WEEK #30: 25 – 31 July 2016

In this issue:


A. Campus Updates

B. Announcements

C. Events

D. Visitors

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)


A. Campus Updates


(i) AIT Annual Report 2015

The AIT Annual Report 2015 has been released. It can be downloaded at this link:http://www.ait.asia/news-and-events/annual-reports-1/annual_report2015.pdf


(ii) AIT Academic Calendar 2017

The AIT Academic Calendar 2017 is now being drafted and will be finalized within this month.

Interested persons who wish to have a printed copy can place an order as early as possible by filling up the attached order form and send to Registry (registry@ait.asia ) on or before 11 August 2016.

The calendar comes in the following sizes:

1. Small size (8.25" x 6") at Baht 100

2. Big size (8.25" x 11") at Baht 130


For more information, please contact Mr. Patrick at 6328 or patrick@ait.asia .


(iii) Reservation of Sports Facilities

Please be informed that the AIT Christian Fellowship have reserved the Basketball, Volleyball & Badminton Courts in front of Dorms (L & Q) on 30 July  (Saturday) from 10 AM to 12 noon.


 B. Announcements


(i) Positioning AIT’s Future: President Worsak presents mid-term report to the Board of Trustees

While 2014 was the year of restraint, rehabilitation and reflection, 2015 had AIT bouncing back to life. AIT plugged the leaks and reinvigorated the three most important parts of the AIT engine - faculty, students and finances. The year 2016 has so far witnessed a strengthening of local partnerships, expansion of international cooperation, new initiatives, consolidation of AIT’s position in international rankings, and internal restructuring. This now paves the way to positioning AIT’s future in 2017-18.

Two years after he was appointed President of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai presented his mid-term report to the AIT Board of Trustees on 14 July 2016.

The narrative report traces developments ever since Prof. Worsak was appointed the Institute’s eighth president on 17 July 2014, which made him the first AIT alumnus, the first Asian and the first Thai national to assume this position. In the report, the AIT President highlights the achievements during the past two years, and lays out his vision for the next two.

“AIT should position itself as a global research institute for mankind,” Prof. Worsak says, adding that this way AIT will be providing a rare opportunity for its international students to emerge as “global citizens.” AIT must continue to offer itself a neutral platform for international scholars to share their experiences and learn from each other in the interest of the region and the entire world, he adds.

The Mid-Term Report can be read at this link : http://goo.gl/ikIz0N

A Photo Folio of the the preceding two years is available at this link: http://goo.gl/YsIBVs


(ii) Confirmed Notes AMT 7 Jul 2016

Please be informed that the confirmed notes of the 7 July 2016 meeting of the        AIT Management Team are now Intranet-published at http://www.ait.ac.th/management/aitmt-notes/confirmed-notes-aitmt-7-jul-2016.pdf


(iii) Acting Dean SET during 25 July - 3 August 2016

Please be informed that Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul, Dean SET will be travelling to Indonesia from 26 - 30 July and to China during 31 July - 3 August 2016.  Prof. Pennung Warnitchai and Dr. Matthew N. Dailey have kindly agreed to serve as the Acting Dean as follows:

-         25-26 and 28-29 July 2016 :  Prof. Pennung Warnitchai 

-         27 July, 1-3 August 2016 :  Dr. Matthew N. Dailey


C. Events


(i) AIT Orientation Day for August 2016 Intake: 4 August 2016

The AIT Orientation Day for  new students will be held on 4 August 2016 from 10 am at the AIT Conference Center (AITCC).


Date: Thursday, 4 August 2016

Venue: AITCC



08:30-09:45: Registration of new students

Master of Ceremony:  Mrs. Laarni B. Roa, Head, Student Office


10:00 – 11:00 am

Brief Remarks by President, Vice Presidents


Brief Remarks by the School Deans (SERD, SET and SOM) and Introduction of School Faculty


Brief Remarks by Student Union President


11:00 – 11:30 am

Open Forum and Group Photo at the AIT Landmark


Institute-wide Orientation:  Afternoon Session (1:00 – 3:30 pm)

Master of Ceremony:  Dr. Tenzin Rabgyal Coordinator, Admissions and Scholarship Unit


-         Student Code of Conduct and Ethical Behavior

  • AIT Harassment Policy 
  • Student Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards

-         Academic Requirements, Languages and Student Welfare

  • Academic Requirements and Practices
  • Language Center Services and the English Language Requirements
  • Student Welfare, Placement and Counseling Services

-         Other Services

  • Campus wide IT Services
  • Student Accommodation and Facility Management
  • Educational Visa and Government Relations Services


(ii) WEM Seminar on “Drain with a Brain: Siphonic Roof Drainage”: 5 August 2016

Water Engineering and Management, School of Engineering and Technology (SET), will organize a Seminar on “Drain with a Brain: Siphonic Roof Drainage” on 5 August 2016, 0930-1100h, at Room: N202.

The Seminar will cover the following:

·        What is Siphonic Roof Drainage (SRD)

·        How does it work?

·        Benefits of SRD

·        Particular Benefits of SRD

·        Less CO2 due to dematerialization

·        Mitigation of flooding

·        Overload protection of the Storm Sewer

·        Planning Guidelines

·        Manual and computer calculation procedures

Speakers: Rolf H. Keidel and Juergen R. Loeber of KEIDEL SOFTWARE, Germany

Rolf H. Keidel is a graduate engineer and architect.


