WEEK #14, 6 – 17 April 2015


This Issue:


  • AIT is World’s Joint Top Rank in International Orientation – According to U-Multirank 2015 Institutional Ranking

  • Donations to the AIT Library Modernization Campaign this past week

Campus Notes


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)






AIT is World’s Joint Top Rank in International Orientation – According to U-Multirank 2015 Institutional Ranking

U-Multirank is a new multi-dimensional, international ranking of higher education institutions, supported by seed funding of €4 million from European Union for the period 2013-2017. U-Multirank is based on a methodology that reflects both the diversity of higher education institutions and the variety of dimensions of university excellence in an international context.

Read about AIT's #1 ranking in the "International Orientation" category.


The first ranking – 2014 – covered more than 850 higher education institutions, 1,000 faculties and 5,000 study programmes from 74 countries around the world. The following link explains about what U-Multirank is.


AIT was invited to participate in the second-year U-Multirank 2015 Edition, among 1,200 universities and higher educational institutions from 83 countries. All these universities were compared, using a variety of indicators across five dimensions: (1) teaching and learning, (2) research, (3) knowledge transfer, (4) international orientation and (5) regional engagement.

 The result of the 2015 was just announced online on 30 March 2015. AIT’s overall performance can be seen in the below link.


AIT's standing under “International Orientation” is remarkable. AIT stands out as the only university in Asia among the top 41 universities in the world to receive full scores under international orientation, with an A (very good) for 1) Student mobility 2) International academic staff 3) International joint publications and 4) International doctorate degrees.

 In Research, although disadvantaged by its small size of faculty, AIT stands out in ‘size-normalized research publication’ with A Grade, and International Joint Publication also with A Grade, among the 13 universities in ASEAN participated in U-Multirank 2015 Edition.

AIT’s official U-Multirank Sunburst Chart, the round chart-graph with the U-Multirank “U” in the middle, showing AIT’s performance on the 5 dimensions is compared with those of other well-known universities in Asia. This is the first time in the history that AIT was included in the ranking with respect to 5 dimensions considered to be variably important for higher education institutes.


Donations to the AIT Library Modernization Campaign this past week

AIT Alumni Association (Thailand) – 1 million Thai Baht


80 Transportation Engineering Alumni, led by Police Colonel Dr. Narongsak Bovornvongpitak (TRE ’99) and Mr. Apiphan Naewphanassawa (TRE ’00) –        1 Million Thai Baht



Panya Consultants – 500,000 Thai Baht



Mr. Somchai Jittavisutthivong (GTE ’81), Managing Director of B.S.Y. Construction Co., Ltd. – 500,000 Thai Baht



Dr. Kanchit Malaivongs (SEC ’68/ ’77), former AIT faculty member – 100,000 Thai Baht





Campus Notes


The Elsevier Foundation 2016 Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Deadline for Nominations: 30 September 2015

A total of five Awards are given annually to five young women scientists, one from each of five regions in the developing world (see below). Launched in 2012 by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD, the Awards reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries in the early stages of their scientific careers.

Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment both at a regional and international level and have often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence.

In 2016, the five Awards will be given [in a science field to be announced in June 2015]. Each winner will receive a cash prize of US$ 5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. (USA) to attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting.

ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be a female scientist; have received her PhD within the previous 10 years; and have lived and worked in one of the developing countries during the three years immediately prior to the nomination:

Nomination form available on: www.owsd.net Contact: info@owsd.net  



The AIT Community expresses our heartfelt sympathies to Mr. Than Htut Oo, IT Officer in the School of Management, whose mother passed away on Sunday night, 29 March 2015. The religious rites and the funeral will be held in Myanmar.





H.E. U Win Maung, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Thailand, will attend the Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony between AIT and the Ministry of Construction, Myanmar, led by Mr. Kyaw Linn, Director General, Ministry of Construction, Myanmar / 6 Apr. 2015 / to launch a Professional Master’s Program in Project Management in Construction (MPM) by AIT in Myanmar in cooperation with Public Works.



Faculty and Staff Travel


Ms. Rowena Alcoba / Chiang Mai / 29 – 31 Mar. 2015*

Dr. Masahiko Nagai / Tokyo, Japan / 30 Mar. – 4 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Noppadol Phienwej / Lao PDR / 2 – 4 Apr. 2015*

Prof. Ajit P. Annachhatre / Hanoi, Vietnam / 3 – 6 Apr. 2015

Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Bangalore, India / 4 – 8 Apr. 2015

Mr. Bajinder Pal Singh / Bangalore, India / 4 – 8 Apr. 2015

Mrs. Nitasha Arora, Dr. Atitaya Panuvatvanich, Ms. Supusanee Dulyakasem, Dr. Yuttachai Sarathai, and Ms. Isha Basyal / Bangalore, India / 4 – 8 Apr. 2015

Dr. Gabrielle Goves Punyaratabandhu / Songkla, Thailand / 8 Apr. 2015

Ms. Uma Sittichai / Songkla, Thailand / 8 Apr. 2015

Dr. Barbara Igel / HCMC, Vietnam / 10 – 18 Apr. 2015

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / Penang, Malaysia / 12 – 17 Apr. 2015

Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Seoul and Daegu, South Korea / 12 – 14 Apr. 2015


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




Classifieds (Jobs)


Internal Auditor (Internal Audit Office)

Ref. No: 15/15

Deadline: 24 April 2015



Faculty Position in Regional and Rural Development Planning (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref No: Fac 1/15

Deadline: 30 April 2015



Laboratory Supervisor (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref No: 17/15

Deadline: 30 April 2015



Faculty Position in Water Engineering and Management -Hydraulics (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: Fac 2/15

Deadline: 1 May 2015



Assistant/Associate Professor level (GTE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: Fac 3/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Laboratory Supervisor (ISE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: 4/14

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Assistant or Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: Fac 4/15

Deadline: 31 July 2015



Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref. No: Fac 5/15

Deadline: 31 August 2015