WEEK# 35, 26 August –1 September 2019

 In this issue:

A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Campus Updates

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)




(i) Cautionary Announcement Regarding Dengue Fever
Email from Vice President for Administration (24 Aug. 2019)


Dear Members of our AIT Community, 
We want to let you know that, over the weekend, a campus resident was diagnosed with Dengue Fever.  It is not clear whether the infection occurred at AIT or elsewhere, but we want to send you the following cautionary information.
Dengue Fever
Incubation period: 2 to 7 days
Dengue Fever is a viral disease spread by certain mosquitoes, namely the "Tiger Mosquito" or "Yung Lai'. The risk can occur all year round in both rural and urban areas (including Bangkok) where mosquitoes commonly breed in containers found around the house such as water storage jars, flowerpots and other receptacles. Normally, tiger mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water and water-filled natural and artificial containers such as cavities in trees, tire casing etc. To prevent it, the first and the most important thing is to eliminate standing water sources and water-filled containers. We would encourage you to please minimize this source in your accommodation units.  OFAM does the same on a regular basis around the campus, and it will also immediately do a thorough spraying Monday.
Dengue Fever is characterized by fever, headache, muscle and joint pains (so-called "break-bone fever"), a rash, nausea and vomiting. It may be complicated by Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) in which excessive bleeding and shock can occur. Dengue Fever is more common in the rainy season, which is April to December.
Primary Prevention: Minimize the risk of being bitten during the day. Mosquito repellent which is available over the counter is highly recommended. You can also discuss with your Pharmacist.
In addition, you may check this link to understand more about Dengue Fever: https://www.thethailandlife.com/dengue-fever-guide  
Please help us reiterate this message at home too, and remind members of your family to take extra precaution when outside.
If you suspect that you or someone you know contracted Dengue Fever, please immediately seek medical treatment from the nearest hospital.
Alternatively, you can also call the AIT Medical Clinic for a primary medical examination at phone number 02-524-5286 during office hours or through its emergency contact number 02-524-5555.
AIT students can call Ms. Tiparatana at the Student Welfare Unit of OSA, at this number 025246744 (office hours) or 0819320757 during non-working hours.  For AIA insurance holders, you may contact AIA call center at 1581 or its Hotline number 023538877 in case of an emergency.
We urge you to please take care and heed this advice. 


(ii) OPEN INVITATION TO SPECIAL LECTURE By Dr. Gabriele Villarini, University of Iowa, USA
School of Engineering and Technology will organize a SPECIAL LECTURE by Dr. Gabriele Villarini of University of Iowa, USA, who is a renowned and award-winning American expert on Flood Hydrology, Extreme Events.
Title: Hydrometeorological Extremes and Tropic Cyclones
Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Milton E Bender Jr. Auditorium, AIT Extension Building, 2nd Floor


(iii) Call for Applications: Youth Energy Academy: 28 Oct. – 3 Nov. 2019
Email from RRC.AP (21 Aug. 2019)
The 1st Youth Energy Academy is welcoming applications until 31 August.
The 7-day intensive programme will take place on 28 October – 3 November 2019 at AIT.
The programme will equip participants with basic knowledge and skills to develop decentralized renewable energy (DRE) projects. Participants will learn about best practices and case studies from a wide range of expert guest speakers, visit a community renewable energy project, and connect with other young like-minded people while fostering a “can-do” attitude to develop their own projects.
The programme will consist of:
Theoretical morning sessions focusing on decentralized renewable energy (DRE) approaches to address some of the climate, energy access, and developmental challenges faced in Asia.
Practical afternoon sessions where participants can build simple solar energy systems to be shared with nearby communities.
Informal evening sessions providing interactive activities in a social and informal atmosphere, including debates, film screenings, and panel discussions.
Target participants are young women and men in their 20s (born roughly between 1989 and 1999), from South and Southeast Asia. Applicants are expected to demonstrate passion about climate action, renewable energy, community development or related fields, and a commitment to advance sustainability in their communities. No prior knowledge and experience is needed.
Full scholarships, including travel, room, and board are available for approximately 20 selected participants.
Applications are welcomed until 31 August 2019.
The Youth Energy Academy is organized by the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT-RRCAP), with support from the Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation, in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Youth Network (SEYN), and other regional partners.
Please help us spread the word about this opportunity and share with your contacts and networks!
More details to learn more about the programme and the application process: https://www.climatechange.rrcap.ait.asia/energy-academy


(iv) 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.


