WEEK# 23, 7 - 13 June 2021

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Events 

C. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcements 

1) [Staff] Third Vaccination Opportunity for AIT

Email from the Director, Office of Academic Administration on 6 June 2021

Dear AIT Family,

We are pleased to inform you that a third vaccination opportunity is now available to AIT.  The Thammasat University Hospital (TUH) has been very generous in reserving a number of SINOVAC doses for AIT faculty and staff and dependents.  The vaccination schedule for AIT is on Thursday, 10 June 2021, from 1300 to 1400 hours (1-2pm), 3rd Fl. of Borigarn Building at TUH, which was the same venue for the earlier AIT vaccination.

Many of you have already received your vaccines at TUH on 26 May and some more recently under the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) allocation of vaccines during 2-6 June.  If you have already received the vaccine or are not interested in this opportunity you may ignore this email.  

Similar to the first batch who were administered vaccines at TUH ten days ago, all AIT Thai and non-Thai employees — along with their non-Thai adult dependents — are eligible for this current vaccination. 

An updated list needs to be submitted to TUH so please kindly register using the below links by Monday, 7 June, 5 pm at the latest. 

Link for Thai employees

Link for non-Thai employees

A follow up email will be sent on Tuesday, 8 June to all those who have confirmed with further details on the pre-vaccination process.

Please take advantage of this complimentary vaccination opportunity that is provided to us so graciously by the Royal Thai Government.  The choice is up to you.  However, it seems clear that vaccination is the only way to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you choose to obtain vaccination on your own, please keep the Task Force updated.  Finally, you should know that AIT will continue to work with the Thai Government to obtain more vaccination opportunities.

Thank you for your cooperation.

AIT COVID-19 Task Force

2) A Webinar on "pLitter Annotation Platform"

Date: 5 - 8 June 2021



3) The Visionary Entrepreneur Talk Series on "From bench to business - The making of E3A HEALTH"

We are pleased to invite you to join the launch of The Visionary Entrepreneur Talk Series with our first speaker Dr. Shawn Li who recently made it to the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30.
Dr. Shawn Li, was a former NUS student of our very own Prof. Dieter Trau, Dean of SET and Director of AIT EC. Dr. Li co-founded E3A Healthcare Pte. Ltd with Prof. Trau. E3A Healthcare is a Deep Medical Technology company working on non-invasive medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices, with the focus on Maternal & Newborn health and wearable technologies. The first product of the Singapore-based company is PTMaster, a phototherapy device that combines optoelectronics and signal processing to monitor jaundice in infants. E3A Healthcare has raised $1.5 million in funding from investors that include National University of Singapore (NUS) and Hong Kong X Startup Platform.

Topic: From bench to business - The making of E3A HEALTH

Date & Time: 08 June 2021, 3:00 PM Bangkok time

Register here: https://bit.ly/2RCshRL



4) The Belt and Road Initiative as a Regional Economic Engine: Opportunities and Challenges

Join us for the Belt and Road Initiative as a Regional Economic Engine: Opportunities and Challenges on 29th June 2021, 15:00-17:00 hrs Bangkok Time GMT+7 (Virtual).

In this webinar, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges brought by Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a regional economic engine and the roles higher education and research have in bringing about sustainable development. Showcasing and experience sharing will be performed by regional experts who are deeply engaged in BRI development and activities.

To go directly to registration page, click this link:


B. Events

Training Courses/ Conferences/ Workshops

1) Online Professional Development Course on Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: Innovations, Emerging Opportunities and Challenges (Batch 1)

Date : 12 - 29 June 2021
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2) International Workshop on " Asian Family Business and Family Office.

We are pleased to announce that AIT Extension in collaboration with The Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST, Hong Kong is about to organize Two Day International Workshop on " Asian Family Business and Family Office.


Prof. Roger King, Senior Advisor & Founding Director, Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at HKUST.

Prof. Winnie Qian Peng, Director for Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at HKUST.

