WEEK# 21, 30 May - 5 June, 2022

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcements 

1) New Entry Requirements to Thailand and Updates from the AIT COVID-19 Task Force

Email from Director, Office of Academic Administration on 30 May 2022.

Dear AIT Family,

As you will have seen from the news, the Government of Thailand has further relaxed the COVID-19 measures inside the country as well as for incoming travelers from 1 June 2022 with easing of restrictions and no quarantine requirement for all incoming travelers.

Thailand State of Emergency and Campus Arrangements – The Thailand State of Emergency was extended until 31 July 2022.  With occasional positive cases of AIT community members, it was decided to extend and continue the Hybrid mode of instruction, and staggered workdays or shift work up to 50% of the workforce until 30 June 2022.  We will monitor the situation closely to see when we could eventually transition to full workforce reporting to the office, and will make adjustments depending on the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as endemic by the Thai Government and the situation on campus.

For the inter-semester and June term, the Hybrid mode of instruction for large lectures or classes can resume in appropriate venues and also in SMCs (Smart Modified Classrooms) at up to 75% of their full capacity to allow for social distancing. 

With the eased requirements and processes for entry into Thailand (see next item), our students from overseas should strive to arrive in Thailand in time for the Fall 2022 semester.  Hybrid instruction will likely continue during this semester, but in-person attendance is more and more expected as time goes on.

New Entry Requirements to ThailandFrom 1 June 2022, Thai citizens will be exempted from Thailand Pass registration.  Foreign nationals are still required to apply for a Thailand Pass (https://tp.consular.go.th) and must submit (i) a vaccination record or COVID-19 test result; (ii) proof of US$10,000 health insurance policy; and (iii) passport details.  The Thailand Pass will function as a pre-arrival registration for foreign travel, not as an approval system.  In other words, the Thailand Pass QR Code will be auto-generated immediately after registration, to be simpler, convenient, and faster.  Please note that the files to be uploaded need to be in JPG or JPEG formats.

Gatherings – Gatherings of up to 100 persons (indoors) and 200 persons (outdoors) are now allowed, but social distancing must still be observed.  The Task Force must be informed of gatherings of 25 or more participants.

Food outlets – Full seating capacity is allowed in all eateries on campus. 

Travels – Members of the AIT community must notify the AIT COVID-19 Task Force (covid19tf@ait.asia) of any inbound and outbound international travel.  The TF need not be informed of domestic travels. 

Revised Guidelines after recovering from COVID-19 – The additional 3-day Self-Isolation (SI) will no longer be required for individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, i.e., after one completes the required quarantine and recovery period.  They will, however, be required to do an ATK test on Day 10 (from testing positive for COVID-19), and if the result is negative, can already return to office or attend classes and other meetings/events in person.

For full details on the relaxed or liberalized as well as current/continuing measures, please consult the COVID-19 Intranet page  where all COVID-19 related information and updates from the Task Force are available. 

Thank you.

AIT COVID-19 Task Force


2) [Invitation] World Environment Day Celebration | 02 June 2022 |11:00-14:00 hrs. | AIT Pond Area

Dear AIT Community 

The World Environment Day (WED), which is celebrated annually on June 5, is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. This year’s WED will focus on 3 major themes, namely: Climate, Nature and Chemicals & Pollution. With its campaign, #OnlyOneEarth, it calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

Truly transformative options towards sustainability need to be available, affordable, and attractive for people to make better daily decisions. Hence, the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), in partnership with the School of Environment, Resource and Development (SERD), and the Office of Sustainable Campus (OSC), cordially invite you to join the World Environment Day celebration on 02 June 2022 (Thursday) from 11:00am to 2:00pm, at the AITCC Pond area.

Don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags, food containers, and eating utensils and experience green shopping practice at our Sustainable Bazar. Showcase your talents through various competitions such as Photography and Sustainable Fashion. Be aware of the hazards our local community is facing. Take inspiration from our model sustainable kitchen. Know that solutions and technologies exist and are increasingly available.

Shop sustainably. Eat sustainably. Live sustainably. It's time to commit for Earth Action. We have #OnlyOneEarth. Let's take care of it.

