WEEK# 36, 2 – 8 September 2019

 In this issue:

 A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Campus Updates

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)




 (i) AIT welcomes seconded faculty from India

AIT welcomes the following visiting faculty members who are seconded by the Government of India in August 2019 semester:
Prof T Kishore Kumar
Prof. T. Kishore Kumar joined AIT as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Telecommunications (ICT), School of Engineering and Technology (SET). He is seconded by the Government of India.  
Prof. T. Kishore Kumar joined AIT as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Telecommunications (ICT), School of Engineering and Technology (SET). He is seconded by the Government of India.  
Prof. Kumar is Head of the Institute Computer Center and Professor at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, NIT Warangal.
Prior to this he was the Head Department of ECE NIT Warangal during 2015 to 2017, Head Center for Automation & Instrumentation (CAI) from 2009 to 2015 and Member of E&ICT Academy at NIT Warangal. He is also a Member of – Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).
He was awarded Best Engineering Researcher Award – 2017 from National Institute of Technology,
Warangal and NITW Alumni Association, in recognition of outstanding research, consultancy and training in the field of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Research excellence award-2017 from Institute for Exploring Advances in Engineering (IEAE).
During his stay at AIT, he will teach Digital Signal Processing (AT77.15.) course. He can be contacted at room no. 212, tel. ext. no. 5740, and at email: Kishore@ait.asia , kishoret@nitw.ac.in , kishorefr@gmail.com.
Dr. K. Sarat Kumar
Dr. K. Sarat Kumar joined AIT as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Telecommunications (ICT) School of Engineering and Technology (SET).  He is seconded by the Indian Government and was selected under MHRD-AIT Faculty Secondment scheme (August to November 2019) for academics and research related to Satellite Communications. He was a guest faculty at LBSNAA, Mussoorie for communications and disaster management training and lectures to civil and allied services officers (in 2005, 2012). 
Dr. K. Sarat Kumar received the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Electronics from Nagarjuna University, India in 1999 and 2001 respectively, later Master of Technology with specialization in Radar & Microwave Engineering (ECE) from Andhra University, India in 2004.  He obtained Doctoral degree in Electronics from Sri Venkateswara University, India in 2009 and for his research work he utilised the facilities of ACAS, NARL and research data from Master Control Facility of ISRO along with European Space Agency, The Netherlands, for the thesis entitled “INSAT Ku and Ka-band Propagation Impairment studies”. Out of his interest, he obtained the AMIETE (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering) degree from IETE, New Delhi and also holds Law degree.
Dr. K. Sarat Kumar can be contacted at room no 208, TC bldg., tel. ext. no. 5741, and at email: kksarat@ait.asia;kksarat@ieee.org      
Dr. Shiv Kumar Gupta
Dr. Shiv Kumar Gupta joined Industrial System Engineering, SET, as a visiting associate faculty in August 2019 semester. He is currently an associate professor at Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. He obtained his Ph.D. (2008) in Optimization (Duality theory, Generalized convexity) from IIT, Roorkee, India. He is seconded by the Government of India.
During his stay at ISE/SET, Dr. Gupta will teach AT72.01, Deterministic Optimization Models course.
He can be contacted at room no. 206 (Chalermprakiet Bldg.); tel. extension no. 5684, and at email: guptashiv@ait.ac.th
Dr. Sujit Gajananrao Metre
Dr. Sujit Gajananrao Metre joined Industrial System Engineering, SET, as a visiting associate faculty in August 2019 semester. Seconded by the Government of India, he is currently a professor at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies & Research, Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur. He obtained PhD (2006) in Commerce-Investment Management. He has 22 years of experience and has acquired BE Electronics), MBA(Finance), MA (Economics), M Com (International Business) degrees. He is a SEBI empaneled Financial Education Resource Person. He is recognized PhD supervisor and is currently the member of Board of Studies at RTM, Nagpur University, India.
During his stay at ISE/SET, Dr. Metre will teach AT72.04, Engineering Economy course.
He can be contacted at room no. 232 (Chalermprakiet Bldg.), tel ext. no. 5682, and at email: sujitmetre@ait.ac.th
Dr. Nagarjuna Nallam
Dr. Nagarjuna Nallam joined Industrial System Engineering, SET, as a visiting associate faculty in August 2019 semester. He is seconded by the Government of India. He received the M.Tech and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, New Delhi, India, in 2009 and 2014, respectively. From 2013 to 2014, he was with the Synopsys, Hyderabad, as a Senior Research and Development Engineer. Since 2014, he has been a faculty member with the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India. His current research interests include circuit theory, filters, and analog integrated circuits.
During his stay at ISE/SET, Dr. Nallam will teach AT81.05 Analog Integrated Circuit course.
He can be contacted at room no. 208 (Chalermprakiet Bldg.), tel. ext. no. 5675, and at email: nallam@ait.ac.th
Dr. Neeraj Pandey
Dr. Neeraj Pandey joined AIT as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agriculture and Bioresources (FAB-ASE) of School of Environment, Resources and Development.
Seconded by the Government of India, he is also Area Coordinator and Associate Professor in Marketing at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India. He did his post-doctoral research at Johns Hopkins University, USA in the area of Pricing. His research interests are pricing, digital marketing, B2B marketing, and services marketing.
Prof. Pandey is teaching a course on “Marketing Management and Trade Policies in Agribusiness”. He can be contacted in faculty room number 102, Tel ext. no. 5476, and at email: npandey@ait.ac.th
Dr. Jagdish Singh
Dr. Jagdiah Singh joined AIT as a Visiting Professor in Department of Development and Sustainability, Urban Environmental Management, School of Environmental Resource and Development. He is seconded by the Government of India for August 2019 semester.
Dr. Jagdish Singh is Professor in the Architecture and Planning Departments at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal, MP, India.
Dr. Singh’s professional experience of more than 26 years encompasses teaching, training, research and consulting services in the field of Architecture, Conservation, Urban Planning, Environmental Design and Ground Water Resources. He is elected council member Institute of Town Planners India 2015-16, 2016-17,2017-18 and 2018-19.
Dr. Singh can be contacted at room no. E120, tel. ext. no. 6133, and at email:  jagdish@ait.ac.th , jagdish@ait.asia
(ii) AIT Newsletter: September 2019
Email from OPA (1 Sept. 2019)
The September edition of the monthly AIT Newsletter welcomes our latest batch of students. We have a story and two photo galleries from the Orientation and their First Day@AIT. We also have stories on exchange programs and exchange scholarships, a Q&A with the Vice President (Administration); as well as our regular features like Global Engagements, Partnerships and Agreements, and Seminars and Workshops.
The PDF and EPUB (iOS, android) editions are attached with this email. MOBI editions are available for Kindle and other e-readers at the download link.
(iii) 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.
(iv) 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
(v) WebOPAC available for searching
Email from AIT Library (30 Aug. 2019)
Please be informed that the WebOPAC is now available for searching Library Materials.
Thank you very much for your attention.
(vi) Presentation of the training on "Elevate Your Research Discovery with Web of Science" and"Find High Impact Journals with JCR" (27 August 2019)
Email from AIT Library (28 Aug. 2019)
AIT Library would like to share with you the slide presentation of the training on “Elevate Your Research Discovery with Web of Science” and “Find High Impact Journals with JCR”. You can also download this file from “Presentation (training)” which is located at the bottom of the Library website.
The Library hopes you will find the presentation useful.
Thank you very much for your attention.
(vii) 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.
(viii) 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.
(ix) 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
(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 ).