(iii) NSTDA’S Auto Parts Tech Day 2016: 28 – 29 July 2016

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) through Auto Parts Innovation Cluster, will organize the “AUTO PARTS TECH DAY 2016” with a theme of “AUTO PARTS AND THE FUTURE INDUSTRIES: Driving Thailand through AVIATION AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE” on 28 and 29 July 2016 at Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani. Participants can attend the following activities:

  • Keynote and Special Talks in Aviation and Electric Vehicle Industries
  • Technical Serviced Providers Exhibition and Technology Showcases
  • Laboratory Tours of the Thailand Science Park
  • Electric Vehicle Test Drive

To register, please go to: http://goo.gl/ddSwdu 

For more information, please contact: 02-564-8000 or email: techday2016@nstda.or.th


(iv) Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Implementation Workshop: 23 – 24 August 2016

A two-day Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Implementation Workshop will be organized on 23-24 August 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

CAP Workshops focus on emergency alerting, and people interested in emergency alerting are welcome to participate. This includes managers, technical staff, media, commercial organizations, governments, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). There is no workshop participation fees.

Hosts of the 2016 CAP Implementation Workshop are the Asian Institute of Technology and the Sahana Software Foundation.

More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2016/events/common-alerting-protocol-cap-implementation-workshop/#.V4hPe6LkKUk


(v) Training Course on "Accounting for Carbon Emission Reductions and Removals through REDD+ Activities": 27 Nov. – 4 Dec. 2016

Natural Resources Management Field of Study, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) will organize a training course on "Accounting for Carbon Emission Reductions and Removals through REDD+ Activities" on 27 November – 4 December 2016 at the AIT conference center.


For more information, please see:  


Closing: 30 September 2016


D. Visitors


(i) * Delegation from the Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Architecture and Planning, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia / 26 July 2016 / to visit and meet with faculty members related to UEM/RRDP

(ii) Delegation from Life University (LU), Cambodia, led by Dr. David Koo Kyen Hoo, President / 26 July 2016 / to learn more about AIT and explore possible collaborations



E. Faculty and Staff Travel


Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / San Francisco, California, USA / 24 June – 1 August 2016

Ms. Phyu Sin / Chonburi and Chanthaburi, Thailand / 28 June – 3 July 2016*

Mr. Suflan Etea / Malaysia / 11 July – 6 August 2016

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Germany / 16 – 26 July 2016

Dr. Shiro Ochi / Tokyo and Tsukuba, Japan / 16 – 26 July 2016

Dr. Thammarat Kootatep (accompanied by Prof. Chongrak Polprasert and Dr. Nawatch Surinkul) / Seattle, USA / 16 – 26 July 2016

Dr. Atitaya Panuvatvanich (accompanied by Dr. Yuttachai Sarathai and Mr. Jirasak Rojanavongse) / Seattle, USA / 16 – 25 July 2016

Ms. Parichad Nuntawong / Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Australia / 17 – 28 July 2016

Dr. Joyee S. Chaterjee / Mumbai, India / 18 – 25 July 2016

Dr. Nophea Sasaki / Japan / 19 – 29 July 2016

Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn / Tokyo, Japan / 21 – 30 July 2016

Mr. Angga Bayu Marthafifsa / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 22 – 28 July 2016

Dr. P. Abdul Salam / Colombo, UK / 24 – 31 July 2016

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Guwahati, India / 24 – 30 July 2016

Ms. Warindhorn Wachirasiri / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 25 – 26 July 2016

Mrs. Adelaida B. Roman / New Delhi, India / 26 – 30 July 2016

Mr. Thomas Guy Hamilton / Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar / 30 July – 1 August 2016

Dr. Barbara Igel / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 30 July – 2 August 2016

Dr. Lal Samarakoon / Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar / 31 July – 5 August 2016

Dr. Firman Hadi Darodji / Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar / 27 July – 5 August 2016

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


F. Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Senior Software Developer (AIT Solutions)

Ref. 31/16

Deadline: 22 July 2016



Position: Senior Structural Engineer (AIT Solutions)

Ref. 32/16

Deadline: 22 July 2016



Position: Assistant Facilities Officer / Facilities Officer (Office of Facilities and Assets Management)

Ref no: 28/16

Deadline: July 24, 2016



Position: Accommodation Clerk (Office of Facilities and Assets Management)

Ref. No. 30/16

Deadline: 24 July 2016



Position: Assistant Program Officer (AIT Alumni Association (AITAA))

Ref. No. 35/16

Deadline: 29 July 2016



Position: Internal Auditor (President's Office)

Ref. No. 33/16

Deadline: 10 August 2016



Position: Senior Development Officer (Vice President for Development)

Ref. No. 37/16

Deadline: 11 August 2016



Position: Development Officer (Vice President for Development)

Ref. No. 38/16

Deadline: 11 August 2016



Position: Administrative Officer (Office of Host Country Relations)

Ref. No. 26/16

Deadline: 15 August 2016



Position: Assistant Administrative Officer (Office of Host Country Relations)

Ref. No. 25/16

Deadline: 15 August 2016



Position: Campus Counsellor (Office of the President)

Ref. No. 34/16

Deadline: 17 August 2016



Position: Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)

Ref. No. 7/16

Deadline: 31 August 2016



Laboratory Supervisor (School of Engineering and Technology)

Ref. No. 31/16

Deadline: 31 August 2016



Position: Structural Engineer (AIT Solutions)

Ref. No. 6/16

Deadline: 31 August 2016



Position: Assistant / Associate Professor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No. 01/16

Deadline: 30 September 2016