WEEK# 44, 28 October – 3 November 2019

 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Faculty and Staff Travel

D. Classified (jobs)


A. Announcement

 (i) EEM Timeline Tracer Photo Album

As AIT celebrates 60 years, many of AIT programs and departments are also celebrating their anniversaries. Here is a timeline of Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM) |#AIT60 #EEM

(ii) Pre-registration for January 2020 Semester for AITIS
Email from AITIS Principal (25 Oct. 2019)

Dear Prospective AITIS Parents:

On behalf of AIT International School I welcome you and wish to inform you of the following:
Pre- Registration for Elementary and Pre-Kindergarten sections will begin from 4th of November 2019.
If you wish to register your child for the 2019-2020 school year (January Semester), please contact Khun Jeeny at AITIS office phone : 02-524-5984 or 096-228-9358.
Please pick up the application form and return it to school by 22 November 2019.
We will have the readiness test on 6th , 9th and 10th of December at 8.30am.

AIT International School Office hours:
- 07:30am to 12:00pm
- 01:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Admission for Pre-K1, Grade 2, and Grade 5 are closed.
Please inform your family and friends about this.
Thank you very much.

(iii) AIT official public holidays and year-end Break for the Year 2020
Director of Academic Administration (8 Oct. 2019)

In line with Institute policies, the AIT Management agreed to designate the following 13 official public holidays, and 6-day year-end break, for the year 2020.
§     1   January,     Wednesday  --  New Year's Day
§     2   January,     Thursday      --  Year-end Break
§     6   April,          Monday        --  Chakri Memorial Day
§  13   April,           Monday        --  Songkran Festival
§  14   April,           Tuesday       --  Songkran Festival
§     1   May,           Friday           --  National Labor Day
§     4   May,           Wednesday  --  Coronation Day
§     6   May,           Wednesday  --  Visakha Bucha Day
§     3   June,          Wednesday  --  H.M. Queen Suthida's Birthday
§  28   July,            Tuesday       --  H.M. the King's Birthday
§  12   August,       Wednesday  --  H.M. the King's Mother Birthday
§  13   October,      Tuesday       --  H.M. late King Bhumibol Memorial Day
§  23   October,      Friday           --  Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
§  7     December,  Monday        --  Birthday Anniversary of H. M. late King's Bhumibol Adulyadej (substitute for 5 December, Saturday)
§  25   December,  Friday           --  Year-end Break
§  28   December,  Monday        --  Year-end Break
§  29   December,  Tuesday       --  Year-end Break
§  30   December,  Wednesday  --  Year-end Break
§  31   December,  Thursday      --  Year-end Break
Please be guided accordingly.

(iv) AIT Academic Calendar 2020
Email from Office of Student Affairs (17 Oct. 2019)
Kindly be informed that the current AIT desk calendar is being redesigned and will be available before the year ends.

For planning purposes, the file of the AIT Academic Calendar 2020 was emailed to AIT Community to be able to import it to e-calendar (Google Calendar, MS Outlook, etc.). The academic schedules for 2020 can also be accessed in the Students Website at this link.

(v) Schedule of Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) this week
Email from AIT Medical Clinic (28 Oct. 2019)

Please note that Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will come on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs.

(vi) Trial-Financial Times from now - 30 October 2019
Email from AIT Library (10 Oct. 2019)
The Library is pleased to inform you that Financial Times has offered a trial for AIT members from now until 31 October 2019.

To have access to a trial of Financial Time Online, please register from the link below by using the AIT e-mail address.

Please note that the publisher allows only 300 users during the trial periods.

(vii) New OpenVPN
Email from Helpdesk (8 Oct. 2019)
Dear all users,

We would like to announce the availability of the enhanced OpenVPN service which can support all platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS and Android). To use it, please follow the instructions from https://helpdesk.ait.ac.th/services/ait-vpn/

We will discontinue the old OpenVPN on 1 November 2019.

(viii) 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 .

(ix) 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 7 August 2019 – 18 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.


B. Events


(a) AIT Career Fair - 30 October 2019! Record-breaking 52 companies to meet!

We are happy to inform you that a record breaking fifty-two (52) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair, in time for the 60th AIT Anniversary celebration this month. The Fair is scheduled on 30 October 2019 (Wednesday) 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.

