WEEK # 6, 5 - 11 February 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. Takuji W. Tsusaka from the rank of Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Email from the President and Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs on 2 February 2024

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Dear Members of the AIT Community,

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Takuji W. Tsusaka from the rank of Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. I have approved his promotion taking into account the recommendation of the School, the Faculty Evaluation Panel (FEP), and the external reviewers.

Dr. Takuji W. Tsusaka joined AIT as an Assistant Professor in the Natural Resources Management (NRM) and Development and Sustainability (DS) academic programs, Department of Development and Sustainability of the School of Environment, Resources and Development in January 2018.

Dr. Tsusaka obtained both his Ph.D. in Development Economics and Master of International Development Studies degrees from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan in 2011 and 2008, respectively. Prior to transitioning to his current field, Dr. Tsusaka had earlier achieved Advancement to his Ph.D. Candidacy in Physics in 2001 from the City University of New York (CUNY), USA. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo in 1999. Dr. Tsusaka’s current research encompasses the areas of agricultural economics, natural resources economics, poverty reduction, social capital formation, technology adoption, ex-post impact evaluation and gender in smallholder agriculture.

Dr. Tsusaka’s proactive support and dedication to students extend beyond the call of duty as a faculty member, greatly benefiting students across several programs within and outside his department. His contributions in this way are not only deeply valued but also widely acknowledged and appreciated by both students and faculty colleagues.

The CV of Dr. Tsusaka can be accessed via this link: Takuji W. Tsusaka

We warmly congratulate Dr. Takuji W. Tsusaka on his promotion.

2) Join us for an  exciting day at the Asian Institute of Technology's Open House on February 12, 2024

Register Now : http://tinyurl.com/3yc3hjff

Meet the Dean, faculty, and students from the AIT School of Engineering and Technology, explore our academic programs, research projects, and scholarship opportunities, and take the opportunity to tour our green and beautiful campus and participate in a Treasure Hunt with exciting prizes.

Also, take advantage of Free English Language Test and complimentary transportation.



3) AIT Roadshow Kolkata

Discover Your Future at the Asian Institute of Technology! Come to meet us on Feb 13, 2024, for an exclusive student recruitment information session. Explore exciting academic programs, scholarships, and global opportunities. Don't miss your chance to shape your path to success at AIT!
Admission Open for 2024 Intake.
Date: Feb 13, Tuesday
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
Venue: ibis Kolkata Rajarhat
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  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.
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 


  •  MoU Signing Ceremony and discussion between AIT and AE Carbon Capital Sdn (AECCSB) and Envirostar Sdn Bhd (ESSB) Malaysia on 6 February 2024.
  •  A delegate from R.V. University, Bangalore, India is planning for a visit to AIT on 6th February 2024 




D. Faculty & Staff Travel

  • Ms. Chotiros Mongkolchotirat, Director, Office of the President/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 19 - 22 February 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ Japan/  20 - 23 February 2024 
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ Nong Khai, Thailand/ 30 - 31 May 2024
  • Dr. Thi Phuoc Nguyen/ Faculty SERD/  Nakornratchasima/ 5 - 7 February 2024
  • Ms. Isha Basyal, GWSC/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 31 January - 12 February 2024
  • Mr. Mostafizur Rahman, GWSC/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 31 January - 16 February 2024
  • Dr. Jirawadee Polprasert, SERD/ Cambodia/ 11 - 13 February 2024
  • Prof . Abdul Salam, Dean SERD/ Colombo,Sri Lanka/ 10 - 16 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/ Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia/ 28 February - 2 March 2024
  • Dr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Houston, New Jersey, Dalias, San Antonio, Humble/ 22 June - 23 July 2024
  • Mr. Voravat Chonlasin, Executive Director, AITX/ Malaysia/ 28 February - 2 March 2024
  • Prof. Anil Kumar Anal, Faculty SERD/ India/ 3 - 6 February 2024
  • Dr. Lai Nguyen Huy, Faculty SERD/ Chiang Mai, Thailand/ 28 - 31 January 2024
  • Dr. Dibesh Khadka, Faculty SET/ Phuket, Thailand/ 31 January - 5 February 2024
  • Dr. Roger Levermore, VPD/ Srilanka & India/ 8 - 17 February 2024





 E. Classifieds (jobs) 

Staff Position:

1. Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, SERD-GDS

2. Associate / Assistant Professor, SET-ICT

3. Facilities Manager / Senior IFM Manager, OFAM

4. Structure Engineer, AIT Solutions

5. Administrative Officer, SET-ICT

6. Helpdesk Officer, intERLab

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

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