WEEK# 22, 27 May – 2 June 2019


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Faculty and Staff Travel

D. Classifieds (job)




(i) 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. 


(ii) AIT alumnus Abdul Tawab Bala Karzai appointed Acting Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan

Mr. Balakarzai was a student in Water Engineering and Management (WEM) from 2008-2010, and after graduating, he joined Kandahar University where he served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He was appointed Deputy Minister for Academic Affairs in Afghanistan, and he visited AIT as Deputy Minister in February 2018.


(iii) Open House - Demonstration of Geoinformatics Center's Activities on 30 May 2019

Geoinformatics Center is organizing an "Open House" to showcase the Geoinformatics Center's Activities as per the schedule below. Interested persons are invited to join the event and please register to attend the event by using the link below.


30 May 2019 (Thursday)


Geoinformatics Center, AIT


13:30 - 16:00 ~ Open House to showcase the Geoinformatics Center's Activities

16:00 - 17:00 ~ A Technological Breakthrough - Earthquake Prediction is Now Possible in 10 Days Advance by Emeritus Prof. Shunji Murai

17:00 - 17:15 ~ Closing





(iv)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 


(v)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)Bangabandhu Chair Dialogue: Lecture Series, EECC Seminar by Dr. Sabuj Kumar Mandal - 4 June 2019

AIT will organize Bangabandhu Chair Dialogue: Lecture Series, EECC Seminar by Dr. Sabuj Kumar Mandal, from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, on the following date and time.


Title: Impact of Energy efficiency on economic growth: A non linear panel data estimation

Date:    Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Time:   14:30 - 16:00 hrs.

Venue:  S101, SERD Seminar room


Kindly register your participation here to enable us to make better logistics.



C. Faculty and Staff Travel 


Dr. Chadin Chutachindakate / Exeter, UK / 15 – 27 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

Mr. Ashok Dahal / Uttarakhand, India / 27 – 30 May 2019

Dr. Naveed Anwar / Manila, Philippines / 29 May – 1 June 2019

Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 29 May – 5 June 2019

Dr. Huynh Trung Luong / Poland / 31 May – 10 June 2019

Mr. Hoang Hung Manh / Poland / 31 May – 6 June 2019

Mr. Clifford M. Gasillos / Poland / 31 May – 10 June 2019

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Manila, Philippines / 2 – 4 June 2019

Mr. Ashok Dahal / Manila, Philippines / 2 – 6 June 2019

Mr. Santosh Dhungana and Mr. Suraj Pradhan / Vientiane, Laos / 4 – 7 June 2019


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


D. 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: Purchasing Director (Office of Procurement, Inventory and Assets (OPIA))

Ref. No. 28/19

Deadline: 30 June 2019



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

Ref. No. 30/19

Deadline: 30 June 2019