WEEK # 4, 23 - 29 January, 2023

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcements


1)  The “Express – O Sustainability Networking Meet


Dear AIT Community,

We are glad to invite AIT community members, especially students and staff to join the “Express – O Sustainability Networking Meet” on Friday 27 January 2023 evening from 16:00 to 18:00 in room B202, AITCC organized by Office of Sustainable Campus(OSC), to Express-Opinions on sustainability and open opportunities for a positive sustainable change on campus. The objective of the networking is to form a synergy that can contribute to campus sustainability and also at the same time learn to be equipped with sustainability tools and resources for the future.
What is expected from a networking meeting?

This is an opportunity for all and especially students new and old or any participant to express their opinions & ideas to invent and implement as a prototype. The program will be featuring the following exciting activities.

  • presentations on sustainability initiatives on campus for 2023
  • know the experience of fellow students working with OSC
  • Play and learn how to segregate the waste and win prizes
  • Learn about SDG and how to contribute on campus
  • Learn more about community farming opportunities on campus
  • Enjoy coffee with snacks
  • meet people and join a network and many more

Please register through the below link or QR Code in the flyer to join or you may also walk in. Pre-registered participants will receive a small token of gift.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeB2PLwwGI30Na1BMSvP_7WLFBkr9A-...


2) Launching Ceremony of Mercury Lab at IDEA EEM Laboratory/IDEA R&D Center at AIT

Launching Ceremony of Mercury Lab at IDEA EEM Laboratory/IDEA R&D Center at AIT on Friday, 27 January 2023 at 10:00 hrs in Pulp and Paper Technology Building at AIT on Friday, 27 January 2023 at 10:00 hrs in Pulp and Paper Technology Building

For your information, in September 2022, AIT, IDEA and Nippon Instruments Corporation (NIC), Japan signed a tripartite MoA and NIC has donated Mercury Analyzers to our IDEA EEM Laboratory/ IDEA R&D Center at AIT, located in our Pulp and Paper Technology Building.


3) Revised P&Ps (FB-2-2-2 and PA-2-1-2) etc

Email from  Director, Office of Academic Administration  

On the endorsement of the AIT Management Team in its 19 January 2023 meeting, the President approved the following revised Institute Policy and Procedure (P&P) Statements:

§    (updated)   AIT Organizational Structure, Annex 1 of Central Administration Structure (AA-1-2-7)

      ●    (wef 1 Feb 2023) Added the Office of Sustainable Campus, and merged the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Public Affairs.

§    (revised)    FB-2-2-2          Fixed Assets

    ●    (II.E.) Categorized books and journals acquired by the Library as fixed assets.
    ●    (III.D.) Added the management of Library books / journals

.§    (revised)    PA-2-1-2          Ethical Behavior and Grievance Process

      ●    (IV.A.2) Revised the composition of the Grievance Committee

These P&P statements are Intranet-published at Policies and Procedures , as well as attached herewith, for easy reference and guidance.


4) Announcement for the change of Social Security Hospital for year 2023


Dear AIT Employees,


Members of the Social Security Insurance can now apply to change their current hospital registered under the Social Security system. Those who wish to change their hospital, please contact OHRS by 15 March 2023, or you may do it online on the Social Security website at www.sso.go.th


To avail of the Social Security medical benefits, the insured person must go to the hospital at which he/she is registered. For foreign staff, please present to the hospital staff/receptionist your passport and your social security card. For Thai employees, please present your Thai identification card.    


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Khun Jirada at email: jirada@ait.asia.


 Office of Human Resources Services  



B. Workshops/ Conferences  

NERPS Conference 2023

Following the success of the first Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability (HICPS 2022), the Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will jointly host the NERPS Conference 2023 February 28 to March 3, 2023 at the AIT campus in Thailand.

The NERPS Conference 2023 is a platform to facilitate continued inter- and trans-disciplinary research and policy conversations among students, researchers, and practitioners working on issues related to peace, sustainability, or their nexus. The conceptual and empirical linkages between peace and sustainability are widely recognized in academic and policy circles. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development confirms this recognition. However, much of the initiatives on peace and sustainability operate in silos, undermining the positive and mutually-reinforcing relationship between them. An enhanced integration of peace and sustainability component is imperative for addressing complex challenges that come with global transformations that are manifested environmentally, socially, politically, and economically across levels. It is, therefore, crucial to identify the pathways that enhance the peace-promoting potential of sustainability and the sustainability-promoting potential of peace. The theme of this conference, “Bridging Peace and Sustainability amidst Global Transformations,” will focus on various pathways that bridge peace promotion and sustainable development. At the time of submission, authors will be required to choose one of the three main topics (i.e., peace, sustainability, or their nexus) and one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most relevant to their abstracts.

The deadline for abstract and optional full paper submissions is November 30, 2022. Visit the conference page for more information: https://nerps.org/thailand_nerps2023/


C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement S


 The Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, 31st January 2022.




D. Faculty & Staff Travel



Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, President / Colombo, Srilanka/ 12 - 15 February 2023

Dr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Director, OAAA/ Colombo, Srilanka/ 12 - 19 February 2023

Dr. Tanujjal Bora / India/ 28 January - 2 February 2023

Dr. Pisut Koomsap/ Nakorn Pathom, Thailand/ 26 - 28 January 2023

Mr. Furqun Ali Shaikh, AITEx/ Pakistan/ 19 January - 17 February 2023

Dr. Wenchao Xue / Chengdu & Shenyang, China/ 28 December 2022 - 31 January 2023

Ms. Danielle Duanduan Duan / Chengdu & Shenyang, China/ 28 December 2022 - 31 January 2023

Prof. Thammarat Koottatep/ Bali, Indonesia/ 29 January 2023 - 2 February 2023

Prof. Nophea Sasaki/ Tokyo, Japan/ 24 February 2023 - 3 March 2023

Ms. Thaniya Jirasathitpornpong/ Phuket/ 3 - 7 February 2023

Ms. Thaniya Jirasathitpornpong/ Chonburi/   30 January 2023 - 2 February 2023                                        

Ms. Salanee Meeto/ Chonburi/ 30 January 2023 - 2 February 2023









EClassifieds (jobs) 

Position: Assistant/ Associate Professor , SERD-CCSD
Ref: 1/ 23
Deadline: 28 February 2023

Position: DevOps, AI Center
Ref: 57/ 22

Deadline: 28 February 2023

Position: Business Analyst, AI Center
Ref: 56/ 22

Deadline: 28 February 2023

Position: Project Manager, AI Center
Ref: 55/ 22

Deadline: 28 February 2023