WEEK # 38, 25 September - 1 October 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 the Knowledge-sharing session on "Construction Management without dispute" on 22 September 2023

AIT Extension in collaboration with the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) is organizing a knowledge-sharing session in Thai on "Construction Management without dispute - ก่อสร้างอย่างไรให้ห่างไกลข้อพิพาท" on Friday, 22nd September 2023 from 9:00 - 12:00 hrs.

The session will be conducted in-person at the Creator Space, Entrepreneurship Center.

For registration please visit How to construct away from disputes (thac.or.th)

Thank you very much and looking forward to welcoming you to the session.


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2) Doctoral Final Examination

Email from the Registry Unit, Office of Student Affairs on 15 September 2023

Mr. Chalermpol Wangsomcholk (120777), a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, School of Environment, Resources and Development, will have his final examination on 25 September 2023 (Monday) at 10:30 hrs in Room S101 (SERD Meeting Room). His dissertation title is " The Impact of Warmer Sea Surface Temperatures on Gross Primary Production in the Southeast Asia Region  ".

The members of his Program Committee members are as follows:

Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha (Chairperson)

Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat (Member)

Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul (Member)

All those who are interested in the topic are invited to join.

3) Gentle reminder: Invitation to the webinar on "How patents help startup to grow and stay competitive?" 

This is a gentle reminder for the webinar on "How patents help startup to grow and stay competitive?" by Dr. Akkharawit Kanjana-Opas,
High-Level Intellectual Property Expert from Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) on Tuesday, 26th September 2023 at 14:00 hrs. Bangkok time.
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4) World Tourism Day 2023 Webinar – Call for Participation

We are excited to invite you to the World Tourism Day 2023 Webinar, hosted by the Agribusiness Management, the Asian Institute of Technology. This seminar will highlight 'Exploring Agro-Tourism: A Sustainable Approach’ and promises to be an enriching experience.

Date: September 27, 2023 from 11AM – 12PM

Location: Online (Zoom)

Link: https://ait-ac-th.zoom.us/j/98183481798?pwd=L0hTRFBLRG81dkNldit0cVRxMzJz...

Brief Introduction

In a world where responsible and sustainable travel practices are becoming increasingly vital, agro-tourism emerges as a beacon of hope, connecting travelers with nature, culture, and communities while preserving the environment. Through this webinar, we explore the profound impact of agro-tourism on sustainable travel. Together, we will delve into the harmonious relationship between agriculture, tourism, and conservation, discovering how these elements intertwine to create a more sustainable and enriching way to explore our world. Get ready to be inspired by talks of our speakers. Join us as we plow through the fields of knowledge and sow the seeds of change, nurturing a greener, more sustainable tomorrow for travelers and the planet alike. Welcome to a webinar that celebrates the art of agriculture in tourism, where sustainability is the fruit of the journey.

Mark your calendars and see you on the World Tourism Day. We look forward to your participation in this inspiring event.


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5) Survey to Calculate Carbon Emissions emitted by commuting to AIT - AIT's Net Zero Commitment
Email from the Director of OSC on 21 September 2023

Dear AIT Community,

This is our second gentle reminder to fill out the survey form. As AIT embarks to be a net zero campus by 2030, sincere participation, commitment, and involvement of the AIT community is one of the key driving factors to achieving the target.

Unfortunately, to date, we have not even received inputs from 10% of the AIT community members. As mentioned in my earlier email we encourage maximum inputs to calculate more accurate emissions due to transportation. The survey will be closed on 27 September 2023.


Note: The above link can be accessed only through AIT email.

We look forward to your input, we assure you that it will take less than 2 min to fill out the survey form.

6) AIT NSTDA Friendship Bridge Architectural Design Competition - Unleash Your Creativity!

Email from the Director of OSC on 22 September 2023.

Dear AIT Community and Partner Organizations,

We are delighted to announce the launch of the AIT NSTDA Friendship Bridge Architectural Design Competition, a significant step in our journey towards sustainability and our vision of transforming AIT into a fully-fledged botanical garden campus, with a Net Zero target by 2030.

