WEEK #37: 11 – 17 September 2017


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Visitors

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)


A. Announcements



Message from President: 7 Sept. 2017

AIT was informed that two of its proposals for ERASMUS Projects have been selected and would receive EU grants of 1 million Euro each for the next 3 years. AIT is the only university in Asia that has been successful in getting two ERASMUS projects as the Coordinators of both.

Both projects were submitted by AIT as Lead Partner under ERASMUS + Capacity-building in Higher Education (EAC/A03/2016). The two proposals among 149 proposals have been selected out of the global competition pool of 756 proposals to win the grants. Both AIT projects were highly rated and listed in Group I, i.e. very good category.

(1) Project Title: Curriculum development for Sustainable Seafood and Nutrition Security (SSNS)

Budget: 1 million Euros

Duration: 36 months

Project Leader: Dr Ram C. Bhujel, Director of Aqua-Centre and Research Associate Professor at AARM, Department of FAB, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD).

(2) Project Title: Curriculum Development of Master’s Degree Program in Industrial Engineering for Thailand Sustainable Smart Industry (MSIE4.0)

Budget: 0.98 million Euros

Duration: 36 months

Project Leader: Dr Pisut Koomsap, Associate Professor and Head of ISE Department, School of Engineering and Technology (SET)

I wish to congratulate my two colleagues and their teams for this accomplishment. This pilot success shall open up for more research grants from EU to AIT in the future.


(ii) Confirmation on 2 additional Special Leave

This is to convey the approval from the AIT Management Team to grant the special leaves to AIT employees as follows:

  1. Friday, 13 October 2017 - H.M. late King Bhumibol Memorial Day.
  2. Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Royal Cremation Ceremony for H.M. late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.


(iii) Trial access to Case Studies in the Environment

AIT Library has been offered a free trial access to Case Studies in the Environment at this URL link: http://cse.ucpress.edu/ by University of California Press through 2017.

Case Studies in the Environment is a new journal of peer-reviewed case study articles, case study pedagogy articles, and a repository for editor-reviewed case study slides. The journal aims to inform faculty, students, educators, professionals, and policymakers on case studies and best practices in the environmental sciences and studies.

The journal publishes content across the environmental sciences/studies curriculum (including content from the natural sciences, social sciences, policy, law, and humanities perspectives), in six main sections:

  • Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation
  • Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation
  • Energy & the Environment
  • Environmental Law, Policy & Management
  • Sustainability
  • Water Science, Policy & Technology


(iv) Presentation slides of Scopus and Science Direct Training conducted on Wednesday, 6 September

AIT Library is now sharing the presentation slides of Scopus and ScienceDirect Training which was conducted on Wednesday 6th September 2017 to interested persons. They can access to view or download this file from the Library webpage at this URL: Please scroll down to "Database Training".





B. Events



(a) Special Lecture by Prof C Kwei Lin: 12 Sept. 2017

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management Program, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) invites interested persons to attend a special lecture on "Aquaculture Ecosystems and Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture" by Prof. C. Kwei Lin, AARM Former Faculty. The presentation will be held on following:

Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 AM

Room: A 120, AFE Building

Those interested are welcomed to this special lecture. AARM students are expected to attend.

(b) Special Lecture by Prof Peter Edwards: 13 Sep 2017

Interested persons are invited to attend a special lecture on "From Traditional to Modern Aquaculture: Systems, Issues and Prospects" by Prof. Peter Edwards, Emeritus Professor, AIT. The presentation will be held on following:

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 AM

Room: A 120, AFE Building

Those interested are welcomed to this special lecture. AARM students are expected to attend.

(c) "Build Your Future" Career Talk by Advising Asia: 13 Sept. 2017

AIT Career Center will organize another career talk on the topic "Build Your Future", by Advising Asia Co. Ltd., a business and legal consulting firm, on Wednesday, 13 Sept. 2017 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Representatives from the company will present the course which will cover quick hands-on practical insights on how to:

  • apply for jobs
  • stand an interview
  • collaborate in a multicultural team, and
  • work in multinational and cross-cultural companies


Mr. Carlo Gardella, Founder and Managing Partner of Advising Asia

Mr. Pietro Borsano, Co-Founder and Associate of Advising Asia

Program details:

Date: 13 September 2017 (Wednesday)

Time : 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Venue : Rm. B-144, AIT Conference Center (behind AITCC Reception Desk)

To pre-register, please fill up the link below :


About Advising Asia (www.advisingasia.com): Asia Enterprise Co., Ltd. was founded in 2014 by Carlo Gardella, aiming to become an operative holding for diversified businesses run in Thailand and in the neighboring countries. On March 9, 2016 Carlo and Pietro decided to create a new brand, focusing on the business and legal advisory industry: Advising Asia. The creation of a new brand points out a second step of their entrepreneurial project and the will to build the future by advising in Asia.

