WEEK#7, 17 - 23 February 2020

 In this issue:

A. Announcements

B. Campus Updates

C. Events

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (jobs)


A. Announcements

i) Updated Information as of 14 February 2020 on Safety and Precautionary Measures Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19)

E-mail from Vice President for Administration on 14 February 2020

Dear AIT Community

Since we last communicated with you on 6 February 2020, the Coronavirus Task Force would like to provide you with an update of our daily meetings.

The WHO has named this strain of coronavirus, Covid-19. 

There have been no new students/employees/residents/visitors being placed on self-quarantine in the AIT quarantine quarters since 6 February 2020.

One student and one employee have completed their quarantine period of 14 days and both received medical clearance. As additional precautionary measures, those who leave quarantine are required to have their temperatures monitored for a further ten days, reminded to avoid going to public places or crowded areas, strongly recommended to continue to wear a mask in public, and should report immediately to the medical center if they feel unwell.  

Those in quarantine are being visited in their quarantine quarters daily, to have their temperature monitored; and our doctors visit them three times during the 14-day quarantine period. Those in quarantine, both on-and-off campus, currently have no symptoms.

We wish to emphasize that personal and university guests who have visited China in the last 14 days are NOT to appear on AIT campus. This is the responsibility of every AIT resident and the organizer of whatever event on campus to make sure this is adhered to. 

The TF also focused on contingencies measures should someone come down with Covid-19. To this end, 'Contingency Measures that will be implemented in the unlikely event of someone at AIT contracting coronavirus', were circulated.  We are still fine-tuning the specific contingency follow-up steps should the impact on AIT campus be for a longer period.

A new WHO poster on How to Handrub is also being displayed around the campus.

Our intranet site, that can be found here: Coronavirus Updates, continues to be updated regularly with these above mentioned details.
AIT continues to be grateful for your kind support and understanding, as we remain vigilant and adapt to the ever-changing circumstances. Please continue to take precautions, by washing your hands regularly, wearing a mask, and avoiding large crowds, and seeking immediate medical care if you feel unwell. This remains an extremely serious public health crisis, and we strongly encourage our entire AIT family to do their part in taking precautions and staying vigilant.

With kind appreciation.

ii) Workshop on learn about how to use AIT Share e-Learning platform
E-mail from Vice President of Knowledge Transfer on 12 February 2020.

We are pleased to invite you to join a short workshop on how to use AIT Share e-learning platform. AIT Share is an interactive e-learning platform that provides access to the knowledge generated and offered at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) through various forms of contents. Through AIT Share, you can learn from guest speakers, AIT experts and faculty, enroll in certified online courses and even take full degree program. The platform is developed and managed by AIT Solutions.
Date: 17 February, 2020 (Monday)
Time: 14:00 -15:00 pm
Venue: Del Rosario Smart Lab (upper floor of AIT arcade area)

Please register online here to join this workshop. Kindly find attached AIT Share brochure for your kind consideration.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact Ms. Punchaya Rassakul (kpunchaya@ait.asia).

Also, please do visit our AIT Share website www.aitshare.ait.ac.th.
iii) AIT Joint Scientific Workshop 

The IHE Delft – AIT Joint Scientific Workshop  “Estimation of 21st Century Runoff and Fluvial Sediment Supply for the Irrawaddy River Basin, Myanmar” 
 Venue: B108 and Landmark AIT
Date:     Monday 17 February 2020
Time:     9:00 – 10:30am.

iv)An Expert’s Talk by Executive Director, NIA

An Expert’s talk on Thailand and Young Entrepreneurship by Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency of Thailand (NIA) and Mechanism of Youth StartUp Fund by Mr. Pariwat Wongsamran, Director of Startup Thailand. National Innovation Agency of Thailand (NIA) from 3.30 – 5.00  pm.  on 18 February 2020 At AIT Entrepreneurship Center.

v) Kaidee Career Talk

AIT Career Center is pleased to announce its first Career talk for January 2020 semester by  Kaidee Thailand, the most friendly online marketplace in Thailand. Please find the details below and pre-register to reserve your seats.

Program details:
Date: 20 February 2020 (Thursday)
Time : 4 pm to 5 pm
Venue : Milton E. Bender Auditorium
Program Schedule:
3:45 pm to 4:05 pm - Arrival of students
4:05 pm to 4:10 pm - Welcome remarks
4:10 pm to 4:45 pm- Career Talk by Kaidee representatives
4:45 pm to 4:50 pm- Open forum
4:50 pm to 4:55 pm- Closing remarks & Giving of Tokens
4:55 pm to 5:00 pm - Photo session

Speaker: Mr. Paul Knapp, Chief Technical Officer
Preferred Academic Program: Computer Engineering

Job opportunities: Please see attached

To pre-register, please fill up the link here 
About Kaidee Thailand: Kaidee aims to be Thailand's most dynamic and customer-friendly online marketplace for used items. It believes the more simple and convenient trading platform, the more it can help improve the Thai people's lives.
To know more about Kaidee Thailand, please visit:  www.kaidee.com

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

vi) Blood Donation Announcement
E-mail from the Medical Center on 17 February 2020

Dear AIT Community,
The Thai Red Cross Society has been working with volunteer students and staff to collect units of blood from the AIT community. The bloodmobile visits AIT every three months, four times a year, hoping to collect enough units to supply the constant demand for blood.
We again would like to ask for your help. The next visit for blood donation is scheduled on Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the parking lot in front of the AIT Conference Center.

