WEEK #20, 18 – 24 May 2015



This issue:


Campus Updates



Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)





Application Deadline for RTG Fellowships 2015 extended to 30 June 2015

Due to an academic calendar change made by most Thai universities this year (to be compatible with other ASEAN countries), fourth-year undergraduate students are still very busy preparing for their examinations. Owing to this transition, AIT has received requests from many potential AIT students in Thailand to extend the application deadline of 15 May 2015.



Recent Donations to AIT’s Library Modernization Campaign

• 7 May 2015: Mr. Saravoot Yoovidhya, Managing Director of T.C. Pharmaceutical Industries Co., Ltd., the owner of the global brand of ‘Red Bull’ – THB 10 million

• 19 May 2015: Mr. Somchai Jittavisutthivong (GTE’81) Managing Director, B.S.Y. Construction Co., Ltd.  - THB 500,000


AIT Team visits Nepal

An AIT team comprising of  Mr. Gyanendra Sthapit, Director, AIT Habitech Center; Dr. Sangam Shrestha, Associate Professor, Water Engineering and Management, School of Engineering and Technology (SET); and Mr. Karma Rana, Institute Secretary, was assigned by the AIT Administration to visit Nepal from 5 – 11 May 2015, in the aftermath of great earthquake disaster on 25 April,  to conduct an on-the-spot survey to ascertain the needs of the country in relation to the Institute’s strength and resources.


The AIT team, joined by senior AIT alumni in Nepal, met with a wide array of stakeholders, which helped provide a broad overview of efforts being taken, at different levels. According to the AIT team, the primary focus was still on rescue and relief, but the longer term rebuilding and reconstruction aspects were also being considered, and it was an opportune occasion for AIT, to present areas, in which it could partner and assist in the efforts. The AIT team disclosed that all the different stakeholders commended AIT President Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai on the timeliness of sending an AIT team to Nepal, which was also viewed as a sign of genuine sincerity and goodwill on the part of AIT.


In follow up to AIT team’s visit, a summary report was submitted to AIT President Worsak. Also a brief report was prepared by an AIT structural engineering masters student from Nepal, Mr. Sandip Adhikari, who accompanied the AIT team, and inspected the performance of retrofitted school buildings and existing school buildings which are not retrofitted. This is related to an ADB project which AIT Consulting undertook in Nepal.


Bangchak Petroleum PLC Master’s Scholarships for Thai Nationals at AIT / August 2015 Intake

Application deadline: 30 June 2015

The Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited is a leading Thai petroleum company that imports crude oil from the Middle East, the Far East and indigenous sources and refining it into products with a maximum crude-processing capacity of 120,000 barrels per day.

Criteria for the Bangchak Petroleum PLC Master Scholarships

Candidates must be Thai, preferably from provincial areas with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. They should pass IELTS with a score of 6.0 or AIT EET Score of 6.0.

Scholarship covers tuition and registration fees (~ 1,000,000 Baht). Other fees and living costs are to be borne by the student or External Support/Donor.  


The scholarships are available in the following fields of study from SERD (Energy; Environmental Engineering and Management)  and SET (Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering;  Offshore Technology and Management)


AIT Cricket Team wins Bangkok Cricket League (BCL) - 'A' Division 2014/15


READ MORE: https://www.facebook.com/AITasia/posts/10153302302904709







May 2015 Graduation Schedule and other Deadlines


•Monday, 18 May 2015:  Academic Senate (Review of Students) meeting.

•Wednesday, 20 May 2015: Graduation Rehearsal


Graduating students, Advisors of doctoral graduands, Marshals, and Deans to assemble in the AIT Conference Center Auditorium for the actual Graduation Rehearsal.


1:30 pm:  SERD and SOM

3:00 pm: SET and UG


•Thursday, 21 May 2015:  Photo Session at 10:00 am in the AIT Conference Center Auditorium in the following order: SET, SERD and SOM

(Note: Picture taking will take around 2-3 minutes per field of study.)


•Friday, 22 May 2015: 123rd AIT Graduation Ceremonies

-9:30 am:  SERD and SOM (Faculty to assemble at the TV Room of AITCC at 9:00 am)

-2:00 pm: SET and UG (Faculty to assemble at the TV Room of AITCC at 1:30 pm)


Program of AIT’s 123rd Graduation Ceremony (May 22,  2015)


Please see the details of AIT’s 123rd Graduation Ceremony from the following link: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/events/123rd-graduation/#.VVFnGE_-IdU


Live Broadcast of Graduation

The 123rd Graduation ceremonies will be broadcasted live on Internet on 22 May 2015 at 09:30 and 14:00 hrs. from the following URL:



Proposed measures to address robbery issues in campus

OFAM was reported with many theft cases recently both in academic area (specially SERD) and residential area (specially ST6 & ST7). As per the investigation through police we were informed that the suspected thief at the SERD is an outsider intruding into AIT campus. The photos of the thief found in our CCTV footage is attached for your information. We are trying to get more clear photos recorded with the police. With reference to the below email that was send on 9th May to the residents, we would like to alter all the members of the AIT community to be more cautious and kindly intimate OFAM or Securitas if any person in the campus is found suspicious.


Proposed action plan by OFAM to address the issue:

1. We request all the AIT students staff & faculty to carry your ID card or at least copy of your ID Card. Securitas staff are informed check for the ID cards, if anyone is found suspicious. If ID card is not produced and he or she could not show any contact person in AIT,  they will be directly taken to OFAM and then to police if needed.


