WEEK# 45, 4 – 10 November 2019


 In this issue:

A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classified (jobs)



(i) 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Email from AIT President (28 Oct. 2019)

Dear AIT Family Member,

Our three days of celebrating AIT’s 60th Anniversary is now a memory.  I want to let you know that there have been a lot of positive comments and vibrations coming out of those three days, and I want to thank all of you for helping to host HRH Princess Sirindhorn, the visiting university presidents, the other dignitaries, our Board and Ambassadors, and our many alumni who came back to celebrate with us.  Of course, there were things we can do better, and we will improve next time.  But you helped create an impression and energy that will serve AIT well as we go forward to Transform AIT.  We are already reaping benefits from the celebrations in terms of future collaboration and support.  I am deeply appreciative for your help and welcoming attitude to the visitors, and all this reflects well on AIT.

It was not easy pulling everything together.  You all should be proud of yourself!  

Thank you!!

Dr. Eden Woon


(ii) Special Edition of the AIT Newsletter: November 2019

Email from OPA (1 Nov. 2019)

We are happy to release the November 2019 edition of the monthly AIT Newsletter. This is a Special 60th Anniversary Edition, where we try and bring you the story of our 60th Anniversary Celebrations in a nutshell.

Download links:

PDF: https://www.tiny.cc/fvljfz 

EPUB: https://www.tiny.cc/jcmjfz 

MOBI: https://www.tiny.cc/2emjfz 

 Happy Reading


(iii)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.


(iv) 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.

(v)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.

(vi)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.




(a) AIT Food and Art Fest 2019: 8 November 2019

Email from SU (2 Nov. 2019)

SU Gender and Culture Affair will organize the Food and Art Festival with theme Discover AIT Community's Cultural and Food Diversity. 

We would like to encourage everyone in our community to reduce waste and plastic also, so we will use natural containers, reuse containers and other eco-friendly ways in the event. 

The event will be held on Friday, 8 November 2019 from 10 AM onwards near at Administration Building.

We really excited and looking forward to you joining our activities including 

- Eco-booth Design Competition

- Chowdown Competition (Eating Competition)

- So You Think You Can Cook? (Cooking Competition)

- Arts and Crafts Exhibit (Henna painting and drawing)

- Music and more..

We also have cool prizes awaits you. Come and let's enjoy different foods, learn cultural heritage and meet new friends.

// Don't forget to bring your own containers to but some foods in the event.

For more information, please contact 

FB: Kunnaree Kritiyutanont / Tel: 0924745664 

FB: Han Dong Won 

FB: Manikanteswara Reddy

or email to suculgen@ait.asia 

(b) First Sustainability Hackathon at AIT Entrepreneurship Center: 16 Nov. 2019

Email from Department of Development and Sustainability, SERD (31 Oct. 2019)

With the support and sponsorship of AIT Solutions, AIT Entrepreneurship Center (EC),South Pole (Carbon Management Company), Regional, Urban and Built Environmental Analytics (RUBEA) of Chulalongkorn University, SERD’s Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS) will organize the first Sustainability Hackathon at Entrepreneurship Center on 16 November 2019.

Please refer to this URL for more information on criteria, prizes, and how to apply


There are cash prizes and much more. 

Anyone from anywhere can join the Sustainability Hackathon.

This event is organized by

Dr. Nophea Sasaki (NRM)

Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe (GDS)

Dr. Vilas Nittivattananon (UEM)

Your kind support and participation would be greatly appreciated.

Together, we can turn our AIT into a Sustainability Hub.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


(c) AIT CAREER TALK: November 2019

AIT Career Center will organize AIT Career Talks as follows:

¤ 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



 (a)Workshop on “A Practical Approach on European Programmes: Opportunities under EU grants available for Asian universities” – 4 Nov. 2019

 AIT will organize a workshop titled “A Practical Approach on European Programmes: Opportunities under EU grants available for Asian universities”.

This workshop shall be conducted by Prof Andrei Szuder and will provide insights into the EU programmes open for participation by Asian Universities and how to prepare project proposals.