Give blood! You'll experience a fulfilling sense of contribution. And the donation process isn't time-consuming. It only takes about half an hour. For more information about blood donation please see the attached.

On behalf of needy patients whose lives you may save, we would like to thank you very much for your time and support.


vii) Social Security list of hospitals for 2020
E-mail sent from Office of the Human Resources Services on 22 January 2020.

Dear AIT Employees,

Members of the Social Security Insurance can now apply to change their current hospital registered under the Social Security system. Those who wish to change their hospital, please contact OHRS until 15 March 2020.

To avail of the Social Security medical benefits, the insured person must go to the hospital at which he/she is registered. For foreign staff, please present to the hospital staff/receptionist your passport and your social security card. For Thai employees, please present your Thai identification card.  
Please find attached the list of medical health check-ups and the list of benefits provided by the Social Security Insurance and the updated list of hospitals. 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Khun Jirada at phone number 5018 or email: jirada@ait.asia.
Please be guided accordingly.

Thank you.


B. Campus Updates

a) Vacant Space at AIT Cafeteria Available for Lease
E-mail from OPIA on 12 February 2020.


Please be informed that the space located at the AIT Cafeteria is now available for lease.

Interested parties are invited to submit your proposals by hand or email to the Office of Procurement, Inventory and Assets not later than 16.30 Hrs. on Friday, 28 February 2020.
Contact person:
Ø  For Space information & requirements:    Ms. Elizabeth:   Tel. 02-524-6323,  bethc@ait.ac.th
Ø  For Bid information and submission:         Mr. Vasvan:  Tel.  02-524-5027,   vasvan@ait.ac.th



C. Events


a) Training Program on "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence"

Program: "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence"
Duration: 25 - 27 March 2020
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more than just another buzzword, it is a fast-growing technology that is changing industries and job functions around the world. It is gradually introducing itself to all aspects of daily life and has a very broad range of applications across a multitude of industries. The need and use of artificial intelligence are becoming a required skill set in many fields. 

For more information please visit at extension.ait.ac.th/course/1003

 b) Professional Development training program on “Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: Innovations, Challenges Emerging and Opportunities”

This one-week professional development training program on “Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: Innovations, Challenges Emerging and Opportunities” is designed to help healthcare professionals learn about myriad AI technologies for healthcare, explore possible applications, and understand the issues these applications might cause, for example, whether AI is dehumanizing healthcare and how AI might improve today’s healthcare systems.

Professional Development Course on "Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: Innovations, Challenges and Emerging Opportunities"
Duration: 6-10 April 2020
Venue: AIT Conference Center

For more information about the training, you can download the attached brochure or visit at https://www.extension.ait.ac.th/course/1012

c) Professional Development Course on "Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership"

Professional Development Course on "Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership"

Duration: 18 - 22 May 2020
Venue: AIT Conference Center

For more information about the training, you can download the attached brochure and course outline or visit us at www.extension.ait.ac.th/course/897



D. Faculty and Staff Travel

Miss Nuntarat Boonlao / Pathumthani, Thailand / 1 December 2019 – 30 May 2020
Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ UK/ 29 February – 7 March 2020
Dr. Indrajit Pal/ Kolkata/ 28 Feb – 6 March 2020.
Mr. Aphinya Chairat/ Denver, USA/ 28 Feb – 7 March 2020
Dr. Ram C. Bhujel/ Pakistan/ 13 – 19 February 2020.
Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat/ Khonkaen/ 1 – 3 February 2020 *
Dr. Sanit Anunplod/ Surat Thani/  2 – 3 February 2020*
Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn/ Surat Thani/ 2 – 3 February 2020*
Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika/ Bali, Indonesia/ 16 – 20 February 2020
Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara/ Laos/ 10 – 13 February 2020*
Dr. Tran Thanh Dan/ Laos/ 10 – 13 February 2020*
Dr. K. R. Salin/ India/ 12 – 17 February 2020.
Dr. Jal G Singh/ India/ 27 February – 1 March 2020.
Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Cambodia/ 9 – 11 March 2020.
Mr. Don Rajitha Malshan Athukorala/ Laos/ 12 – 15 February 2020*
Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn/ Rwanda/ 9 – 22 February 2020.
Dr. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad/ India/ 22 -24 February 2020.
Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara/ Tajikistan/ 16 – 19 February 2020.
Ms. Slanee  Meeto/ Pattaya/ 8 – 9 February 2020*
Ms. Charina May B. Lepiten/ Myanmar/ 23 -26 February 2020
Dr. Sundar Venkatesh/ Srilanka/ 23 February – 1 March 2020


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

E. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Director, Office of Student Affairs
Ref. No. 9/20
Deadline: 28 February 2020

Position: Faculty Positions (School of Management)
Ref. No. 12/20
Deadline: 31 March 2020

Position: Teacher, AIT International School
Ref. No. 10/20
Deadline: 10 March 2020

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (School of Environment Resources and Development)
Faculty position in Environmental Technology and Management
Ref. No. 1/20
Deadline: 31 March 2020

Position: Assistant Professor (School of Engineering and Technology)
Faculty Position in Water Engineering and Management
Ref. No. 2/20
Deadline: 15 March 2020

Position: Administrative Officer (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)
Ref. No. 1/20
Deadline: 29 February 2020

Position: Software Developer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 6/20
Deadline: 15 February 2020

Position: Administrative Staff (Coordinator) (Office of Human Resources Services)
Ref. No. 2/20
Deadline: 18 February 2020

Position: Library Assistant (AIT Library)
Ref. No. 5/20
Deadline: 28 February 2020