WEEK# 25, 17 – 23 June 2019

 In this issue:

 A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Campus Updates

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)



 (i)Special Invitation to Social Business Day 2019, 28 June 2019
Email from Yunus Center AIT (5 Jun. 2019)
Inaugural Session Social Business Day 2019
9:00 AM, 28 June, Centara Grand, Central World, Bangkok
YCA - the Yunus Center at AIT is celebrating AIT's 60th Anniversary with a splash.  Bringing the world's largest annual gathering of the social business community to Bangkok for the first time ever!
Social Business Day 2019 is being hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on 28 June 2019, at the Bangkok Convention Center, Centara Grand,Central World, Bangkok. We are delighted to have been asked to organize this global event, which gathers almost 1,000 delegates from over 40 countries, including leaders in government, business, academia, and citizen organizations, as well as icons of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
AIT President Dr. Eden Woon will welcome delegates at the inaugural session along with Dr. Thapana Srivadhanabhakdi, CEO of C-asean, before the opening keynote by Professor Yunus. This year’s confirmed VIPs include HRH Queen Sofia of Spain, Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations ESCAP, Mr. Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone and the most prominent of personalities in Thailand, representing the Royal Thai Government, and the business and citizen sectors. 
Come join us celebrate transforming AIT into a hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Be inspired by thought leaders in Social Impact and Enterprise-led Development.  Hear how Social Business models are reaching vulnerable groups, helping build resilient communities in over 50 countries. Come share our joy as we mark 10 years of YCA, and its replication in 73 leading universities across all continents.  
Conference fees are waived for AIT faculty and staff if you register before 14 June.  A service fee of 400 Baht is payable to the event organizers.  But we'll make up for it by offering the first 50 AIT delegates to register a free SBD2019 commemorative T-shirt.  Everyone registering later can claim a commemorative SBD2019 fridge magnet. 
SU members and students volunteering for the program attend free and get a lifetime experience as a bonus. The Student Volunteer Terms of Reference can be found here:
Register as a delegate with Google Form here: https://forms.gle/MrCicao8yG5aivek9 
Register as a volunteer with Google Form here: https://forms.gle/ncP6bPzBWi5aqoNa6 
For any queries, please email George Murray: george-murray@ait.asia
Transport arrangements will be notified ahead of the event by Ms. Parichad Nuntavong: parichad@ait.asia 
This is a great opportunity to showcase AIT and our work to a global audience. 
Come, let’s make AIT proud by making this Social Business Day the biggest and the best of all!
(ii)New trial database: Skillsoft’s Books24x7
Email from AIT Library (4 June 2019)
Please be informed that Skillsoft Company has offered a trial for Books24x7 database. The trial period starts from now until 30 June 2019.
Skillsoft’s Books24x7 provides leading on-demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized books, book summaries, research reports, and best practices. The Books24x7 On-Demand Platform enables users to search, browse, read, and collaborate with other users of these vast professional libraries.
1) IT Pro
Topic coverage: Desktop & Office Application, Databases, Enterprise Computing, Graphic Design & Multimedia, Hardware IBM Technologies, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Oracle Technologies, Networks & Protocols, Internet & Web Development, Security, Software Engineering, Telecommunications.
Available titles: 15, 615 titles
2) BusinessPro
Topic coverage: Change Management, Coaching & Mentoring, Communication/Negotiation, Diversity, Employee Training & Development, Finance & Accounting, International Business, Leadership, Measuring ROI, Technical Development, Project Management, Quality Management & Six Sigma, Recruitment, Hiring & Compensation, Sales & Marketing, Strategy, Time Management & Productivity
Available titles: 12,150 titles
3) EngineeringPro
Topic coverage: Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Civil, Computational Analysis Tools and Mathematics, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Soft Skills, Environmental, Industrial, Manufacturing and Operations, Marine, Materials, Mechanical, Nanotechnology, Mechanical, Nuclear, Optical, Petroleum, Oil and Gas, Sustainability, Systems, Telecommunications and more.
Available titles: 4,878 titles
4) FinancePro
Topic coverage: Accounting, Auditing, Consolidation, and Mergers, Credit and Loan, Economic Influences, Foundations of Government, Human Capital, Investment Management, Operations Management, Risk Management, Security & Homeland Defense.
Available titles: 1,920 titles
Skillsoft’s Books24x7 will require you to register with AIT e-mail before you can access to the database. Kindly note that this platform does not permit users to download the .pdf files.
Off-Campus Access to e-Resources
The users will be required to access the database through a 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 


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": 27 – 28 Sept. 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 27 – 28 Sept. 2019 at CAsean, Bangkok.

