WEEK #24, 15 - 21 June 2015


In this issue:


Special Event


Campus Updates


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)


Special Event

“Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC) - Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Societies: Bridging Science, Practice, and Policy”

A Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC) will be organized jointly by the Asian Institute of Technology; French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development; ASEAN Secretariat, and the European Union (EU) from 1-3 July 2015 at the AIT Conference Center. The theme of the Conference is “Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Societies: Bridging Science, Practice and Policy.”

José Ramos-Horta (1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) will be the keynote speaker.

READ MORE: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/events/201cregional-forum-on-climate-change-rfcc-low-carbon-and-climate-resilient-societies-bridging-science-practice-and-policy201d/#.VWgQzE_-IdU  



Recent Donations to the AIT Library Modernization Campaign

16 June 2015: Mr. Sumate Tanthuwanit (CRD '72),  Founder of the Regional Container Lines Public Company Limited (RCL) – 1 Million THB



Geoinformatics Center to be an Institute-level Center

Geoinformatics Center (GIC), which was based at AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET), has been enhanced into an Institute-level Center.

This was announced by the AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai to the AIT community on 16 June 2015.

The Geoinformatics Center (GIC) was established in 1997 by Prof. Shunji Murai, as a self-funded outreach center of AIT. The Center was set up in a new building in 1999, and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn inaugurated the new building.

Initially, the goal of the center was to enhance technical capabilities and demonstrate practical applications of space-based technologies through applied research, capacity-building, training and project services primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. During the initial phase, the Center focused on core spatial information systems, but over the years, the Center has moved towards real-world applications in disaster management, environment management, natural resources management, poverty and development, and urban planning addressing the growing demands in the region.

While Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been the main sponsor of the Center since its inception, organizations like ADPC, ADRC, ITC, Kokusai Kogyo, Nippon Koei, RESTEC, University of Tokyo, UNESCAP have also extended their support. Recently, the Center has also been able to attract funding from multilateral banks and the United Nations.

As an Institute-level Center, AIT GIC will continue to serve the region and beyond in capacity building, training and sponsored project services in Geoinformatics. Elevating GIC to Institute-level creates a structured and instrumental entity within AIT that could catalyze the use of Geoinformatics across the institute effectively and productively. It is aimed to become a Center of Excellence in Geoinformatics in the region and the Center targets to become a hub for the rapid response under the Sentinel Asia disaster support initiative of JAXA as well as becoming a UN affiliated center in the near future, Prof. Worsak announced.

The request to enhance GIC from school- to Institute-level was made by the GIC Director, Dr. Lal Samarakoon, with the endorsements of the Vice President for Resource Development and Dean of the School of Engineering & Technology. Dr. Lal has been instrumental in establishing GIC and its progressive success during the past 15 years, receiving due recognition from various clients including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

More details about GIC are available at this link: http://www.geoinfo.ait.ac.th/


Confirmed AIT Management Notes, 11 June 2015

Please be informed that the confirmed notes of the 11 June 2015 meeting of the AIT Management are now Intranet-published at: http://www.ait.ac.th/management/aitmt-notes  


Campus Updates

A full scholarship available for Lao national

Deadline to Apply: 30 June 2015

Theun-Hinboun Power Company in Lao PDR is offering a full scholarship for a qualified Lao national to study for an MBA degree in Energy Business Management (MBA-EB) at AIT -- starting this August 2015 Semester!

Contact the AIT Admissions and Scholarship Unit at:

Email: admissions@ait.asia

Visit: http://energy.ait.asia/energy-programs


Swimming Pool closed on 20 June

Please be informed that the children & Adult 's swimming pool will be closed

temporarily for repair and maintenance  on Saturday 20 June 2015.

For safety reason, the area will be closed until maintenance is fully completed.


Thammasat University Students Short Film Shooting 21 June 2015 (Sunday)

Please be informed that Thammasat University's Journalism and Mass Communication students will be shooting a short film for their thesis as follows:

Date: 21 Jun 2015 (Sunday)

Time: 12:00 noon- 6:00 pm

Location: SERD Building in Front of EEM (bicycle parking area).



Lessons learnt from the Nepal earthquake

Students of Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management (DPMM) program will be presenting “lessons learnt from the Nepal earthquake” on 25 June to mark two months of the Nepal earthquake. The seminar will be held at the Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium from 09:00-11:00 hours.

