WEEK #27: 3 – 9 July 2017



 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)



A. Announcements


(i)    AIT Newsletter: July 2017 Released
Re-engagement with Canada, partnership agreements, outreach activities in Thailand and Sri Lanka, alumni achievements, camp activities, and a piece from AIT history are the highlights of the July 2017 edition of the AIT Newsletter.

Download Links:
PDF: https://goo.gl/L81Soj
EPUB: https://goo.gl/dahuFe
MOBI: https://goo.gl/JZ9zHh

(ii)    Revised Delegation of Authority and Confirmed Notes, AIT Management Team, 8 June 2017

At its meeting yesterday, the AIT Management Team (AMT) confirmed the notes of its 8 June 2017 meeting, which are now Intranet-published at AIT Management Confirmed Notes. Through the AMT's endorsement, the President also approved the revisions on the Annex 2 of the Delegation of Authority (DA0002) to Approve Financial Transactions and Authorization Limits.  Revisions amde are to comply with the recommendations of the Executive and Audit Committees of the AIT Board of Trustees. This is Intranet-published under the Academic and Administrative Affairs P&P Statements:

•    http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-1-2-5-da-0002-29jun2017.pdf/index_html
•    Authority to Approve Financial and Personnel Transactions and Authorization Limits

(iii)    Social Media Directory of AIT

Office of Media and Communications (OMCO) is currently creating a Social Media directory of AIT (http://www.ait.ac.th/media/social-media-directory/ ).
If you maintain an official Social Media page on behalf of your unit, kindly share the following details:

1. Name of School/Office/Unit/Program:
2. URL of Social Media page
3. Page manager's email (We will not make this public).

Please note that this directory is not meant for individual/personal accounts, but only for official pages.
Send an email to omco@ait.ac.th

(iv)    AIT Facebook’s Like crosses 75,000

In July 2009, AIT was among the first institutes in the region to adopt Facebook and other social media platforms. Since then, the institute has significantly expanded our social media platform.

As AIT crosses 75,000 likes, it is time to say a big Thank You to everyone. Each one of you is important to us — more so, because our entire social media base is organic. Everyone who likes us, follows us, or shares our posts, does it because of a sense of involvement and association. And that is why each one of you is special.
A wholehearted 75,000 Thank-You's!


(v)    Schwarzman Scholars Now Accepting Applications for Third Batch of Future Leaders

New York & Beijing, April 17, 2017 – Schwarzman Scholars has opened their global application for the third cohort of young leaders. The highly selective, fully-funded scholarship program is designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political, and civil society leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. Anchored in an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience encompasses unparalleled opportunities inside and outside the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, practical training/internships, and travel seminars around China.

Scholars will learn about the emergence of China as an economic and political force from world‐class faculty from leading institutions and guest speakers at the state‐of‐the‐art Schwarzman College. The dynamic core curriculum offers the choice of concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics.

The scholarship aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year and welcomes undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals up to age 28 of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character. Eligible applicants from any field are invited to apply.

The application can be found on the Schwarzman Scholars website, www.schwarzmanscholars.org  and will be open until 11:59PM on September 28, 2017.

Learn more at www.schwarzmanscholars.org , like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SchwarzmanScholars , and follow us on Twitter at @SchwarzmanOrg .

See more details: https://www.facebook.com/AITasia/posts/10155198729249709

(vi)    New Locations of the Offices in the Administration Building

The Administration Building will be renovated from Jan – June 2017. Most offices in the building have started moving to AIT Conference Center and other buildings. Below is the list of the new location of Administration Offices:

President: Presidential Lounge, AITCC
VP Administration: Room B138
VP Academic Affairs: Room B136
VP Development: Room B130
Office of the President and Office of the Institute Secretary: Room B144B
Office of Academic Administration: Room B144A
Office of Human Resource Services: Room B109
Office of Internal Auditor: Room B113
Office of External Relation and Office of Host Country Relation: B115
Office of Special Degree Program: B115
Office of Advancement: Room 102 (ground floor), Outreach Building
Office of Finance: Room 225 (2nd Floor)
Office of GRU: Room 223 (2nd Floor)
Office of Purchasing and Inventory Procurement: Admin (No Change)
Office of Student and Affairs: Admin (No Change)




B. Events



(a)    ELLTA Conference: Perspectives on Leadership, Learning and Social Enterprise in Asia – 25 – 27 July 2017

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and ELLTA, as Co-hosts, welcome you to the fourth International, Academic Conference of ELLTA: ‘Perspectives on Leadership, Learning and Social Enterprise in Asia’ –� Sharpening Focus on Research Collaborations and Publications.
The conference invites original contributions on the following Key Themes:

  •  Leadership in/ and Context (Asia)
  •  Learning Organisation/ Organisational Learning in Context (Asia)
  •  Enterprise-led Development, Social Business and Transformation: Perspectives from Asia
  •  Researching Context/ Context-based  Research
  •  Learning and Change: Asia in Focus

More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/elta-conference-perspectives-on-leadership-learning-and-social-enterprise-in-asia/#.WNh7SGelaUk

(b)    International Expert Forum: Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education: 1 – 2 Dec. 2017

An International Expert Forum on "Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education" will be organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 1-2 December 2017.

