WEEK # 35, 28 August - 3 September, 2023

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement



1) Invitation to Join the 2023 Emerald Online Quiz

AIT Library and Emerald Publishing are delighted to extend an invitation to you for the "Emerald Online Quiz 2023" event, open for participation from today until August 31, 2023. You are invited to engage in this activity throughout the designated period.

To qualify for the chance to win the following prizes, make sure to answer all 4 questions correctly:

  • Prize 1: Samsung A8 Tab - 1 winner
  • Prize 2: Starbucks Gift Card worth 1,000 THB - 1 winner
  • Prize 3: Central Gift Card worth 500 THB - 2 winners

Winners will be contacted via email within 4 weeks after the quiz concludes.

To participate in this event, kindly click on this link


A few notes to keep in mind:

  • Please ensure that you access the platform via AIT network.
  • Make use of recommendations and utilize the "Search" function within the PDF file to locate answers.

We are looking forward to your participation in the Emerald Quiz Online 2023, and we hope you will relish this thrilling knowledge competition.

Should you have any inquiries about the event, feel free to contact vpattarapokinset@emerald.com.

Thank you for your interest, and may luck be on your side.



2) Invitation to the AIT Extension's campaign on "Donation for Greener Community"

AIT Extension has organized a CSR campaign on "Donation for Greener Community" during 18 August - 19 September 2023.

This campaign aims to promote sustainability and reduce environmental waste by encouraging AIT Community to donate unused items to needy people.

You can participate in this event by donating your unused items at the following donation points:

- Donation Center, behind the Purchasing Office, Administration Building

- Dormitory P, near the stairway

- ST6, near the notice board

- AIT Cafeteria


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 3) The Thai Listening and Speaking course for beginners

The Thai Listening and Speaking course for beginners will start next week, if you are interested, please click here to register. 

Listening and Speaking Level 1

Date: 29 August – 12 October 2023
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 17:00 – 18:30
Learning Platform: In-person

4) Updated Library Resources and Services: August 2023

AIT Library is pleased to provide you with an update on our currently available online subscription databases and library services for your convenience. To access further details and video tutorials for each database, simply click on the links provided.

For students who might have missed the Library Orientation program, we extend the opportunity for both group and personal orientations. These orientations are available during our office hours, which are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Onsite students can reach out to our librarian at the Reference Desk, while online students can contact us at library@ait.ac.th. Our library team is here to assist you with this matter.

Direct link to Library information and databases:

Online Journals Databases:

E-Books Databases:

Abstract and Citation Databases:

e-Magazines: http://library.ait.ac.th/2021/06/21/e-magazines-periodicals/

e-Learning Resources:

Single Title Journals:

Open Access Theses & Dissertations: http://library.ait.ac.th/2021/04/08/open-access-theses-dissertations/

Reference Tools:

Please note that to access and download our subscribed material off-campus, users will need to connect through the AIT VPN.

For more information about AIT VPN and how to set it up, please visit: http://library.ait.ac.th/2019/04/20/off-campus-access-to-e-resources/

The AIT library also offers smart photocopiers for printing, scanning, and photocopying during library hours. For printing balance inquiries, kindly contact your school secretary or lab supervisor.

5) AIT Harassment Prevention Training Program

Email from Office of Human Resources Services on 30 July 2023

As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering a safe and respectful workplace for all, we are now excited to announce the upcoming launch of our Harassment Prevention Training Program.

The Harassment Prevention Training Program plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our work environment remains conducive to growth, collaboration, and mutual respect. By equipping employees with the knowledge and tools to recognize, address, and prevent harassment, we aim to create a workplace where everyone feels secure and valued.

This training initiative is not only designed to empower individuals to respond effectively to harassment situations but also to highlight the collective responsibility we share in upholding a harmonious and inclusive atmosphere. We firmly believe that by promoting awareness and understanding, we can collectively create a workplace free from any form of harassment.

Starting August 2023, we will be launching an innovative and comprehensive online Harassment Prevention Training Program. We want to emphasize that completion of these online courses is a mandatory requirement for the renewal of your employment contract. We are dedicated to ensuring that all our employees are well-versed in the principles of respectful conduct and contribute to maintaining a positive workplace culture.

In the coming days, you will receive notifications from Percipio (no-reply@percipio.com) with instructions on how to access the training courses. These courses will be scheduled gradually over the course of one year, culminating just in time for your contract renewal. We encourage you to actively participate in these training sessions, as they are a fundamental step toward creating a work environment that is respectful, inclusive, and conducive to professional growth.

