WEEK # 30, 24 - 30 July, 2023

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement



1) AIT SDG Summer School- Hack for Health 


Calling all innovative students changemakers!


Here's an incredible opportunity you don't want to miss: the AIT SDG Summer School. Join us to connect with fellow innovators, receive invaluable guidance from industry experts, and collaborate on groundbreaking solutions focused on SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing.




Digital self-administered Tuberculosis (TB) treatment patient support and monitoring


Hack: Develop innovative solution for Digital TB management 


Registration is free!


Lunch, coffee/ tea break with snack, and final day networking dinner.


Date : 24-28 July 2023


Venue: AIT Entrepreneurship Center


Register here: http://bit.ly/3PYaiS5


Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to present your ideas!!


We look forward to seeing you there!


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2) Foreign Language Program Survey [Fall Semester]


Email from Language Center on 6 July 2023


Dear AIT Community,


In order for the Language Center to plan and organize our foreign language courses, we would like to hear from you with regards to your own needs of taking a foreign language course.  Please disregard this survey form if you (or your kids) don’t have any plans of taking a foreign language course this year.


Kindly complete this survey [click] by July 28 to give us enough time to prepare the courses.  


Thank you for your cooperation.



The Language Center




3) Webinar on “Leadership without Formal Authority”


Date: Thursday, 17th August 2023


Time: 14:00 hrs. (Bangkok time)


Leadership does not always come with formal authority over the followers. In many instances, leaders do not have the authority like a senior executive in a government agency or a military commander. Emerging leaders often drive teams with little authority to direct them. Modern workplaces are becoming less hierarchical, enlisting lateral collaboration, and encouraging bottom-up thinking. Workplaces are agile and employed with task-based short-term employees. Professional associations, clubs and charities lead their members who are volunteers that cannot be directed. These setups create situations where leaders must achieve their goal without any power on their team.  Several key attributes in a leader naturally direct followers without asserting formal authority on them.


For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/webinar-leadership-without-formal-aut...




4) Webinar on "Earthquake Engineering"  taking lessons from the hit in Türkiye


AIT Extension invites you in the webinar titled “Webinar on Earthquake engineering taking lessons from the hit in Türkiye“. Valuable insights for the insurance industry to effectively manage earthquake risks provide adequate coverage, and support policyholders during times of crisis. Apply this knowledge to enhance their seismic risk assessment, underwriting practices, risk mitigation efforts, reinsurance arrangements, and claims management.

Date: 11 August 2023

Time: 14:30 hrs. (Bangkok time) 

For more information and registration please visit 





5) Coming up - AIT Sustainability Expo 23-25 August 2023 - Join us to unveil sustainable opportunities

Email from the Director-OSC on 10 July 2023.

We are pleased to inform you that through the leadership of AIT Interim President Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, he fosters to transform AIT into a Botanical Garden Campus Towards Net Zero by 2030.  Keeping AIT’s vision in mind, the Office of Sustainable Campus is organizing the AIT Sustainability Expo featuring sustainable development on campus, to invite the interested AIT community, alumni, stakeholders, and organizations to join hands to achieve the mission of sustainability and Net Zero.

AIT Sustainability Expo is a three-day event that comprises of  Inter-University Research fair, an Inter-University Hackathon6 workshops by the AIT research centers with talks in areas of water conservation, climate change, waste management, air pollution, sustainable buildings, remote sensing, sustainability social business, GIS, sustainable farming and many more by the external experts. We have booths of centers, schools, and a few organizations with exciting updates on technology and tools. As an added attraction, we have sustainable products, organic products, and a food market.

We would like to invite all interested individuals to join the expo for free, to explore the center's booths, research fair booths, and enjoy the sustainable market. 

This Sustainability Expo will take place on 23-25 August 2023 at AITCC and is organized by OSC through the generous support of the AIT alumni and mainly sponsored by Indorama Venture.  For more details please visit http://osc.ait.ac.th/ or check the attached flyer.  For further information or queries, please send an email to director-osc@ait.ac.th.

For the above-mentioned event, we look forward to your participation to unveil and explore the opportunities to learn and to embark towards sustainable development and living. 

Please feel free to disseminate this information to your friends and contacts who might be interested in participating.

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  Workshops/ Conferences  


1) Online Course on IFRS Series: Understanding IFRS 17 (Insurance Contract)

IFRS 17 replaces IFRS 4 on accounting for insurance contracts. IFRS 17 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023. However, each country will differ in terms of the effective date of adopting IFRS 17. For example, IFRS 17 would be effective from 1 January 2024 in Thailand and from 1 January 2025 in Indonesia. The financial services authorities of each country encourages the insurance industry to adopt IFRS 17 as soon as possible. The features in insurance products are increasingly diverse which entails a sound accounting standards. IFRS 17 will make the Financial Statements of insurance companies more comparable with other industries such as banking and other financial services. The most significant thing in IFRS 17 compared to the previous standard IFRS 4 is that the premiums are not recognized directly as income. There are 3 methods of revenue recognition in the insurance industry, namely the Building Block Approach, Premium Allocation Approach, and Variable Fee Approach.

