WEEK #17: 25 April – 1 May 2016

In this issue:


Management Team News and Notes


Campus Updates



Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)


Management Team News and Notes


Confirmed AIT Management Notes, 31 March 2016

Please be informed that the confirmed notes of the 31 March 2016 meeting of the AIT Management are now Intranet-published at: http://www.ait.ac.th/management/aitmt-notes/1confirmed-notes-aitmt-31-mar-2016.pdf





AIT Business Plan-A Strategic Framework (2016-2020) and Feedback


Dear all

The draft of the “AIT Business Plan-A Strategic Framework (2016-2020)” was presented to a special meeting of the Executive Committee on 28 January 2016, and at the 18th February 2016 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

A brief summary of the comments at the Board is as follows: The Board Chairman had commented that the “AIT Business Plan-A Strategic Framework (2016-2020)” is not a document that is cast in iron but an evolving one. The comments from Trustees covered various aspects ranging from the need to adapt the thematic areas according to the changes in the environment and to foster closer collaborations with the private sector looking at not just a 5 but 10 year or longer horizon; importance in further consolidating upon AIT’s niche areas which would also help improve upon its rankings; building an endowment fund which is key to AIT’s long-term sustainability; attracting high quality faculty with research potential and having in place adequate mechanisms that incentivize faculty; engaging students in entrepreneurship and leadership projects; strategizing better vis-à-vis China; further leveraging AIT’s alumni pool; reducing and consolidating the number of academic offerings with a focus on key areas for which AIT is known regionally; not missing out on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and importance for AIT to come up with a new resource mobilization strategy, among others.

In follow up to the meeting of the Board, the AIT Management further deliberated on the “AIT Business Plan-A Strategic Framework (2016-2020)” during its meetings in March, and was agreed that feedback from the AIT community be sought on the document. The “AIT Business Plan-A Strategic Framework (2016-2020)” will be further deliberated at the 14th July 2016 meeting of the Board of Trustees (and a status report made at the 25th April 2016 meeting of the Executive Committee).

I would accordingly like to invite you to provide your comments and suggestions on the “AIT Business Plan-A Strategic Framework (2016-2020)” at the link: https://drive.google.com/a/ait.asia/file/d/0B1V4JP6Pch6qVEl6Q2ZFb0xubDg/view?usp=sharing . For ease of reference and compilation, may I request you to please kindly indicate the section along with the page number, while submitting your comments. Therefore, please send your feedback, preferably not later than 24 May 2016 addressed to aitemployees@ait.asia . This is a group email id that has been created for interaction of both faculty and staff of AIT.

Thank you.


Prof. S. Kumar

Vice President for Academic Affairs



Call for Papers for International Journal of Exploration in Science & Technology (iJEST)

International Journal of Exploration in Science & Technology (iJEST)

Call for Papers - Vol. 1 Issue 1 (June - 2016) - Introductory Issue

iJEST is intended to facilitate a forum for academia, technocrats, industrial professionals, researchers and scholars around the globe to share innovative ideas, experiences, practices and research outcomes in science and technology that serves as a catalyst for the academic development. The first issue of Journal will be launched in the month of June. The Journal publishes original research of high quality to attract contributions from the relevant local, regional and international communities. All the accepted papers will be published quarterly, available online.

Research work related to the field of Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Basic and Applied Sciences will be accepted and published.

All the submitted papers will be peer reviewed and checked for plagiarism before publication.

Faculty, students, and researchers are invited to submit your next article of your research/review/study in engineering & science research area for publication FIRST issue of iJEST.

Author Benefits:

- Reliable, easy, transparent & rapid publication process.

- Paper will publish online.

- Indexing of papers will be done in all major online bibliographic journal databases (under process).

- Open Access Journal Database for High visibility and promotion of your article.

- Author Research Guidelines & Support.

You may submit manuscript for review through Email at chiefeditor.ijest@gmail.com , There is NO PUBLICATION FEE.

Last date of article submission - 31 MAY 2016

Author Notification - Within TWO weeks

Issue Publication -  June 2016

For more details visit: http://ijest.webs.com



Campus Updates


Updated SU Website

The AIT Student Union (SU) Media just updated the website. It can be accessed at www.su.ait.ac.th .


5 May 2016, Coronation Day Holiday

Based on the confirmed AIT Management Notes on 5 November 2015, agenda 4.2, AIT Official Holiday for 2016, please be informed that 5 May 2016 is a holiday for Coronation Day, replacing the Buddhist Lent Day on 20 July 2016.

Thus, the Buddhist Lent Day on 20 July 2016 is deleted from AIT Official Holiday for 2016.


Trial of Knovel to be extended to 30 April 2016

Please be informed that Knovel, engineering information database will be extended to 30 April 2016. 

For more information, please visit the Library's website at this URL: .


Pizza Promotion at AITCC

The AIT Conference Center (AITCC) welcomes AITians to join its  "Pizza with special more cheese" Promotion starting 11 April 2016 until further notice.

Two menus are available for serving - Hawaiian and Chicken Ham.

Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Price: 129 Bht. at the restaurant; 149 Bht. For take away.





Collaboration for Innovation

AIT is hosting an AIT Solutions event under the theme Collaboration for Innovation, on 12-13 May 2016 at the AIT Conference Center to highlight its expertise in providing integrated solutions and services to the industry and community, apart from providing a platform for collaborative innovation.

More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2016/events/consultation-for-innovation/#.Vv3l48v-IdU



AIT Research Competition 2016

Call for Ideas: AIT Research Competition 2016

Do you have a research / business idea that has the potential to be a scalable solution?

Join the AIT Research Competition, a platform for AIT researchers to develop their research/ business idea to scalable solutions by working with industry experts and venture capitalists. Winners will have the opportunity to access adequate funds, technical assistance, and guidance required to bring your innovative ideas to life.

More details at these links : http://collaborationforinnovation.solutions.ait.asia/download/Poster_event.pdf






  • Mr. Masami SUGIURA, Executive Officer, Asia Air Survey CO.,LTD, Overseas Operations Division / 25 Apr. 2016 / to discuss possible collaboration.
  • Delegation from Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC), Lao PDR, led by Mr. Robert R. Allen, Jr. General Manager / 25 Apr. 2016 / to hand over a cheque for the full scholarship
  • Mr. Bernard Johnson, Account Manager, International Linkages Asia, NAIT - Corporate & International Training, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Canada / 26 Apr. 2016 / to explore participation in Asian Summer School exchange --- with Geoinformatics for Sustainable Development as the focus -- and other ideas for collaboration with AIT.



Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. G. Louis Hornyak / Hong Kong / 31 March – 3 April 2016*

Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 9 – 11 April 2016*

Dr. Indrajit Pal / Incheon, Republic of Korea / 12 – 16 April 2016*

Dr. Jai G. Singh / India / 20 – 24 April 2016*

Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Switzerland and The Netherlands / 22 – 27 April 2016

Dr. Noppadol Phienwej / San Franscisco, California, USA / 22 April – 1 May 2016

Ms. Colleen Curran / Suva, Fiji / 24 April – 5 May 2016

Dr. Peeyush Soni / Kathmandu, Nepal / 26 – 27 April 2016

Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe / Seoul, Korea / 27 April – 2 May 2016

Prof. C. Visvanathan / Istanbul, Turkey / 30 April – 5 May 2016

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



Classifieds (Jobs)


Assistant or Associate Professor Positions (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref No: 7/15

Deadline: 30 April 2016



Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)

Ref no: 7/16

Deadline: April 30, 2016



Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref. No: Fac 5/15

Deadline: 30 June 2016