WEEK #16: 16 – 22 April 2018


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Campus Updates

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)


A. Announcements


(i)   Visit of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to AIT, Friday, 27 April 2018 - Opening of the Modernized AIT Library - AIT Campus Renaissance

Email from President (28 Mar. 2018)


Dear Members of the AIT Community,

As you may already know, Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has graciously accepted our invitation to officially inaugurate our Modernized Library on 27 April 2018.

The AIT Library Modernization Campaign received a Royal Blessing on 27 January 2015, when AIT was informed that HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has accepted the invitation to serve as the Honorary Chair of the International Advisory Committee. In addition, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously granted her personal donation of 1 million Baht to support the fundraising campaign.

Since then, the AIT campus has undergone extensive renovations, some of which are still ongoing – AIT Campus Renaissance.

In this regard, and as part of the AIT Campus Renaissance, the Chairman of the AIT Board of Trustees and AIT President cordially invite you to take part in the visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to the AIT campus on Friday, 27 April 2018, for the opening of the Modernized AIT Library.


Thank you.

Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)



(ii) The AIT-Tiger Leong International Innovation and Leadership Camp: Call for Application

Call for Application: Open until 15 May 2018. 


AIT will organize the AIT-Tiger Leong International Innovation and Leadership Camp from 16 – 26 July 2018. The camp was launched in 2017 by AIT in collaboration with its alumnus Ir. Tiger Leong, President, Ellipse Enterprise Malaysia.

The camp brought together bright and talented undergraduate students from top universities in the Asia who were selected based on their leadership potential and excellent academic performance. The camp seeks to emerge as a premier leadership camp for promising students.

Interested persons can visit the website to apply below.



(iii)    DATE EXTENSION : Batch Book Photoshoot

Email from SU Media (12 Apr. 2018)


We would like to announce that final date for graduation photo shoot has been extended until 18 April 2018.

The photographer will be available for batch book photo shoot from 17 April to 18 April 2018. His office hours are between 8.30-16.00, The office is closed until 16th April due to Songkran festival. You can check for his availability at Tel. 02- 524- 5832.

Gowns are available at the photo studio and any color of tops are allowed, but white shirt is recommended.

Please also be informed that 200 THB shall be paid at the studio when requesting for a photo shoot. After the photo shoot, the only one best click will be sent out for retouching and then printed out in 8" x 10". However, you may ask to save the rest of your photos to your pen drive.

Details as follows:

Available Dates : 17 & 18 of April, 2018
Deadline : 18 April, 2018
Time : 8.30-16.00 hrs.
Venue : Office of Media and Communications (OMCO), 2nd floor of Library Bldg., Room no. 206
Charge : THB 200 (please take it with you for the photo shoot)
Attire : Formal (White Shirt preferred)

Note: We will collect all photos taken within defined timeline. Any photo taken after aforementioned updated deadline will not be accepted. Hence, we would like to kindly request all graduating students to take some time out in the earlier days of the above mentioned timeline and not wait for the last day. All the best for your thesis preparations.








(iv)  Vacant Seats Available for Staff Vans

Email from Office of Human Resources Services (9 Jan. 2018)


Kindly be informed that the available seats for AIT Staff Vans are indicated as follows:

Route 1: Latplakaow - Ramintra - Sapanmai - Phaholyothin km. 27 - AIT, still has 3 seats available (from 4 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)

Route 2: Sathorn - BTS Morchit - Vibhavadi - AIT , still has 2 seats available (from 3 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space )

Route 3 : Nonthaburi - BTS Ministry of Public Health - Pongpetch - Laksi - Vibhavadi - AIT, still has 3 seats available (from 4 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)

Route 4: Thonburi- The Mall Tha-pra - Pinklao Intersection- Rama VII Bridge -Vibhavadi - AIT, still has 4 seats available (from 5 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)

For further communication and reservation, please contract Khun Jirada at ext.5018 or jirada@ait.asia.













B. Events

(i)    EVENTS

(a)   AIT’s 129th Graduation

AIT’s 129th Graduation will be held on 18 May 2018 at the Robert B Banks Auditorium, AIT Conference Center. 




(a)   IBM Thailand Career Talk: 18 Apr. 2018

AIT Career Center will organize another Career Talk by IBM Thailand, an American multinational Technology company. IBM representatives will visit the campus for an informative and interactive session. Please find details below:

Program details:

Date: 18 April 2018, Wednesday

Time : 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Venue : TV Room, 2nd Flr., AITCC

Nationality preferred: Thai nationality

Preferred Academic Program:

Information Technology
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Communication Engineering
Telecommunication Engineering
Business Information System

To pre-register, please fill up the link below :




(b)   Career Talk on "Me and the Global Picture" by AIT-VPD Mr. Surendra Shrestha: 19 Apr. 2018

Want to know what are the global trends and how you will fit in to the future? To discuss and share about it, AIT Career Center invites interested students to another Career Talk on the topic: "Me and the Global Picture"

Program Details:

Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018

Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm

Venue: TV Rm., 2nd Flr., AITCC

Speaker: Mr. Surendra Shrestha, Vice President for Development

The next decade will witness tectonic shifts in socio-economic and political landscape. Having knowledge of these shifts will prepare you better to be part of the future.

To pre-register, please fill up the link below:




(c)   Seminar-Workshop to Empower Structural Engineers: 31 May – 2 June 2018

AIT Solutions will organize Seminar-Workshop to Empower Structural Engineers from31 May – 2 June 2018 for Visionary Event and Technical at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

A Dinner Talk with Ashraf Habibullah will also be held on 31 May as part of the event.

