WEEK# 21, 20 – 26 May 2019

 In this issue:

A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)










(i) AIT Share Launch on 24 May 2019

AIT Share, an e-Learning Platform, will be launched on 24 May 2019.

Date: Friday, 24th May, 2019
Time: 10:00 -11:30 am
Venue: AIT Center Auditorium

AIT Share is an interactive e-learning platform that provides access to the knowledge generated and offered at AIT through various forms of contents.

Through AIT Share, you can learn from guest speakers, AIT experts and faculty, enroll in certified online courses and even take full degree program. The platform is developed and managed by AIT Solutions.

Please register online here to attend the launch program.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact Ms. Shreya Pradhan (shreya@ait.ac.th) at Knowledge Lab, AIT Solutions.

See more details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/launch-of-ait-share/

(ii) AIT will observe June 3, 2019 is a national holiday

Email from Office of the Human Resources Services (16 May 2019)


The Royal Thai Government has declared Monday, June 3, 2019, as an annual national holiday to mark the celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's birthday.

Please note that AIT will observe June 3, 2019 as a national holiday.

(iii) AITIS Pre-registration for August 2019 Semester
Email from AITIS Principal/ Director (29 Apr. 2019)
Dear Prospective AITIS Parents
On behalf of AIT International School I welcome you and wish to inform you of the following:
Pre- Registration for Elementary and Pre-Kindergarten sections will begin from 2 - 24 May 2019.
If you wish to register your child for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Khun Jeeny at AITIS office phone : 02-524-5984 or 096-228-9358.
Please pick up the application form and return it to school by 24 May 2019.
We will have the readiness test on 30 and 31 of May at 8.30am.
AIT International School Office hours:
-8:00am to 11:30am
-1:00pm to 3:30pm
Admission for grade 2 and grade 5 are closed.
Please inform your family and friends about this.
(iv) New Bridging Program price for potential candidates
Email from Language Center (11 Apr. 2019)
The Language Center is pleased to announce that the new price of the Bridging Program is now 25,000 Thai Baht for the same 8-week course duration (June-July). The proposed new price is to ensure that AIT continues to provide educational opportunities for students who possess academic standing that meets the AIT requirements but lack necessary prior exposure to English. 
The Bridging program is an immersion program aiming to help incoming students to transition into the international and English-medium education at AIT. The program provides 3 main areas of training through talk-based and task-based approaches: academic English, research skills and intercultural communication skills. 
The Bridging Program targets: 
-applicants who possess good academic standing but can only obtain the English Entry score of 4.5, who will then be able to improve to at least 5.0 by the end of July which will ensure their eligibility for the August entry, and
-applicants who obtain the English score of 5.0 or 5.5 who, though already eligible for entry, can improve their score by at least 0.5 point before the August semester and thus have a higher chance to fulfill the English requirements and start their thesis process on time. 
Important Notes:
• The minimum entry score to the Bridging Program for Master’s applicants is 4.5.
• The minimum entry score to the Bridging Program for Doctoral applicants is 5.0.
The program runs June 3 – July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday 
Students must commit themselves to the 6-hour-a-day / 5-day-a-week schedule of the program to ensure successful completion of the program.
Application deadline for the program: May 23, 2019
To apply: email your applicant’s information (Full name, field applied, email address) to us at languages@ait.ac.th 
For more information, you can call LC at 6623 or call Thanisa at 5887
(v) New trial database: Packt eBooks
Email from AIT Library (2 May 2019)
Please be informed that IG Publishing has offered a trial for Packt eBook Databases. The trial period starts from now until the end of May 2019.
For your information
Packt has published over 6,000 books from 2015 to 2019.
Subject coverage  
Arts & Recreation, Computer Science, Information & General Works, History & Geography, Philosophy and Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology.
Special Highlight
Mobile development, Enterprise Systems, Analytics & BI, AI  & Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Web Development, Game Development, Cloud Networking & SysAdmin, Cybersecurity, App Development, Programming Languages, Software Architecture & Design, DevOps & Automation, Hardware & IoT.
Available titles: 4,920 titles
Search: Please visit iG Library Platform at http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/search/main?0 
Online and Off-line Reading
The new platform does not permit users to download the .pdf files.
The system has provided online and offline content reading tools. The iViewer is the online reader, which provides the content via web browsers.  It supports all major browser applications and offers various kinds of reading assistance tools.
For off-line reading, users may download the application IG Reader APP or use the most popular offline reading application Adobe Digital Edition to download and transfer files to e-Reader devices. 
Note: To check out eBook for off-line reading, you will need to create your account. You can borrow the book for offline reading up to 14 days (borrow date: 2019/5/1, expire date: 2019/5/15).
Printing: You are allowed to print a maximum of 40 pages.
Trial period: From 1 May 2019 to 31 May 2019
Off-Campus Access to e-Resources
The users will be required to access the database through VPN. For information on how to set up VPN, please follow the link below.
The Library hopes that this trial database will be useful for your study and research.  If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Library at library@ait.ac.th 
(vi) Web of Science Discovery Quiz 2019

Email from AIT Library (14 May 2019)


AIT Library would like to invite you all to participate in the Web of Science Discovery Quiz 2019.
To participate in the quiz.
1. Register at http://discover.clarivate.com/wosquizTH2019
2. Fill up the form and click submit. You will receive a quiz email within 30 minutes.
3. Answer all the questions.

