WEEK# 2, 7 – 13 January 2019


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)


A. Announcements


(i) Royal Audience for President Woon


Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn granted a royal audience to AIT President Dr. Eden Y Woon at the Sra Pathum Palace on 22 December 2018. President Woon informed the Princess about his assumption of responsibilities as the ninth president of AIT and his vision for the Institute going forward. He also reported on the Institute’s forthcoming sixtieth-anniversary celebrations.



(ii) AIT Newsletter: January 2019

Email from OMCO (3 Jan. 2019)


Dear AIT community,


The January 2019 edition of the monthly AIT Newsletter is now online.

The PDF and EPUB (iOS, Android) versions are attached, while the MOBI edition (for Kindle and e-readers) can be downloaded from the website.


Download Links

PDF: https://bit.ly/2VpDSRK
EPUB: https://bit.ly/2AtJ6mF
MOBI: https://bit.ly/2R3iFym


Happy Reading and a Very Happy New Year,

Office of Media and Communications
Asian Institute of Technology


(iii) Announcement from the Social Security Office

Email from OHRS (17 Dec. 2018)


Dear AIT Employees,


This is to kindly inform you that the Social Security Office will no longer issue a new Social Security card after the current SS cards expires on 31 December 2018.


You can still continue to avail the Social Security benefits by going to the  hospital which you have registered with the Social Security Office and present to the hospital staff your passport as proof of your identification and your current social security number. For Thai employees, please present your Thai Identification Card only.


For SS members who wishes to change their current hospital, please contact OHRS until 15 March 2019.


Please be guided accordingly.


(iv) Raffle Draw Winners of Auxiliary Services Concessionaires Survey

Email from Auxiliary Services (3 Jan. 2019)

Dear AIT Community,

We would like to thank the AIT Community for providing us your valuable inputs & suggestion by participating in the Auxiliary Services Concessionaires Survey during December 2018.

As a gesture of appreciation to those who took their time in participating in this survey, a raffle draw was held and the winners are as follows:


1st Prize 3 (Three) Winners of a Power Bank (eloop 11000 mAh)


2nd Prize 2 (Two) Winners of a Bluetooth Speaker


3rd Prize 6 (Six) Winners of an AIT Thermos Bottle


Consolation Prices 10 (Ten) Winners of a Hom Krun Coffee Beverage coupon for 2 persons


May we request the winners to claim their prizes at the following :

Office                     : Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM)
Building                 : Physical Plant (2nd Floor)
Room                     : 207
Contact Person       : Ms. Churairat #5026
Period of claiming  : 4 January to 11 January 2019
Time                      : During office hours    


Thank you very much for your kind support.


(v) Vacant Seats Available for Staff Vans

Email from Office of Human Resources Services (9 Jan. 2018)


 Kindly be informed that the available seats for AIT Staff Vans are indicated as follows:


Route 1:  Latplakaow - Ramintra - Sapanmai - Phaholyothin km. 27 - AIT, still has 3 seats available (from 4 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)

Route 2:  Sathorn - BTS Morchit  - Vibhavadi - AIT , still has 2 seats available  (from 3 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space )

Route 3 :  Nonthaburi - BTS Ministry of Public Health - Pongpetch - Laksi - Vibhavadi - AIT, still has 3 seats available (from 4 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)

Route 4:  Thonburi- The Mall Tha-pra - Pinklao Intersection- Rama VII Bridge -Vibhavadi - AIT, still has 4 seats available (from 5 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)


For further communication and reservation, please contract Khun Jirada at ext.5018 or jirada@ait.asia .









B. Events




(a) International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development: 7 – 8 Mar. 2019

An international symposium on "Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development: Integrating Higher Education Institutions achieving SFDRR and SDG" will be organized from 7-8 March 2019 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/international-symposium-disaster-resilience-...





(a) Library Orientation: 7- 11 Jan. 2019

Email from AIT Library (7 Jan. 2019)


Dear Students,


AIT Library will arrange library orientation for new students from 7 -
11 January 2019.

- Morning session from 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
- Afternoon session from 01.00 p.m.- 02.00 p.m.


Please select the date and time convenient to you. You may register from today for the orientation via e-mail at library@ait.ac.th  or contact the library staff on duty at the Circulation Desk.

The Library will also arrange orientation for a small group of three to four persons at your convenience time. For small group orientation, please contact Khun Somporn at sompornp@ait.ac.th


(b) Thai Courses: Jan – Mar. 2019


The Language Center is pleased to announce the opening of Thai Courses for Beginners.


Survival Thai Course

The 7-week survival Thai course is an introduction to Thai languages which will cover basic words, phrases, daily and simple expressions and basic grammatical structures to communicate with Thais. The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the principles and basic of Thai language as used in everyday conversation. Moreover, the course will prepare them to feel confident to communicate with Thais and feel at ease while staying in Thailand.

•             21 January  –  6 March 2019
•             Monday and Wednesday, twice a week
•             From 17:00 – 18:30
•             Total 20 hours
•             Course fee: 2,000 baht


Thai Reading and Writing

This course is the introduction to reading and writing. It is the 7-week course that is designed for those who do not know how to read and write Thai language. The participants will practice reading letters and learn how to spell words and make up words.

•             29 January  – 14 March 2019
•             Tuesday and Thursday, twice a week
•             From 17:00 – 18:30
•             Total 20 hours
•             Course fee: 2,000 baht

Interested persons can register and make payment at the Language Center, Room 216.


(c) CLMVT Professional Development in Nonlife Insurance: 4 – 8 Mar.


The Second CLMVT Professional Development in Nonlife Insurance will be organized by AIT Extension from 4-8 March 2019 at the AIT Conference Center.

Details of the training program are available at this link: https://www.extension.ait.ac.th/course/893




C. Campus Updates


 (i) Improvement project: Cleaning and Painting of Dorm J Building


Email from OFAM (11 Oct. 2018)


Please be informed that subcontractor will start the improvement project at Dorm J, to clean and paint the exterior and corridors of the building.

Project has started on 12 October 2018 (Friday)
Expected to finish soon.

During this time there may be loud noise and dust around the area work. Residents of Dorm J are requested to close their doors and windows properly. 

Apologies for any inconvenience that it may cause.

After this dorm, we will continue with dorm E and Dorm K, which will be announced later.



D. Faculty and Staff Travel 


Dr. Syed Faizul Hassan Shah / Seoul, South Korea / 17 – 21 August 2018*

Dr. Md. Zakir Hossaini / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 2 – 5 January 2019*

Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 6 – 16 January 2019

Dr. Teerapat Sanguankotchakorn / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 9 – 11 January 2018

Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Shanghai, China / 9 – 13 January 2019

Dr. Oleg Shipin / Vientaine, Lao PDR / 9 – 13 January 2019

Ms. Chatchata Prasongsuk / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 10 – 16 January 2019

Ms. Narumon Wangnai / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 10 – 16 January 2019


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



E. Classifieds (Jobs)


Faculty Position (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. Fac 02/18
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Senior Librarian (Head of Cataloguing Section) (AIT Library)
Ref. No. 39/18
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Position: Administrative Staff (Senior Public Relations Officer) (Office of Media and Communications (OMCO)
Ref. No. 02/19
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Position: Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 01/19
Deadline: 3 February 2019
Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor [ASE] (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. Fac 12/18
Deadline: 19 March 2019