Guest Speakers: 

Mr. Isara Vongkusolkit, Honorary Chairman of Mitr Phol Sugar Group

Ms. Angel Young, Founder, and CEO of Harmony Advisors Ltd, Hong Kong.

Tuition Fee (Early Bird, offer expires 31th May): 200.00 USD

Tuition Fee THB : B6,000.00

Event Dates:

Saturday, 12th June 2021 (09:00-11:30 Bangkok Time)

Saturday, 19th June 2021 (09:00-12:30 Bangkok Time)

For more information and registration, please visit our website: https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/family-Business-Workshop

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3) Online Professional Development Course on Innovation in Corporate Culture – How to lead change in a VUCA Environment (Batch 1)
Date : 13 - 30 June 2021


4) Online Course "Certification Course on Lean Six Sigma Green Belt"

Date  23rd June- 31st July 2021

Course Overview:

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course will dive deeply into the universally practiced process improvement methodologies of Lean Six Sigma, with both theoretical and practical components. This course will first teach participants the Lean Six Sigma methodologies, then have the participants successfully implement process improvement on live projects they bring to the course. With the instructors' guidance, students will use data collection and analysis skills and enact quantifiable improvements for their chosen projects.

For more information and application: Please visit the link


Participants will receive discount

Use Promo Code AIT to get a 15% discount!!

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5) 2nd International  Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD) 

We are happy to announce the "2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” from 24 -25 June 2021 scheduled to be held at Asian Institute of Technology, THAILAND (In-person and Virtual) [www.disaster-sustainability.org]. The “2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” organized by the Asian Institute of Technology brings together discussion on various dimensions of higher education systems in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development. The International Symposium will focus on various dimensions of existing and future risk scenarios and concerted efforts of the scientific communities to find new adaptation methods. 

The international symposium will be organized from 24 -25 June 2021 in hybrid mode. The program will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations, and academic exhibitions. The Symposium is one of the initiatives of ProSPER.Net project “Disaster Education for integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia” lead by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand along with the partner universities in the Asia Pacific Region. 

The symposium will also provide an opportunity to develop a Higher Educational Institution Platform on DRR to address the cross-cutting issues on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development and also understanding regional challenges that result from complex problems generated by natural hazards and human-induced threats.

On behalf of Organising Committee DRSD-2021, I would like to invite your valuable participation and interaction with Global Resilience and Sustainability Experts. 

CALL for ABSTRACT is open 

We will encourage you to circulate the announcement to your scientific and professional netw


6) 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs : What Drives the Future?


The first 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs (100X) event was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2019 as Southeast Asia’s first Research-to-Commercial conference to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The event also served as the venue to launch AIT’s Entrepreneurship Center, a breeding ground for future business leaders as well as a learning center with the ultimate goal of enhancing economic and social development. As our signature annual event, this year also AIT is organizing the second 100X in a new normal hybrid mode, a combination of online and in-person to also reach out to more people from different parts of the world. The theme for this event is What Drives the Future with a mindset to rethink our future by focusing on how we can improve the basic human needs such as Food, WellBeing, Living, Education, and Communication in context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).We believe that collaboration among different stakeholders: University, Industry, Government, and Civil Society is the key to safeguard our future and each stakeholder has a critical role to play in achieving the SDGs. Through this event, AIT, as one of the stakeholders, is reaching out to the Government, Industry and Civil Society to collaborate with us as co-organizer, partner, and participants.

More details:

100 Innovations X Entrepreneurs (ait.ac.th)




C. Classifieds (jobs) 

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (DDS/UIS)
Ref. No. 4/21
Deadline: 30 June 2021

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Technology (ISE-MEC)
Ref. No. 06/20
Deadline: 31 July 2021

Position: Director, Language Center
Ref. No. 20/21
Deadline: 30 June 2021

Position: Content Creator/Writer, Office of Public Affairs
Ref. No. 21/21
Deadline: 15 June 2021