WEEK 26, 10 - 16 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) Conferment of AIT Honorary Doctorate Degree on ADB President Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, Tuesday 11 June 2024

Email from the Institute Secretary on 10 June 2024


Dear Members of the AIT Community,

Following up on the President's email, we thank you for confirming your attendance at the Honorary Doctorate Degree conferment ceremony for Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), on 11 June 2024. The event will follow our graduation ceremony protocols and 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.

We kindly request all attendees to wear formal attire or your national dress. Additionally, please refrain from taking pictures with your mobile phones during the ceremony and reception. Official photographers will be present to capture the event, and we will share these photos later. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate small children at the event. However, there will be live coverage of the ceremony.

Thank you for your kind cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


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2) 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.

3) Broadcast of AIT Honorary Doctorate Degree Conferment Ceremony upon ADB President Mr. Masatsuga Asakawa

Email from Helpdesk on 9 June 2024

The conferment of AIT’s Honorary Doctorate Degree - Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) upon the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa will be live broadcasted on Internet on Tuesday, 11 June 2024 from 09:30 hrs. from the following URL:
Happy viewing

4) 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.
5) 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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6) AIT Extension is pleased to invite you to the webinar on "Data Analytic Platform for Nature-Based Solutions: An Enabler for Sustainable Development" 
Speaker: Dr. Yuki Yoshida, Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Research Section, Center for Climate Change Adaptation in the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan.

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2024
Time: 1:00 pm. Bangkok Time
Venue: Zoom
Looking forward to welcoming you to the webinar.
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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) 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 

2) 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 


3) Announcement: International Conference on Sustainable Energy: Energy Transition and Net Zero Climate Future (21-23 October 2024, Pattaya City, THAILAND)

Do you want to engage in discussions on Just Energy Transition for a more sustainable future? If so, we invite you to attend the 2024 edition of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)’s - Thailand ICUE conference series. 

About the Conference:

The International Conference on sUstainable Energy 2024 (ICUE 2024) on Energy Transition and Net Zero Climate Future is the 2024 edition of the ICUE conference series of AIT. This edition will focus on sustainability issues and how best different forms of energy can be harnessed towards a sustainable green growth aiming for a net-zero climate future. It aims to: aim to: Promote Sustainable Practices, Foster Awareness and Education, Facilitate Collaboration, and Support Policy Initiatives; through discussions under the following Key Conference Themes:

  • Cross-Border Power Trade 
  • Greening the Grids
  • Managing Power Systems of the Future
  • Electrifying the Transportation Sector
  • Energy Education for Net-Zero Future
  • Net-Zero Policies and Programmes for Climate Change Mitigation
  • Emerging Low Carbon Energy Technologies
  • Renewable Energy Revolution

Please visit our website (www.icue2024.ait.ac.th) for more information.

About the Venue:

ICUE 2024 will be held on 21-23 October 2024 at the Long Beach Garden HotelPattaya City, Thailand. The venue was carefully selected as it offers not only accessibility and excellent facilities but also a private beach with stunning sunsets to ensure delegates will experience special memories.

Key Features and Program:

The ICUE 2024 international conference will feature a number of keynote addresses and interesting panel discussions on: 

(i) Accelerating Just Energy Transition

(ii) Transforming Energy Education for a Net-Zero Climate Future

(iii) Enabling Net-Zero Transition through Regional Energy Integration

Plus a Special Plenary Session being arranged for renewable energy enterprises in the region!

Please take a look at our website https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/ to meet our distinguished speakers. Their individual profiles are available here: https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/distinguishedspeakers/ and our conference program agenda is published here: https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/conferenceprogram/

Awards and Publications:

The organizers are proud to share that this conference is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES)Papers presented at this conference will be included in a conference proceedings to be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library. More information about this notable update is available at this link: https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/awards-and-publications/ 

Important Dates:

30 June 2024: Due date for paper submission

15 July 2024: Notification of acceptance (paper for timely inclusion in the conference proceedings)

15 August 2024: End of early-bird registration period

21-23 October 2024: CONFERENCE

Important Links:

Key conference themes: https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/

Venue (with Discount Code for accommodation booking): https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/venue/

Awards and publications: https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/awards-and-publications/

Registration fees and policies: https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/fees-and-policies/


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 


 The MoU Signing Ceremony with Chitkara University, India scheduled on Wednesday, 12 June 2024.


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. Assistant/ ssociate Professor, FANR-FEBT

4. Director, Language Center

5. Lab Supervisor - SET-WREE