WEEK #14: 3 – 9 April 2017


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)


 A. Announcements


 (i)    Confirmed Notes AMT 9 Mar 2017

Please find the AIT Management Team (AMT) confirmed notes of its 9 March 2017 meeting, which are now Intranet-published at:

(ii)    Surveys on Forest Ecosystems on AIT Campus

Natural Resources Management Program, Department of Development and Sustainability, SERD, would like to conduct surveys on staff and faculty's preference and views about ecosystem services provided by AIT Campus forests. This is for academic purpose but it might have implications for improving ecosystem services for the need of our AIT community. With NRM students, a first phase of the survey was sent to students. For this phase, the program invites AIT faculty and staff to respond to the questions in the following link:


(iii)    Only in AIT: Video Contest

There are things that happen "Only in AIT." There are sights that can be seen "Only in AIT." There are sounds that you can hear "Only in AIT." So shoot a quick 60-second video titled "Only in AIT," and share your stories with everyone.

More details: https://goo.gl/RPr8Rn

(iv)    Batch Book Photo Shoot

As per tradition, SU Media Affairs will be publishing the 127th Batch Book for the graduating students this semester. Batch Book being a memorable gift, it cannot be complete without graduating students’ pictures. SU Media together with AIT Office of Media and Communications (OMCO), has arranged a Batch Book Photo Shoot for graduating students.

Khun Paitoon, the photographer will be available for batch book photo shoot from 27 March to 7 April 2017. His office hours are between 8.30-16.00, Monday-Friday. However, you can check for his availability at Tel. 02- 524- 5832.

Gowns are available at the photo studio and any color of tops are allowed, but white shirt is recommended.
Please also be informed that 200 THB shall be paid at the studio when requesting for a photo shoot. After the photo shoot, the only one best click will be sent out for retouching and then printed out in 8" x 10". However, each student may ask to save the rest of your photos to your pen drive.


Starting Date    : 27 March, 2017
Deadline          : 7 April 2017 (The studio will be closed on 6 April)
Time                : 8.30-16.00, Monday -Friday
Venue              : Office of Media and Communications (OMCO), Room No: 206 at language center

Charge             : THB 200 (please bring it with you for the photo shoot)
Attire                : Formal (White Shirt preferred)

Note: SU Media Affairs Team will collect all photos taken within the defined timeline. Any photo taken after aforementioned deadline will not be accepted. Hence, the team would like to kindly request all graduating students to take some time out in the earlier days of the above mentioned timeline and not wait for the last day.

(v)    Special Mobile Phone Package from True Corporation at AIT Campus

Please be informed of True Special "Campus & PuenKru" Phone Package as follows:
Date: 4 April 2017 (Tuesday)
Place: Cafeteria
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Special Phone Package Offer: Samsung Galaxy J2, True Smart, True Lenovo 4G A1000 and True Lenovo 4G Vibe C
Documents Needed: Student, Faculty, Staff ID and Thai ID or Passport

(vi)    Vacant Shop for Lease

A vacant shop is available for lease in the Institute Arcade (Room C-133)
Interested parties are requested to submit their proposal to the OPIA (Purchasing) until  20 April 2017.

For further information you may contact:-

•      Purchasing Office (for bidding details):
        Email:  purchasing@ait.ac.th
        Tel:  02 524 5029

•      Auxiliary (for TOR & shop requirement):
        Email: bethc@ait.ac.th
        Tel: 02-524 6323, 02 524 5026

(vii)    Vacant Halal Food Stall available for food provider

Halal Food Stalls in the AIT Cafeteria is 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 Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Contact person:
•      For Bid information and submission:        Pakkamol:  Tel - 02524 5029,    pakkamol@ait.ac.th
•      For Space information & requirements:    Elizabeth:   Tel - 02524 6323,    bethc@ait.asia

(viii)    Bicycle Shop for Lease

Bicycle shop beside SU Snack Bar is available for lease.
Interested parties to submit their proposal to the OPIA (Purchasing) until   12 April 2017.

For further information you may contact:-
•      Purchasing Office (for bidding details):
        Email:  purchasing@ait.ac.th
        Tel:  02 524 5029

•      Auxiliary (for TOR & shop requirement):
        Email: bethc@ait.ac.th
        Tel: 02-524 6323, 02 524 5026

(ix)    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)

(x)    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

(xi)    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.

(xii)    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)    ELLTA Conference: Perspectives on Leadership, Learning and Social Enterprise in Asia : 25 – 27 July 2017

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and ELLTA, as Co-hosts, welcome you to the fourth International, Academic Conference of ELLTA: ‘Perspectives on Leadership, Learning and Social Enterprise in Asia’ –� Sharpening Focus on Research Collaborations and Publications.
The conference invites original contributions on the following Key Themes:

Leadership in/ and Context (Asia)

Learning Organisation/ Organisational Learning in Context (Asia)

Enterprise-led Development, Social Business and Transformation: Perspectives from Asia
        Researching Context/ Context-based  Research
        Learning and Change: Asia in Focus


More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/elta-conference-perspectives-on-leadership-learning-and-social-enterprise-in-asia/#.WNh7SGelaUk


(a)    SAP Training for AIT Students, staff and faculty members: 24-28 April 2017

AIT Extension will conduct a five-day training course on "Business Process Integration using SAP ERP System" from 24 - 28 April 2017, 0830 - 1600 hrs. The venue will be Room 204A, upper floor, AIT Extension Building.