(d) 50th Anniversary Symposium of SEAGS: 14 – 15 Sept. 2017

The 50th Anniversary Symposium of SEAGS: Commemorate Session “How it all started: our contributions in the past 50 years” will be organized at the AIT Conference Center on 14 -15 September 2017.


(e) International Forum on Education for Rural Transformation: 13 – 15 Nov. 2017

AIT and the UNESCO International Research Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED) is organizing the International Forum on Education for Rural Transformation (IFERT) during 13-15 November 2017, at the AIT Campus.

More information are available at www.ifert.ait.asia

(f) International Expert Forum: Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education: 1 – 2 Dec. 2017

An International Expert Forum on "Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education" will be organized at AIT on 1-2 December 2017.

Registration Open: 15 August 2017

Full Paper Submission: 30 September 2017

More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2017/events/international-expert-forum-mainstreaming-resilience-and-disaster-risk-reduction-in-education/#.WSPuJtylaUl


(a) Foundation English Program for intake January 2018: 28 Aug. – 17 Nov. 2017

The AIT Language Center is offering an extra Foundation English Program from 28 August – 17 November 2017. This program aims at those applicants with high academic skills potential who were unable to meet the English language entry requirements for admission in August 2017, but who would like to apply for admission in January 2018 instead and need an extra hand in developing their English skills.

In some cases, half fee scholarships are available for applicants with high academic potential. Please contact the Schools and relevant departments for more information.

For more information, please contact the Language Center: Languages@ait.asia

(b) EL classes for the August 2017 semester: 28 Aug. – 16 Nov. 2017

The registration for EL classes for the August 2017 semester is now open. Please choose from the available time slots in SIS: https://sis.ait.ac.th (Register/Enroll menu) before the deadline on 18 August at 16:00 (Adding/Dropping).

CLASSES: 28 August – 16 November 2017

NO EL CLASSES: Monday 25th to Friday 29th September

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October EL COURSE EXAM: Monday 20th to Tuesday 21st November

After registering for an EL course you will not be allowed to change the class time on SIS. Students will only be allowed to change EL class times from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th August before 15.00 at the Language Center, Room 216.

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 registration fee at the AIT Cashier for EL courses before they can attend. 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 new students.
  • Students who have attended EL 15 or EL19 once will be charged an additional 2,000THB; the total amount will not exceed 5,000 THB.
  • Students who have attended EL13 and EL15; EL15 and EL19 or who have already paid > 5,000 will not be charged again.

Students who joined AIT before January 2016 are allowed to drop EL courses. If you joined AIT after January 2016, you are not able to drop EL courses. The EL courses should be your first priority, therefore scheduling problems and conflicts are not valid reasons to request to unregister from the EL courses. To unregister from the course, you will need to create 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 18 August 2017 (AIT adding/dropping date). If you fail to drop the EL course you are enrolled in before the 22 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 and if you have not met the English language requirements by the third semester of study, you will not be allowed to register for thesis or research credits. Review the Graduation Requirements here.

(c) Thai, Chinese and French Courses for Beginners

The Language Center will conduct languages courses as follows:

Thai Courses for Beginners

  • 21 August – 4 October 2017
  • Monday and Wednesday
  • Time: 17:00 – 18:30
  • Total of 20 hours
  • Course Fee: 2,000 baht

Chinese Course for Beginners

  • 21 August – 4 October 2017
  • Monday and Wednesday
  • Time: Group 1 (17:00 – 18:30) Group 2 (12:00-13:00)
  • Total of 20 hours
  • The course fee is 1,000THB due to the kind support of the Chinese Government through the Confucius Institute. (Refunds are not available.)

French Course for Beginners

  • 23 August - 6 October 2017
  • Wednesday and Friday
  • Time: 17:00 – 18:30
  • Total of 20 hours
  • Course Fee: 2,000 baht

Register and make a payment at the Language Center, Room 216.

(d) Reading and Writing Thai for Beginners: 5 Sept. – 19 Oct. 2017

The Language Center will conduct “Reading and Writing Thai for Beginners” course as follows:

5 September – 19 October 2017

Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30 hrs.

