WEEK # 4,22 - 28 January 2024

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement


1) Promotion of Dr. Yuosre F. Badir from the rank of Associate Professor to Full Professor

Email from the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)on 19 January 2024

Dear Members of the AIT Community,

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Yuosre F. Badir from the rank of Associate Professor to Full Professor, following the approval of the Board of the Trustees at its meeting held yesterday, the 18th of January 2024.

Dr. Badir joined AIT as an Assistant Professor in the School of Management (SOM) in 2008 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2015. He obtained both his Ph.D. in Management of Technology and his Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degrees from The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2006 and 2000, respectively. In 2005, prior to completing his Ph.D., he served as a Visiting Scholar (Business) at the New York University in the U.S. Dr. Badir also holds a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, earned in 1998. His academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Benghazi, Libya, in 1993. Dr. Badir’s research encompasses the areas of technology management, innovation and new product development within and across firms (i.e., strategic alliances), innovation and technology management in emerging market’s SMEs, green innovation, green (low-carbon) technology assessment, digital transformation of emerging markets’ SMEs, and employees innovativeness. Dr. Badir has co-edited four books including, "Maisons Tropicales" (2020), "Business and Management in Asia: Digital Innovation and Sustainability" (2022), "Business and Management in Asia: Disruption and Change" (2023), and "Tropical House Design Handbook" (2024) - as part of his varied scholarly contributions.

We warmly congratulate Professor Yuosre Badir on his promotion.





2) CIFAL Bangkok Online Session Series

Title: State of Digitalization in Southeast Asian Region

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 23 January 2024 (Tuesday, Bangkok Time, GMT+7)

Type: CIFAL Bangkok Online Session

Price: Free

Description: The event presents trends, issues, and challenges of digitalization in the countries in the ASEAN region. It will discuss the status of digitalization strategies and approaches, technology perspectives of digitalization, policy and regulatory perspectives of digitalization, the role of public and private sectors, trends, issues and challenges, and the way forward.

Speaker: Dr. Tanatat Puttasuwan, International Economist and Digital Economy Development Expert, former World Bank Senior Economist, and Certified Leadership Trainer for East Asia and Pacific Region

For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/state-digitalization-southeast-asian-...

3) The hybrid session on "Low Light Imaging of the Earth at Night" by Dr. Chirstopher D. Elvidge

AIT Extension is pleased to invite you to the hybrid session on "Low Light Imaging of the Earth at Night" by Dr. Chirstopher D. Elvidge, Director of Earth Observation Group, Colorado School of Mines on Wednesday, 24 January 2024 at 14:00 hrs. 
Venue: Creator Space, Entrepreneurship Center (EC), AIT Extension Building
Looking forward to welcoming you to the session.
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4) AIRI Regional Forum II : Sustaining Rural Revitalisation: Innovation and Collaboration
Email from the School of Environment, Resources & Development on 15 January 2024.
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Title:   Sustaining Rural Revitalization: Innovation and Collaboration
Date:  Wednesday, 24th January 2024
Time:  14:00 hs 
Place:  AIT Conference Center, Robert B Banks Auditorium
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5) AIT Roadshow Live 24 January 2024

Join us for an exciting journey into the world of Master’s and Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Sustainability, and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)! Connect with Deans, Faculty, and students from our three schools and gain valuable insights into academic programs, scholarships, admissions, and more. If you’re a working professional, discover our flexible degree options for both Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.
Admission is Open for the 2024 Intake.

Join the breakout room to receive a Free AIT English Test Voucher!
Date: January 24, WednesdayTime: 7 PM onwards Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
Venue: On Zoom

Register Now – https://tinyurl.com/AITRSJan2024

6) Invitation to "Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Empowering the Youth" Seminar on 30th January 2024

Email from the Entrepreneurship Center on 22 January 2024

We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you for our upcoming event, "Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Empowering the Youth," scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 30th January 2024, at the AIT Entrepreneurship Center Creator Space.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 30th January 2024

Time: 13:00 – 17:00

Venue: AIT Entrepreneurship Center Creator Space

"Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Empowering the Youth" is not just an event; it is an inspiring half-day seminar meticulously crafted to ignite the flame of entrepreneurship among today's youth, all while placing a strong emphasis on the principles of sustainability.