Presenters will include Ms. Serena Amatya and Md. Shahab Uddin, who were in Nepal following the earthquake. While Serena was engaged in emergency response operations, Shahab Uddin conducted his fieldwork in Nepal. Another student Ms. Jidapa Khoonsinsub, will speak about “Social Vulnerability Assessment to Earthquake Disaster.”

See more details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/events/lessons-learnt-from-the-nepal-earthquake/#.VYDwQk_-IdU



Faculty and Staff Travel

Dr. K. R. Salin / Digha, West Bengal, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, Kochi and Kolkata, India  / 25 May – 15 June 2015

Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Nakhon Phanom, Thailand / 27 – 30 May 2015*

Dr. Vishnu P. Pandey / Nakhon Phanom, Thailand /  27 – 30 May 2015*

Mr. Pallav Shrestha / Nakhon Phanom, Thailand / 27 – 30 May 2015*

Dr. Firman Hadi Darodji / Denpasar & Semarang, Indonesia / 30 May – 17 June 2015

Mr. Nawarathnage L. Deshapriya / Denpasar & Semarang, Indonesia / 30 May – 17 June 2015

Ms. Adelaida Roman / Manila, Philippines / 30 May – 21 June 2015

Mr. Syed Muntasir Hussain  Bokhari / Jakarta, Indonesia / 2 – 15 June 2015

Dr. Noppadol Phienwej / Lao PDR / 4 – 7 June 2015*

Mr. Guilberto Borongan / Yangon, Myanmar / 7 – 10 June 2015*

Ms. Rowena Alcoba / Manila and Palawan, Philippines / 8 – 29 June 2015

Dr. Masahiko Nagai / Haneda, Japan / 9 – 15 June 2015

Dr. Loc Thai Nguyen / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / 10 – 28 June 2015

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarlka / Denpasar and Semarang, Indonesia / 11 – 17 June 2015

Dr. A. Yakupitiyage, Prof. Don Macintosh, Ms. Suntree Pumpuang / Phetburi, Thailand / 12 – 13 June*

Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto / Jakarta, Indonesia / 12 – 14 June 2015

Ms. Worawan Sumroelrum / 13 – 14 June 2015

Mr. Fazle Karim / Denpasar Bali, Indonesia / 13 – 16 June 2015

Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 13 – 19 June 2015

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash / Kuala Lumpur and Malacca, Malaysia; Singapore / 14 – 23 June 2015

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Paris, France / 14 – 18 June 2015

Mr. Guilberto Borongan / Manila, Philippines and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / 14 – 27 June 2015

Dr. Jonathan Shaw / Rayong, Thialand / 15 – 17 June 2015

Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana / Rayong Province, Thailand / 15 – 19 June 2015

Ms. Suwimol Wattanawiroon / Rayong Province, Thailand / 15 – 19 June 2015

Ms. Sumana Ratanasawetwad / Rayong Province, Thailand / 15 – 19 June 2015

Dr.  Lal Samarakoon / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / 16 – 18 June 2015

Prof. Chettiyappan Visvanathan / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 16 – 20 June 2015

Dr. P. Abdul Salam / Vienna, Austria and Helsinki, Finland / 16 – 24 June 2015

Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Istanbul, Turkey / 17 – 21 June 2015

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Oslo, Norway / 21 – 26 June 2015

Mr. Bayasgalan Sanduijav / Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / 21 June – 5 July 2015

Prof. Ajit P. Annachatre / France and The Netherlands / 27 June – 18 July 2015

Dr. Weerakorn Ongsakul / The Netherlands and Copenhagen, Denmark / 27 June – 5 July 2015

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


Classifieds (Jobs)

Laboratory Supervisor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: 29/15

Deadline: 24 June 2015



Head of Office of Facilities & Assets Management (Office of Facilities & Assets Management)

Ref. No: 31/15

Deadline: 30 June 2015



Senior Project Engineer (AIT Consulting)

Ref. No: 25/15

Deadline: 30 June 2015



Director, Language Center (Language Center)

Ref. No: 33/15

Deadline: 3 July 2015



Internal Auditor (Internal Audit Office)

Ref. No: 15/15

Deadline: 9 July 2015  



Assistant Internal Auditor (Internal Audit Office)   

Ref. No: 11/15

Deadline: 9 July 2015   



Laboratory Supervisor (ISE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: 4/14

Deadline: 31 July 2015



Research Specialist I (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: 32/15

Deadline: 31 July 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 Professor Positions (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: Fac 7/15

Deadline: 31 July 2015



Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref. No: Fac 5/15

Deadline: 31 August 2015