(v) Be part of the 100X event, 27-28 September 2019 at C asean
Email from AIT Solutions (8 Aug. 2019)


AIT in association with Thailand Tech Startup Association (TTSA), is organizing the Southeast Asia’s First Research to Commercial (R2C) Conference known as “100 Innovations X Entrepreneurs” (100X), which will take place on 27-28 September 2019 at C asean, Bangkok.  This event will focus on the goal to link innovators and passionate entrepreneurs from academic institutions and startups with enterprises to magnify the value for both business and social impact.


We would like to invite our faculty, staff and students to participate in this event as:
1.       100X Participants (2 days all access – 27-28 Sep 2019)
• Two days’ access to 100X event activities for students who wants to participate in this event.
• Participants may attend any of the 10 workshops available, join the pitch competition and after party.
2.       100X After Party “Hosted by Mr. Ashraf Habibullah”
• Mr. Ashraf Habibullah, Founder & CEO of Computers and Structures Inc (CSI) USA is hosting an exciting After Party on the evening of 27th September 2019 at Swissotel Bangkok, Ratchada.
Nominal Registration Fee: You can register online and directly pay the special registration for AIT community of THB 500 (more than 75% discount) to Ms. Jiraporn Judeerak (K Fah) at AIT Solutions office, to reserve your seat in all events, including the After Party and for transportation to and back from venue.
3.       Volunteers
• We need 25 volunteers who will help us during the 100X event.
•  The Volunteers will get free transportation to and from the event, food and drinks + t-shirt + certificate of participation.
Registration:  Kindly please register online here to be part of 100X event as participant, volunteer and for joining the After Party.


For more information, please feel free to contact Ms. Shreya Pradhan (shreya@ait.asia). Please do visit our event website, www.100x.ait.ac.th


(vi) New Trial Databases: Passport - Market Research Database
Email from AIT Library (21 Aug. 2019)
Please be informed that Euromonitor International has offered the trial for Passport-Market Research Databases from now till 18 September 2019.
To access the database
Just click on this link http://www.portal.euromonitor.com/portal .


For your information
Passport is Euromonitor International’s award-winning global market research database providing strategic analysis of industries, countries, consumers, and companies. It is widely used and trusted in the academic community, supporting students, faculty and researchers at leading colleges, universities, business schools, and academic-affiliated research centers worldwide. The research provides a complete view of the global industry and economic landscape in more than 200 countries and 1,150 cities.
Off-Campus Access to e-Resources
You will be required to access through VPN. How to set up VPN, please follow the link below.
The Library hopes that this trial database will be useful for your study and research.  If you have any inquiries, please send e-mail to library@ait.ac.th.


(vii) Trial for SAGE Premier and SAGE Business Cases from 7Aug. – 18 Nov. 2019
Please be informed that SAGE has offered a free trial for SAGE Premier and SAGE Business Cases to AIT members from 7th August 2019 - 18th November 2019.
- To search Sage Premier, please click on this link: https://journals.sagepub.com/ .
- To search Sage Business Cases, please click on this link: https://sk.sagepub.com/cases
(Kindly note that Sage Business Cases allows AIT members to download only 50 cases during the trial period.)
The information about SAGE Premier and Sage Business Cases are as follows.
SAGE Premier is the largest of the journal package offered by SAGE.
It includes the international, peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 400 scholarly and professional societies.
It provides electronic access to more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journals (over 900,000 articles).
Journals can be accessed online back to 1999.
SAGE Business Cases is designed to engage students in applying core concepts to practice through the use of examples from the global business environment. There are 2,500 cases on SAGE's digital library platform. Theses cases are integrated with SAGE's journal, book, video, and reference content.
SAGE Business Cases covers the following subject areas.


    Marketing and Market Research
    Strategy and Strategic Management
    International Business
    Human Resource Management/ Organization Studies
    Entrepreneurship and Small Business
    Accounting and Finance
    Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Public and Non-profit Management
    Operations Management
    Business Research Methods
    Knowledge Management
    Business Law
    Business History
The Library hopes you will find the Sage Premier and Business Cases useful for your research and studies.
Thank you very much for your attention.