In this dynamic gathering, our primary goal is to bridge the gap between ambition and action. We are committed to providing the youth with invaluable insights gleaned from accomplished professionals who have seamlessly integrated sustainability into their entrepreneurial journeys. Through engaging discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and interactive sessions, attendees will gain practical knowledge and inspiration to embark on their own sustainable entrepreneurial ventures.

This seminar is a unique opportunity for young and aspiring entrepreneurs to not only learn from those who have paved the way but also to connect with a community passionate about sustainable business practices.

Please take note that the event is free for the AIT community only, and we have reserved only 20 seats for AIT community members. To reserve your spot at this empowering event, please register using the following link: http://tinyurl.com/30January2024


Email from the Office of Human Resources Services on 22 January 2024

Dear AIT Community,

The mission of the AIT Medical Center is to provide the best possible medical care to AIT students, employees, and their dependents. In addition to the general medical care, the Medical Center also provides consultations in ENT (ear, nose, throat) and physical rehabilitation. The clinic hours are as follows:  



Type of doctors

Name of the doctors


09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

General Physician

Dr. Chatnarin Metheekul

01.00 p.m. – 04.00 p.m.


10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.


Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha


09:00 am – 11.00 a.m.

ENT Specialist

(Ear, Nose, Throat)

Dr. Somphong Wajajamroen

01.00 p.m. – 04.00 p.m.

General Physician

Dr. Krittin Silanun (week 2 and week 4)


09.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

General Physician

Dr. Kamolporn Poolput

01.00 p.m. – 04.00 p.m.

General Physician

Dr. Kamolporn Poolput (week 1 and week 3)


09:00 am – 11.00 am

General Physician

Dr. Chatnarin Metheekul

*Remark: Any changes to the above schedule will be announced via AIT email.


Please click on this link  or use the QR code below to make an appointment. 

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The AIT Medical Center can be reached by email at medical@ait.ac.th or by phone at 02-524-5286 during office hours (from 7.30 to 17.00 hours), from Monday to Friday; and through 
02-524-5555 for 24-hour medical emergency service.
Employees can avail of a free standard blood test from the AIT Medical Center subject to the recommendation of the medical doctor. Blood tests such as blood sugar, lipid profile, liver function, uric acid and renal function (BUN, Cr), and urine examination (no pregnancy test) are available. An electrocardiogram is also available.  
Medical appliance/apparatus:  
Crutches, canes and wheelchairs can be borrowed from the AIT Medical Center.  A refundable deposit will be required.  The nurse on duty can be contacted for borrowing these appliances/apparatus.  
Student’s Insurance:  
Students with the Allianz Ayudhya Medical Insurance should present their insurance card before seeing a doctor Students needing medical care or medicines without consulting a doctor will be required to pay. 
Medical Emergencies:  
Emergency medical care is available at the AIT Medical Center at all times. In case of a medical emergency, please call 02-524-5555, the Nurse will call the guard to take her to the patient’s location using the golf cart. If the patient needs to be taken to the hospital, the Nurse will call an ambulance. 
The AIT Medical Center’s emergency care service is not a hospital emergency room.  Emergency illness conditions such as suspected heart attack, stroke or poisoning require immediate treatment at the nearest hospital emergency room.  If anyone is too ill to come to the Medical Center or to go to a hospital without assistance, please call 02-524-5555 or 1669 directly for Emergency Medical Service (provided by the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand). 
Night-Shift Nurse: 
 night-shift nurse, who is on duty from 19:15 to 07:15 hours is reserved for medical emergencies.  For safety and security reasons, the door of the Medical Center is locked from 22:00 to 07:00 hours.  In medical emergency cases or if any medical emergency assistance is required, the nurse on duty can be contacted at 02-524-5555.