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


Twenty-three (23) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 30 October 2019 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the AIT Conference Center. You are cordially invited to explore and uncover opportunities offered by the companies that are joining the event.

COMPANIES who have confirmed to join so far:

1. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) -  an intergovernmental organization that works to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific
2.  Amata Corporation PCL -  world’s leading industrial city developer 
3. Berli Jucker PCL - a major Thai import and export firm
4. Bouygues-Thai Ltd. - leading construction company in Asia
5. Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PCL - electronics computer manufacturing company
6. Codium Co. Ltd. – builds mobile, tablet, desktop application, and enterprises solutions using the latest open source technology 
7. Consultants of Technology Co. Ltd. (COT) - Thai professional engineering consulting firm serving governmental, private sector, and international organizations/agencies 
8. Demco PCL -  one stop complete range of services for design, construction, and installation in electrical power system, including renewable energy like wind and solar, and communication system, like fiber optic and signaling
9. Helukabel (Thailand) Co. Ltd. - cable solutions for photovoltaic systems 
10. John Deere (Thailand) Limited  -  leading manufacturer of agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drive trains used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment
11. KG Engineering Co. Ltd.,  -  leader in mechanical electrical system engineering (M&E), solar power generation system and integrated energy saving system
12. Michelin Siam Co. Ltd. - one of the world's leading names in tyres and mobility
13. My Internship Asia (Thailand) Ltd. - one of the leading internship placement companies in Thailand
14. Pandora Production Co. Ltd. -  jewelry chain featuring a variety of necklaces, rings, customizable charm bracelets & more 
15. Panya Consultants Co. Ltd. - provides consulting and management services to the government, private sector and international organizations 
16. Plan International - a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children's rights and equality for girls
17. Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) - international institution for the generation & application of early warning information
18. Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) - Thailand's first indigenous bank
19. Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction PCL (STECON) - a  leading engineering and construction company
20. Thanachart Bank PCL - Thailand’s sixth-largest bank by assets size and the country's leading automobile lender
21. The Siam Cement PLC (SCG) -   leading business conglomerate in the ASEAN region
22.  United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) -the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region
23. Vinarco  Services Thailand Ltd. - a market leader in providing professional consultancy services across Asia-Pacific