(viii) New trial databases from EBSCO (from now to 15 October 2019)
AIT Library is pleased to inform you that we have free trial access to EBSCOhost Research Databases, Business Searching Interface, EBSCO Discovery Services, and EBSCO Publication Finder until 15 October 2019.
To access the main menu for the trial, please click on this link https://bit.ly/2KHxBNP 


The information of each database and discovery service are as follows


 1). EBSCOhost Research Databases
Including three full-text databases as follows:


• Business Source Complete
          Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full-text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing, and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
• eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)  Search and view the full text of eBooks.
• Regional Business News
          Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


2) Business Searching Interface
Business Searching Interface provides an easy way to both browse and searches for country economic data, company profiles, industry information, and market research.
3) EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS)
EDS supports integrated searching of content from full-text databases, citation databases, and local content collections such as library catalogs and other locally managed digital collections. The integrated search experience is achieved by compiling and indexing metadata from a variety of content sources into a unified pre-indexed search platform.
4) EBSCO Publication Finder
Full-Text Finder is a next-generation knowledge base, holdings management tool, a state-of-the-art publication search service, and a fully functional link resolver. It provides the institution's end-users with a single, easy-to-navigate browsing and searching interface for all electronic resources.
Access is provided within the institution network.  
Off-Campus Access to e-Resources, the users will be required to access the database through a VPN. For information on how to set up VPN, please follow the link below.
If you have questions regarding the trial or would like to give the library the feedback, please contact library@ait.ac.th


(ix) Invite to join "Emerald Online Quiz 2019"


The Library is pleased to invite you to join "Emerald Online Quiz 2019".
The quiz covers five easy questions. The answers can be found by searching Emerald's database. (https://www.emerald.com/insight/)
If you have all the quiz questions answered correctly, you will be entered into a lucky draw.
• 1st prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab X1
• 2nd prize: Central Gift Card 1000THB X2
• 3rd Prize: Starbucks Gift Card 500THB X2
The winners will be notified via email.
Competition duration: 1st - 31st August 2019


To join the quiz, please click on this link: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/promo/quiz/thai_en.htm
(x) Join Springer Nature Online Quiz and Win the Prizes
Email from AIT Library (15 Aug. 2019)


AIT Library in collaboration with Springer Nature would like to invite you to take part in Springer Nature Online Quiz from now to 12 September 2019.
The prizes include wireless mouses, water bottles and powerbanks. To join the quiz, please follow the steps below.


Step 1: Go to http://bit.ly/2XHLAal  
Step 2: Enter your information and answer five multiple choices
Step 3: Click "Submit"


Prizes are waiting for you!


(xi) 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 ).


(xii) Part-time job opportunity with Language Center during August 2019 Semester
Email from Language Center (12 Jul. 2019)
Dear students,
The Language Center offers mandatory English classes, EL, every semester. For EL 15, apart from learning academic writing in class, our students are required to attend the EL15 research seminar in which they have an opportunity to discuss research interests and their research topics in a friendly environment.
In order to help create such environment for our EL 15 students, Language Center is seeking assistance from students who already have completed their first semester with the English score of 6 or higher to mediate the seminar. As the mediator, the student is expected to follow our seminar outline, help the EL 15 students gain confidence speaking English, and provide constructive feedback on their informal presentation they will conduct during the seminar.  All sessions will be conducted in English only.
The seminar meets 4-5pm on selected days every week during the duration of the EL courses.
This is a paid position. If you are interested or need further information, please reply to the following email languages@ait.asia and we will get back to you.