A crucial element of this transformative endeavor is the construction of a signature Wooden Bridge that will strategically link AIT to the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Thailand Science Park. AIT is situated adjacent to the NSTDA Thailand Science Park, Thailand's largest science and technology research park, and in close proximity to Thammasat University. With the current AIT status of a 'Science and Technology Park' by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), the Wooden Bridge project symbolizes our commitment to fostering collaboration, innovation, and sustainability by physically connecting our campus to NSTDA. We aim to invite Thailand's top scientists, enterprises, and entrepreneurs to actively participate in our sustainable campus initiatives.

We invite all architects, designers, and creative minds to participate in the AIT NSTDA Friendship Bridge Architectural Design Competition. This competition provides a unique platform for you to showcase your innovative and sustainable bridge designs. We encourage you to consider not only the functional aspects but also the aesthetic and environmental dimensions of the bridge. The flyer is attached for your reference.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to the prospective designers who might be interested in participating in the design competition.

Key Competition Details:

Submission Deadline: 22 October 2023

Prize: 30,000 THB and honor of designer's name inscribed on the bridge

Guidelines: click here 

Submission: click here

Your participation will play a vital role in shaping the future of AIT and advancing our commitment to sustainability.

Let's collaborate to create a more sustainable and connected future. If you have any questions or require additional information about the competition,

please do not hesitate to contact director-osc@ait.ac.th.

Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to AIT's sustainable vision.

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  Workshops/ Conferences  


1) 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 

2) 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

3)  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

4) 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 





D. Faculty & Staff Travel


  • Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal, Faculty-SERD/ China/ 20 - 25 September 2023
  • Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal, Faculty-SERD/ Kyoto, Japan/ 28 September - 10 October 2023
  • Dr. P. V. Gopi Krishna, SCPO/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 7 - 11 October 2023
  • Prof. Nophea Sasaki, Faculty-SERD/ Chachoengsao & Rayong/ 6 - 8 October 2023
  • Prof. Rajendra Shrestha, Faculty-SERD/ Chachoengsao & Rayong/ 6 - 8 October 2023
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty-SERD/ Chachoengsao/ 25 September 2023
  • Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul, Faculty-SERD/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 5 - 9 October 2023
  • Dr. Lai Nguyen Hay, Faculty-SERD/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 5 - 14 October 2023
  • Dr. Ram Lal Verma, Faculty-SERD/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 8 - 15 October 2023
  • Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Faculty-SERD/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 5 - 14 October 2023
  • Dr. Chawalit Chaiwong, Faculty-SERD/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 18 - 21 October 2024
  • Dr. Jirawee Polprasert, Faculty-SERD/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 14 - 18 November 2023
  • Ms. Watcharathorn Chantinmathorn, SERD/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 14 - 18 November 2023
  • Sunangrat Phusuwan, SERD/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 14 - 18 November 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
  • Mr. Swun Wunna Htet, GIC/ Vienna, Austria/ 1 - 29 October 2023
  • Monira Ahsan, SERD/ Hamburg, Germany/ 20 August - 29 September 2023
  • Amanda Keren Townshend, OAAA/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 1 - 3 October 2023
  • Mr. Syam Sundar Pullagura, SERD/ EGAT, Nakorn Ratchasima, Mae Moh Coal Mine, etc./ 2 - 6 October 2023
  • Ms. Jittima Noyneam, SERD/ EGAT, Nakorn Ratchasima, Mae Moh Coal Mine, etc./ 2 - 6 October 2023
  • Dr. Jal Govind Singh, Faculty-SERD/ EGAT, Nakorn Ratchasima, Mae Moh Coal Mine, etc./ 2 - 6 October 2023
  • Prof. Manukid Parnichkul, Faculty-SET/ Netherlands/ 13 - 22 October 2023
  • Dr. Indrajit Pal, Faculty-SERD/ Phang Nga, Thailand/ 18 - 23 October 2023




EClassifieds (jobs) 


Staff Position:

1. FacultyPosition, SET-WEM

2. Structural EngineerAIT Solutions

3. Knowledge Management Officer, GWSC

4. Recruitment and Marketing Staff, SERD/DDS

5. Laboratory Supervisor, SERD

6. Administrative Officer, OIA