The course will cover fundamental enterprise business processes interactionsimplemented with SAP ERP in the functional areas of sales and distribution (SD), materials management (MM), production planning (PP), financial accounting (FI) and controlling (CO), human capital management (HCM).

Interested persons please contact AIT Extension by email: extension@ait.ac.th  cc'ed to karim@ait.ac.th .


C. Campus Updates


(i)    Reservation of the swimming pool for SU Sports
Kindly be informed that the swimming pool is reserved from 3 – 6 April 2017 from 4-7 pm for conducting AIT Sports Meet event.

(ii)    Dorm H Renovation

Please be informed that the renovation of dorm H has started since 20 March 2017. The renovation of the dorm H is scheduled to be completed by end of May 2017

During this renovation period, there might be loud noise or disturbance on the pathway near dorm H. In this regard, the Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM)  requests your kind understanding.

(iii)    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).









D. Faculty and Staff Travel


Ms. Neha Thapa / Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal / 7 – 12 February 2017*
Prof. Nitin K. Tripathi / Wuhan, China / 19 – 25 February 2017*
Dr. Krailak Fakkaew / Frankfurt and Aachen, Germany / 17 March – 7 April 2017
Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 22 – 25 March 2017*
Mr. Syams Nashrrullah / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 22 – 25 March 2017*
Dr. Noppadol Phienwej / Gyogone and Yangon, Myanmar / 24 – 26 March 2017*
Prof. Lawrence Stephen Abein / Shanghai, China; Taiwan; and Malaysia / 24 March – 1 April 2017*
Dr. Peeyush Soni / Allahabad, India / 27 – 31 March 2017*
Dr. Sohee Minsum Kim / Granada, Spain / 25 March – 2 April 2017*
Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 26 – 27 March 2017*
Dr. Matthew Dailey / Chiangmai and Chiangrai Provinces, Thailand / 27 – 29 March 2017*
Mr. Supote Thammasithirong / Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 28 – 30 March 2017*
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Suphanburi, Thailand / 30 March – 2 April 2017*
Ms. Parichart Khammeerak / Nong Ya Sai, Suphanburi / 30 March – 2 April 2017*
Dr. Masahiko Nagai / Japan  / 3 – 7 April 2017
Prof. C. Visvanathan / Islamabad, Pakistan / 5 – 8 April 2017
Dr. shobhakar Dhakal / Nepal / 5 – 17 April 2017
Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Pune, India / 7 – 9 April 2017

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



F. Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Administrative Staff (Office of Finance)
Ref. No. 09/17
Deadline: 14 April 2017

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

Position: Assistant or Associate Professors Position (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. Fac 1/17
Deadline: 30 June 2017

Position: Assistant or Associate Professors Position (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 09/17
Deadline: 15 April 2017

Position: Business Development Officer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 10/17
Deadline: 15 April 2017

Position: Structural Engineer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 11/17
Deadline: 30 April 2017

Position: Senior Finance Officer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 12/17
Deadline: 15 April 2017

Position: Assistant Program Officer (AIT Alumni Association - AITAA)

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To work under supervision of AITAA President, and to assist the Executive Secretary, and other members of the AITAA Executive Committee.
2. Performs all administrative duties such as filing, handling daily correspondences, coordinating logistics for meetings and other activities, collating documents for meetings/workshops, taking and preparing minutes, coordinating and preparing documentation, and other administrative responsibilities as may be assigned by the AITAA.
Executive Officers.
3. Assists the AITAA Finance Officer in handling office accounts, and maintaining proper records/financial ledgers.
4. Supports the AITAA Executive Officer(s) on joint efforts/activities with other units at AIT.
5. To coordinate with different offices of AIT and the Student Union.
6. Assists/performs all AITAA undertakings as may be assigned by the AITAA Executive Officers.
7. Be able to travel to the countries in which Governing Board Meeting (GBM) is held once a year, to assist AITAA and the host Chapter in organizing the GBM.
8. To welcome and assist alumni and other guests who visit the AIT Campus.

•    Bachelor’s degree or Master Degree in relevant fields.
•    With at least 3 years of experience in administrative job
•    25 – 35 years old.
•    Female, preferably (but not limited to) Thai Nationality.
•    With knowledge and skill in use of the following:
-    Microsoft Office Programs
-    Internet (email; web page; mailing list)
-    Database (encoding and retrieval)
•     Fluent in spoken and written English
•    Familiar with the use of office equipment
•    Very good interpersonal skills and have initiative/ability to undertake responsibilities independently with general supervision and guidance from the AITAA Executive Committee
•    Knowledge on accounting procedures, and AIT Procedures (travel, finance, purchase, admissions and others) will be an added advantage
•    Experience in working in multicultural environment an added advantage
•    Ability to work under pressure

Duty station: AIT Alumni Association Office (AITAA), AIT Campus, ground floor, Administration Building, AIT campus.
Interested persons please send letter of application in English with comprehensive resume to aitaa@ait.ac.th  and copy ait.alumni.association@gmail.com

Deadline: 5 April 2017