WEEK #16: 17 – 23 April 2017


 Welcome back after Songkran Holiday!


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)



 A. Announcements



Organizers: the United Nations Development Programme and the United States Agency for International Development Adapt Asia-Pacific Project in cooperation with the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology, under the Climate Change Asia Initiative.

Dates: 21 August to 1 September 2017
Venue: United Nations Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Objective: The training programme aims to equip government officials and other stakeholders in the Asia and the Pacific region with economic tools necessary to identify, prioritize, design and implement climate-resilient projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans and access climate finance for adaptation action.

    Introduction to key economic principles and review of impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific
    Assessment of economic impacts of climate change, cost-benefit analysis of investment projects and climate-proofing options
    Proposal development

Target audience: (1) Policy and technical staff from line ministries and national agencies who are involved in national adaptation planning process, development of project proposals on climate change adaptation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into national strategies and plans; and (2) Experts in the field of economics or statistics from governmental, non-governmental and academic institutions who are involved in economic analysis of climate change adaptation actions and climate-resilient investments.    
The training programme is limited to 25 participants as follows:

    Ten participants from target countries of the UNDP “Economics of Climate Change Adaptation” capacity building programme, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, will receive full scholarships covering travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.

    Five participants from Thailand and 10 participants from other countries of Asia and the Pacific can attend on a self-funded basis.  
Further details on the application process are available at www.rrcap.ait.asia/ecca

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

AIT personnel are welcome to apply and requested to forward this information to other colleagues who may be interested.

For more information, please contact: ecca@rrcap.ait.asia

(ii)    Nanjing University Scholarships

Thammasat University-Nanjing University Joint Office informing us that Nanjing University is offering scholarships for full-time program in Master of Journalism and Communication in CHINA-ASEAN Culture and communication, Nanjing University, China. Should you are interesting in this fellowship, please apply online at http://istudy.nju.edu.cn/  by 1 May 2017. Please note that the detail and all requirements are in attached.For further information please contact Ms. Sukjit Kachitmanee Tel +66-96-9499422 or e-mail: tu-nju.joint@hotmail.com

(iii)    Emergency cases covered by the modification of the Social Security Laws

Effective 10 April 2017, the Social Security Office has announced that all emergency cases, notably accidents, sickness, are entitled to be conveyed to the nearest hospital of both private and / or government with no cost under the commitment of the Social Security Laws within the first 72 hours or 3 consecutive days, whilst we will have to immediately inform the matter to the Social Security Office and our registered hospital.

(iv)    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

(v)    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)



B. Events


(a)    Seminar on “Robust Strategies for Urban and Regional Energy System Resilience” by Prof. Matthias Ruth, Northeastern University, Boston: 24 April 2017, 10:30am

Prof. Matthias Ruth, Professor at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston.

Title: Robust Strategies for Urban and Regional Energy System Resilience

Date  :  Monday, 24th April 2017

Time  :  10:30 AM-12 Noon

Venue :  ET238, Energy Building

For more information, please contact: Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal at email: shobhakar@ait.ac.th , shobhakar.dhakal@gmail.com

More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/seminar-on-robust-strategies-for-urban-and-regional-energy-system-resilience/#.WOSPNGelaUk

(b)    Sustainability Workshop: 16 May 2017

School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) is organizing the first Sustainability Workshop "MANAGEMENT OF AIT CAMPUS FOREST FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES" to give opportunity for students to present their papers and for non-AIT students to learn how AIT students did their research.

Date: 16 May 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Venue: ROOM B202, AITCC

Those who have worked on similar topics on AIT campus are encouraged/invited to make the presentation. It is planned for 1/2 day but if there are more speakers, the organizer can make it one day. Interested persons please send the title of the talks by 1 May 2017 to:

Dr. Nophea Sasaki
Organizing Committee
Email: nrmcoordinator@ait.asia

To help the organizer arrange the classroom and coffees, kindly register here:

The organizer also would like to use this opportunity to promote AIT to Thai students for RTG scholarship. Please kindly spread this information to your colleagues.

(c)    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

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 at 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)    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.

(ii)    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


Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Nepal / 5 – 17 April 2017
Prof. Nitin K. Tripathi / Lucknow, India / 8 – 18 April 2017
Dr. Huynh Trung Luong / HCMC, Vietnam / 10 – 17 April 2017
Prof. Nazrul Islam / Hanoi, Vietnam / 14 – 22 April 2017
Dr. Lal Samarakoon / Yerevan, Armenia / 15 – 22 April 2017
Ms. Colleen Curran / Yerevan, Armenia / 15 – 22 April 2017
Dr. Abha Mishra / Vientiane, Lao PDR and Hanoi, Bac Giang, Vietnam / 21 – 26 April 2017
Mr. Bishal Bhari / Hanoi and Bac Giang, Vietnam / 21 – 26 April 2017
Mr. Ashwin Ashok Mysore / Vientiane, Lao PDR and Hanoi, Bac Giang, Vietnam / 21 – 26 April 2017
Dr. Suresh Bajirao Lokhande / Hanoi, Vietnam / 22 – 26 April 2017
Ms. Sukanya N. / Hanoi, Vietnam / 22 – 26 April 2017
Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Washington DC, USA / 22 – 29 April 2017
Dr. Sundar Venkatesh / Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / 22 – 29 April 2017
Ms. Farah Nashid Hossain / Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / 22 – 29 April 2017
Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham / Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / 22 April – 3 May 2017
Mr. Sanjeev Pradeep Jayasinghe / Columbo, Sri Lanka / 23 – 29 April 2017

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


E. Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (AIT Extension)
Ref. No. 15/17
Deadline: 30 April 2017

Position: Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (Office of External Relations)
Ref. No. 14/17
Deadline: 30 April 2017

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