A brief profile of the companies that are attending our Fair for the very first time are given below:
1. Asia Technology Industry - provider of indoor and outdoor positioning system using BLE
2. Asian Development Bank (ADB) - an international development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development
3. Beryl 8 Plus Co. Ltd. -  largest sales force partner in Asia with 100+ salesforce consultants, covering the complete salesforce customer success platform suite     
4. KG Engineering Co. Ltd.,  -  leader in mechanical electrical system engineering (M&E), solar power generation system and integrated energy saving system
5. KP Solution Co. Ltd. -   provider of professional software  for  financial business, automobile/service center, transportation business and accounting system
6. My Internship Asia (Thailand) Ltd. - one of the leading internship placement companies in Thailand
7. Neon InfoTech South East Asia Co. Ltd. - provider of engineering and IT software solutions 
8. Nova Green Power System Co. Ltd. - provider of software development, energy management solution, IOT platform service, and embedded systems design for your solutions
9. Omise Company Ltd. - payment gateway for Thailand, Japan and Singapore providing both online and offline payment solutions to merchants from startups to large cos.
10. Plan International Thailand - a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children's rights and equality for girls
11. Promptnow Co. Ltd. -  is leading the mobile handset experience revolution in Thailand and the Region by developing innovative user experiences on mobile handsets
12. Robert Bosch Automotive Technologies (Thailand) Co. Ltd. - a global player in the technology and service sector and active in the four business sectors of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology in Thailand    and major manufacturer of automotive parts with worldwide export 
13. Ruel B. Ramirez & Associates (from Philippines) - a consulting firm engaged in complete engineering design and management services   
14. Talent Connects Private Ltd. (from Nepal) - a leading jobs portal site based in Nepal
15. Thanachart Bank PCL - Thailand’s sixth-largest bank by assets size and  the country's leading automobile lender 
16. Tractebel Engineering Ltd. - one of the world's largest engineering consultancy companies with more than 150 years of experience and provider of worldwide life-cycle consultancy and multidisciplinary solutions in energy, water and infrastructure
17.  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 

18. Victory Farms Limited (from Kenya)- the fastest growing fish farm in sub-Saharan Africa 

The above companies are now joining the list with:

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. Asian Engineering Consultants Corp. Ltd. (AEC) -  consulting services for major public and private construction projects
3.  Amata Corporation PCL -  world’s leading industrial city developer 
4. Banpu Innovation and Ventures Co. Ltd. -   a new division of Banpu PCL, a Thai energy company which deals in refining and marketing petroleum products, with focus on disruptive technology development via R & D, accelerator, incubator and corporate venture capital initiatives
5. Berli Jucker PCL - a major Thai import and export firm
6. Biosci (Thailand) Co. Ltd. -  provider of world class data analysis software,  data management solutions and training 
7. Bkk French Touch Co. Ltd. - a start-up company organizing events in Bangkok such as sports contests, treasure hunts and team-building events 
8. Bouygues-Thai Ltd. - leading construction company in Asia
9. Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PCL - electronics computer manufacturing company
10. Codium Co. Ltd. – builds mobile, tablet, desktop application, and  enterprise solutions using the latest open source technology 
11. Consultants of Technology Co. Ltd. (COT) - Thai professional engineering consulting firm serving governmental, private sector, and international organizations/agencies 
12. CP Foods (Thailand) PCL - leading agro-industrial and food conglomerate  in the Asia Pacific region
13. Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL  - producer of power and thermal management solutions and a regional player in segments including industrial automation, displays and networking
14. 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
15. DHL Supply Chain (Thailand) Co. Ltd - world's largest logistics company operating around the world, particularly in sea and air mail 
16. Double A (1991) PCL -  manufacturer and distributor of pulp and paper in Thailand and internationally
17. ERM-Siam Co. Ltd. -  world's leading sustainability consultancy 
18. Gulf Energy Development PCL - one of the leading energy producers in Thailand, producing safe, reliable energy now and for the future 
19. Helukabel (Thailand) Co. Ltd. - cable solutions for photovoltaic systems 
20. John Deere (Thailand) Ltd.  -  leading manufacturer of agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drive trains used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment
21. Michelin Siam Co. Ltd. - one of the world's leading names in tires and mobility
22. Micromatics Co. Ltd. -  one of the finest manufacturers of high precision turned parts for the automotive and many other industries in Southeast Asia  
23. Pandora Production Co. Ltd. -  jewelry chain featuring a variety of necklaces, rings, customizable charm bracelets & more 
24. Panya Consultants Co. Ltd. - provides consulting and management services to the government, private sector and international organizations 
25. Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) - international institution for the generation & application of early warning information
26. Siam Commercial Bank PCL (SCB) - Thailand's first indigenous bank
27. Siam Makro PCL - wholesale center for professional business operators 
28. Siam University - one of Thailand's best private universities offering international programs
29. Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction PCL (STECON) - a  leading engineering and construction company
30. Stonehenge Inter PCL -  provides professional services in design (architecture, structure, and historical conservation) and construction management  
31. TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management PCL -  Thailand's largest conglomerate of consulting companies 
32. The Siam Cement PLC (SCG) -   leading business conglomerate in the ASEAN region
33. Think Blue Data Co. Ltd. -  software solutions for data visualization company
34. Vinarco  Services (Thailand) Ltd. - a market leader in providing professional consultancy services across Asia-Pacific