¤ Codium Career Talk on  4 September 2019 (Wed), 4:00 - 5:00 pm, MEB Auditorium
¤ Atos Career Talk on  16 September 2019 (Mon), 4:00 - 5:00 pm, MEB Auditorium


¤ Long-term career prospects
¤ Job placements
¤ Internship opportunities
¤ On-the-job training
¤ Research partners
¤ Networking with company representatives
and the
¤ Student Union (SU) Research Exhibition!

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.

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) 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.

More details: http://www.yunuscenter.ait.asia/entrepreneurship-innovation-for-a-sustai...

(b) 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.

Details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/best-camp-business-engineering-and-science-s...



(a) 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.

(b) 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

(c) 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.


(d) Training- SCOPUS and ScienceDirect for the researcher: 10 Sept. 2019 

AIT Library and Elsevier Publisher will be hosting training on Scopus and ScienceDirect for the researcher.

Date: 10 September 2019 (Tuesday)

Time: 1.00 - 3.00 PM

Venue: Training Room, AIT Library

Training Content:

    Navigating SCOPUS and ScienceDirect to discover scholarly articles, monitor research trends, identify the key players, and more.
    Read and understand research metrics.
    Choose the right journals for your manuscripts.
    Learning tools from Elsevier to support the researcher’s skills.

The trainer profile:

Dr. Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut is a customer consultant from Elsevier. She obtained her Ph.D. in Cell, Animal, and Population Biology from Edinburgh University (UK), where she researched in the genetics of malaria parasite and vaccine development. Kelwalin helped to evaluate research projects of 9 national research universities in Thailand funded by the Office of the Higher Education Commission. Before she has joined Elsevier, Kelwalin was a scientific consultant and patent specialist for the intellectual properties law firm.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in the training. Also, we would appreciate if you could extend the invitation to other students and researchers.  As seats are limited, please make a reservation by replying to this e-mail.

(e) 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


(f)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

More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/professional-training-program-on-advanced-sh...

Registration Link:  https://goo.gl/Q1ATjV

(g) 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

More details: www.extension.ait.ac.th/course/897


C. Visitors / MoU




D. Campus Updates


(i) Thammasat Student campus site visit from Tuesday, 27 August to 03 September 2019
Email from OFAM (26 Aug. 2019)
Please be informed that 113 student's, 10 instructor's and 4 teaching assistant's of Architectural program from the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, will have a site visit in AIT campus to conduct measured drawings of buildings in our campus from Tuesday 27th August to Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Proposed Buildings: SV 1-8, AIT conference center, administration, Cafeteria, and SU snack bar
We request your kind cooperation as they are moving around in the campus.
(ii) Reservation of China Center
Please be informed that China Center is reserved for the following activities:
Event name: "Rehearsal for Culture Performance" by Chinese Student Union
Time and Date: 01 September 2019, 01.00 PM to 11.30 PM
Event name: "Sri Lankan Association's event preparations"
Time and Date: 13 September 2019, 11.00 AM to Midnight



 E. Faculty and Staff Travel


Prof. Manukid Parnichkun / Chennai, India / 27 – 31 August 2019*
Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Mali / 26 – 31 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. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia / 1 – 7 September 2019
Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul / Taipei, Taiwan / 1 – 7 September 2019
Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Copenhagen, Denmark / 2 – 8 September 2019
Prof. Pennung Warnitchai / Nanjing, China / 5 – 8 September 2019
Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Luang Prabang, Laos / 6 – 8 September 2019
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)

  F. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow (PDF)/Research Associate (RA): Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) (SERD )

Ref. No. 40/19
Deadline: 10 September 2019