Call for ABSTRACTS Open: 23 May 2017
Abstract Submission Close: 15 July 2017
Registration Open: 15 August 2017
Full Paper Submission: 30 September 2017
More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/international-expert-forum-mainstreaming-resilience-and-disaster-risk-reduction-in-education/#.WSPuJtylaUl



C. Campus Updates


(i)    Renovation work at AIT Extension Building

Please be informed that Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM) is now renovating the AIT Extension Building with the following schedule.

1.   Painting of hallway wall on the 2nd floor (25-24 Jun, 1- 2 Jul and 8 - 9 Jul'17)
2.   Replacement of floor tile of the walk way on the 2nd floor (18 Jul - 16 Aug'17)
3.   Replacement of the office wooden doors to glass doors (8 - 16 Aug'17)

(ii)    Dorm F Renovation

Please be informed that Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM)
has started the renovation of dorm F and is scheduled to be complete by end of August 2017.

During this renovation period, there might be loud noise and also some disturbance on the pathway near to dorm F.

OFAM apologizes for any inconveniences that may cause and requests kind understanding from the AIT Community.

(iii)    Temporary Relocation of Photo Vending Machine from Administration to Cafeteria

Please be informed that due to the renovation of the ground floor of the Administration Building, the photo vending machine has been moved temporarily to Cafeteria (entrance opposite Korea House).




D. Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 23 – 26 March 2017*
Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Suphanburi and Chonburi, Thailand / 30 – 31 May 2017*
Ms. Narumon Wangnai / Suphanburi and Chonburi, Thailand / 30 – 31 May 2017*
Mr. Suflan Etea / Suphanburi and Chonburi, Thailand / 30 – 31 May 2017*
Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / San Francisco, California, USA / 1 June – 7 August 2017
Mr. Nawarathnage L. Deshapriya / Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Nadi, Fiji / 1 June – 8 July 2017
Miss Kanthima Intachai / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 14 – 18 June 2017*
Dr. Surachet Pravinvongvuth / Beijing, China /16 June – 7 July 2017
Dr. Abha Mishra / Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Lao PDR / 19 – 23 June 2017*
Mr. Ashwin Ashok Mysore / Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Khammoun, Savannakhet, Lao PDR / 19 – 23 June 2017*
Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Chonburi, Thailand / 21 – 22 June 2017*
Ms. Worawan Sumroetrum / Chonburi, Thailand / 21 – 23 June 2017*
Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 21 – 24 June 2017*
Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha / Phnom Penh-Siem Reap, Cambodia / 21 – 25 June 2017*
Ms. Parichad Nuntavong / Chonburi, Thailand / 22 – 23 June 2017*
Dr. Nophea Sasaki / Kanchanaburi, Thailand / 23 – 25 June 2017*
Ms. Colleen Curran / Nadi, Fiji / 24 June – 3 July 2017
Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 26 – 28 June 2017*
Mr. Surendra Shrestha / Trieste, Italy / 27 June – 1 July 2017*
Ms. Isha Basyal / Seattle, USA / 29 June – 10 July 2017
Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 30 June – 2 July 2017*
Mr. Ashreya K. Shrestha / Seattle, USA / 2 – 12 July 2017
Dr. Pisut Koomsap / Manchester, England / 3 – 9 July 2017
Dr. Lal Samarakoon / Manila, Philippines / 4 – 6 July 2017
Dr. Shah Syed Faizul Hassan / Lahore, Pakistan / 4 – 7 July 2017
Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Seattle, USA / 4 – 12 July 2017
Ms. Colleen Curran / Manila, Philippines / 4 July – 2 August 2017
Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Phitsanulok and Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 5 – 7 July 2017
Mr. Surendra Shrestha / Manila, Philippines / 5 – 7 July 2017
Mr. Hendra Gupta / Vientiane, Laos / 5 – 7 July 2017
Ms. Narumon Wangnai / Phitsanulok and Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 5 – 7 July 2017
Mr. Shahin Hossain / Phitsanulok and Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 5 – 7 July 2017
Ms. Kanya Roonjarern / Phitsanulok and Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 5 – 7 July 2017
Dr. Krailak Fakkaew / Vientiane, Laos / 6 – 7 July 2017
Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe / Solo, Indonesia and Singapore / 7 – 14 July 2017
Dr. Shah Syed Faizul Hassan / Melbourne, Hobart, and Sydney, Australia / 7 – 23 July 2017
Ms. Parichad Nuntavong / Melbourne, Hobart, and Sydney, Australia / 7 – 23 July 2017
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)


E. Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Administrative Staff (Planning & Outreach) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 21/17
Deadline: 3 July 2017

Position: General Support Staff (Messenger) (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 24/17
Deadline: 10 July 2017

Position: General Support Staff (Office Assistant) (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 25/17
Deadline: 10 July 2017

Position: Administrative Staff (Planning & Outreach) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 21/17
Deadline: 15 July 2017

Position: Head, Strategy & Coordination Cluster (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific) (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. 22/17
Deadline: 17 July 2017

Ref. No. Fac. 03/2017
Deadline: 26 July 2017

Position: Head, Strategy & Coordination Cluster (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 22/17
Deadline: 31 July 2017

Administrative Staff (Executive Administrative Secretary) (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 26/17
Deadline: 31 July 2017

Position: Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 27/17
Deadline: 15 August 2017

Position: Technical Staff (Laboratory Supervisor) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 23/17
Deadline: 20 August 2017

Faculty Position: Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)
Ref. No. Fac 2/17
Deadline: 30 September 2017