WEEK # 43, 30 October - 5 November 2023

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement



1) Appointment of Mr. Thomas Bain as Acting Dean, School of Management

 Email from AIT President on 26 October 2023

Dear AIT Family,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas Bain as the Acting Dean of the School of Management with effect from 4 October 2023 until 31 March 2024.  In addition to his role as Acting Dean, Mr. Bain will also contribute as Adjunct Faculty. 

Mr. Bain is the Managing Director of Bain Leadership Advisors Ltd. based in Hong Kong. Furthermore, he serves as an Adjunct Professor at both the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Mr. Bain's exceptional track record, bridging academia and the professional world, coupled with his skills that align seamlessly with the strategic objectives of the School of Management, instills confidence that he is well-equipped to fulfill the responsibilities of this role. 

Join me in extending a warm welcome to Mr Bain as he becomes an integral part of the AIT family. Let's collectively provide him with the support and encouragement to excel in this position.


2) ScienceDirect Quiz: Join now through October 31, 2023

AIT Library is delighted to invite you to participate in the Science Direct Online Quiz, which will run from now until October 31, 2023. By correctly answering all the questions, you'll have a chance to win the following prizes:


1st prize: Mini Speaker (1 prize)

2nd prize: Thermal Flask (1 prize)

3rd prize: Laptop Bag (1 prize)

Here's how you can join:

Go to this link: http://bit.ly/3PLZ0hIor scan the QR Code.

Enter your name, AIT email, and your role.

Answer all questions by following the provided steps.

NOTE: Please ensure that you access the databases through the institution's network, i.e., AIT WiFi, LAN, or VPN. For more information about AIT VPN,

please visit this link: http://library.ait.ac.th/2019/04/20/off-campus-access-to-e-resources/.

The winners will be announced after the quiz concludes.

If you encounter any issues with accessing the link, please don't hesitate to contact the Library.

Best of luck in the Quiz!"

3) Invitation to the webinar on "Secrets of Storytelling: Emotional Connections to Elevate Your Public Speaking" on 31 October 2023

AIT Extension is pleased to invite you to the webinar on "Secrets of Storytelling: Emotional Connections to Elevate Your Public Speaking" by Mr. Mario De Pinto, Project Manager from Disal Consulting

on Tuesday, 31 October 2023 at 14:00 hrs. Bangkok time.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The importance of storytelling from Aristotle to Amazon: ethos, logos, pathos
  • Straight to the heart: why neuroscientists fall in love with stories
  • Visualizations and multi-sensoriality
  • Empathy-based communication: “Start with why”
  • Tips to boost confidence in public speaking

For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/secrets-storytelling-emotional-connec...

Looking forward to welcoming you to our webinar. 


4) You're invited: Thriving in the Land of Smiles: Business Setup, BOI & Legal Matters panel discussion

Greetings from AIT Entrepreneurship Center!
Please be invited to the next Startup Grind event: "Thriving in the Land of Smiles: Business Setup, BOI & Legal Matters"

Date | Time: 8 November 2023 | 6:30 PM

How to start a business in the Land of Smiles? In this panel discussion, the panelists will explore the various options for starting a business in Thailand. They will discuss different forms of legal entities and the initial business setup. They will also cover some aspects of the BOI process that might be relevant for start-ups. While the focus of this session is on establishing a work permit, the speakers might also touch briefly on other (related) issues like tax and work permit questions.

- Fabian Doppler (Managing Partner - FRANK Legal & Tax)
- Nathathai Pichaisawad (Senior Associate - FRANK Legal & Tax)
- Prof. Dieter Trau (Director - AIT Entrepreneurship Center)

RSVPThriving in the Land of Smiles: Business Setup, BOI & Legal Matters (The event is free, but registration is required due to limited space.)

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  Workshops/ Conferences  

1) International Training Course On Pump Technology For Water Supply

Date: 15 – 22 November 2023
Venue: Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline of Application: 8 October 2023 at 4:00 pm. (Japan time)

For more information please contact Ms. Worawan Sumroetrum, Program Coordinator at worawan@ait.ac.th or tel: +66(0)2 5245237

The registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/international-training-course-pump-technology-water-supply



2) Professional Training Program On “Climate Smart And Sustainable Agriculture Using Cutting-Edge Technology And IoT

For more information and registration please visit 




3) Join IFS 2023 and Giant Prawn Conference in Bangkok for Sustainable Aquaculture

Join us at these two back-to-back conferences at the Novotel Bangkok Future Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), a leading international postgraduate institute in Thailand. Also, avail attractive discounts by registering for both conferences together. 