Quiz Period
Quiz 1: 15 May - 15 June 2019
Quiz 2: 17 June - 15 July 2019
(There are approximately 7 questions per quiz.)

To search Web of Science, please visit http://apps.webofknowledge.com

How to win the grand prize?
Top 8 individual with the highest number of correct answers for all the quizzes

How to win the monthly prize?
Top 5 individual with the highest number of correct answers for quiz 1 and 2 respectively
Grand prizes.
- Apple watch
- Fitbit
- Earphones
- Many more

By taking part in these quizzes, you will have a chance to win fabulous prizes. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 15 August 2019.










B. Events

(a) Orientation for New Students: 2 Aug. 2019

Fri Aug 2nd 9:00am - 5:00pm

Orientation Day for new students will be organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 2 August 2019 at the AIT Conference Center.

More details at this link: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/orientation-new-students-2-august-2019/


(b) "100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs": 14 – 17 Aug. 2019 

"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs" is the name of a grand event being organized by AIT that seeks to celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of AIT. Featuring 100 innovations and entrepreneurs, the event will be organized from 14-17 August at Centara Grand, Bangkok.

More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/ev…/100-innovations-and-entrepreneurs/ 





(a) Special Seminar on "Space Technology" by Dr. Shinichi Nakamura, JAXA Tsukuba Space Center: 23 – 24 May 2019

 A special seminar will be conducted by Dr. Shinichi Nakamura, a manager in Space Tracking and Communication Center at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tsukuba Space Center.

Topic 1: Space Debris Issue 

Date:   Thursday, 23 May 2019 

Time:   9:00-12:00 

Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building


Topic 2: Applying Machine Learning to Satellite Operation  

Date:  Thursday, 23 May 2019 

Time: 13:30-16:30  

Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building


Topic 3: Satellite Operation and Physics

Date:    Friday, 24 May 2019  

Time:   9:00-12:00   

Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building, Asian Institute of Technology


Topic 4: Overview of Multi-GNSS environment and applications 

Topic 5: Probability and Statistics  

Date:    Friday, 24 May 2019

Time:   13:30-16:30 

Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building












C. Faculty and Staff Travel


  • Mr. Thaung Htut Aung / Yangon, Myanmar / 4 – 6 May 2019*
  • Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Uttarakhand, India / 5 – 9 May 2019*
  • Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Uttarakhand, India / 13 – 17 May 2019*
  • Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat / Khon Kaen, Thailand / 15 May 2019*
  • Dr. Chadin Chutachindakate / Exeter, UK / 15 – 27 May 2019
  • Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Tak, Thailand / 17 – 19 May 2019*
  • Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Tokyo, Japan / 17 – 23 May 2019
  • Dr. Pisut Koomsap / Warsaw, Poland, and Tunisia / 18 May – 17 June 2019
  • Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / London, United Kingdom / 18 – 25 May 2019
  • Dr. Sangam Shrestha / London, United Kingdom / 18 – 25 May 2019
  • Ms. Thaniya Jirasathitpornpong / Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia / 21 – 25 May 2019
  • Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / USA / 21 – 27 May 2019
  • Dr. Joyee S. Chatterjee / Washington, DC, USA / 21 – 29 May 2019
  • Mr. Syed Muntasir Husain Bokhari / Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia / 24 – 31 May 2019
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Germany and Switzerland / 25 May – 2 June 2019
  • Dr. Oleg Shipin / California, USA / 25 May – 17 June 2019
  • Dr. Sundar Venkatesh / Kathmandu, Nepal / 26 – 30 May 2019


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



F. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Assistant Administrative Staff (intERLab) 

Ref. No. 23/19
Deadline: 31 May 2019


Position: Facilities Officer (CSG) (Office of Facilities and Asset Management )
Ref. No. 27/19
Deadline: 31 May 2019


Position: Technician (School of Environment, Resources and Development)

Ref. No. 29/19
Deadline: 31 May 2019


Position: Purchasing Director (Office of Procurement, Inventory and Assets (OPIA))
Ref. No. 28/19
Deadline: 7 June 2019


Position: Director (AIT Center in Vietnam (AITCV))
Ref. No. 24/19
Deadline: 15 June 2019


Position: Technician (School of Environment, Resources and Development)
Ref. No. 30/19
Deadline: 30 June 2019