¤ Beryl 8 Plus Career Talk on 6 November 2019 (Wednesday), 3:00 - 4:00 pm, MEB Auditorium 
¤ Pandora Career Talk on 6 November 2019 (Wednesday), 4:00 - 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium
¤ Consultants of Technology (COT) Career Talk on  8 November 2019 (Friday), 4:00 - 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium
¤ Delta Electronics Career Talk on 12 November 2019 (Tuesday), 4:00 - 5:30 pm, MEB Auditorium 


¤ Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PCL 
¤ Delta Electronics PCL  
¤ Demco PCL     
¤ Gulf Energy Development PCL
¤ KP Solutions PCL    
¤ Micromatics Co. Ltd.    
¤ Ruel B. Ramirez & Associates   
¤ Demco PCL    
¤ Gulf Energy Development PCL
¤ Michelin Siam Co. Ltd. 
¤ Nova Green Power System PCL 
¤ Ruel B. Ramirez & Associates  

¤  AIT Student Union (AIT-SU) sponsored RESEARCH EXHIBITION related to students’ research at the AITCC Lobby
¤ Variety of food and drinks sold outside the AIT Conference Center  
(Note: Stalls for free to those interested to rent for selling refreshments/lunch and provide games! just contact us)
¤ Raffle draw at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for registered Career Fair participants
¤ AND Goodies! free stationery, souvenirs and a lot more!

Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please drop by at: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th
or check: https://www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter
or email: careercenter@ait.ac.th
or contact us via phone: 662 524-6744, 662 524-6326

(b) Blood Donation: 3 December 2019
Email from AIT Medical Center (17 Sept. 2019)

The Thai Red Cross Society has been working with volunteer students and staff to collect units of blood from the AIT community. The bloodmobile visits AIT every three months, four times a year, hoping to collect enough units to supply the constant demand for blood.

We again would like to ask for your help. The next visit for blood donation is scheduled on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the parking lot in front of the AIT Conference Center.

Give blood! You'll experience a fulfilling sense of contribution. And the donation process isn't time-consuming. It only takes about half an hour.

On behalf of needy patients whose lives you may save, we would like to thank you very much for your time and support.



(a) AIT Executive Masterclass Series: Innovation in Healthcare by Susie A. Ruff: 28 Oct. 2019

School of Management will organize AIT Executive Masterclass Series: Innovation in Healthcare by Susie A. Ruff on 28 October 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at AIT School of Management (City Campus), 15th Floor, the Column Tower, Sukhumvit 16 (Asoke) Bangkok.

Susie A. Ruff holds a M.Sc. in International Business Administration. Graduate of Copenhagen Business School with Executive Education from Stanford University and Imperial College.
Session possibilities: Strategic Partnerships for Healthcare Innovation, User-driven Innovation in Healthcare, Innovation in Healthcare between corporates, start-ups & SME’s and healthcare professionals.

