WEEK #29: 16 – 22 July 2018
In this issue:
(i) UNITY IN DIVERSITY - A SHOW CASE
Message from AIT President (12 Jul. 2018)
The following ethical points are emphasized on the white board in front of the Operation Center under the international efforts to rescue 13 lives trapped in the Tham Luang Cave.
Imagine, if we, humankind, are united to rescue our dear “earth” trapped in the cave of “global warming”, using the same spirit.
We’re here for the same purpose !
JOINT TASK FORCE OPERATION ETHICS
- Speak human language
- Communication, clear & concise and direct to the point
- Respect diversity
- No discrimination
- No idea is stupid idea
- We’re only one team
(ii) New Trial Databases : eBook Academic Collection and eBook Business Collection
Email from AIT Library (2 Jul. 2018)
Please be informed that EBSCO has offered a trial for eBook Academic Collection and eBook Business Collection. The trial period starts from now until the end of December 2018. Full-text downloads are available.
For your information:
eBook Academic Collection
Offering more than 170,000 e-books, this collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons.
Subject coverage includes: Art, Business and economics, Education, Language arts and discipline, Literary criticism, Medical, Performing arts, Philosophy, Poetry, Political science, Religion, Social science, Technology and engineering, and other academic fields.
eBook Business Collection
This collection offers more than 18,000 business e-books selected to assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs. A key resource for academic and business school libraries, eBook Business Collection encompasses a variety of topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship. Titles are available from many noteworthy academic and business publishers, including Oxford University Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, World Scientific Publishing Company, Princeton University Press, AMACOM and Gallup Press.
The URLs to access “eBook Academic Collection Trial” and “eBook Business Collection Trial” are:
eBook Academic Collection Trial:
Book Business Collection Trial:
Please note that off-campus users will be required to enter ID and Password. User ID and Password will be provided by the Library upon request via e-mail to the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library hopes that these trial databases will be useful for your study and research. If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Library at email@example.com
Thank you very much for your attention.
Email from OMCO (28 Jun. 2018)
From a Webometrics perspective, it is important to keep our Google Scholar Profiles up-to-date. Specifically, three simple steps on our part can help AIT improve its Webometrics profile:
(1) Make your individual Google Scholar Profile public (and not private).
(2) Verify your account using the AIT email id (using .ac.th is better than using .asia).
(3) Identify your institutional affiliation as "Asian Institute of Technology."
Ever since the relaunch of the AIT website (October 2017), we have made some improvements in our Webometrics rankings. Webometrics rankings use four parameters, and this includes Google Scholar Citations (10 %) and Scimago (35%).
Please appreciate that Webometrics collects data twice a year (1-20 January and 1-20 July). Since the next round is due from the 1st of July, it will be very helpful if we update our profiles within the next few days.
(iv) Online Performance Appraisal 2018 (covering the period 1 July 2017-30 June 2018)
Email from OHRS (2 Jul. 2018)
To all concerned immediate supervisors and Unit Heads of direct-hire (centrally-funded) staff members,
Please be informed that the online performance appraisal for this year 2018, covering the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 is now open. The annual online performance appraisal process was implemented since July 2014 following the approval of the AIT Management.
The online system can be accessed through the “PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL” link in the HRIS menu (https://hris.ait.ac.th). The immediate supervisors can complete the individual Performance Appraisal Reports for all the employees under their supervision, and individually (electronically) submit them. The Unit Heads shall then review and endorse all completed Performance Appraisal Reports not later than 18 August 2018.
The online / web-based system archived the appraisal results since year 2014 (“Appraisal History” link in the HRIS menu) and will build up annual data that will be available to unit heads / immediate supervisors and AIT Management. The process will be carried out in conjunction with the annual budget process. Based on the annual performance appraisal results, which will be used for the purpose of determining the annual salary adjustment and staff training and development needs, financial implications can be taken into consideration in the following fiscal year’s budgets. Please note that those with no performance evaluations will not be considered for any performance-based merit payments and/or salary increments.
(v) Register Now: Innovative Market Place
Email from AIT Solutions (6 Jul. 2018)
We are pleased to inform that the prize for the Innovative Market Place [innovative idea competition] has been increased to 20,000 THB for the winning team and 10,000 THB for the runner up.
Live pitch (10-min presentation + 5-min Q&A) will be on 25 July 2018 at AITCC Auditorium in front of panel of experts.
This competition is open to all students (should be group 2-4 persons) who have creative ideas that can provide innovative solutions to the global issues by using green and clean technology, but are not commercialized yet. The ideas should fall under the following themes: Waste Management (reduction/ recycling); Safer Built Environment; Climate Change; Smart Cities.
(vi) Dr. Bunsert Jatchavala (General Medicine) will be on leave on 16 – 17 July 2018
Email from AIT Medical Clinic (16 Jul. 2018)
Please be informed that Dr. Bunsert Jatchavala (General Medicine) will be on leave on 16 - 17 July 2018. For those who have an appointment with the doctor during this period, please re-schedule your appointment.