B. Events




(a) 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.
(b) "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/
(c) AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition: 30 October 2019
Warm greetings from the AIT Career Center ! In time to celebrate the 60th year of AIT’s founding this coming October, we are pleased to inform you that the August 2019 Semester AIT Career Fair and Student Union (SU) Research Exhibition is scheduled on 30 October 2019 at the AIT Conference Center!
What to expect:
¤  Long-term career prospects
¤  Job placements
¤  Internship opportunities
¤  On-the-job training
¤  Research partners
¤  Networking with company representatives
¤  Free Goodies! and
¤  Career Talks leading to the Fair on Wednesday afternoons starting with My Internship Asia and Michelin on 21 August and 28 August respectively, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Milton Bender Auditorium ! 
At 11 weeks to go, 20 companies have confirmed to join so far, as follows: Asian Disater Preparedness Center (ADPC), Amata Corporation PCL, Berli Jucker PCL, Bouygues-Thai PCL, Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PCL, Codium Co. Ltd., Consultants of Technology (COT), Demco PCL, KG Engineering Co. Ltd., Michelin Siam Co. Ltd., My Internship Asia (Thailand) Ltd.,  Panya Consultants Co. Ltd., Plan International, Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction PCL (STECON), Thanachart Bank PCL, The Siam Cement PLC (SCG), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and Vinarco Services (Thailand) Ltd.
Please help us in spreading the word out about the Fair!  And let us know as well if you have any company contacts that you want us to invite to the Fair.
We are also happy to update you of Career Fair companies who placed AIT alumni in 2018 and March 2019 Career Fair, namely: Aeroklas Co. Ltd., Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PCL, Codium Co. Ltd., Erawan Sugar Co. Ltd., Magnecomp Precision Technology PCL, Panya Consultants Co.. Ltd., Pylon PCL, Siam Makro PCL, Siamese Asset PCL, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), S2M Group, TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co. Ltd., TOA Paint (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and WHA Corp PCL.
Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please visit: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th
or check/like:  https://www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter
or email: careercenter@ait.ac.th
or contact us via phone: 662 524-6744, 662 524-6326
We will keep you posted with all the updates.
(a)  Public Lecture on Hydrometeorological Extremes and Tropical Cyclones: 27 Aug. 2019
Dr. Gabriele Villarini, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Iowa, USA, will deliver a public lecture on “Hydrometeorological Extremes and Tropical Cyclones on Tuesday, August 27 at 1:30-3:00 pm at Milton Bender Auditorium.
(b) SPECIAL SEMINAR OPEN INVITATION -- Scholarships for Postgraduate Education @ The University of Hong Kong: 27 Aug. 2019
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is happy to announce the opportunities of scholarships for postgraduate students at the University of Hong Kong!
Are you interested in Postgraduate Programs and PhD Scholarship opportunities at AIT's partner The University of Hong Kong (HKU) -- one of the world's top universities? Are you curious about what it would be like studying and living at HKU? You are welcomed to join this Seminar!
Scholarships for Research & Postgraduate Education at the University of Hong Kong
By Professor Mee Len Chye
Wilson and Amelia Wong Professor in Plant Biotechnology
Dean, Graduate School, HKU
And Studying and Living at the University of Hong Kong
By Ms. Pattamon Anansaringkarn, AIT alumna
Venue: AIT Conference Center (AITCC), Rm. B108
Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Time: 10:30 am – Noon
(c) Michelin Career Talk: 28 Aug. 2019
AIT Career Center will organize the second Career Talk by Michelin Siam Co. Ltd., one of the world's leading names in tires and mobility.  Please find details below and pre-register to reserve your seats.
Program details:
Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Time : 4 pm to 5 pm
Venue : Milton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT
Mr. Laurent Ladroyes, Head of Development Partners and Recruitment – Thailand
Current available positions in: Engineering, Management
To know more about Michelin, please visit: https://job.michelin.co.th/eng
To pre-register, please fill up the link below: 
(d) Entrepreneurship & Innovation for a Sustainable Belt and Road Region: 3 – 6 Sept. 2019
Yunus Center at AIT and the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong Joint Institute’s Center For Entrepreneurship will co-host the Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation for a Sustainable Belt and Road Region from 3 – 6 September 2019 at AIT Conference Center.
The event will explore how entrepreneurship, technology and innovation can be harnessed to achieve a sustainable and inclusive Belt and Road Region.
(e) BEST Camp: Business, Engineering, and Science Students Working Together: 28 – 30 Sept. 2019
B.E.S.T. Camp (Business, Engineering, and Science Students Working Together) on September 28 – 30, 2019 at AIT campus.
If you enjoy 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 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 the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.
(a) Training: Elevate Your Research Discovery with Web of Science" and "Find High Impact Journals with JCR": 27 Aug. 2019
AIT Library in cooperation with Clarivate Analytics will arrange a training for AIT members in the topics of "Elevate Your Research Discovery with Web of Science" and "Find High Impact Journals with JCR" on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 from 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. at the Library's Training Room.
The training will focus on: - using Web of Science tools to find new research trends, collaborators and more - knowing your Research Impact - identifying journals that are right for your research - finding journals for high impact publishing using Journal Citation Reports.
Trainer profile:
