WEEK# 46, 11 – 17 November 2019



In this issue:

A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classified (jobs)



(i) AIT Roadshow Bangkok is coming – 1 Dec. 2019

The wait is almost over. AIT Roadshow Bangkok is coming.

For parents and students, it's a 'can't miss' opportunity to learn more about the essential academic programs and cutting-edge research taking place at the Asian Institute of Technology. Meet faculty deans, lecturers, and the scholarship officers to learn what it takes to gain admission. The event will also feature an English Writing workshop to give students tips and tricks to acing the AIT English Entry Test.

The AIT Roadshow Bangkok will be held on 1 December 2019 at the AIT downtown campus (Column Tower) on Sukhumvit 16.

(ii) Passing away of the mother of Mrs. Tran Thu Huong, Library Teacher in AITIS

Email from Office of Human Resource Services (8 Nov. 2019)

With deepest sorrow, we would like to inform you of the passing away of the mother of Mrs. Tran Thu Huong, at 8:31 p.m., November 6,  2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam, after a long time of  the critical health illness at the age of 84.

The funeral service will be held at 125 Phung Hung, from 7:00 -8:00 a.m. on November 12th 2019.

The cremation is at 10:00 a.m. at Hoan Vu Cremation, Van Dien, Thanh Tri, Hanoi.

On behalf of the AIT Community, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Mrs Huong and her family during this time of bereavement.

(iii) Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will change time schedule

Email from AIT Medical Center (11 Nov. 2019)

We would like to inform you that the schedule of Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will be changed from Friday, 15 November 2019 to Wednesday, 13 November 2019 from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs.

(iv) 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.

(v) 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.

(vi) 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.

(vii) Sign up as a Registered User for the AIT Entrepreneurship Center
Email from Entrepreneurship Center (4 Nov. 2019)

You are all invited to sign up as a Registered User for the AIT Entrepreneurship Center (EC), a creative and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff and alumni with diverse backgrounds and expertise have an opportunity to innovate, collaborate, launch, and grow a business to drive economic and social impact.

As a Registered User, you have access to the facility and equipment available at EC, chance to get seed funding, meet and collaborate with other innovators and entrepreneurs, book the space for your meetings and events, and so much more.

To register, click this link.

For further details, email entrepreneurship@ait.ac.th

(viii) 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) 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.

(b) FUSE Bangkok Event on the topic of “Building innovative and future-fit organisations”: 11 Nov. 2019
Email from Vice President – Knowledge Transfer (6 Nov. 2019)

FUSE Bangkok event on the topic of “Building innovative and future-fit organisations” will be held on 11 November 2019 at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, on Soi 57. The event is organized by the Finnish consulting company Renesans Consulting in close cooperation with the Finnish Embassy, the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce and Bisnis Nordic Indonesia.
Please find the invitation here: http://renesans.fi/bangkok/invitation.pdf.

Please note that there are only 100 seats available, so ensure Your seat now by enrolling as soon as possible here: http://www.renesans.fi/bangkok/index.html. On this website You will also find more information about the event, including the full program.


(a) Expert's Talk by Mr. Spencer Deng,  Dorabot: 11 November 2019
AIT Entrepreneurship Center will organize Expert’s Talk by Mr. Spencer Deng from Dorabot.
Topic: How AI and Robotics Tech Enable Logistics and Manufacturing
Speaker: Spencer Deng, Co-founder & CEO at Dorabot


Date: 11 November 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Venue: AIT Entrepreneurship Center
(b) Career Talks: November 2019

 AIT Career Center will organize the following Career Talks by different companies during the month of November 2019. Please find details below and pre-register to reserve your seats.

Consultants of Technology Co. Ltd. (COT) Career talk:
Program details:
Date: Friday, 8 November 2019                                                                                             
Time: 4 pm to 5 pm
Venue: Milton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT
1. Mr. Bienvenido Anatan, Senior International Project Manager
2. Mr. Rommel Diopenes, International Project Manager
Preferred Academic Programs:
• Structural Engineering
• Transportation Engineering
• Water Engineering and Management
• Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Management
• Energy
• Environmental Engineering and Management
• Climate Change and Sustainable Development
• Regional and Rural Development Planning
• Urban Environmental Management
• Development and Sustainability
• Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation & Management
• Urban Water Engineering & Management. 
To pre-register for Consultants of Technology Career talk, please click here


Delta Electronics Career Talk
Program details:
Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Time: 4 pm to 5 pm
Venue: Milton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT
Speaker:    Mr.Jakrapong Wong, Electrical R&D Manager/Custom Design Business Unit R&D


