WEEK 25, 3 - 9 June 2024

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement


1) Invitation - Conferment of the AIT Honorary Doctorate Degree on ADB President Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa on 11 June 2024

Email from AIT President on 24 May 2024.

Dear Members of the AIT Community,

I am delighted to inform you that we will be conferring AIT’s Honorary Doctorate Degree - Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) upon the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa. The ceremony will take place at the Robert B. Banks Auditorium, AIT Conference Center, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. You are cordially invited to attend. The program is attached for your kind information.

Awarding an Honorary Degree is a method by which the Institute expresses its highest recognition of an individual's achievements. This honor acknowledges Mr. Asakawa’s exceptional contributions to the economic, social, and technological development of the Asia-Pacific region. AIT enjoys a very long and close relationship with ADB.

The secretariat has prepared the link below for registration.

Registration Link Conferment of AIT Honorary Doctorate Degree on ADB President (google.com)

I encourage you to join us for this important event and help make it a great success.


2) Explore AIT: Pathways to Success

A joint event from the School of Engineering and Technology (SET) and the School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD)Date: Monday, June 10, 2024.

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Venue: Asian Institute of Technology, Rangsit, Thailand

Highlights of the Session:

  • Meet the deans, learn about academic programs, research projects, and scholarships
  • Learn about job, exchange programs, internships and student assistantship opportunities
  • Success stories from prominent AIT alumni
  • Engaging sessions with department heads and faculty members
  • Win prizes in interactive student session
  • Take FREE English Entry Test 
  • FREE pick-up and drop-off (Bangkok and Vicinity)


Prospective students can register for the event using the following link: Explore AIT: Pathways to Success (google.com)

Deadline for registration: May 31, 2024


3) Blood Donation Announcement

Email from the medical clinic on 22 April 2024

Dear AIT Community, 

The Thai Red Cross Society has been working with volunteer students and staff to collect units of blood from the AIT community. The bloodmobile visits AIT every three months, four times a year, hoping to collect enough units to supply the constant demand for blood.

We again would like to ask for your help. The next visit for blood donation is scheduled on Wednesday, 5th June 2024, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the parking lot in front of the AIT Conference Center.

Give blood! You'll experience a fulfilling sense of contribution. And the donation process isn't time-consuming. It only takes about half an hour. For more information, please click. 

On behalf of needy patients whose lives you may save, we would like to thank you very much for your time and support. 

For further information, please contact; The Thai Red Cross Society 

Tel.  0-2263-9600-99, 0-2256-4300,0-2256-4306

Email:     blood@redcross.or.th

Website: www.blooddonationthai.com

4) Invitation to an international seminar “International CCUS Symposium: ‘Supercritical’ Pathways Toward Carbon Neutrality”

