WEEK #31, 3 – 9 August 2015


In this issue:



Campus Updates


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)



August 2015 AIT Newsletter

The August 2015 edition of the monthly AIT Newsletter has been released. The pdf and epub (iOS and android) editions are now online.

The newsletter can also be downloaded from these links:

PDF: http://goo.gl/FsqXrA  

EPUB: http://goo.gl/x0gge8   

MOBI: http://goo.gl/TUiWQ9  


SOM welcomes new faculty

AIT’s School of Management (SOM) is pleased to welcome Dr. Vimolwan Yukongdi as a full-time Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior from 1 August 2015.

Dr. Vimolwan Yukongdi holds a Ph.D. degree in Organizational Behavior/Management from the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne, Australia; Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. ; and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) from Assumption University, Thailand.

Dr. Vimolwan is an experienced academician with over 20 years in higher education.  She was a lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand (1998-2000), University of Newcastle, Australia (2000-2003), University of Melbourne, Australia (2003-2005), and Chairperson for General Management, MBA degree program in the Graduate School of Business at Assumption University (2006-2007).  She served as Senior Lecturer at Central Queensland University (2007-2009), University of Southern Queensland (2009-2011), and Griffith University (2011-2012), and also served as Adjunct DBA supervisor at University of South Australia (2006-2012). Prior to commencing her Ph.D. degree, she was a Senior Financial Coordinator at ESSO Standard Thailand Ltd. (ExxonMobil); and Consulting Manager at an international consulting firm in Thailand.

She has lived in nine countries and relocated to Thailand in 2013. Her cross cultural upbringing and exposure to different cultures have influenced her interest in cultural differences as well as the approach of her research work which takes a cross-national perspective. Her research interests are in leadership, participative decision-making, and women managers in Asia.  Her research work has appeared in books, journals, and conference proceedings.  Her research publications have been widely cited in numerous publications, including UNESCO’s publication on Gender Equality in Education: Looking Beyond Parity (2011), Handbook of International Human Resource Management (2009), and International Research Handbook On Successful Women Entrepreneurs (2010).  In addition, her publications on women managers in Thailand and women managers in Asia have been prescribed as required readings for a course at a university in Canada.  The book, Women in Asian Management is a recommended reading for courses at universities in Hong Kong and Singapore. She currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, and Asia Pacific Business Review, both of which are indexed in Scopus. She is the co-editor of research-based books, The Changing Face of Women Managers in Asia (2009) and Women in Asian Management (2006).  

She can be contacted at room SOM-209, tel. ext. 8319, email: vyukongdi@ait.asia  



Campus Updates

Vacant Coffee Lounge available for Lease

Please be informed that the Coffee Lounge at the AFE building is now available for lease.

Interested parties are invited to submit their proposal, which indicates the following:

a)      Coffee Lounge general criteria

b)      List of items you plan to sell in the Coffee Lounge

c)      Layout

d)      Proposed rental rate

Place/ Time for proposal submission:  OPIA (Purchasing Office) / Within 4.30p.m., Thursday, 20 August 2015.  

Contact person:

  • For Bid information and submission:     Pakkamol Dherapongsthada

at email: pakkamol@ait.ac.th  

  • For Space information & requirements:    Elizabeth Chaloeyvares

at email: bethc@ait.ac.th  


Springer eBook Trial from 1-31 August 2015

The AIT Library announced that Springer has offered a free trial on eBooks from 1-31 August 2015.  All Springer English titles in 13 subjects, published in year 2005-2015 will be on trial.  They are as follows:

1) Behavioral sciences

2) Biomedical & Life sciences

3) Business & Economics

4) Chemistry & Materials science

5) Computer science

6) Earth & Environmental science

7) Energy

8) Engineering

9) Humanities, Social science & Law

10) Mathematics & Statistics

11) Medicine

12) Physics & Astronomy

13) Professional & Applied computing

The trial end date is 31 August 2015.  Full text can be viewed and downloaded.  The URL is: link.springer.com    


Landscape Improvement at Admin Building from July 30

The landscape improvement for the Administration Building started on July 30. The work takes place mostly on the weekends and holiday periods.   



Orientation Day

Orientation Day for new and incoming August Semester students is organized on 4 August 2015 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

The detailed program of Orientation Day can be downloaded from the below link:



Faculty and Staff Travel

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / Boston, North Carolina, Massachusetts and New York, USA / 16 June – 13 August 2015

Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Kathmandu, Nepal / 4 July – 4 August 2015

Mr. Pallav Shrestha / Nakhon Phanom, Thailand / 13 – 16 July 2015*

Ms. Adelaida B. Roman / Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan / 27 – 30 July 2015*

Mr. Syed Muntasir Husain Bokhari / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 27 July – 4 August 2015

Mr. Furqan Ali, Dhaka, Bangladesh / 28 July – 4 August 2015

Mr.  Fazle Karim / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 28 July – 4 August 2015

Dr. Bernadette P. Resurreccion / Hanoi, Vietnam / 29 – 31 July 2015*

Ms. Vaidehi Deosthali / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 31 July – 4 August 2015

Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn / Nagoya, Japan / 31 July – 5 August 2015

Mr. Marco Silverstri / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 31 July – 7 August 2015

Dr. Barbara Igel / Vung Tau, Vietnam / 31 July – 8 August 2015

Ms. Hiromi Inagaki / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 1 – 4 August 2015

Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai / Guiyang, PRC / 1 – 7 August 2015

Prof. Rajendra Shrestha / Guiyang, PRC / 1 – 7 August 2015

Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / Guizhou, PRC / 1 – 7 August 2015

Dr. Surachet Pravinvongvuth / Guizhou, PRC / 1 – 7 August 2015

Dr. Gabrielle Eva Carol Groves / Guizhou, PRC  / 1 – 7 August 2015

Ms. Wannapa Pliansri / Guizhou, PRC / 1- 7 August 2015

Mr. Chatuphol Pholwan / Ranong and Chonburi, Thailand / 3 – 4 August 2015

Ms. Thaniya Jirasathipornpong / Bali, Surabaya, Malang and Jamber, Indonesia / 4 – 11 August 2015

Dr. Jai Govind Singh / Chennai, India / 6 – 9 August 2015

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


Classifieds (Job)

Laboratory Supervisor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: 29/15

Deadline: 19 August 2015



Language Lecturer (Language Center)

Ref. No: 34/15

Deadline: 20 August 2015



Media & Communication Officer (Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification - ACISAI)

Ref. No: 40/15

Deadline: 20 August 2015



Research Associate (Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification - ACISAI)

Ref. No: 41/15

Deadline: 20 August 2015



Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref. No: Fac 5/15

Deadline: 31 August 2015



Senior Laboratory Supervisor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: 18/15

Deadline: 31 August 2015



Drasftman (AIT Consulting)

Ref. No: 35/15

Deadline: 31 August 2015