WEEK# 9 , 01 – 07 March 2021


In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Events 

C. MoU/ Agreement Signing

D. Classifieds (jobs)


A. Announcements 

1) Update from AIT COVID-19 Task Force—Relaxation of Some Measures on 1 March

Email from the Director, Office of Academic Administration on 28 February 2021.

Dear AIT Family,

Overall Thailand Situation, Pathum Thani and Relaxation of Measures Effective 1 March 2021 – The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved the easing of restrictions as the situation is slowly getting better in most parts of the country, with lower numbers of cases in each province in Thailand.  Provinces that were previously categorized as High Controlled Areas, namely Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, and Samut Prakan, have moved down one tier to Controlled Area.  Only Samut Sakhon still remains in the highest level of maximum and strict controlled area.  The Pathum Thani public health office has allowed the Pornpat and Suchart markets to re-open, which had been ordered shut for cleaning and disinfection after the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the two markets.

In light of the gradual improvement in the overall COVID-19 situation in Thailand and especially Pathum Thani, starting on Monday, 1 March, the earlier AIT advice of "strongly encouraging the AIT community not to visit anywhere in Pathumthani province outside of our gate", is now relaxed.  In addition, Work From Home is no longer necessary for AIT community members who reside in the Pathum Thani province.  Classes, of course, continue in Hybrid Instruction format.

Visitors to AIT – Casual day-visitor access to buy take-out food and refreshments or just visit AIT no longer need a host to be granted access to AIT.

Other Policies – All the other earlier announced policies still stand, but please check with the Task Force if you have any queries and also visit the Intranet page where all COVID-19 related information and updates from the Task Force are available.  Please stay updated on news from the Government of Thailand and other updates from the AIT COVID-19 Task Force.  

The COVID-19 pandemic is still continuing, and the coronavirus is very tricky, so all of us should still be very careful.  We urge you to continue to maintain a high level of safety and hygiene measures, like regularly washing your hands, wearing masks in public places and when in the company of people, maintaining social distancing, avoiding large crowds, and please visit the AIT Medical Center if you feel unwell.  We must all continue to remain vigilant even as restrictions are being relaxed.

AIT COVID-19 Task Force

2) AIT Extension Facebook Live on "“Road Safety Audit: An Approach for work Zone Safety in Road Construction Projects”

It's our pleasure to invite you to attend and participate in the Facebook live on

“Road Safety Audit: An Approach for work Zone Safety in Road Construction Projects”

by Mr. Visit Achayanontgit, Roads Association of Thailand on 2nd March 2021 from 14:00 pm to 15:00 pm. (BKK Time).

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/aitextension

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3) AIT Extension Facebook Live on “UK Management Consultant Certification Pathway: Things you must know"

Email from Dean-SERD on 24 February 2020

It's our pleasure to invite you to attend and participate in the Facebook live on

“UK Management Consultant Certification Pathway: Things you must know" The origin of new essential consultancy skills for now and beyond. by Certified Instructor: Tony Lavender, RD MBA FRSA FCMI CMC 

Director Consultancy and Development International

Date: Thursday, 4 March 2021

Time: 3.00 PM (Bangkok Time)

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/aitextension

4) International Women's Day special event

On behalf of The Department of Development and Sustainability, we would like to  invite you all to a special webinar to mark the event of International Women's Day on March 8, 2021 as part of SERD's initiative to mark special theme days. 

This is going to be an international event and  people from different countries are expected to be logging in.The event will be on Zoom. The speakers are from the Philippines, India and Thailand. SEI is co-hosting it with the department. 

Please find attached the flier with the QR code for registration. 

The Agenda of this event is as follows:

Date: 8th March 2021

2:00 – 2:10 Opening and introduction of speakers

2:10 – 2:40 Presentation by three speakers (3 speakers, 10 min each) 

2:40 – 3:00 Presentation of challenges by audience (2 min each, 5 – 8 people) 

3:00 – 3:20 Q & A & Comments by the speakers 

3:20 – 3:30 Wrap up and closing

All are welcomed to join this event ...


5) Register now for the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum!

Email from  the Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific on 26 February 2021

Dear AIT Community,

As a supporting partner of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network, the AIT Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific is pleased to extend an invitation to the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum:

You may Register NOW (here) to explore the programme and start mingling and networking with other participants from across the region and more! Check out the attached attendee guide for some guidance on the Virtual Forum’s platform. It’s simple, fun, and we got you covered!

Thanks and see you at the virtual forum! For more information, check the forum’s page!

Facebook live on "Road Safety Audit: An Approach for Work Zone Safety in Road Construction Projects"

The Facebook live on “Road Safety Audit: An Approach for work Zone Safety in Road Construction Projects”  by Mr. Visit Achayanontgit, Roads Association of Thailand  will be held on Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 from 14:00 pm to 15:00 pm. (BKK Time). 

QR code for registration is in the attached flyer.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/aitextension


6) Mobile Application and Updated User Guide for Web of Science

Email from AIT Library on 24 February 2021.

