WEEK# 27, 11 - 17 July, 2022

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcements 

1) Four Years of The First Bangabandhu Chair at the Asian Institute of Technology

In 2018, the "Bangabandhu Chair" Professor and Doctoral Research has been endowed to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in honor of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On 12th July we will share the works and achievements under the Four Years of First Bangabandhu Chair at the Asian Institute of Technology in the thematic area:

Towards Sustainable Energy Future for Prosperous Bangladesh

Event Page: https://bit.ly/3bWdNWZ

You are cordially invited to the event on the following date and time. 

Date: Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Time: 13:30 –14:30 (Bangkok Time)

Online (Zoom)

Register Here  https://bit.ly/3ypeBLM

May be an image of 8 people and text that says 'zoom SOCIAL IMPACT WITH INNOVATION AIT Asian Institute Technology Tuesday, 12 July 2022 13:30 -14:30 hrs, Bangkok Time 4 Years of 'THE FIRST BANGABANDHU CHAIR' at the Asian Institute of Technology TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE FOR PROSPEROUS BANGLADESH ADDRESSB WELCOMEREMAR VOTEO THANKS PRESENTER PANELISTS Eden Woon AIT President Shobhakar Dhakal Vilas Nitivattananon Dean/SERD-AIT AcademicAffairs Joyashree Roy BangabandhuChair Professor Sheikh Tawhidul Islam Professor Isuteof Shamsad Mortuza Pro-vice Chancellor eSensing. Dhaka,B angladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Hasan Mahmud Graduated Bangabandhu hair Researcher'


2) The Special Lecture titled Business, human rights, and just transition in the context of energy transition by AIT alumnus Dr. Sokphea Young

The Department of Development and Sustainability is pleased to invite you the Special Lecture titled Business, human rights, and just transition in the context of energy transition by AIT alumnus Dr. Sokphea Young, Honorary Research Fellow at the University College London (UK) and Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s (UK) China Centre. Dr. Young obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne (Australia), Master’s (with distinction) from Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), and Bachelor’s from Royal University of Agriculture (Cambodia).

In his talk, Dr. Young will draw on cases in Europe and Southeast Asia to highlight key human rights issues of the energy transition, discussing just transition, the supply chain of renewable energy, such as wind and solar farms, and the complexity of responsible businesses. He will then propose a framework to understand and address human rights issues in the energy transition in the context of business and human rights.

Besides his academic career, Dr. Young advised international development agencies, multinational companies, banks and international financial institutions to manage and mitigate social, environmental, governance (ESG), human rights and political risks in East and South East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Date: 20 July 2022
Time: 1:00 P.M. (ICT/GMT+0700 Bangkok Time)
Venue: S201 SERD Building, AIT, Thailand, and Online via ZOOM

Please register here to get the Zoom link

3) Student Harassment on AIT Campus

Email from Office of Student Affairs on 8 July 2022

Dear Members of the AIT Community,

AIT always seeks to ensure an environment appropriate to its status as an international institution and promotes collegiality and the development of a harmonious and supportive environment for study, work, and living. Given the diversity and background of our students, we have tried during the Orientation Program and in successive reminders, to make our students aware of the rules and regulations. Students are expected to meet the highest standards of personal, ethical, and moral conduct possible.

AIT does not tolerate such actions, and individuals who are found guilty of such acts will face severe consequences. The “Student Handbook” is very clear in that individuals who are found to have violated the Institute's policies on harassment, abuse or discrimination, will be subject to disciplinary action, taking into account the disciplinary procedures and guidelines.

In spite of this, we are saddened to be informed in the last few days that one of our female students had been harassed by voyeurism through recording her in a mobile phone video in one of the Institute’s washrooms.

AIT wants to let you all know that the case was handled quickly and thoroughly, and in consultation with the President, the student offender has been subjected to disciplinary action commensurate to the misconduct involved. The student offender has been immediately suspended from the Institute and a written reprimand is filed in the Registry and GRU records. As this is considered a serious offense, the student offender is also subject to the laws of the land—as this has also been reported to the police, and the student offender will be leaving the country within this week.
We would like to urge all our community members to help us in eliminating harassment on our campus, which attacks the very core of what AIT stands for.

To our students, please be strongly reminded to act in a way that is required of you, so that there will be no further cases of this kind.

Yours sincerely,

Kamonkanok Kiatisakchai, Ph.D.

Director of Office of Student Affairs


B. Workshops/ Conferences  






C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 







D. Faculty & Staff Travel

Dr. Christopher J. Garnier, AITEX/ Colombo, Srilanka/ 17 - 27 July 2022

Ms. Nadia Mohammadali Almarri, AITEX/ Pakistan/ 24 Kime - 20 July 2022

Dr. Visut Koomsap, ISE/ Ireland & USA/ 25 June - 14 July 2022

Prof. Mukand S. Babel, CIE-SET/ Singapore/ 2 - 10 July 2022

Dr. Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee, intERLab/ Maesot, Tak/ 4 - 7 July 2022

Ms. Nisarat Tansakul, intERLab/ Maesot, Tak/ 4 - 7 July 2022

Mr. Lerdmanus Bumrungsup, SET/ Loas/ 2 - 17July 2022

Dr. Lai Nguyen Huy, SERD/ Vietnam/ 3 - 16 July 2022

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kin Oanh, SERD/ Vietnam/ 25 June - 16 July 2022

Dr. Ho Huu Loc, SET/ Vietnam/ 3 - 14 July 2022







 EClassifieds (jobs) 

Position: Coordinator, OIA
Ref: 2/ 22
Deadline: 31 July 2022

Position: Research Chair, IDRC-SERD
Ref: 01/ 22
Deadline: 15 September 2022

Position: Structural Engineer (Project Developer) AITS
Ref: 39/ 22
Deadline: 15 September 2022

Position: Administrative Officer, AI Center
Ref: 02/ 22
Deadline: 31 July 2022

Position: Media and Communications Officer, Office of Public Affairs (OPA)
Ref: 36/ 22
Deadline: 12 July 2022

Position: Research Assistant, EC
Ref: 37/ 22
Deadline: 31 July 2022

Position: Lab Supervisor, EEM-EEC
Ref: 25/ 22
Deadline: 31 August 2022