Interested persons please contact: Khun Rakdao Pakdisi, Event Coordinator
rakdao@ait.ac.th, solutions@ait.ac.th
For more details, please visit: www.solutions.ait.ac.th 




(d)   7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Seismic Resilience for Safer Cities and Infrastructures: 22-25 Nov 2018

Urbanization is one of the major global challenges of this era. To address the issues related to safety of cities and infrastructure, the 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (7ACEE 2018) is being jointly organized by AIT and Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) in collaboration with the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines Inc. (ASEP), from 22 - 25 November 2018 in Bangkok.

Engineers, architects, professionals, students, institutes, universities, and organizations are invited to submit abstracts and share their experience under the theme Seismic Resilience for Safer Cities. Download Abstract Template

All who are submitting Abstracts or papers are also requested to provide a short biography (no more than 100 words) and recent photo that will be published in both the conference program and the conference proceedings.

Open for Abstract Submission - Mar 1, 2018
Deadline for Abstract Submission - Apr 15, 2018
Registration Deadline - Aug 31, 2018

More details: http://acee2018.org/





(a)   Thai Reading and Writing Course for Beginners: May-June 2018

The Language Center will organize a course, “Reading and Writing Thai for Beginners”.
Reading and Writing Thai for Beginners (8 May – 26 June 2018)

• Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30, 2 times/week, Total 20 hours
• Course Fee: 2,000 baht
• Class Size: 15 persons

Register now at the Language Center, Room 216




(b)   Chinese Course for Beginners: May-July 2018


The Language Center will organize Chinese Course for Beginners as follows:

Chinese Course for Beginners (15 May – 3 July 2018)
Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30, 2 times/week, Total 20 hours

The course fee is 1,000THB due to the kind support of the Chinese Government through the Confucius Institute. (Refunds are not available.)
Class Size: 15 persons
Register now at the Language Center, Room 216











C. Visitors

• Mr. Janne Kankaanpaa, Sales Manager of SATEL/ 18 Apr. 2018 / to sign an MoU between AIT and SATEL, Finland, and Dedicated Network Partners (DNWP)












C. Campus Updates


(i) New AITCC Annex & renovation of car park near Arcade

A new AITCC Annex building will be constructed opposite to AIT swimming Pool/AIT Solutions. The construction work will start from 1 October 2017 and expected to be completed by April 2018. To prepare the area for construction, the car park area opposite to swimming pool/AIT Solutions will be demolished partially and a new sewage line will be laid from Arcade area.

During the process of this work, the area will be barricaded and there might be some disturbance as well as noise.

Please be also informed that currently partial section of car park area opposite to Arcade is being renovated. It may take a week to complete the work and the area will be closed.





(ii)    Korea House Renovation

Email from OFAM (22 Mar. 2018)

Please be informed that renovation of the Korea House has started from Monday, 26 March 2018 and is expected to be ready by mid of May 2018.








D. Faculty and Staff Travel 

  • Prof. Lawrence Stephen Abeln / Yangon, Myanmar and Hanoi, Vietnam / 15 – 24 March 2018*
  • Ms. Sarina Pradhan Thapa / Kathmandu, Nepal / 21 – 24 March 2018*
  • Prof. Lawrence Stephen Abeln / Jakarta, Indonesia / 24 – 28 March 2018*
  • Ms. Rowena Alcoba / Lahore, Pakistan; Istanbul, Turkey; and Washington DC., USA / 27 March – 21 April 2018
  • Ms. Sheldon Ayelsha Isabellah / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 1 – 16 April 2018
  • Ms. Patteera Jensupakarn, Ms. Auearee Jensupakarn, Ms. Pathumphon Dabsomsri, and Ms. Kannika Issarakul / Hokkaido, Japan / 5 – 16 April 2018
  • Mr. M. Zia Islam / Yangon, Myanmar / 6 – 8 April 2018*
  • Ms. Boo Young Ko / Seoul, Korea / 6 – 21 April 2018
  • Prof. Lawrence S. Abeln / Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium / 7 – 14 
April 2018*
  • Ms. Aakanchya Budhathoki / Kathmandu, Nepal / 7 April – 1 May 2018
  • Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Kathmandu, Nepal / 9 – 12 April 2018
  • Dr. Yuosre Badir / HCMC, Vietnam / 13 – 21 April 2018
  • Prof. C. Visvanathan / Tianjin, China / 14 – 17 April 2018
  • Mr. Surendra Shrestha / Seoul, Korea / 15 – 19 April 2018
  • Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Zurich, Switzerland / 16 – 20 April 2018
  • Dr. Joyee S. Chatterjee / Nusa Dua, Indonesia / 16 – 20 April 2018
  • Dr. Naveed Anwar / Karachi, Pakistan / 19 – 21 April 2018
  • Mr. Thaung Htut Aung / Karachi, Pakistan / 19 – 21 April 2018
  • Kluaymai Thongkham / Hong Kong / 21 – 27 April 2018
  • Farah Nashid Hossain / Hong Kong / 21 – 27 April 2018
  • Dr. K. R. Salin / Taipei, Taiwan / 22 – 27 April 2018

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






E. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Director/PRINCIPAL for AIT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (AIT International School)

Ref. No. 50/2017
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Position: Licensing Counsel Officer
Ref. No. 06/17
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Position: Structural Engineer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 07/18
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Position: Client Partner (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 18/18
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 19/18
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Position: Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 20/18
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Faculty Position (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. Fac 02/18
Deadline: 30 June 2018