Email from the Director, Office of Academic Administration on 24 May 2024

According to the Thailand Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Alliance (TCCA) and the Chiang Mai Carbon Capture and Storage Research Group (Chiang Mai CCS), Chiang Mai University is set to host an international seminar titled “International CCUS Symposium: ‘Supercritical’ Pathways Toward Carbon Neutrality” on June 6, 2024, at the Novotel Bangkok Future Park Rangsit, Bangkok. Further details  CCUS Symposium (cmu.ac.th)
We cordially invite your personnel to attend this seminar. Please register through the online system at https://ccs.eng.cmu.ac.th/registration.
Due to the limited number of seats, Assistant Professor Dr. Natthanan Promsuk (tel. 090-325-9666, email natthanan.p@cmu.ac.th) and Miss Nuttha Utsaha (tel. 062-289-1002, email nuttha_utsaha@cmu.ac.th) have been designated as coordinators.
5. Invitation to Microsoft Excel Training via Zoom , 14 June 2024, 10:00 hours
Email from Office of Human Resources Services on 4 June 2024
Dear AIT Employees,
The Office of Human Resources Services in cooperation with AIT Solutions is inviting you to join the "Productivity Training: Microsoft Excel" which will be conducted by Mr. Thaung Htut Aung, Executive Director of AIT Solutions.
We all know that Microsoft Excel is the go-to tool for working with data. Its functions help to organize numbers and data with formulas and functions. We believe that the training will enhance your knowledge of working on spreadsheets to analyze and transform data.
Topic: Productivity Training: Microsoft Excel
Date: 14 June 2024
Time: 10:00 AM GMT+7 (Bangkok time)
Please register to join the training by 12 June 2024.
6) Thai Language Course
We are pleased to announce the upcoming Thai Language Course for this inter-semester. 
Please see our website for course details and registration.
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7) World Refugee Day at AIT on 26 June 2024
We are delighted to invite you to a workshop titled "Refugee Voices from Southeast Asia: Commemorating Refugee Day," scheduled for June 26, 2024, at the AIT Conference Center,  Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok. This event is organized in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Asia Pacific, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Thailand, and Asylum Access, Thailand.
This workshop aims to amplify the voices of refugees from Myanmar and beyond, providing a platform for them to share their experiences and challenges.  The academic session  would include four speakers (refugees and practitioners) specifically elaborating upon issues pertaining to forced migration from the perspectives of the Rohingya refugee, new arrivals from Myanmar, those afflicted by trafficking and climate change induced displacement, which would be followed by a general round-table discussion with stakeholders from various sectors to foster a deeper understanding of the refugee crisis and exploring solutions tailored to the lived experiences of refugees.
The event will feature an exhibition of photographs, stalls showcasing refugee handicrafts and art forms. There will be a small fair where the refugee community will sell arts and crafts and offer services like henna painting and nail art. We invite you to join us in this holistic endeavor to show our solidarity towards their efforts. This would be a unique opportunity to directly support refugees by appreciating their talents and contributions.
Involving students from AIT and Thammasat University, the event will promote educational outreach and empathy towards the displaced. Additionally, the workshop will offer an opportunity for networking and collaboration among participants, helping to strengthen efforts towards refugee protection and advocacy in the region.
Join us for a day of meaningful engagement, cultural exchange, and heartfelt support. Your presence will not only enrich the discussions but also demonstrate a strong commitment to standing with the refugee community.
Your participation would greatly enrich our discussions and contribute to actionable outcomes for refugee protection and advocacy. Please confirm your participation by 20nd June by registering through the following link.
We look forward to welcoming you to this significant event. For more information, please contact sristy.sen@gmail.com or kunanyaporn.jirasamatakij@jrs.net
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  Workshops/ Conferences  
1) Professional Development Program on Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership
Date: 27 – 31 May 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology
For more information and registration please visit 

2) Summer Training Program on Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Using Cutting-Edge Technology and IoT

Duration: 10 – 21 June 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

For more information and registration please visit 

3) Summer Training Program Aquaculture Development & Aquatic Resources Management in South and South East Asia

Date: 8-19 July 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology

Training Fee: USD 1,500/- (Inclusive of training-related expenses, excluding accommodation and subsistence allowances)

For more information and registration please visit 


4) Invitation for "The 14th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE)-14", 3-5 Dec 2024, Malaysia

We are pleased to invite you to attend "The 14th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE)-14" organized by the University of Tokyo, which will be held during 3-5 December 2024 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Southeast Asian Center for Water Environment Technology (SACWET) under the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) is one of the co-organizers.
For those who are interested, please check out the details from this following website link.

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 




D. Faculty & Staff Travel 

  • Prof. Pennung Warnitchai, Faculty-SET/ Milan, Italy/ 30 June - 8 July 2024
  • Dr. Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen, Faculty-SERD/ Boston, USA/ 24 - 28 July 2024
  • Mrs. Maybel B. Diopenes, Director, OHRS/ Danang, Vietnam/ 16 - 21 August 2024
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Houston, New Jersey, Dalias, San Antonio, Humble/ 22 June - 23 July 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty-SERD/ Osaka, Japan/ 30 July - 5 August 2024
  • Dr. Thi Phouc Lai Nguyen, Faculty-SERD/ South Korea/ 20 - 27 June 2024





 E. Classifieds (jobs) 

AIT Faculty & Staff Position:

1. Assistant Professor, SET-ISE

2. Associate Professor/Professor, SOM

3. Director, Language Center

4. Lab Supervisor - SERD