AIT Library would like to share with you the updated user guide for Web of Science as below.

•Web of Science Core Collection Quick Reference Guide: https://clarivate.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=35888196. 

•Author Search Guide: https://clarivate.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=50530524

•Master Journal List. Search by title, keyword, and ISSN: https://mjl.clarivate.com/home 

Web of Science just launched a Web of Science™ My Research Assistant application available on IOS and Android.

To download this application, please visit the link below.


Off-campus access to the Web of Science through mobile devices, you will be required to install Open VPN.

•How to install Open VPN on IOS:  https://helpdesk.ait.ac.th/services/ait-vpn/vpn-ios

•How to install Open VPN on Androids: https://helpdesk.ait.ac.th/services/ait-vpn/vpn-android

Please try to use this application to empower your search.

Web Site: http://library.ait.ac.th

7) Free Access to Wiley Digital Textbooks on the e-Library Platform (Now - 31 March 2021)

Email from AIT Library on 24 February 2021.

Please be informed that Wiley is now offering us free access to Wiley Digital Textbooks on the e-Library platform. There are more than 18,000 titles of Digital textbooks available to access and read online.

Subject coverage:

Business & Economics, Science, Technology & Engineering, Medical, Computer, Social Science, Education, Mathematics, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, History, Architecture, Literary Criticism, Language Arts & Disciplines, Religion, Cooking, Health & Fitness, Law, Performing Arts, Art, Study Aids, Foreign Language Study, Self-Help, Music, Juvenile Nonfiction, Photography, Design, Family & Relationships, Nature, Biography & Autobiography, Sports & Recreations, Reference, Pets, Gardening, Body, Mind & Spirit, House & Home, Games, Humor, Craft & Hobbies, Drama, Juvenile Fiction, and Poetry.

Access rights: 3 concurrent access/2-day loan period

Trial period: From now – 31 March 2021

How to access e-Library

1. Please visit https://wileysgp.ipublishcentral.net/

You will be automatically authenticated if you are within the IP range (On-Campus). You should see the Asian Institute of Technology at the top right-hand corner of the page.

2. The e-Library will launch and prompt you to "Register" an account (if you are a new user).

3. Please click on “Register” and create your account. If you are an existing user, please click on "Login."

You will be able to search, browse, and check out the titles in the e-Library. (2-day loan period)

Please note:

Off-campus students, please access this e-resource through AIT VPN. For more information about VPN, please click on this link http://library.ait.ac.th/2019/04/20/off-campus-access-to-e-resources/.

As this database is available in the e-Library platform, you will need to click on "Check out" for reading.

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The Library hopes this resource will be useful for your studies and research. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please reply to this e-mail.

Web Site: http://library.ait.ac.th

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B. Events

Training Courses/ Conferences/ Workshops

1) 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs : What Drives the Future?


The first 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs (100X) event was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2019 as Southeast Asia’s first Research-to-Commercial conference to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The event also served as the venue to launch AIT’s Entrepreneurship Center, a breeding ground for future business leaders as well as a learning center with the ultimate goal of enhancing economic and social development. As our signature annual event, this year also AIT is organizing the second 100X in a new normal hybrid mode, a combination of online and in-person to also reach out to more people from different parts of the world. The theme for this event is What Drives the Future with a mindset to rethink our future by focusing on how we can improve the basic human needs such as Food, WellBeing, Living, Education, and Communication in context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).We believe that collaboration among different stakeholders: University, Industry, Government, and Civil Society is the key to safeguard our future and each stakeholder has a critical role to play in achieving the SDGs. Through this event, AIT, as one of the stakeholders, is reaching out to the Government, Industry and Civil Society to collaborate with us as co-organizer, partner, and participants.

More details:

100 Innovations X Entrepreneurs (ait.ac.th)



2) Online training course on "Connect Learning with Monitoring and Evaluation: A Strategy for Project M&E in Current COVID-19 Pandemic"

Date: 26 April - 13 May 2021
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 hrs. (Bangkok time)
Learn from practitioners on how to develop M & E pathways that foster measurement of results and respond to current changes of M&E contexts. Broadening perspectives for innovative ways to develop tools and reporting mechanisms that help to make decisions for project implementation. 

Aims of the program

Enhance practical knowledge and scope for M&E approach and practices during COVID-19.
Be acquainted with appropriate research design and data collection tools.

Apply M &E concept to create information sharing and reporting strategies.

For more information and registration pls. visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/1127


 Banner of M&E 26  Apr - 13 May 2021


 C. MoU/ Agreement Signing

MoU and MoA signing ceremony with iGroup (Asia Pacific) Limited on 4 March 2021.


  D. Classifieds (jobs) 

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development (DDS-GDS)

Ref. No. 9/20
Deadline: 15 February 2021

Position: Associate/Assistant Professor, School of Engineering & Technology (SET-ICT)
Ref. No. 01/21
Deadline: 28 February 2021

Position: Senior Program Officer, Office of International Affairs
Ref. No. 2/21
Deadline: 26 February 2021