WEEK# 29, 15 – 21 July 2019


 In this issue:

A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

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) Invitation to be part of B.E.S.T. Camp on September 28 – 30, 2019 at AIT Campus

Email from Vice President for Knowledge Transfer (2 Jul. 2019)

Dear Students,

We would like to invite interested AIT students to participate in the exciting and innovating B.E.S.T. Camp (Business, Engineering, and Science Students Working Together) on September 28 – 30, 2019 at AIT campus.

If you enjoy a challenges and fun camps allowing you to build your technological, social and business ideas with teams’ form leading universities in the region, then don’t miss this chance! Your ideas can be win you prizes and have a chance to become reality, and help make the world a better place.

Join the one-day ideation camp/hackathon at AIT, and the 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs event organized by Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.

B.E.S.T Camp Details:

Date: Full Program- September 28 – 30, 2019
Hackathon will be on September 29, Sunday
Participants: 30 (10 from three universities)
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019
Location: AIT campus, Thailand
Challenge ThemesSocial, Business and Technology innovations for waste reduction and circular economy

Eligible Universities
·         Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
·         National University of Singapore (NUS)
·         Asian Institute of technology (AIT)

Please fill in the online registration form link before the deadline. Seats are limited to only 10 Students from each university

More information about the camp is attached in the flier. For further inquiries, kindly contact Ms. Shreya Pradhan at shreya@ait.ac.th  or call +66 (0)2 524 6388.


(iii) Revised P&P on Campus Housing for Faculty and Staff (FS-1-2-1)

Email from Director, Office of Academic Administration (11 Jul. 2019)
On the endorsement of the AIT Management Team, at its meeting this morning, the President approved the revised Institute Policy and Procedure (P&P) Statement on Campus Housing for Faculty and Staff (FS-1-2-1), with immediate effect

§    (revised)    FS-1-2-1     Campus Housing for Faculty and Staff

(III.3) Special provisions for houses
(III.3) Change in employment status

This revised P&P statement is Intranet-published under (FS) Facilities and Services Affairs for easy reference and perusal.

Current tenants who are ineligible to occupy Houses #9-28 will be effected by these changes at the renewal of their contract and corresponding renewal of their lease agreements. 

Please be guided accordingly.

(v) Online Performance Appraisal 2019 (covering the period 1 July 2018-30 June 2019)

Email from Office of Human Resources Services (2 Jul. 2019)

To all immediate supervisors and Unit Directors of direct-hire (centrally-funded) staff members,

Please be informed that the online performance appraisal for this year 2019, covering the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, is now open. The annual online performance appraisal process was implemented in July 2014 following the approval of AIT Management.

The online system can be accessed through the “PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL” link in the HRIS menu (https://hris.ait.ac.th ).  The immediate supervisors are able to now complete the individual Performance Appraisal Reports for all employees under their supervision, and submit them individually (electronically).  The Unit Heads shall then review and endorse all completed Performance Appraisal Reports not later than 12 September 2019.
The online / web-based system has archived the appraisal results from 2014 (“Appraisal History” link in the HRIS menu) and will build up annual data that will be available to directors / immediate supervisors and AIT Management.

The performance appraisal process will be carried out in conjunction with the annual budget process.  These annual performance appraisal results will be used for the purpose of determining the annual salary adjustment and staff training and development needs and will be taken into consideration in preparing the 2020 year budgets. 

Should you encounter technical problems, please report them to Helpdesk (helpdesk@ait.asia ).  Please convey other feedback to HRO (hro@ait.asia ).


(vi) More testing dates for EET on campus to be offered in the month of August 2019

Email from Language Center (10 Jul. 2019)

As we are expecting more applicants to apply for August 2019 after the deadline for the RTG Fellowship (July 25th) up until the add/drop date (August 16th), Language Center will offer more testing dates for EET on campus to accommodate this group of applicants. The dates are August 1st, 8th and 13th at 9am. Applicants must register online.

hip deadline, only applicants with the score of 5.0 or higher will be eligible for admission as the special Bridging Program offered to RTG fellowship recipients with the score of 4.5 will start July 30th. Thus, those applying after July 25th, will not be able to join the Bridging Program and therefore must follow the regular minimum requirements for conditional offers (5.0 for Master's students and 5.5 for Doctoral students).


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.

(b) Blood Donation: 5 Sept. 2019
Email from AIT Medical Center (26 Jun.2 019)
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 Thursday, 5 September 2019, 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 about blood donation please see the attached.
On behalf of needy patients whose lives you may save, we would like to thank you very much for your time and support.


(c) "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) OCeAN Conference on "Redefining Diversity and Dynamism of Natural Resources Management in Asia"Conference: 11 – 15 July 2019
Ostrom Center for the Advanced Study of Natural Resource Governance (OCeAN) is organizing a conference on "Redefining Diversity and Dynamism of Natural Resources Management in Asia" from 11-15 July 2019, with the inaugural two-day session being held at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) followed by a three-day session at the School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University.
(b) 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.
(a) Professional Training Program on Advanced Shrimp Farming: 3 – 10 Nov. 2019
A professional training program on advanced shrimp farming will be organized by AIT Extension from 03-10 November 2019 (including international travel) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
“Advanced Shrimp Farming” is a one-week long professional training program, which has been designed to address not only the lack of know-how and issues with farming practices but also to meet the specific needs and requirements for the development of this venture in the region. The program will cover the state of the art of farming practices, existing good practices, innovation and advanced technologies in farming and shrimp healthcare along with planning and management of environmental issues with shrimp farming.
DOWNLOAD Training Poster and Course Outline
Registration Link:  https://goo.gl/Q1ATjV


 C. Visitors / MoU

* MoU Signing with Construction Development Corporation Lim. (CDCL), Bhutan, led by Mr. Phuntsho Gyeltshen, Chief Executive Officer of CDCL / 17 July 2019 / to cooperate in promoting, participating, and delivering short courses, and conducting training and building capacity of professional working at CDCL
* Delegation from Universitas Gadjah Mada, India / 24 Jul. 2019 / to have a study visit of AIT

D. Faculty and Staff Travel 

 Dr. Sundar Venkatesh / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 24 – 27 June 2019*

Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Kathmandu, Nepal / 29 June – 17 July 2019

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

Dr. Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen / Spain and Italy / 1 – 28 July 2019

Dr. Chotchai Charoenngam / Vietnam / 9 July 2019*

Mr. Ashok Dahal / Uttarakhand, India / 12 – 26 July 2019

Dr. Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn / Sydney, Australia / 14 – 21 July 2019

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Manila, Philippines / 14 – 26 July 2019

Dr. Rishiraj Dutta / Uttarakhand, India / 15 – 31 July 2019

Prof. Manukid Parnichkun / Franfurt, Germany / 20 July – 1 August 2019

Prof. Sivanappan Kumar/ Chiang Mai, Thailand / 22 - 25 July 2019

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto / Tokyo, Japan / 29 July - 02 August 2019

Mrs. Sumana Shrestha / Thimphu, Bhutan/ 07 - 10 August 2019

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


E. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Technician (School of Environment, Resources and Development)
Ref. No. 30/19
Deadline: 15 July 2019


Position: Technician (Technical Staff) (School of Engineering and Technology)
Ref. No. 37/19
Deadline: 31 August 2019


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