Course Fee: 2,000 baht

Class Size: 15 persons

Register now at the Language Center, Room 216

(e) French for Beginners: 6 Sept. – 27 Oct. 2017

The Language Center will conduct “French for Beginners” course as follows:

6 September – 27 October 2017

Wednesday and Friday from 17.00 – 18.30 hrs.

Course Fee 2,000 baht

Interested persons please register now at the Language Center, Room 216.



(a) AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition: 1 Nov. 2017

It is time again for everybody's much anticipated event - the AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition, scheduled on 1 November 2017 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!

As of now, AIT Career Center has received confirmation from 8 companies, namely, Siam Makro PCL, Amata Corporation PCL, Siam Cement PLC (SCG), Bouygues-Thai Ltd., TOA Group, Pylon PCL, Lazada Ltd., and Kasikorn Bank. Many more will be confirming soon.

Please help 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.

Career Talks have already started for this semester and more will be held soon leading to the Fair, with the next talk by:

¤ Advising Asia with the topic "Build Your Future" on 13 September 2017, Wed, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, AIT Conference Center

Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please drop by at: www.careercenter.ait.asia

or check: https://www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter/

or email: careercenter@ait.asia

or contact AIT Career Center via phone: 662 524-6744, 662 524-6326

(b) THAILAND TECH SHOW 2017: 20 – 24 Sept. 2017

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) will organize THAILAND TECH SHOW 2017 from 20 – 24 September 2017 at Hall 106, BITEC Bangna. The event will focus on the following themes: Science for Business, Technology for Business, and Innovation for Business.

Those interested to present papers and join the seminar for free of charge please get more details at: www.nstda.or.th/thailandtechshow or tel. 02-564-8000.




C. Campus Updates


(i) Temporary Relocation of Photo Vending Machine from Administration to Cafeteria

Please be informed that due to the renovation of the ground floor of the Administration Building, the photo vending machine has been moved temporarily to Cafeteria (entrance opposite Korea House).




E. Faculty and Staff Travel

Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Chanthaburi, Thailand / 11 – 12 August 2017*

Ms. Kanthima Intachai / Sapporo, Japan / 18 – 27 August 2017*

Mr. Nawarathnage L. Deshapriya / Pohnpel, Micronesia / 18 August – 11 September 2017

Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 28 August – 1 September 2017*

Dr. Victor R. Shinde / Thimphu, Bhutan / 31 August – 2 September 2017*

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Thimphu, Bhutan / 1 – 2 September 2017*

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Kathmandu, Nepal / 1 – 3 September 2017*

Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Myanmar / 1 – 5 September 2017*

Preechai Mekbungwan / Siem Reap, Cambodia / 3 – 9 September 2017*

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam / 3 - 15 September 2017

Mr. Thaung Htut Aung / Yangon, Myanmar / 5 – 7 September 2017*

Dr. Abha Mishra / Phnom Penh, Takeo, Kampot and Kampong Speu, Cambodia / 5 – 8 September 2017*

Mr. Ashwin Ashok Mysore / Phnom Penh, Takeo, kampot and Kampong Speu, Cambodia / 5 – 8 September 2017*

Ms. Sweet Mae Monteclaro / Taichung, Taiwan / 9 – 11 September 2017

Dr. P. Abdul Salam / Vienna, Austria / 9 – 16 September 2017

Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 10 – 13 September 2017

Dr. Naveed Anwar / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 10 – 13 September 2017

Mr. Sanjeev Pradeep Jayasinghe / Yogyakarta, Indonesia / 10 – 13 September 2017

Mr. Ashwin Ashok Mysore / Surin and Sisaket, Thailand / 12 – 14 September 2017

Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Phuket, Thailand / 14 – 16 September 2017

Mr. SK Shahin Hossain / Phuket, Thailand / 14 – 16 September 2017

Mr. Songpon Saengpun / Phuket, Thailand / 14 – 16 September 2017

Ms. Worawan Sumroetrum / Phuket, Thailand / 14 – 16 September 2017

Dr. Kuo-Chieh Chao / Seoul, Korea / 16 – 21 September 2017

Mr. Sanjeev Pradeep Jayasinghe / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 16 – 23 September 2017

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




F. Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)

Ref. No. 27/17

Deadline: 15 August 2017



Position: Research Staff (Research Associate ) (Geoinformatics Center)

Ref. No. 36/17

Deadline: 15 September 2017




Position: Administrative Staff (IT Officer) (Geoinformatics Center)

Ref. No. 37/17

Deadline: 15 September 2017



Position: Administrative Staff (Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (ACISAI))

Ref. No. 35/17

Deadline: 15 September 2017



Faculty Position: Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref. No. Fac 2/17

Deadline: 30 September 2017