Ticket: 3,000 Bht / Alumni 1,500 Bht.
Please contact: Tel. 061-4018509 or 02-524-6622



(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) 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

(c) 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

(d)Training Program on "Sustainable Agriculture, Agribusiness and Value  Chain Management in Thailand": 2 – 7 Dec. 2019

AIT Extension will organize a Training Program on “Sustainable Agriculture, Agribusiness and Value Chain Management in Thailand" at AIT.
Program: "Sustainable Agriculture, Agribusiness and Value Chain Management in Thailand"
Duration: 2-7 December 2019
Venue: AIT Conference Center, AIT Campus

The “Sustainable Agriculture, Agribusiness and Value Chain Management in Thailand” is a one-week long professional development program, which has been designed to address the key issues dealing by the agriculturists and development professionals in other countries often with similar or different agro-ecological zones. At the end of this program, participants are expected to widen their views and understandings on modern and sustainable farming practices in different agro-ecological zones including low land or wetland ecosystems.

For more details please visit at www.extension.ait.ac.th/course/948

(e) Biofloc Technology Training Program: 2 – 7 Dec. 2019

A Training Program on Biofloc Technology organized by Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM) Program of AIT will be held from 2 - 7 December 2019 at the AIT Conference Center.

The event titled: Biofloc, Biomimicry, and Biological farming will be led by leading international experts on Biofloc, Aquamimicry, and sustainable shrimp farming.

For more details of the program, please email to salinkr@ait.ac.th  or aarm@ait.ac.th .

C. Faculty and Staff Travel

Dr. Jonathan Shaw  / Taipei, Taiwan / 14 – 17 October 2019*
Prof. Joyashree Roy / Singapore / 20 – 24 October 2019*
Dr. Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen / Danang, Hanoi / 21 – 29 October 2019
Mr. Md. Anishur Rahman / Hanoi, Vietnam and Tokyo, Japan / 24 October – 1 November 2019
Dr. Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee / Tak, Thailand / 25 – 26 October 2019*
Ms. Nisarat Tansakul / Tak, Thailand / 25 – 26 October 2019*
Prof. Joyashree Roy / Malaysia / 25 – 27 October 2019
Ms. Mahbooba Amin / Phuket, Trang, and Songkhla, Thailand / 25 – 30 October 2019
Mr. Tharakorn Chanlapa / Phuket, Trang, and Songkhla, Thailand / 25 – 30 October 2019
Dr. Md. Zakir Hossain / Hanoi, Vietnam and Tokyo, Japan / 25 October – 1 November 2019
Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Melbourne, Australia / 26 October – 1 November 2019
Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Xiamen, PRC / 27 October – 2 November 2019
Dr. Indrajit Pal / Bali, Indonesia / 28 October – 3 November 2019
Dr. K. R. Salin / Huzhou, Zhejiang, Shanghai, China / 28 October – 2 November 2019
Prof. Pennung Warnitchai / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 29 – 30 October 2019
Dr. Punchet Thammarak / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 29 – 30 October 2019
Takuji W. Tsusaka / Seoul, Republic of Korea / 29 – 31 October 2019
Dr. Anil Kumar Anal  / Visakhapatnam, India / 29 October – 3 November 2019
Dr. Venkatesh Sundaravaradhan / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 30 October – 5 November 2019
Dr. Nophea Sasaki / Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 31 October – 2 November 2019
Dr. Takuji Tsusaka / Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 31 October – 2 November 2019
Nikorn Asakati / Nakhono Pathom, Thailand / 31 October – 2 November 2019
Prof. Matthew N. Dailey / Athens, Greece and Leiden, Netherlands / 2 – 14 November 2019
Dr. Vatcharaporn Esichaikul / Athens, Greece and Leiden, Netherlands / 2 – 16 November 2019
Dr. Chutiporn Anutariya / Athens, Greece and Leiden, Netherlands / 2 – 17 November 2019
Dr. Naveed Anwar / Singapore / 3 – 5 November 2019
Farah Nashid Hossain / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 3 – 5 November 2019

*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)

D. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Head, Climate Change Cluster (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 43/19
Deadline: 31 October 2019

Position: Programme Officer (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 45/19
Deadline: 30 November 2019