WEEK# 26, 24 - 30 June 2019


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)




(i) AIT Pavilion and Showcase at 100X Event

Email from Vice President for Knowledge Transfer (20 Jun.2019)

Dear Colleagues,

As you might be aware, AIT is organizing the 100 Innovations X Entrepreneurs event at C asean on September 27-28 this year. We are expecting over 1000 participants and visitors to this event.

In this event, we have planned a special pavilion to showcase the key innovative research and solutions developed by AIT faculty, staff, students and centers.
I would like to encourage you to please take this opportunity to highlight your work, and generate public interest in AIT, as well as develop network and establish collaborations.

Please contact Pondchanok Piraintorn, at pondchanok@ait.asia , or by simply replying to this email for more information and for reserving your space.
May I also request you to kindly help promote this event in your network

Thank you and look forward to your participation.


(ii) 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:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xvgBzCTBHWz2mmSgu6mN4wjfjd40lZy_... .
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!


(iii) 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
Search: Please visit https://library.books24x7.com/ 
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/ .


C. 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 5 - 28 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
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




D. Faculty and Staff Travel 


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

Mr. Guilberto Borongan / Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar / 13 – 15 May 2019*

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto / Tokyo, Japan / 21 – 24 May 2019*

Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Yangon, Myanmar / 7 – 8 June 2019*

Ms. Worawan Sumroetrum / Chonburi, Thailand / 8 – 9 June 2019*

Mr. Ida Bagus Hendra Gupta / Vientiane, Laos / 12 – 14 June 2019*

Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Surathani, Thailand / 13 – 15 June 2019*

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Delhi, India / 13 – 16 June 2019*

Mr. Md. Omrar Farouk / Jakarta, Surabaya, Denparsar Bali, Indonesia / 16 – 27 June 2019

Mr. Viraphan Samadi / Hanoi, Vietnam / 17 – 21 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 Songkha, Thailand / 22-26 June 2019

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

Dr. Sohee Minsum Kim / Thimphu, Bhutan / 23 – 26 June 2019

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

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

Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Manila, Philippines / 25 – 29 June 2019

Dr. Pramin Norachan / Nepal / 26 – 28 June 2019

Dr. Nophea Sasaki / London, UK / 30 June – 22 July 2019

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



E. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Program Coordinator (School of Management)
Ref. No. 34/19
Deadline: 28 June 2019

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: Facilities Officer (Administrative Staff) (Office of Facilities and Asset Management )
Ref. No. 35/19
Deadline: 30 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

Position: Facilities Officer (CSG) (Office of Facilities and Asset Management) Ref. No. 38/19
Deadline: 30 June 2019

Position: Technical Staff (Technician) (School of Engineering & Technology) Ref. No. 61/18
Deadline: 31 August 2019