We are pleased to invite you to attend the DSAI Seminar titled "Unlocking Insights: Transformative Lessons from AI in Research Experiment and Real-World Business Application" by  Dr. Monchai Lertsutthiwong, Head of AI Research at KASIKORN Business-Technology Group [KBTG], Thailand is scheduled as follows:


Speaker:    Dr. Monchai Lertsutthiwong

Topic:        Unlocking Insights: Transformative Lessons from AI in Research Experiment and Real-World Business Application

Date:         Wednesday 20 March 2024

Time         13:00 - 15:00

Venue:       TC 103, Telecommunication Building


For the online, please join the Zoom link below:


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 592 715 4698

Passcode: 965943


3) Invitation: Special talk on How to Innovate within a Competitive Research Field [20 March 2024]

We are thrilled to invite you to a compelling talk titled 'How to Innovate within a Competitive Research Field,' featuring Dr. Sebastian Beyer, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on Wednesday, 20 March 2024 at 3:30 PM at the AIT Entrepreneurship Center Creator Space. Dr. Beyer is the visionary founder of 'Amiprox,' a Singapore-based company specializing in the manufacture of medical research and clinical diagnostic instruments and supplies. With 8 patents to his name and over 40 publications, Dr. Beyer's expertise in microfluidic technology and nanostructured surfaces is shaping the future of biomedical engineering. He holds a PhD. from NUS and has 15 years of global experience in biomedical engineering.

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4) Institute wide seminar- Mr. Renaud Meyer, UNDP Resident Representative to Thailand

Email sent from  Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) on 16 March 2024


It is my pleasure to invite you to attend our upcoming Institute Wide Seminar titled “Making Our Future: New Directions for Human Development in Asia and the Pacific—Implications on Thailand ''. This seminar will be delivered by Mr Renaud Meyer, UNDP Resident Representative for Thailand and will provide participants with valuable insights into the Asia Pacific Human Development Report, and further engage in a discussion with our researchers and students. 


DATE: Friday, March 22, 2024


TIME:  10.30 am – 11.30 am


VENUE:  Milton Bender Auditorium


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5) New RRCAP e-learning courses: LLA & FloodS


We are please to share with you our new e-learning courses:


1. Integrating Gender and Indigenous Factors into Locally-Led Adaptation


Shape the future, anywhere you are!


This course equips you to lead local adaptation efforts, weaving together gender, indigenous knowledge, and real-world cases. Interactive tools keep you engaged as you master these powerful approaches. 


Url: https://ap-plat.nies.go.jp/adaptation_literacy/resources/e_learning/ait_...


2. FloodS


Be Flood Prepared: Protect your community with FloodS! Flooding is a growing threat due to climate change, causing devastating losses. But there's hope! FloodS is a FREE, user-friendly web tool that lets you simulate flood scenarios in your area. 


Learn how to use FloodS with our 4-module e-learning series:

  • Understand flood risks
  • Master the FloodS tool
  • Explore real-world case studies Protect your community.
  • Be prepared.


Url: https://ap-plat.nies.go.jp/adaptation_literacy/resources/e_learning/floo....


6) Special NRM Guest Lecture: Sustainable Preservation of Cambodian Wooden Houses - A Case on NbS

Special NRM Guest Lecture: Sustainable Preservation of Cambodian Wooden Houses - A Case on NbS
Date: 28 March 2024 from 15:00-17:00
Venue: Room S101, SERD Building
Organizer: Natural Resources Management, SERD, AIT

Speaker and Author: HOK Sokol, Registered ASEAN Architect
Position: Freelance Architect

This seminar will discuss the rich tapestry of Khmer civilization, once a beacon of prosperity and creativity, has left behind a legacy encapsulated in its architectural marvels. This legacy spans from the enigmatic temples, testaments to a glorious past, to the intricately designed private dwellings that equally contributed to the societal fabric of villages and cities. Among these, the traditional Khmer wooden houses stand out, showcasing a remarkable blend of style and design deeply rooted in Cambodia’s cultural heritage. However, this invaluable patrimony faces threats of decline due to various factors, including civil unrest and a shift in societal values, risking the erasure of a significant chapter of Khmer civilization due to negligence in preservation efforts.