Thank you for your participation, knowing that together we can create a workplace that reflects the highest standards of integrity, equality, and professionalism.

6) Performance Evaluation 2023-2024 Phase 1

Email Office of Human Resources Services on 17 July 2023

To all Immediate Supervisors, Unit Directors of Centrally-Funded Staff Members and Centrally-Funded Staff Members,

The Performance Evaluation Tool for 2023-2024 is now open. The online system can be accessed through HRIS (https://hris.ait.ac.th). It is important to remember that setting performance goals should be a shared responsibility between the immediate supervisor and the employee that builds commitment and ownership. It sets the stage for effective communication regarding expectations that are mutually understood. Performance management starts with clearly defined goals and objectives, it must be specific to the role and responsibilities of an employee.

Please follow these steps below to successfully complete the Performance Evaluation process online for PHASE I.

A. For Employees

It is highly suggested that each staff have an initial discussion with their immediate supervisor and look for guidance on how your contribution fits into the overall vision, strategies, and goals of the institution and what are the expectations of your immediate supervisor that need to be achieved.

Click "Employee Evaluation" then follow the following steps.
Click the PE Cover Form
Set the date of your meeting with your immediate supervisor and click submit.
Click the Goal Setting Strategy. In this section, you can write your goals, then click save. If you could not complete writing your goals you can always return to this page to complete it. Make sure you complete this task before your meeting.
Discuss your goals on the scheduled date with your immediate supervisor. Once the goals are agreed upon, you can then revise/modify the goals on the system and click submit. Note that you cannot edit your goals once they are submitted.

B. For Immediate Supervisors (Evaluators)

All goals need to be aligned to the Institute’s vision and strategies, as well as the departmental/unit goals. As the immediate supervisor, it is your responsibility to help your subordinates understand how their work directly links to the departmental/unit goals. It is critical that your subordinates understand the importance of their role and how they contribute to the success of the Institute. Knowing how one contributes increases levels of engagement and motivation.

You will be notified once your subordinates have set the date of your meeting. Please make yourself available on that date and be prepared to discuss the goals with your subordinates.
To view the goals submitted by your subordinates, click "Supervisor Evaluation" and click "APR" next to the name of your subordinates. Goals should be discussed with your subordinates on the scheduled date. However, if for some reason the scheduled date is not followed, the date of the meeting should be changed to the actual date that the meeting takes place.
After the employee-supervisor discussion meeting, you can write your comment on the box provided. Your comments can be short, e.g. goals discussed and agreed. Phase I will not be successfully completed in there are no entries in the comments section. Click "SUBMIT" to complete Phase I.
Please complete Phase I by August 31, 2023.

The Performance Evaluation Guide and the Quick Guide are also downloadable in HRIS for easy reference.

Should you encounter technical problems, please report them to Helpdesk (helpdesk@ait.asia). Please convey other feedback to OHRS (director-ohrs@ait.asia).

Thank you.




  Workshops/ Conferences  


1) [WORKSHOP] Green Skills and Jobs for the future (14-15 September 2023)

You are warmly invited to participate in a workshop on green skills and jobs for a circular economy organized on 14-15 September at The Sukosol Hotel (Phayathai, Bangkok). This 2-day workshop will focus on the ongoing developments to increase sustainable consumption and production patterns and how this provides opportunities for youth skills development for the circular economy.

The workshop is organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with organizations such as Yunus Thailand, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the support from the OAK Foundation.

Are you interested to hear and learn more about green skills development for circularity? Register by filling in the form: https://forms.office.com/e/cdyR4F1Sie

For more information, please check the event concept and agenda attached or visit the event website: https://www.unep.org/events/workshop/green-jobs-future


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2) 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)

3) Capacity Development and Training for Cyber Insurance Specialist

This introductory training course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a uniquely comprehensive understanding and practice of core cybersecurity risk assessment required for cyber insurance formulation, claim management, and broking business. The course assumes no prior technical knowledge and is delivered by our highly experienced cybersecurity consultant and cyber insurance professional.


  • Learn core elements of cybersecurity and information technology.
  • Aware common components of cybersecurity risks and identify multiple types of risk patterns and cybersecurity threats.
  • Understand laws and regulations related to personal data security and protection.
  • Develop fundamental understanding of cyber insurance policy coverages and exclusions thru case studies.