Dr. Nikita Agarwal is a Biomedical scientist with 10+ years of experience in business and research roles. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida, USA and is currently getting her MBA with a focus on Asia Pacific markets at ESSEC-Mannheim. She helped establish the Centre of Imaging Excellence in Asia, a public-private joint venture in Singapore between Bruker Biopin and A*STAR to encourage cutting-edge research and new scientific discoveries.
Seats are limited.  Interested persons can register for the training by email to library@ait.asia  
(b) 2nd Phase Bridging Program: 30 Jul.  – 14 Sept. 2019
Email from Language Center (19 Jul. 2019)
The 2nd Phase Bridging Program is being conducted by Language Center from 30 July – 14 September 2019. The program is conducted from 9am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, except the Mother's Day weekend.
(c) English writing courses (EL courses): 26 Aug. – 14 Nov. 2019
The registration for Academic English (EL) classes for the August 2019 Semester is now open. Please click:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAFgslmGhQJqhZ40ENac-iA6ZLLKit... and choose from the available time slots (AIT login is required). The deadline for EL registration is on Friday 16th August 2019 (also deadline for Adding/Dropping date for Schools).
CLASSES: 26 August – 14 November 2019
Students with English scores below AIT’s admission requirements will be automatically enrolled in the mandatory English Language (EL) courses listed below. Students will need to pay a one-time registration fee of 5,000 Baht at the AIT Cashier for EL courses. The EL course level will be automatically assigned based on a student’s current English score:
5.0 - EL15 Intermediate English Composition
5.5 - EL19 Academic and Technical Writing
***English course fee: 5,000 Baht one-time flat fee to all newly enrolled students.***
The EL courses should be your first priority. Therefore scheduling problems and conflicts are not valid reasons to request to drop out of EL courses. To drop the course, you will need to submit a memo requesting the EL exemption on a semester basis. This memo will need to be approved by your advisor and submitted to the Language Center before 16 August 2019 (AIT adding/dropping date). If you fail to drop the EL course you are enrolled in before the 6th September, you will still be graded for the EL course you have enrolled.
As you have been informed during the orientation, AIT maintains a strict policy on English language requirements. Students who have not met the English language requirements by the third semester of study will not be allowed to register for thesis or research credits.
(d)Research courses - - last call for registrations: 30 Aug. 2019
Email from Language Center (23 Aug. 2019)
Those who are expected to do their thesis or publish a paper can still register for our courses. The course fee is 1,000 Baht per student and must be paid by 30 August at the AIT Cashier.  Please bring the receipt to the Language Center, Room 217, to confirm your place in the course.
To see the course descriptions and the class times, and to register for the courses, please click here.
For more information or enquiries, please send an email to lcresearchsupport@ait.asia or visit our website, www.languages.ait.asia
(e) Thai and Japanese Courses for Beginners: Aug. – Oct. 2019
The Language Center announces the opening of Thai and Japanese courses for Beginners as follows:
• Survival Thai Course for Beginners
The 7-week survival Thai course is an introduction to Thai languages which will cover basic words, phrases, daily and simple expressions and basic grammatical structures to communicate with Thais. The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the principles and basic of Thai language as used in everyday conversation. Moreover, the course will prepare them to feel confident to communicate with Thais and feel at ease while staying in Thailand.
Group 1:   19 August  – 18 September 2019, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 17:00 – 18:30, 3 days a week
Group 2:   26 August  – 9 October 2019, Monday and Wednesday from 18:30 – 20:00, 2 days a week
Total of 20 hours
Course fee: 2,000 baht
• Thai Reading and Writing Course for Beginners
This course is the introduction to reading and writing. It is the 7-week course that is designed for those who do not know how to read and write Thai language. The participants will practice reading letters and learn how to spell words and create sentences.
27 August – 10 October 2019, Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30
Total of 20 hours
Course fee: 2,000 baht
•  Japanese Course  for Beginners
Class dates: September 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 30 (No classes on Sept 23, 25)  October 2, 7, 9, 16
The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm (total 10 sessions)
Interested persons can register and make payment at the Language Center, Room 216.
(f) Training on "The Practical Aspects of Reinsurance Batch 2": 25-27 Sept. 2019
AIT Extension will organize Insurance Professional Training Program - International Series NON-LIFE INSURANCE FOCUS: The Practical Aspects of Reinsurance Batch 2
Duration: 25-27 September 2019
Venue: The Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
This 3-day program will examine the fundamentals and practical aspects of treaty and facultative reinsurance. In addition to the nuts and bolts of reinsurance, you will learn from a practicing treaty reinsurer on ways to assess a reinsurer’s financial security and how a reinsurer would evaluate your treaty program and price them.
Application Deadline on 6 September 2019
Registration link is https://joo.gl/IVw3Q
For more information about the training, interested persons can view it from https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/965
(g)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
(h) Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership: 11 – 15 Nov. 2019
A training program on "Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership" will be organized by AIT Extension from 11-15 November 2019.
Professional Development Course on "Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership"
Duration: 11-15 November 2019
Venue: AIT Conference Center