More can be read at:
7) Call for Responsible "E-Waste Management Campaign" at AIT

AIT underscores the importance of sustainable e-waste management, given its environmental repercussions. Incorrect disposal of electronics poses pollution and health hazards. When e-waste ends up in landfills, it can release hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants into the soil, water, and air, causing pollution and harming ecosystems and human health. E waste also contains various valuable and precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, and rare earth elements. Recycling metals from e-waste curbs mining, conserves resources, and fosters a sustainable society. 

In light of this, as committed by the AIT Campus Sustainability Committee chaired by "Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, President of AIT'', Office of Sustainable Campus(OSC) officially announces the launch of "E-Waste Management Campaign" encouraging all schools, offices, and residences within the AIT community to take proactive steps in identifying any unused or obsolete electronic devices that may be lying around in your schools, office buildings and at your AIT residence. These could include old computers, printers, mobile phones, keyboards, fax machines, power banks and other electronic equipment that are no longer in use.

Once identified, kindly notify the OSC by emailing director-osc@ait.ac.thdetailing the types and quantities of e-waste available for disposalOSC will organize the collection of e-waste from various locations across the campus as necessary. Additionally, we also encourage the AIT community to identify and report any unused or broken furniture in schools and offices to help optimize building space effectively.

We kindly request the secretaries of schools and offices to identify e-waste and old furniture and report to OSC by April 30, 2024. All collected e-waste will be sent to a professional recycling company specialized in safe and environmentally friendly disposal and recycling of electronic devices, ensuring responsible handling and minimal environmental impact.

Your cooperation in this initiative is highly valued as it contributes to our collective endeavor to promote sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint at AIT. Together, we can create a more sustainable campus environment for future generations.

Thank you for your attention and support.

Remark: The collected E-waste or furniture if recorded as AIT inventory will be coordinated with OPIA for proper procedure to write it off.

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8) Urgent Maintenance of our mailing list server

Email from AIT Helpdesk on 18 March 2024

We have to carry out an urgent maintenance of our mailing list server tomorrow, 19 March 2024, from 11:00 - 13:00 hrs. Please avoid sending email to any mailing list during the above mentioned period since your email may get lost.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

ITServ Building, Room 203
Tel.: 6082
Email: helpdesk@ait.ac.th
URL: https://helpdesk.ait.ac.th


9) Updated Payment Schedules

Email from Finance Department on 4 March 2024

We currently have multiple types of payment documents to support all types of expenses, most of which are transferred directly to the payee’s bank account.

To ensure timely and efficient payments, we are pleased to provide you with the updated payment schedule for each type of payment, as shown below.


Type of Document

Deadline to submit the document to Finance Office

Date/Day of Payment Disbursement

Contact person

Payment request (internal & external) / CPS for student

7th of the month


15th of the month







21st of the month




30th of the month

SRE Advance / Settlement / Research Grants

7th of the month




15th of the month



21st of the month



30th of the month

International Payment








Late submission




Next Thursday










Late submission


Next Thursday

RRTE, PN Settlement / CPS, PR for refund or reimbursement





18th of the month




through Salary



Late submission

Next month Salary

Bursary Requests

(student under scholarships)


23rd of the month

1st of the next month



Student Assistantship

8th of the month




16th of the month



Late submission



16th of next month

Refund (payment requests for overpaid, T&F, accommodation)

8th of the month



16th of the month



23rd of the month


1st of the next month

Late submission

16th of next month




1.   If the cut-off date falls on a weekend, then the date will be moved to the previous working day.

2.   If the payment date falls on a weekend, then payment will be processed on the following working day.

This payment schedule is effective from 18 March 2024.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.