8) Code of Conduct, Student Welfare, Emergency Contact numbers & Reminders

Email from the Student Welfare Unit, Office of Student Affairs on 19 January 2024

Dear students,

Warm new year greetings! Please note that the Student Welfare Unit of the Office of Student Affairs is responsible for all non-academic matters relating to students. In a multinational environment and campus like AIT, the role and function of the Student Welfare Unit is to advise and counsel students on:

1.  Student Welfare Matters

Student welfare matters can comprise: gender related matters and the strict no harassment policy on campus; personal counseling; dispute mediation, and any other problem that a student may wish to seek advice on.

2. Code of Conduct at AIT


i. No Harrassment Policy on Campus


Given the unique diversity of the Institute community, AIT must develop special awareness and sensitivity to deter or respond to the problem of sexual harassment.


This is as per Student Handbook, pg. 25, “1.3 Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical, oral or written conduct or visual manifestations of a sexual nature.”


This is to inform explicitly and clearly that any form of harassment, including voyeurism, will not be tolerated. 


If any student gets to experience any form of harassment, please report immediately through email report@ait.ac.thAny student who will be reported harassing someone within the campus will face disciplinary action and details of the misconduct will be noted in the student's record


ii. Stealing, shoplifting or theft of any kind is a serious criminal offense punishable under Thai lawThe ramifications could be significant financial penalties and/or imprisonment. 


Strict observance of the laws of Thailand is mandatory for all.  All students are strongly reminded to observe proper conduct inside and outside of AIT. Any student who will be reported or caught committing any unlawful action within or outside the campus could also face immediate dismissal from the Institute. 


AIT cannot and will not intervene with the appropriate penalties according to the law of Thailand if any case is filed to the Royal Thai Police.  Moreover, the Institute is not in any way obliged to provide financial or legal support to the concerned student. Unfortunately, AIT cannot and will not intervene with the legal processes of Thailand, as applicable to any criminal case.


As students of AIT, and ambassadors of your country, you are expected to show moral integrity to uphold the good reputation of the Institute and project a good impression of your country.  As short-term guests in your adopted home, we look forward to your compliance of the AIT regulations and laws of Thailand.


 iii.  AIT Accommodation Rules


Please also follow AIT Accommodation Rules and respect your neighbors and roommates in your dorms by:


1. NOT making loud noises/partying

2. NOT cooking in non-cooking dorms

3. NOT smoking

4. NOT having pets/cats/dogs

5. NOT subletting 

6. Keeping your dorms/rooms & other AIT facilities clean and orderly and

7. Inform Security (02-524-6000) if you see any suspicious looking individuals near your dorms for safety and security reasons to have a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere inside the campus. Violators will be dealt with accordingly.


Please also exercise utmost caution and safety  in any activity during holiday breaks inside or outside the campus that you will be undertaking.


iv. Social Media Usage Awareness


(resent from the Office of Public Affairs’ announcement on 9 January 2023)


Social media technologies are expanding quickly, and they are popular and simple to use, making them appealing channels for communication. However, a variety of unintended consequences are also a possibility with these tools and platforms.

AIT recognizes the value of social media as a powerful tool for creating and disseminating news and information about the institute. AIT also takes the matter of cyber harassment and cyberbullying seriously and highly cares for each individual's integrity, privacy, and well-being. AIT is an international Institute which is neutral and non-political and embraces multicultural harmony. Therefore, we must all preserve this raison d'etre of the Institute. Host country Thailand has passed its first-ever data protection law, the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which came into effect on 1 June, 2022. Therefore, we need to be even more cognizant. Please refer to the Institute's P&P on Ethical Behavior and Grievance Process and Social Media Guidelines in these links:





When using social media pages and groups, we strongly request everyone to:

Be Conscientious
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Accurate
Be Original

We remind the AIT community to be respectful to each other both onsite and online, and make AIT a beautiful campus to live in peace and harmony.


3.  Feeling of Academic Inadequacy


In cases where students are not doing well academically (especially students on probation), students are advised to consult very closely with their Advisors and Faculty on how to improve their studies. However, if reasons for poor academic performance are due to various factors outside academic/technical reasons, i.e. traumatic events old or new; adjustments to a new country, food and culture; homesickness, etc., further advice on how to improve performance can be provided by the Student Welfare Unit.