International Fisheries Symposium (IFS 2023): Building Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Future Generations
https://aitaquaculture.org/ifs2023/,  22 – 24 November 2023, Bangkok.

GIANT PRAWN 2023 Conference: Another Giant Leap for Sustainability
https://giantprawn.org/, 27 – 29 November 2023, Bangkok.

We are proud to announce an impressive lineup of speakers and have received an overwhelming response from industry professionals, academia, and various national governments in Asia and around the world.

In addition to our main program, we are offering special sessions on the Future of Shrimp Farming; Advancements in Mud Crab Aquaculture; Seaweed farming; ASACHA: The Agro-ecology Network for Sustainable Aquaculture; and Aquatic Animal Welfare. The technical program and the list of speakers will be updated and announced soon.

Delegates attending IFS 2023 and GIANT PRAWN 2023 will have the unique opportunity to visit some of Thailand’s most successful aquaculture facilities. We have also arranged a tour of the Fishing Port and Vessel Monitoring System to showcase how Thailand sustainably regulates the capture fisheries sector.

Furthermore, there will be an Exhibition showcasing the global aquaculture and fisheries industry. A few more booths are available and can be reserved at https://aitaquaculture.org/ifs2023/expo.htm.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to meeting you in Bangkok.



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


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C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 


 The signing of a donation agreement between Dr. John D. Nelson and AIT President on 30 October 2023.



D. Faculty & Staff Travel

  • Ms. Chalita Lertwinyu, OTA Director/ Colorado, United States/ 30 October - 5 November 2023
  • Ms. Chalita Lertwinyu, OTA Director/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 15 - 18 November 2023
  • Prof. Anil Kumar Anal, Faculty, SERD/ Bali, Indonesia/ 3 - 5 November 2023
  • Dr. Indrajit Pal, Faculty, SET/ Delhi & Roorkee, India/ 31 October - 7 November 2023
  • Dr. Guilberto H. Borongan, RRC AP Director/ Philippines? 4 - 11 November 2023
  • Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat, Faculty/ Hanoi, Vietnam? 7 - 9 November 2023
  • Mr. SK Shahin Hossain, AITX/ Lombok, Indonesia/ 27 October - 2 November 2023
  • Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, Co Director, GWSC/ 31 October - 3 November 2023
  • Dr. Chutiporn Anutariya, Faculty-SET/ Sri Lanka/ 30 October - 4 November 2023
  • Mr. Voravate Chonlasin, Executive Dirctor, AITX/ Lombok, Indonesia/ 27 October - 1 November 2023
  • Mr. Voravate Chonlasin, Executive Dirctor, AITX/ Malaysia/ 1 - 5 November 2023
  • Mr. Voravate Chonlasin, Executive Director, AITX/ Geneva, Switzerland/ 11 - 18 November 2023
  • Dr. Gopi Krishna, SCPU/ Geneva, Switzerland/ 11 - 18 November 2023
  • Dr. Tanujjal Bora, Director, CoEN/ India/ 28 October - 5 November 2023
  • Dr. Ram C. Bhujel, Faculty-SERD/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 19 - 31 October 2023
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty, SERD/  Nakhonnayok, Thailand/ 19 -20 November 2023
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty, SERD/ USA/ 28 October - 5 November 2023
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty-SERD/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 15- 18 November 2023
  • Ms. Aprilia Nidia Rinasti, GIC/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 29 October - 4 November 2023
  • 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/ 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



 E. Classifieds (jobs) 

Faculty & Staff Position:

1. FacultyPosition, SET-WEM

2. Structural Engineer, AIT Solutions

3. General Helper Hydraulic Laboratory - SET/WEM

4. Postdoctoral Researcher, CWCA

5. IT Officer, SET-ISE

6. Research Associate (School of Environment, Resources and Development)

7. Administrative Officer, AI Center

8Finance and Accounting Officer, AI Center

9. Accommodation Facilities Officer, OFAM

10. Assistant Facilities Officer, OFAM

11. Senior Advancement Officer (Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs)

12. Laboratory Supervisor (School of Engineering and Technology)