WEEK# 38, 16 – 22 September 2019

 In this issue:

A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Faculty and Staff Travel

D. Classifieds (jobs)



 (i) Opportunity to Engage and Connect with Enterprises/Startups at the 100X Event, September 27-28

Email from Vice President for Knowledge Transfer (14 Sept. 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

As you might be aware, AIT is organizing the 100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs (100X) Conferences and event at the C asean in Bangkok on 27-28 September.
We are expecting over 800 participants from enterprises, industry, startups, hundreds of university students, UN and government agencies, alumni and from other sectors.
This event will provide a very good opportunity for our colleagues to connect to and engage with the participants. We will have a large AIT pavilion with booths and information counters to disseminate information and showcase AIT offerings.

I would like to invite you to kindly join the event. To register and avails of transportation facilities, please respond to this email or directly contact: jirapornk@ait.asia 

Looking forward to your active participation

Dr. Naveed Anwar
Vice President for Knowledge Transfer, AIT

Event Details:


Overview: Keynotes, Panels, Workshops, Pitch Competition
Speakers: Over 60 Speakers and Panelists


(ii) 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


(iii) Extended the Library hours to 1.00 a.m. during the mid-semester examination period (13 - 26 September 2019)

Email from AIT Library (11 Sept. 2019)

AIT Library is pleased to inform you that during the mid-semester examination, the Library hours will be as follows:

13-26 September 2019
Monday-Friday, from  8.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m.
Kindly note that Group Study Rooms will be available for you until 1 a.m., but the circulation service will be closed at 10.30 p.m.

(iv) Payment for service is subject to withholding tax and should be paid directly by AIT, not by employee

Payment for service is subject to withholding tax and should be paid directly by AIT, not by employee

At present, Finance Office receives a number of reimbursements which employee paid to Service Providers first and then later reimbursed from AIT.
Services are normally subjected to withholding tax, so it is essential that AIT has to pay directly to the Service Providers and AIT will has to issue Withholding Tax certificate.

The practice of paying by employee first with no withholding of tax and then reimburse from AIT need to be discontinued. Finance will decline for any future reimbursement of such cases.

This also include van or bus rentals (Pracha Vithayaporn, Suntorn Manaying, Thana Homsamer).


(v) Personal data for 2019 Income Tax calculation

Email from Office Human Resources Services (5 Sept. 2019)

Dear Faculty and Staff,

To ensure that personal income tax of AIT faculty and staff comply with Tax Regulation, it is imperative that we have a correct record of your personal data in our system. Please log in the web link, https://hris.ait.ac.th  to update your personal data. Use your AIT email account credential to login then click “View Employee Profile”.  Furthermore, please update or complete your contact information such as the name and telephone number of your emergency contact person.

For employees with children, particular attention is required on the status of your children as recorded in the system, check if it is correct. Update the system if they are studying or working either here in Thailand or abroad. Please request to amend as appropriate.  

Any changes in your personal data from previous to current year should be supported with documents in hard copies. These include passport copy, marriage certificate, child's birth certificate as well as receipts of investment in RTF/LTF and personal life insurance.

Please submit them to Khun Denphoom in the Office of the Human Resources Services (OHRS), Room 223, Second Floor of the Administration Building within 4 October 2019.

(vi) New Trial Databases – NATURE

Email from AIT Library (2 Sept. 2019)

You are eligible for a free trial of Nature and 13 Nature Journals. The trial periods will be started from 1 September to 31 October 2019. Please find below the list of journals and links.


Nature Climate Change


Nature Cell Biology


Nature Reviews Microbiology


Nature Energy


Nature Materials


Nature Sustainability


Nature Geoscience


Nature Biotechnology


Nature Methods


Nature Nanotechnology


Nature Ecology & Evolution


Nature Photonics


Nature Chemistry


Off-Campus Access to e-Resources
You will be required to access through VPN. How to set up VPN, please follow the link below.
http://itserv.ait.ac.th/helpdesk/services/vpn/openvpn.html .

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Library at library@ait.ac.th .


(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.
http://itserv.ait.ac.th/helpdesk/services/vpn/openvpn.html .

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


B. Events

(a) "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/

(b) 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) Atos Thailand Career Talk: 16 Sept. 2019

AIT Career Center will organize the Career Talk by Atos Thailand, a global leader in digital services.  Please find details below and pre-register to reserve your seats.

Program details:
Date: Monday, 16 September 2019
Time : 4 pm to 5 pm
Venue : Milton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT

Dr. Kasiphon Aphimukkhunanon, CEO, Atos Thailand

To pre-register, please click here
To know more about Atos Thailand, please visit: https://atos.net/en/thailand

Lastly, it would be appreciated if you can please come in polite/smart casual attire to the Career Talk.

Everyone is cordially invited !

(b) Seminar on ‘Developing isotope methods for tracing nutrient sources in waters’ by Dr. Deb Jaisi: 17 Sept. 2019

School of Engineering and Technology (SET) will organize a seminar on ‘Developing isotope methods for tracing nutrient sources in waters’ by Dr. Deb Jaisi. Dr. Deb Jaisi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Deputy-Director of Delaware Environmental Isotope Science (DEIS) Center, Harker Laboratory at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. Dr. Jaisi received a MS degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and PhD from Miami University, OH.

Date: 17 September 2019 (Tuesday)

Time: 13:30-14:30PM

Venue: N202


(c) 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) 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).

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.

(b) 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 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.

(c) 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.

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

Professional Training Program on "Advanced Shrimp Farming"
Date: 3-10 November 2019
Venue: AIT Conference Center, AIT Campus

"Advanced Shrimp Farming" is 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 sustainable 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 technology in farming and shrimp healthcare along with planning and management of environmental issues with shrimp farming.

For more details pls. visit at https://www.extension.ait.ac.th/course/457


(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. Faculty and Staff Travel


Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Chiangmai, Thailand / 7 – 13 September 2019*
Dr. Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee / Chiangmai, Thailand / 8 – 13 September 2019*
Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / New Delhi, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh / 10 – 20 September 2019
Ms. Narumon Wangnai / New Delhi, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh / 10 – 20 September 2019
Dr. Nophea Sasaki / California, USA / 15 – 20 September 2019
Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Dublin, Ireland / 15 -21 September 2019
Dr. Loc Thai Nguyen / Dublin, Ireland / 15 – 21 September 2019
Dr. Teerapat Sanguankotchakorn / Matsue, Japan / 16 – 23 September 2019
Mr. SK Shahin Hossain / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 16 – 24 September 2019
Ms. Worawan Sumroerum / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 16 – 20 September 2019
Dr. Vilas Nittivatananon / Suzhou, PRC / 17 – 20 September 2019
Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai, Thailand / 17 – 21 September 2019
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Lahore, Pakistan / 21 – 25 September 2019
Dr. Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn / Oulu, Finland / 21 – 29 September 2019
Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Arizona, USA / 22 – 28 September 2019
Dr. Vilas Nittivatananon / Arizona, USA / 22 – 28 September 2019
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)
D. Classified (Jobs)
Position: Head, Climate Change Cluster (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 43/19
Deadline: 31 October 2019