4.  Medical Insurance/AIT Student Health Benefits Program

All AIT degree program students are required to enroll in the compulsory standard medical insurance plan from Allianz Ayudhya Assurance Plc.  Details about the medical insurance, benefits and exclusions are in the Student Welfare website (URL: https://students.ait.ac.th/welfare/). If you have paid in advance for your medical bills, you may claim through the Student Welfare Unit by submitting the original medical receipt and doctor's medical certificate

5. Beware of possible online scams with sales scams, dating/romance scams, fake job ads/job scams,  phishing emails and the like.



Tips to Avoid Online Scams:

  1. Verify Website Security
  2. Use Strong, Unique Passwords
  3. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  4. Be Skeptical of Emails and Messages
  5. Keep Software and Antivirus Updated
  6. Check App Permissions
  7. Research Before Making Purchases
  8. Beware of Phishing Attacks
  9. Monitor Your Accounts
  10. Educate Yourself
  11. Secure Wi-Fi Connections
  12. Backup Important Data


Remember, staying vigilant and informed is crucial in preventing online scams. If something seems suspicious, take the time to investigate and verify before taking any action.


6. Emergency Contact numbers:


For any emergency, you may contact the following:


AIT Security, Fire, Ambulance, Emergency                          02 524 6000

AIT Medical Clinic Emergency                                             02 524 5555

AIT Medical Clinic (office hrs)                                              02 524 5286

AIT Taxi Service                                                                   02 524 6300

AIT Police Box                                                                     02 524 5051

Facility Services (Accommodation)                                      02 524 5800, 524 5093

ITServ/Help Desk                                                                 02 524 6082/ email helpdesk@ait.ac.th 


AIT Conference Center (AITCC) Front Desk                        02 524 5250

AIT Student Welfare Unit                                                      02 524 6744 (office hrs)

Government Relations Unit (GRU)                                       02 524 5022 (office hrs), 081 821 1903 (Khun Pathumanee for passport emergency pick-up til 9 p.m., with Baht 500 service fee)

Thammasat Hospital                                                             02 926 9999

Thailand Emergency Hotline                                                191


6. Important Website Links:


AIT Student Handbook: https://students.ait.ac.th/services/regulations_old/student-handbook-2/

AIT Student Welfare website: https://students.ait.ac.th/welfare/

 AIT website: https://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/what-next/


For more information and for medical insurance inquiries, please email: student-welfare@ait.ac.th. For personal counseling through the Wellness Counseling for mental health promotion, please watch out for announcements for future appointment slots with osa@ait.ac.th.  







  Workshops/ Conferences  

1) Invitation to participate in the International Conference on “Gender, Geopolitics and Forced Migration,” 04-05 March 2024