For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/ifrs-series-developing-ifrs-17-insurance-contract

Date: 6 September 2023

Time: 9:00 – 14:30 hrs. (Bangkok Time)


2) Professional Development Course on “Carbon Markets and Climate Finance” 

Climate finance provides the means to the implementation of projects, carbon pricing provides the incentive to mobilize the most “cost-effective” mitigation options. Carbon pricing can be a source of climate finance: with emissions trading through the auctioning of allowances, with carbon tax through tax levied, revenues raised can be used for adaptation and/or mitigation activities.

Date: 2 – 13 October 2023

Venue: AIT Campus

For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/carbon-markets-and-climate-finance

3)  Professional development on “Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership”

AIT Extension invites you to join the training on professional development on “Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership”.

This training course is designed to support HR leaders and professionals in their quest for best practices that will be more beneficial to their organization’s human resources and for the achievement of business targets. By providing them with a better understanding of how to be both strategic and human-centered in their HR strategies and initiatives, and giving them opportunities to explore various frameworks, tools, and techniques, they will be able to translate strategic thinking into actionable outcomes that will make all stakeholders happy.

For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/strategic-human-resource-management-and-business-leadership-0

Date: 16 – 20 October 2023

Venue: AIT Conference Center



4) The 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development

The 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development is a continuation of previous symposium held in 2019 and 2021 and which were heralded as successful events. This year, DRSD 2023 will be a fully in-person event which will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations and academic exhibitions.

The Symposium is open for participants from around the world and from various fields, such as researchers, practitioners, social motivators, innovators, IGOs, INGO/NGOs, civil society, early career academics, and students. The International Symposium aims to present a discourse on improving developmental practices to reduce long-term complex risks and promote equitable sustainability. This is reflected in the Symposium's six (6) thematic areas.

We are currently open for abstract submission for oral and poster presentations at the Symposium. For more information on the Symposium, thematic areas, and submission of abstracts, please visit our website: www.disaster-sustainability.org


C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 






D. Faculty & Staff Travel

  • Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal, VPAA/ Noirobi, Kenya/ 24 - 27 July 2023
  • Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, Interim President/ Taiwan/ 27 - 30 July 2023
  • Ms. Chotiros Mongkolchotirat, Director, OPRE/ Taiwan/ 27 - 30 July 2023
  • Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, Faculty-SERD/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 18 - 25 July 2023
  • Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, Faculty-SERD/ Jakarta, Indonesia/ 1 - 5 August 2023
  • Dr. K. R. Salin, Faculty-SERD/ Indonesia/ 23 - 26 July 2023
  • Mr. Hendra Gupta, GWSC/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 18 - 25 July 2023
  • Ms. Nussarin Sudrohman, SET/ Taiwan/ 24 - 30 August 2023
  • Dr. Hayat Ullah, Faculty-SERD/ Pakistan/ 18 July - 11 Aug 2023
  • Mr. Furqan Ali Shaikn, AITX/ Pakistan/ 16 - 28 July 2023
  • Dr. Kuo Chieh Chao, Faculty-SET/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 27 - 30 July 2023
  • Dr. Haya Ullah, Faculty-SERD/ Pakistan/ 18 July - 11 Aug 2023
  • Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe, Faculty-SERD/ Tokyo, Fukuoka, Japan/ 24 - 31 July 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA /Taipei, Taiwan/ 27 - 30 July 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA /Hongkong/ 20 - 22 August 2023
  • Ms. Sirikate Owasit, OAAA/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 27 - 30 July 2023
  • Ms. Lucena Talaid, OAAA/ Hong Kong/ 20 - 22 August 2023
  • Mr. Abhishek Reddy, AIT Solution/ Hyerabad, India/ 15 July - 6 August 2023
  • Dr. K.R. Salin, Faculty-SERD/ Indonesia/ 23 - 26 July 2023
  • Mr. Suraj Pradhan, EEC-SERD/ Jakarta, Indonesia/ 30 July - 12 August 2023
  • Mr. Bayasgalan Sanduijav, RRCAP/ Pattaya, Thailand/ 24 - 25 July 2023
  • Mr. Huno Solomon Kofi Mensah, RRCAP/ Pattaya, Thailand/ 24 - 25 July 2023
  • Ms. Natanat Sittichaiyakorn, RRCAP/ Pattaya, Thailand/ 24 - 25 July 2023
  • Ms. Nant May Than Htay, Yunus Center/ Malaysia/ 26 - 31 July 2023
  • Ms. Saw Theint Htet, Yunus Center/ Malaysia/ 26 - 31 July 2023






EClassifieds (jobs) 


Faculty Position:

Faculty Position, SERD/FAB/FEBT

Assistant / Associate Professor, SERD-CCSD


Staff Position:

1. Structural Engineer, AITS

2. Business Development Officer, AIT Solutions

3. IT Officer, AI Center

4. Assistant Administrative Officer, Office of Student Affairs