C. Visitors / MoU


 • MOU Signing Ceremony between AIT and University of Iowa, USA / 27 August 2019 / to launch a Double Degree Program



D. Campus Updates



(i) Vacant Space at AITIS Canteen for Lease
Email from Purchasing Office (2 Aug. 2019)


Vacant Space at AITIS Canteen Available for Lease
Please be informed that the space located at the AITIS Canteen is now available for lease.
Interested parties are invited to submit your proposals by hand or email to the Purchasing Office or AITIS not later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 30 August 2019.


Contact person:
•   For Space information & requirements:    Ms. Jeeny:   Tel. 02-524-5489,    jeeranan@ait.ac.th
• For Bid information and submission:         Ms. Vasvan:  Tel.  02-524-5029,   vasvan@ait.ac.th


(ii) Coffee Lounge for lease at SOM
Email from Purchasing Office (16 Aug. 2019)


Please be informed that the coffee lounge at the School of Management (SOM) is now available for lease.
Interested parties are invited to submit your proposals by hand or email to the Purchasing Office no later than 03.00p.m. on Monday, 26 August 2019.


Contact person:


Ø  For Space information & requirements:    Ms. Elizabeth:   Tel. 02-524-6323,    behtc@ait.ac.th

Ø  For Bid information and submission:         Ms. Pakkamol:  Tel.  02-524-5029,   pakkamol@ait.ac.th

(iii) Reservation of China Center
Email from SU President (25 Aug. 2019)


Please be informed that China Center is reserved for the following activities:

 Event name: "Teej Program  "

Time and Date: 30 August 2019, 06.00 PM to 09.00 PM

 Event name: "Painting and Art Competition"

Time and Date: 31 August 2019, 01.00 PM to 11.30 PM



 E. Faculty and Staff Travel

 Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi / Hyderabad, India / 16 – 21 August 2019*

Mr. Huno Solomon Kofi Mensah / Surat Thani, Thailand / 18 – 22 August 2019*
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 20 – 25 August 2019*
Dr. Eden Woon / Chiang Mai, Thailand / 21 August 2019*
Dr. Kuo-Chieh Chao / Nagoya, Japan / 21 – 26 August 2019
Dr. Wenchao Xue / Songkla, Thailand / 22 August 2019*
Prof. C. Visvanathan / Mangalore, India / 22 – 26 August 2019
Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Prague, Czech Republic / 23 – 30 August 2019
Mr. Md. Omar Farouk / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 23 August – 1 September 2019
Mr. Fazle Karim / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 24 – 31 August 2019
Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat / Krakow, Poland / 24 August – 1 September 2019
Dr. Sanit Arunplod / Krakow, Poland / 24 August – 1 September 2019
Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn / Krakow, Poland / 24 August – 1 September 2019
Mr. Furqan Ali Shaikh / Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Pakistan / 25 August – 1 September 2019
Dr. Jonathan L. Shaw / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 26 – 29 August 2019
Dr. Indrajit Pal / Sydney and Newcastle, Australia / 27 August – 4 September 2019
Prof. Joyashree Joy / Canada / 28 August – 5 September 2019
Dr. K. R. Salin / Hyderabad, India / 28 August – 2 September 2019
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Trat, Thailand / 29 August – 1 September 2019
Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia / 1 – 7 September 2019

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




  F. Classifieds (Jobs)

 Position: Assistant Administrative Officer (Office of Procurement, Inventory and Assets (OPIA))

Ref. No. 41/19
Deadline: 26 August 2019


Position: Research Assistant (School of Environment , Resources and Development)
Ref. No. 42/19
Deadline: 30 August 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


Position: Technician (School of Environment, Resources and Development)
Ref. No. 30/19
Deadline: 31 August 2019


Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow (PDF)/Research Associate (RA): Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) (SERD )
Ref. No. 40/19
Deadline: 10 September 2019