Jobs available: Assist Control Engineer
Preferred Academic Programs:
• Embedded system
• Power electronics
• Mechatronics with control background
• Coding skills
To pre-register for Delta Electronics Career talk, please click here

DHL Supply Chain (Thailand)  Career talk

    Program details:
    Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
    Time: 4 pm to 5 pm
    Venue: Milton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT
1. Ms. Khwanruedee Ananbanpakij, General Manager
2. Mr. Issara Krobbang, Operation Manager
3. Mr. Akachai Ruenroeng, Operation Manager
     Many internships available with Qualifications as follows :
• Implement Improvement projects.
• Observe operation and provide necessary solutions those help reduce unnecessary workload of operating team.
• Assemble data from various resources into the format that appropriate for analysis and presentation.
• Provide improvement projects intern of operation excellence and cost leadership
Preferred Nationality: Thai, but other nationalities are welcome to join
To pre-register for DHL Supply Chain (Thailand) Career talk, please click here
Interested persons to join the event 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. 201 
The AIT Executive Masterclass Series by the School of Management Bangkok Campus will organize a lecture.
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
(d) Expert Workshop on Patent Awareness and How to Protect Your Invention: 13 Nov. 2019 
AIT Entrepreneurship Center will organize an Expert Workshop on Patent Awareness and How to Protect Your Invention on 13 November 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at AIT Entrepreneurship Center.
For more information, please contact email: entrepreneurship@ait.ac.th 
Tel. 524 5322
(e) GNSS for Policy and Decision Makers-Course: T131-24: 6 – 8 Jan. 2020
Geoinformatics Center of AIT (GIC/AIT) together with the Center for Spatial Information Science of The University of Tokyo (CSIS/UT) and International Committee on GNSS (ICG) are taking initiatives to create awareness on GNSS and its applications in Asia and the Pacific region. 
They will jointly organize GNSS for Policy and Decision Makers-Course: T131-24 Seminar Workshop Program from 6 – 8 January 2020 at AIT Conference Center.




(a) 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
(b)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 
(c) 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 .
(d) "WINTER CAMP2019": 14 – 16 Dec. 2019
SET’s Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Management Program will organize a "WINTER CAMP2019" Essential Skills Project Management Training for all engineers and architects who work in construction projects.
Date: 14 - 16 December 2019
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology
Please click to register here:
Deadline: 29 November 2019



C. Visitors


• Agreement signing with Eastern Star Company / 15 Nov. 2019 / contribution for AIT’s 60th Anniversary



D .Faculty and Staff Travel

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. Syed Faizul Hassan Shah / Berlin, Vanduz, Germany; Zurich, Geneva, Switzerland / 3 – 15 November 2019
Dr. Pham Huy Giao / Iasi, Romania / 3 – 15 November 2019
Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Kathmandu, Nepal / 4 – 10 November 2019*
Mr. Chatuphol Pholwan / Petchaburi and Prachuapkirikhan, Thailand / 5 – 7 November 2019*
Mrs. Adelaida B. Roman / Tokyo, Japan / 6 – 8 November 2019*
Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Mumbai and Pune, India / 6 – 10 November 2019*
Prof. Joyashree Roy / Hyderabad, India / 7 – 9 November 2019*
Dr. Ram Lal Verma / Beijing, China / 10 – 15 November 2019
Ms. Charina May B. Lepiten / Beijing, China / 10 – 15 November 2019
Dr. Naveed Anwar / Singapore / 13 – 15 November 2019
Mr. S. M. Zia Uddin / Philippines / 13 – 16 November 2019
Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Singapore / 16 – 22 November 2019
Dr. Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn / Trondheim, Norway / 16 – 23 November 2019
Dr. Joyee Chatterjee / Yangon, Myanmar / 17 – 19 November 2019
Dr. Philippe Doneys / Yangon, Myanmar / 17 – 19 November 2019
Mr. Gullberto Borongan / Jakarta, Indonesia / 17 – 20 November 2019
Mr. Huno Solomon Kofi Mensah / Jakarta, Indonesia / 17 – 20 November 2019
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Yangon, Myanmar / 17 – 20 November 2019
Dr. Kavinda G. Hettiarachxhige / Delhi, India / 17 – 24 November 2019
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)


E. Classifieds (Jobs) 


Position: Assistant Teacher (AIT International School)
Ref. Mo. 51/19
Deadline: 15 November 2019

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: Doctor
Ref. No. 55/19
Deadline: 30 November 2019

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