2. We encourage AIT community to take AIT cards of identification with separate colour code for residents, visitors, workers(renovation),vendors, maintenance staff (without uniform), so that we will be able to identify outsiders. (Residence card, vendor cards, maintenance staff cards could be collected from OFAM Call Centre and others could be collected from Gate-1 Securitas office).   


3. Any person who will enter AIT campus through Vietnamese restaurant has to show the AIT ID card to the Securitas to enter into the campus.


4. Only vehicles with AIT stickers and people with AIT ID card and the residence cards or persons authorized by OFAM will be only allowed to enter through gate-2.


5. Any person found entering the campus through Gate-1 may be requested to produce the ID card by the Securitas for security purpose.

We request the kind support and cooperation of  the community to address the robbery issues in the campus and to make the campus safe and secured.







The AIT Community would like to express our condolences and sympathies to Khun Chanyapat Mee-Arsa, Administrative Assistant in the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management Field of Study, School of Environment, Resources and Development, whose mother passed away on 12 May 2015. The cremation took place on Wednesday 13, May 2015 at Wad Nong-Ang Thong, Tumbon Nong Nhaem Amphur Nongkhae, Saraburi Province.






Seminar on “Managing Tropical Forests for Timber Production and Carbon Retention”

A seminar on the topic “ Managing Tropical Forests for Timber Production and Carbon Retention ” will be conducted by Dr. Nophea Sasaki from University of Hyogo, Japan, on Wednesday, 20 May 2015, starting from 09:00 hrs, in SERD Seminar Room (S-101), Academic Bldg.


All interested persons are welcomed to attend the Seminar.  NRM Students are required to attend.


Seminar on “The Ecology of Arsenic Tolerance in Holcus lanatus L.”

A seminar on the topic "The Ecology of Arsenic Tolerance in Holcus lanatus L."  will be conducted by Dr. Bayezid M. Khan, from the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, on Thursday, 21 May2015, starting from 14:00 hrs (2 pm), in SERD Seminar Room (S-101), Academic Bldg.


All interested  persons are welcomed  to attend the Seminar.  NRM Students are required to attend.




  • Oxford Business Group: The Report Thailand 2016 / 18 May 2015 / to interview AIT President Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai


  • Times Higher Education (THE), FDI Spotlight / 20 May 2015 / to interview AIT President Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai


  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University, led by Dr. Jie Zhu, Assistant Prof. Department of Mechanical Engineering / 25 May 2015 / to explore possible areas of collaboration with SET and to introduce AIT to PhD fellowship opportunities


  • Philippine Society of IT Educators, Foundation, Inc., University of the Philippines / 25 May 2015 / Courtesy Call and to attend Donation Ceremony




Faculty and Staff Travel


Mr. Keerati Tunthasuwatana / Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei / 17 – 20 Apr. *

Mr. Fazle Karim / Surabaya and Denpasar Bali, Indonesia / 29 Apr. – 2 May 2015*

Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Kathmandu, Nepal / 5 – 11 May 2015*

Mr. Gyanendra Sthapit / Kathmandu, Nepal / 5 – 11 May 2015*

Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Myanmar / 8 – 13 May 2015*

Dr. Chotchai Charoenngam / Vietnam / 9 – 17 May 2015*

Mr. Faisal Alih / Los Angelis & Atlanta & Georgia, USA / 9 – 18 May 2015

Dr. Sundar Venkatesh / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 11 – 13 May 2015*

Dr. Masahiko Nagai / Haneda, Japan / 12 – 16 May 2015*

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Laxenburg, Austria / 16 – 22 May 2015

Dr. Indrajit Pal / Jeju, South Korea / 16 – 23 May 2015

Dr. Jonathan Shaw / Seoul and Jeju, South Korea / 17 – 22 May 2015

Ms. Mariana Botero / Montreal, Canada / 21 – 30 May 2015

Mr. Upul K. Brahmanage / Yangon, Myanmar / 23 – 26 May 2015

Ms. Phyu Sin / Yangon, Myanmar / 23 – 26 May 2015

Ms. Supusanee Dulyakasem / Dakar, Senegal / 23 – 30 May 2015

Ms. Isha Basyal / Dakar, Senegal / 23 – 30 May 2015

Dr. Noppadol Phienwej / Dubrovnik, Croatia / 23 – 31 May 2015

Mr. Furqan Ali Shaikh / Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia / 24 – 30 May 2015


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




Classifieds (Jobs)


Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)

Ref. No: 02/15

Deadline: 22 May 2015



Class Teacher (AIT International School)

Ref. No: 20/15

Deadline: 29 May 2015



ICT Teacher (AIT International School)

Ref. No: 21/15

Deadline: 29 May 2015



Administrative Secretary/Progam Officer (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No. 28/15

Deadline: 29 May 2015



Senior Laboratory Supervisor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: 18/15

Deadline: 30 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 / Associate Professor (RRDP) (School of Environment, Resources and Development )

Ref. No: Fac 06/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Project Development Officer (AIT Consulting)

Ref. No: 22/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Quality Assurance Manager (AIT Consulting)

Ref. No: 23/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Senior Structural Engineer (AIT Consulting)

Ref. No: 24/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Senior Project Engineer (AIT Consulting)

Ref. No: 25/15

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



Faculty Position in the Environmental Engineering and Management (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: Fac 11/14

Deadline: 31 July 2015



Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref. No: Fac 5/15

Deadline: 31 August 2015