For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/capacity-development-and-training-cyber-insurance-specialist

Date: 25 – 28 September 2023
Venue: S31 Sukhumvit Hotel 

4) 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

5)  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

6) The 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD 2023)

The 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD 2023) is a continuation of previous symposia 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. Visit this link to submit your abstract: http://www.disaster-sustainability.org/paper-submission/

For more information on the Symposium, thematic areas, registration fees and processes, and submission of abstracts, please visit our website: www.disaster-sustainability.org




C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 


  •  Visit of delegates from TsinghuaShenzhen International Graduate School on 28 August 2023.
  •  Visit of delegates from Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture [SEARCA] on Tuesday 29 August 2023.
  •  Visit of delegation from Tra Vinh University (TVU), Vietnam on Thursday, 31 August 2023.
  •  Visit of delegation from Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Government, Korea on Thursday, 31 August 2023.




D. Faculty & Staff Travel


  • Dr. Pisut Koomsap, Faculty- ISE/SET/ Malaysia/ 18 - 21 September 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 14 - 18 October 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 29 - 31 October 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Malaysia/ 1 - 5 November 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Colombo, Sri Lanka/ 12 - 17 November 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Doha, Qatar/ 26 - 30 November 2023
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty-SERD / Hanoi, Vietnam/ 24 - 26 August 2023
  • Prof. Joyashred Roy, Director, Smarts Centre / Canada/ 30 August - 8 September 2023
  • Dr. Kuo Chieh Chao, Faculty-SET/ Tokyo, Japan / 7 - 17 September 2023
  • Mr. Pavel Farhan, intERLab / Kyoto, Japan/ 10 - 12 September 2023
  • Dr. Guilberto H. Borongan / Incheon, Korea/ 27 August - 2 September 2023
  • Ms. Nussarin Sudrohman, SET/ Taiwan/ 24 - 30 August 2023
  • Dr. Roger Levermore, Dean SOM/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 25 - 29 August 2023
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty-SERD/ Hongkong/ 8 - 10 September 2023
  • Mr. Phawaphol Udompityatorn, AI Center/ HCMC, Vietnam/ 27 August - 1 September 2023
  • Dr. Gullberto H. Borongan, RRCAP Director/ Philippines/ 7 - 15 September 2023
  • Dr. Sushil Kumar Himanshu, Faculty-SERD/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 27 August - 1 September 2023
  • Prof.Avishek Datta, Faculty-SERD/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 27 August - 1 September 2023
  • Dr. Hennadige Ramesh Pandula Soysa, RRCAP/ Sri Lanka, South Korea/ 24 August - 2 September 2023
  • Dr. Tanujjal Bora, Faculty-SET/ Beijing, China/ 25 - 30 August 2023
  • Mrs. Kristine Mendoza Perez, RRCAP/ Philippines/ 6 - 17 September 2023
  • Mr. Bayasyalan Sunduijav, RRCAP/ Korea/ 25 August - 22 September 2023
  • Mr. Huno Solomon Kofi Mensah, RRCAP/ Philippines/ 6 - 16 September 2023
  • Mr. Swun Wunna Htet, GIC/ Vienna, Austria/ 1 - 29 October 2023
  • Dr. Kittiphon Boonma, GIC/ HCMC, Vietnam/ 29 August - 1 September 2023
  • Dr. Indrajit Pal, Faculty-SET/ Bangladesh/ 9 - 14 September 2023
  • Dr. Djoen San Santoso, Faculty-SET/ Japan/ 7 - 17 September 2023
  • Monira Ahsan, SERD/ Hamburg, Germany/ 20 August - 29 September 2023
  • Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara, GWSC Manager/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 23 August - 1 September 2023
  • Prof. Sangam Shrestha, Co Director, GWSC/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 26 - 29 August 2023
  • Amanda Keren Townshend, OAAA/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 1 - 3 October 2023




EClassifieds (jobs) 


Faculty Position:

Assistant / Associate Professor, SERD-CCSD

Staff Position:

1. Structural Engineer, AIT Solutions

2. Business Development Officer, AIT Solutions

3. Financial Planning Officer, AIT Solutions

4. Senior Administrative Officer, SERD-EEM

5. Research Associate, GIC

6. Lab Supervisor, SERD

7. Lab Supersor, ICT-SET

8. Knowledge Management Officer, GWSC

9. Administrative Officer, GRU