For more information and registrations, please visit our website.

Best regards,

Dr. Naoya Tsukamoto

Director, RRC.AP

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3) The first infosession about the AIT School of Management Professional Master's in ESG

Calling working professionals across Asia who are interested in studying (in person in Bangkok or via flex mode) for a one year  Master's in ESG while still working (approximately once every 3 weekends). The first infosession about the AIT School of Management Professional Master's in ESG takes place on Tuesday, 31st May from 7-8.15pm (ICT time zone). The session includes taster lectures from some of the C-Suite teaching team and information on the content of the program and details of how to apply. 

To register for the event:  https://lnkd.in/deFTyWJn.  

To find out more about the program, please visit: https://lnkd.in/dBhBetzc.

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4) Free Flu Shots for Social Security Members Aged Over 50

Dear AIT Employees,

We are pleased to announce that members of the Social Security who are more than 50 years old will be eligible for free influenza vaccine until 31 August 2022.  Please contact your SS registered hospital to make an appointment to avail of this benefit.  

We also would like to encourage you to register on the Social Security website at www.sso.go.th to access your SS records i.e. registered hospital, SS contributions, maternity claim, dental claim, child allowance payment (if any).  For inquiries and assistance, please contact Khun Jirada at email jirada@ait.ac.th.

Thank you.

Office of Human Resources Services 

5) Wellness Counseling - Available Online this June 2022
Dear students,

Greetings from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) !

We are pleased to inform you that this January 2022 Semester for this May starting from Wednesday, 1 June 2022, special health counseling sessions will be conducted again every Wednesday and Friday by a professional psychologist. This is to provide the best possible welfare to AIT students which includes mental health counseling and wellness, especially in this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic and social difficulties.

The schedule on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm is online through 2 platforms: Zoom Meeting and Google Meet.

The first session will start on 1 June 2022 (Wednesday) from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The doctor can accommodate approximately 1 hour counseling and mental health promotion for each student.

Appointment will be on a first-come-first-serve basis through the Wellness Counseling registration form in this link

Students who wish to cancel or postpone their appointment with wellness counselor must inform osa@ait.ac.th and student-welfare@ait.ac.th within 24 hour after submitting the registration form, so as not to lose appointment time and pay charges for missed appointments/ no show.

We look forward to welcoming you and encourage you to make use of this opportunity, which is currently twice a week.

B. Workshops/ Conferences  

Project Monitoring and Impact Evaluation | AIT Extension

Management of Training Center | AIT Extension

Safeguarding Organizations: Implementing Effective Measures through Cybersecurity | AIT Extension




C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 






D. Faculty & Staff Travel

Dr. Attapong Taparugssaragorn, SET/ Oslo, Norway/ 1 - 31 May 2022

Prof. Sangam Shrestha, WEM-SET/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 23 - 30 May 2022

Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, SERD / Stockholm, Sweden/ 15 - 22 June 2022

Prof. Mukand S. Babel, SET/ Udaipar, India/ 1 - 22 June 2022

Mr. Frank Greco Yrle, GIC/ Nakorn Sawan, Thailand/ 30 May - 3 June 2022




 EClassifieds (jobs) 

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (SERD/DDS/UIS)
Ref: 02/ 22
Deadline: 30 June 2022

Position: IT Officer, AIT Solutions
Ref: 34/ 22
Deadline: 30 June 2022

Position: Soft Developer, AIT Solutions
Ref: 21/ 22
Deadline: 30 June 2022

Position: Administrative Secretary, SERD-EECC
Ref: 31/ 22
Deadline:  31 May 2022

Position: Program Officer/Specialist, RRCAP
Ref: 32/ 22
Deadline:  31 May 2022

Position: Program Officer, Belt & Road Research Center
Ref: 33/ 22
Deadline:  31 May 2022

Position: Administrative Officer, AI Center
Ref: 2/ 22
Deadline:  31 May 2022

Position: Technician (Mechanical Engineering SERD-FEBT)
Ref: 6/ 22
Deadline:  30 June 2022