Date: Monday, 4 November 2019

Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 noon

Venue: Board Room, Administration Building


(b) Beryl 8 Plus and Pandora Productions Career talk: 6 Nov. 2019

 AIT Career Center will organize two Career Talks by Beryl 8 Plus and Pandora Productions. The representatives from both the companies will be here on campus to share about company profile and opportunities for AIT students. Please find details below and pre-register to reserve your seats.

Beryl 8 Plus Career talk

Program details: 

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Time: 3 pm to 4 pm

Venue: Milton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT 

Speaker: Mr. Sean P. Wolfman, Chief of Business Development (International)

To pre-register, please click here

About Beryl 8 Plus: Beryl 8 Plus is a leading end to end technology consulting and solution provider specializing in intelligent cloud-based solutions that drives business success across a wide range of industries. Established in 2008, Beryl 8 Plus’ mission is to collaborate with and enable clients to create competitive advantage thru digital transformation and innovation. As the #1 Salesforce partner in Asia and Google Cloud Partner, Beryl 8 Plus has successfully implemented over 200 projects for more than 100 business customers in ASEAN and the US with and exceptional track record of customer satisfaction and improved performance.

Pandora Productions Career Talk

Program details: 

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Time: 4 pm to 5 pm

Venue: Milton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT 

Speaker: Khun Kanokwan Arunchaiyaporn, Talent Acquisition Manager

To pre-register, please click here

About Pandora Productions: Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs more than 26,000 people worldwide of whom more than 11,500 are located in Thailand, where the Company manufactures its jewelry. 

To know more about both the companies, please join us.

Lastly, it would be appreciated if you can please come in polite/smart casual attire to the Career Talk. 

Everyone is cordially invited! 


(c) AIT Executive Masterclass Series Lecture on “Digital transformation: The future of Financial Services”: 11 Nov. 2019

The AIT Executive Masterclass Series by the School of Management Bangkok Campus

Topic: Digital transformation: The future of Financial Services

Speaker: Benjamin Quinlan

Date: Monday, 11 November 2019

Time: 18:00-20:00 hrs.

Venue: AIT School of Management Bangkok Campus



(a) 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 


(b) 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 


(c) 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 


(d) 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. Visitors

A courtesy meeting with H.E.. Mr. Ganesh Prasad Dhakal, Ambassador of Nepal to Thailand on 5 November 2019, Tuesday at 15:30 hrs in Board Room, Admin. Bldg




D .Faculty and Staff Travel

Ms. Charina May Lepiten / Siem Reap, Cambodia / 6 – 11 October 2019*

Dr. Oleg Shipin / Xiamen, China / 27 October – 2 November 2019*

Prof. C. Visvanathan / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 29 October – 2 November 2019*

Dr. Venkatesh Sundaravaradhan / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 30 October – 5 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. Jonathan Shaw / Colombo, Sri Lanka/ 3 – 5 November 2019

Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 3 – 5 November 2019

Dr. Naveed Anwar / Singapore / 3 – 5 November 2019

Farah Nashid Hossain / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 3 – 5 November 2019

Dr. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad / USA / 3 – 6 November 2019

Prof. Nitin K. Tripathi / Chonburi, Thailand / 5 – 7 November 2019

Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat / Chonburi, Thailand / 5 – 7 November 2019

Dr. Sanit Arunplod / Chonburi, Thailand / 5 – 7 November 2019

Dr. Salvatore G. P. Virdis / Chonburi, Thailand / 5 – 7 November 2019

Ms. Sukanya Hnooma / Chonburi, Thailand / 5 – 7 November 2019

Ms. Parichart Khammeerak / Chonburi, Thailand / 5 – 7 November 2019

Viraphan Samadi / Malaysia / 5 – 8 November 2019

Dr. Indrajit Pal / Quezon City, Philippines / 8 – 10 November 2019

Dr. Ram Lal Verma / Beijing, China / 10 – 15 November 2019

Ms. Charina May B. Lepiten / Beijing, China / 10 – 15 November 2019


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


E. Classifieds (Jobs) 

Position: Public Relations Coordinator (Office of Public Affairs)

Ref. No. 53/19

Deadline: 22 November 2019


Position: Senior Digital Media & Communications Officer (Office of Public Affairs)

Ref. No. 54/19

Deadline: 22 November 2019


Position: Programme Officer (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)

Ref. No. 45/19

Deadline: 30 November 2019