WEEK #18: 30 April – 6 May 2018
In this issue:
(i) A JOYOUS DAY FOR AIT COMMUNITY BLESSED BY THE GRACIOUS PRESENCE OF HRH PRINCESS MAHA CHAKRI SIRINDHORN
Message from AIT President (27 Apr. 2018)
At a stellar function organized to celebrate the renaissance of AIT, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn pressed a button to unveil the curtains of newly modernized library, and two new landmarks: the "AIT Clock Tower" and the "AIT Gate", simultaneously in realtime.
The inauguration of the modernized library is an important milestone for AIT, after the entire ground floor facilities had been completely damaged by the ravaging flood of 2011. As they say, every crisis comes with golden opportunity, and this calamity has provided AIT with an opportunity to reset itself for a new life. If it were not for the big flood, this 37-year-old AIT Library would have likely continued to be a dinosaur in the digital age.
The campaign to raise fund to modernize the AIT Library has initially received a seed fund of 1 million Baht from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a Royal Alumna of AIT. The Fundraising Campaign ultimately emerged as the most successful fundraising event in AIT history, collecting nearly 80 million Thai Baht.
The joyous day for the whole AIT Community marked the grand finale when the Princess honored each of the 28 major donors and other in-kind patrons a "Medal of Appreciation". The celebration for AIT's renaissance was warmly witnessed by over 400 VIP guests. Among them were Ambassadors from 15 countries including China and Russia, and 3 former Foreign Ministers of Thailand.
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ThaiPBS (from 2.29 min.)
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Thai News 6 (from 2.42)
(ii) Customer satisfaction survey of OFAM services
Email from OFAM (23 Apr. 2018)
Dear AIT Community,
To know how effective are the services provided by Office of Facilities and Assets Management(OFAM), we are requesting the community to participate in the survey and express your views on how these services can be improved. Please note that this would also help us to serve you in a better way.
To fill the survey, please click on the below link
Note: Only AIT email ID can be used to fill the survey.
For those of you who will assist us with this survey, as a gesture of thanks, there will be a raffle draw (winner to be announced later) and prizes at stake as follows:
• 10 regular buffet lunch coupon (Served on Tuesday and Friday) valued at 150.00 Baht at AITCC dining
• 10 beverage coupons for 2, valued at 65.00 Baht each at Hom Krun Coffee
• 10 prizes which includes 32GB thumbdrives, 16GB thumbdrives, bluetooth ear phones, speakers.
Survey has started from 28 April until 6 May 2018. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation and support.
(iii) AITCC Annex ready for reservation starting today 23rd April 2018
Email from OFAM (23 Apr. 2018)
We are happy to announce about the opening of the new extended facility of AIT Conference Center, "AITCC Annex" with a modern accommodation facility of 20 rooms and other amenities.
Room reservation has started from 23 April 2018. To reserve please contact AITCC reception (or) call at 02524-5250 (or) email to email@example.com.
(iv) Extended library hours to one o'clock in the morning from 17th April 2018 - 2nd May 2018
Email from AIT Library (17 Apr. 2018)
AIT Library's hours has been extended to one o'clock in the morning during the final exams of January 2018 semester from 17 April to 2 May 2018. During this period, the working hours are:
Monday to Sunday 08.00 a.m. 01.00 a.m.
(v) 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.
(vi) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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.
(ii) LECTURES / SEMINARS / CONFERENCES
(a) pecial Seminar on "Microcredit Access and Women' s Entrepreneurship in Bangladesh": 3 May 2018
Yunus Center AIT will organize a special seminar by Prof. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, Professor of Finance, and Executive Director of the Center for Microfinance and Development, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prof. Chowdhury's research focuses on microfinance, poverty and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. His detailed introduction is available at: https://bd.linkedin.com/in/m-jahangir-alam-chowdhury-7753205b
Seminar details as follows:
Title: Special Seminar on "Microcredit Access and Women's Entrepreneurship in Bangladesh"
Speaker: Prof. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, University of Dhaka
Date: Thursday, 3 May 2018
Time: 13.00 – 14.30 hrs.
Venue: Yunus Center AIT, 2 Floor, AIT Extension Building.
(b) 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.
For more details, please visit: www.solutions.ait.ac.th
(c) IASC Meeting on Redefining Diversity and Dynamism of Natural Resource Management in Asia: 13 – 16 Jul. 2018
The Asia Region Biennial International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) meeting on "Redefining Diversity and Dynamism of Natural Resource Management in Asia" will be organized at AIT from 13-16 July 2018.
The event is jointly organized by AIT, Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand, Ostrom Center for the Advanced Study in Natural Resource Governance (OCeAN), and the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC).
More details are available at this link: http://ocean.ait.ac.th/ocean-2018/
(d) ICUE 2018 on Green Energy for Sustainable Development: 24 – 26 Oct. 2018
AIT will organize ICUE 2018 on Green Energy for Sustainable Development from 24 – 26 October 2018 at Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, Karon, Phuket, Thailand.
The organizer has received almost 300 abstracts so far from over 40 different countries.
Still many requests for extension are coming and so the deadline is further moved to 15 May 2018. New submissions can either be abstracts or full papers.
Notification of acceptance for the new submissions will be by 31 May 2018.
Conference Secretariat at email: email@example.com
More details: http://eecc.ait.ac.th/events/icue-conference-2018/
(e) 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/
(iii) COURSES, TRAININGS
(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
• Deputy Chief Minister/Education Minister H.E. Mr.Kadiyam Sri Hari, Telangana State, India and JNTU-Hyderabad delegates lead by Vice Chancellor Prof. A Venugopal Reddy / 30 Apr. 2018 / to strengthen the International Unified Bachelor Master Degree Program between AIT and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) and to extend the bilateral relations between AIT and the Province of Telangana, India
(i) 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.
- Dr. Syed Faizul Hassan Shah / Istanbul; Turkey and Milan, Italy / 20 – 25 April 2018*
- Dr. Sylvia Szabo / London, U.K. / 22 – 28 April 2018*
- Mr. Nawarathnage L. Deshapriya / Nuku’ Alofa, Tonga / 23 – 29 April 2018*
- Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Nong Khai, Thailand; Vietnam; and Lao PDR / 24 – 27 April 2018*
- Mr. Andres Rodrigo Parraguirre Alvarado / Fukuoka, Japan / 25 – 29 April 2018*
- Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Manipal, India / 27 – 30 April 2018
- Qing Xia / Bonn, Germany / 27 April – 12 May 2018
- Alla Metellitsa / Bonn, Germanay / 27 April – 12 May 2018
- Mr. Lyan B. Villacorta / Bonn, Germany / 27 April – 12 May 2018
- Mr. Sanjeev Pradeep Jayasinghe / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 28 April – 5 May 2018
- Mr. Guilberto Borongan / Putrajaya, Malaysia / 1 – 4 May 2018
- Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 2 – 5 May 2018
- Ms. Sitahng Puttha / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 2 – 5 May 2018
- Dr. Matthew Dailey / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 3 – 5 May 2018
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)
Position: Administrative Staff (Admin & Finance Officer) (Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture)
Ref. No. 21/18
Deadline: 15 May 2018
Faculty Position (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. Fac 02/18
Deadline: 30 June 2018