WEEK # 7, 12 - 18 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) Appointment of the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)

Email from AIT President from 12 February 2024.


Dear Members of the AIT Community,


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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Nitin Kumar Tripathi as the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) starting from 15 February 2024 to 31 December 2024. As the Acting VPAA, he will continue to serve the delegated authority within the current areas of responsibilities as VPAA under the Institute's rules and regulations. 


Professor Tripathi has been a faculty member of the School of Engineering and Technology since 2000 and concurrently the Executive Director of the Special Degree Program (SDP). Professor Nitin has completed his Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Master of Technology in Remote Sensing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He finished his Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.  Prof. Nitin's research interest focuses on the application of Geoinformatics in environment, marine, health and agriculture fields.  His work also involves on the application of remote sensing and GIS for sustainable agriculture, environment, health and urban. He is also using GNSS and UAV for accurate mapping purposes.  He has developed a unified bachelor masters program, dual doctoral degree program and dual masters degree program with several universities around the world with AIT. 


Professor Tripathi's office is in Room 201 at the Administration Building and he can be reached by email at nitinkt@ait.ac.th or at his office extension number 5002.


I would like to thank Prof. Tripathi for accepting this role and please join me in wishing him the very best and offer him our full support and cooperation as he takes on this important role. 


2) Bad Air Quality on Campus

Email from AIT President on 12 February 2024

Dear AIT Community,

I regret to inform you that the PM2.5 levels on the AIT campus have reached an unhealthy level. This poses potential health risks, especially for kids (AITIS) and individuals with respiratory conditions or other underlying health issues. 

Action Required:

  • Limit Outdoor Activities: We strongly advise everyone to limit outdoor activities, particularly strenuous exercises, during this period.
  • Stay Indoors: If possible, stay indoors to reduce exposure to the polluted air. Ensure that windows and doors are closed to minimize the influx of outdoor air.
  • Use Air Purifiers: Consider using air purifiers in enclosed spaces to help reduce indoor air pollution. Ensure that the purifiers are properly maintained and filters are clean.
  • Wear Masks: If you need to go outside, wearing a mask (preferably N95 or equivalent) can provide additional protection against inhaling particulate matter.
  • Stay Informed: Keep yourself informed about the current air quality levels by checking local air quality monitoring stations near AIT:
  1. Thai PCD: http://air4thai.pcd.go.th/webV3/#/Report
  2. IQAir: https://www.iqair.com/th-en/air-quality-map?lat=14.06773287098129&lng=100.60886621475221&placeId=24bbd4f42f9506f6e49a
  3. IntERLab Sensor (AIT campus): https://hazemon.in.th/v23.11/chart.html?after=1707721020&before=1707724620&value=6&sensors=1676581388943263&tz=7).

3) 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.



4) 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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5) Join the AIT Volunteer Program for Organic Farming @ AIT Community Farm

Email from the Director, OSC on 8 February 2024

 Dear AIT Community,

Are you keen on cultivating and harvesting your own organic vegetables? If so, we have an exciting program tailored just for you. Join us to delve into the art of organic farming firsthand, guided by seasoned experts and organic farmers, right here on our campus community farm.

As part of OSC's commitment to nurturing AIT into a sustainable living laboratory, this program represents a small yet impactful step toward that vision, supported by the expertise of Farm Kao+ as external collaborators.

We extend our invitation to register either through the link provided or by scanning the QR code below to explore further details about this program on 12 Feb at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Kindly note that we'll be selecting only 15 dedicated volunteers who demonstrate a genuine passion for acquiring this invaluable skill and can consistently devote their time and energy during non-working hours until May 2024 and can complete this program.

Let's embark on this journey together towards sustainable living!

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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 


  A delegation from Technische Hochschule Mitelhessen (THM) University of Applied Sciences, Germany visits AIT on Monday, 12 February 2024.



D. Faculty & Staff Travel

  • Ms. Chotiros Mongkolchotirat, Director, Office of the President/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 19 - 22 February 2024
  • Dr. Kuo Chieh Chao, Faculty-SET/ Tokyo, Japan/ 22 February 2024- 6 March 2024
  • Ms. Supamas Untui, GTE-SET/Tokyo, Japan/ 26 February - 6 March 2024
  • Mr. Sanjeet Amatya, Director of Public Affairs/ Colombo, Sri Lanka, Chennai, Kolkata, India/ 9 - 14 February 2024
  • Prof. Rajendra Shrestha, Faculty SERD/ Buriram, Thailand/ 14- 15 February 2024
  • Prof. BHW. Hadikusumo, Faculty SET-CEIM/ Vietnam/ 29 February - 4 March 2024
  • Prof. P. Abdul Salam, Dean SERD/ Manila, Philippines/ 18 - 25 February 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ Japan/  20 - 23 February 2024 
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ Nong Khai, Thailand/ 30 - 31 May 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
  • 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))

9. Senior Advancement Officer and Administrative Secretary, OAAA

10. Program Officer for Digital Marketing, SERD/ EECC