10) Invitation to AIT Career Fair: 27 March 2024, AITCC, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Email from Career Center on 23 February 2024

We are pleased to inform you that the March/Spring Semester 2024 AIT Career Fair is scheduled on 27 March 2024 (Wednesday) from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  at the AIT Conference Center. 

What to expect:

¤  Long-term career prospects

¤  Job placements

¤  Internship opportunities

¤  Research partners

¤  Networking with company representatives

¤  Food market

¤  Free goodies, Raffle Prizes and

¤  Career Talks on 6  & 13 March at the AIT Entrepreneurship Center leading to the Fair!

Partial List of  27 Companies Participating in this Link

Please assist 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 visit: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th or like/follow: FB:  www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter/  IG: @aitcareercenter or email: careercenter@ait.ac.th

or contact us via phone: 662 524-6326. We will keep you posted with all the updates. 

Thank you for your continued support! 

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  Workshops/ Conferences  

1) Professional Development on Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership

Date: 18-22 March 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology

For more information please visit https://tinyurl.com/37fw54u7

2) Summer Training Program on Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Using Cutting-Edge Technology and IoT

Duration: 10 – 21 June 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

For more information and registration please visit 

3) Summer Training Program Aquaculture Development & Aquatic Resources Management in South and South East Asia

Date: 8-19 July 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology

Training Fee: USD 1,500/- (Inclusive of training-related expenses, excluding accommodation and subsistence allowances)

For more information and registration please visit 


C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 


  The MoU Signing Ceremony between AIT and Mekong River Commission Secretariat [MRCS] on Thursday 21 March 2024



D. Faculty & Staff Travel 

  • Mr. Russell Rein, VPA / HCMC, Hanoi, Vietinam/ 14 - 19 March 2024
  • Prof. Shobhaka Dhakal, Faculty, SERD/ Japan/ 14 - 19 March 2024
  • Prof. Manukid Panichkun, Faculty, ISE-SET/ Greece/ 15 - 23 April 2024
  • Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika, Director GIC/ Germany, the Netherlands/ 11 - 21 March 2024
  • Dr. Gullberto H Borongan, Director RRC-AP/ Philippines/ 18 - 23 March 2024
  • Mr. Bishal Bhari, RRC-AP/ Philippines/ 18 - 23 March 2024
  • Mr. Huno Solomon Kofi Mensah, RRC-AP/ Philippines/ 18 - 23 March 2024
  • Dr. Kuo Chieh Chao, Faculty, GTE-SET/  Taipei, Taiwan/ 17 - 20 March 2024
  • Ms. Yanee Sornkaew, WEM-SET/ Lopburi, Thailand/ 29 - 30 March 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ Nong Khai, Thailand/ 30 - 31 May 2024
  • Dr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Houston, New Jersey, Dalias, San Antonio, Humble/ 22 June - 23 July 2024
  • Dr. Pisut Koomsap, Faculty ISE-SET/ Porto, Portugal/ 20 - 31 March 2024
  • Dr. Duanthida Hussadintorn na Ayuttaya, Faculty SET/ Porto, Portugal/ 20 - 31 March 2024
  • Sirima Sirimattayanan, International Affairs/ Spain/ 13 - 23 April 2024





 E. Classifieds (jobs) 

Staff Position:

1. Assistant Professor, SET-ISE

2. Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, SERD-GDS

3. Associate / Assistant Professor, SET-ICT

4. Faculty Position,  SET-WEM

5. Research Associate, CGC (Center for Global Challenges)

6. Senior Research Associate, CGC (Center for Global Challenges (CGC))

7. Senior Advancement Officer and Administrative Secretary, OAAA

8. Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Lead, GWSC

9. General Helper, GWSC

10. Student Welfare Officer, OSA

11. Lab Supervisor - Hydraulic Lab, SET/WEM

12.  Editorial Assistant, SERD/GTD