 Details at this link: http://www.100x.ait.ac.th/ 



 (a)The 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports”: 22 – 23 Aug. 2019

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management program under Department of Food, Agriculture, and BioResources, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD), will host the 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports” at Hotel Windsor Suites and Convention, Bangkok, from 22 – 23 August 2019.

See more details: https://aquaconference.com/icfa-2019/ .


(b)The Special Talk on Real-time geoelectric monitoring in frame of the National Monitoring Centre for natural hazards in Austria and possibility of collaboration and technology transfer to the SE Asia by Dr. Robert Supper, Vice General Director of Austrian Geological Survey at Milton 

E Bender Auditorium, AIT Extension Building on Wednesday of June 19, 2019 during 1:30-2:30 PM.

Event registration: https://bit.ly/31zkIvC

For further details, please contact Dr. P.H. Giao at 0-2524-5529 or 

Ms. Supamas at 0-2524-6057.



 C. Visitors / MoU


  • Ambassador of Pakistan

Welcome H.E. Mr. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, Ambassador of Pakistan to Thailand for a meeting and lunch which scheduled on 19 June, Wednesday at 10:30 hrs at Board Room, Admin. Bldg.


  • Brunel University

Kindly be updated on the visiting of the delegation from Brunel University London, leading delegates by Vice Chancellor Prof. Julia Buckingham on Wednesday, 19th June 2019 at 3:00-4:30 PM.



D. Campus Updates


 (i)AC unit cleaning service for SERD building

Please be informed that AC technicians will enter SERD building for AC unit cleaning as a part of our preventive maintenance routine from Wednesday 5th to Friday 28th June 2019

It is advisable for the tenants to store your valuables away in a safe place to prevent them from being misplaced or damaged during the process of maintenance.

For AC units cleaning; if any of the tenants find the mentioned schedule to be inconvenient, please contact call center office at 5800 to arrange for another time.

PM Plan for A/C Cleaning at SERD building

17 June: Room S100, S101, E126-E128

18 June: Room E119-E123, E131

19 June: Room E109, E112-E115, E117

20 June: Room E105-E107, E110, E111

21 June: Room E101-E104, E108

22 June: Room W128-W133, W135

24 June: Room W127, W130, W131, W136-W139

25 June: Room W101-W104, W132

26 June: Room W117-W120

27 June: Room W121-W126

28 June: Room W109-W115

Remark: The schedule may be subjected to change as appropriate  



 E. Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. Oleg Shipin / Sukhothai and Nakhon Sawan, Thailand / 6 – 10 April 2019*

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / New Delhi, India / 5 June – 8 July 2019

Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Yangon, Myanmar / 7 – 8 June 2019*

Mrs. Adelaida B. Roman / Manila, Philippines / 8 – 23 June 2019

Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Kathmandu, Nepal / 10 – 15 June 2019*

Mr. Don Rajitha Malshan Athukorala / Chiang Mai, Thailand / 12 – 13 June 2019*

Dr. P. Abdul Salam / Manila, Philippines / 16 – 22 June 2019

Prof. S. Kumar / Manila, Philippines / 17 – 20 June 2019

Dr. Ram Lal Verma/ Incheon, South Korea/ 17-21 June 2019

Dr. Mokbul Morched Ahmed/ Italy/ 18-22 June 2019

Dr. K. R. Salin/ Chennai, India/ 18-24 June 2019

Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Sweden and UK / 21 – 28 June 2019

Mr. Tharakorn Chanlapa/ Krabi, Trang, and Hatyai, Songkha/ 22-26 June 2019

Dr. Pham Huy Giao/ Nha Trang City and HCMC, Vietnam/ 23-25 June 2019

Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Amsterdam, Netherlands / 23 – 29 June 2019

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / USA / 23 – 29 June 2019


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


  F. Classifieds (Jobs)

 Position: Administrative Staff (Coordinator) (Office of the Human Resources Services)

Ref. No. 31/19

Deadline: 28 June 2019



Position: Administrative Staff (Administrative Officer) (Office of the Human Resources Services)

Ref. No. 32/19

Deadline: 28 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



Position: Administrative Staff (Planning and Outreach), (School of Environment, Resources and Development)

Ref. No. 33/19

Deadline: 30 June 2019