Greetings from the Centre on Cender and Forced Displacement (CGFD) at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
It is our immense pleasure to invite you to participate in the International Conference on “Gender, Geopolitics and Forced Migration” to
be held on 04-05 March 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference marks International Women’s Month 2024 to “Inspire Inclusion” to
forge Gender Equality by arguing for a gender-sensitive approach to geopolitics in international relations, foreign policy making and national
Taking feminist perspectives on war, conflicts, displacements, migration, and peace, the three-fold objectives of the conference are:
1. To Investigate the gendered assumptions/stereotypes in the study of forced migration, displacements, international relations, and national
and foreign policy making, including their explicit geopolitical and biopolitical reasoning and how political spatialization renders women
and vulnerable groups even more vulnerable.
2. To examine the implications of militarized notions of territorial citizenship, using the masculinist ideas of power, space, and security and
feminine representations of peace, security, and victimhood.
3. To explore how the practical everyday implications of geopolitics and biopolitics and their intersectionalities impact the causes and
consequences of displacements.
Against this backdrop, the conference intends to address the following questions:
1. How is excessive geopolitics affecting the vulnerable sections of the population in the region? Is it making women even more
marginalized in the public sector?
2. Can geopolitics address the situation of the Afghans, Rohingyas, and Palestinians, for example? Is there a gender dimension to
this problem?
3. Can geopolitical considerations affect the private, too, or are they acutely felt only in the public domains?
4. It is said that toxic geopolitics and noxious masculinity come together in moments of neocolonialism. How does it affect IDPs
and the Stateless?
5. Can peace and security be crafted without gender sensitivities?
Keeping these questions in mind, the four panels for the conference are:
1. Gender, Geopolitics, and Internal Displacements
2. Gender and Geopolitics within the Rubrics of Citizenship and Statelessness
3. Geopolitics and Biopolitics: Everyday Experiences of the Displaced
4. Gender, Geopolitics and Forced Displacements: Cases from Other Regions
Please confirm whether you would like to present a paper for 25 minutes. Please contact us at monira@ait.ac.th
and ahsan.monira@gmail.com for paper presentations by February 15, 2024.
To attend the conference and participate in the proceedings, please contact Sristy Sen at sristy.sen@gmail.com by February 15, 2024.
Please register through this link: https://forms.gle/KjrZzEaHKSoAif2j9
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
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2) Professional Training and Exposure Visit on Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Using Cutting-Edge Technology and IoT
Date: 4 – 9 March 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
For more information about the program and registration please visit 
 3) Professional Development on Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership

Date: 18-22 March 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology

For more information please visit https://tinyurl.com/37fw54u7

4) Summer Training Program on Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Using Cutting-Edge Technology and IoT

Duration: 10 – 21 June 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

For more information and registration please visit 


C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 


 Visit of a delegation from Brunel University London, United Kingdom on Friday, 26 January 2024.






D. Faculty & Staff Travel

  • Ms. Chotiros Mongkolchotirat, Director, Office of the President/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 19 - 22 February 2024
  • Prof. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad, Faculty SERD/ Pakistan/ 26 - 31 January 2024
  • Prof.Sangam Shrestha, DEAN SERD/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 24 - 29 January 2024
  • Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, Faculty SERD/ Toronto, Canada/ 21 - 26 January 2024
  • Dr. Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee, Director of intERLab/ Tak, Lampoon, Lampang, Chiang Mai/ 21 - 27 Janaury 2024
  • Dr. Preechai Mekbungwan, intERLab/ Tak, Lampoon, Lampang, Chiang Mai/ 21 - 27 Janaury 2024
  • Mr. Furqan Alishalkh, AI Center/ Pakistan/ 14 - 24 January 2024
  • Ms. Kimberly Tupaz, GWSC/ Siem Reap, Cambodia/ 25 - 27 January 2024
  • Ms. Harshi Sirisena, GWSC/ India/ 21 - 26 January 2024
  • Ms. Joan Carla Gonzales, OSA/ Singapore/ 23 - 28 January 2024
  • Prof. Manukid Parnichkul, Faculty SET/ Songkhla, Thailand/ 1 - 4 February 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ UK/ 31 January - 3 February 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ Japan/  20 - 23 February 2024 
  • Dr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Colombo, Sri Lanka/ 10 - 13 February 2024
  • Dr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 19 - 22 February 2024
  • Dr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Houston, New Jersey, Dalias, San Antonio, Humble/ 22 June - 23 July 2024
  • Mr. Kona Venkata Anantha Kiran, AITX / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/  15 - 22 January 2024
  • Dr. Md. Zakir Hossain, AITX/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/ 12 - 16 January 2024





 E. Classifieds (jobs) 

Staff Position:

1. Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, SERD-GDS

2. Faculty Position, WEM-SET

3. Associate Professor/Professor, SOM

4. Associate / Assistant Professor, SET-ICT

5. Administrative Officer, GRU (Visa process for AIT's official trips) 

6. Administrative Officer, GRU (Visa process for students and their dependents)

7. Administrative Officer, SET-ICT

8. Helpdesk Officer, intERLab

9. Research Associate, CGC (Center for Global Challenges)

10. Senior Research Associate, CGC (Center for Global Challenges (CGC))