(vii) Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will change time schedule
Email from AIT Medical Clinic (16 Jul 2018)
We would like to inform you that the schedule of Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will be changed from Friday, 20 July 2018 to Wednesday, 18 July 2018 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
(viii) 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 3 seats available (from 4 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) Orientation for New Students: 3 Aug. 2018
An orientation program will be organized on 3 August 2018 for new students enrolled in the August 2018 semester.
More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/orientation-new-students/
(ii) LECTURES / SEMINARS / CONFERENCES
(a) AIT-Tiger Leong International Innovation & Leadership Camp: 16 – 26 Jul. 2018
The AIT-Tiger Leong International Innovation and Leadership Camp was launched in 2017 by the Asian Institute of Technology (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.
As part of AIT’s commitment to promote and train the new generation of students as future innovative leaders, the camp aims to nurture the entrepreneurial skills of young people and encourage them to be innovative through increasing their capacity and knowledge to become leading citizens. Students can gain new knowledge, skills through a combination of workshops, seminars, motivational talks, and site visits to pioneering industries in Thailand. The camp is facilitated by the Innovation Lab at AIT Solutions, a creativity hub dedicated to bringing together students, industries, researchers to develop innovative solutions addressing important social and economic challenges.
(b) 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.
For further information, please contact visit our website:
Conference Secretariat at email: email@example.com
More details: http://eecc.ait.ac.th/events/icue-conference-2018/
(c) 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) LC Bridging Program 2018: 18 June – 26 July
Please be informed that the start of the Bridging Program for this year has been postponed with two weeks to allow more students to enroll. It was noted that for some departments the start of the program comes too soon and that they are still in the process of nominating students.
The updated program dates:
18 June - 26 July (30 hrs of study per week)
Fee: 50,400 THB.
Department 1/2 fee scholarship:
Please note that the AIT-MT has endorsed the opportunity for departments to sponsor students with academic potential with a half fee scholarship. (i..e, the candidate pays 50% and the department sponsors 50% of the fees).
In brief, the program aims to assist those students with academic potential who do not meet the AIT English language requirements to be ready for admission by August. Candidates eligible to join the program are currently at a level of AIT-EET 4.5 or IELTS equivalent.
Results from the past:
Results from the past have shown that students can make great progress in the development of their English skills over the course of the program and that they feel more confident and better prepared to start their course work in English. Over the years, the LC has been able to prepare all candidates joining the BP to be ready for admission. On average students improve with 0.5 - 1.0 band on the AIT-EET scale / IELTS equivalent.
(b) Chinese Course for Beginners: 5 Jun. – 19 Jul. 2018
The Language Center will organize Chinese Course for Beginners as follows:
Chinese Course for Beginners (5 June - 19 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)Thai Language Reading and Writing Course for Beginners: June – July 2018
The Language Center will organize Thai Language Reading and Writing Course for Beginners as follows:
Thai Language Reading and Writing for Beginners
Duration: 5 June – 19 July 2018
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30 hrs., 2 times/week, Total 20 hours
Course Fee: 2,000 baht
Class Size: 15 persons
Interested persons please register now at the Language Center, Room 216
• Delegation from School of Economics and Management, Fuzhou University, China, led by Prof. Ye Xianbao, Vice President / 19 Jul. 2018 / to discuss for possible cooperation with AIT and to visit the Office of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) in AIT campus
(i) Road behind AITCC closed from 14-19 July
Email from OFAM (13 Jul. 2018)
Please be informed that OFAM has dug a hole to repair water supply broken pipe behind AITCC since 14 July. Therefore, the road behind AITCC has been closed from 14 – 19 July 2019.
(ii) VACANT SHOP available for lease in the Institute Arcade (Room C-132 and Room C - 135)
Email from OPIA – Purchasing (2 Jul. 2018)
Vacant shops are available for lease in the Institute Arcade (Room C- 132 and Room C - 135).
We would like to invite interested parties to submit their proposal to the OPIA (Purchasing) until 16 July 2018.
For further information you may contact:-
* Purchasing Office (for bidding details):
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 02 524 5027
* Auxiliary (for TOR & shop requirement):
Email: email@example.com / Tel: 02-524 6323, 02 524 5026
(iii) Dessert and Snacks Counter available at The AIT Cafeteria
Email from OPIA – Purchasing (2 Jul. 2018)
Dessert and Snacks Counter at the AIT Cafeteria available for food Provider.
Interested parties are invited to submit your proposals by hand or email to thePurchasing Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) not later than 3.30p.m.
on Monday, 16 July 2018.
* For Bid information and submission:
Khun Vasvan: Tel - 02524 5027; Email email@example.com
* For Space information & requirements:
Khun Elizabeth: Tel - 02524 6323; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
(iv) 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 soon.
Dr. Jai G. Singh / India / 29 June – 5 August 2018
Mr. Furgen Ali Shaikh / Karachi, Islamabad, Pakistan / 30 June – 5 August 2018
Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / San Francisco, California, USA / 30 June – 13 August 2018
Dr. Sanit Arunplod / Surat Thani, Thailand / 5 – 7 July 2018*
Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Myanmar / 6 – 9 July 2018*
Mr. Ashok Dahal / Enschede, The Netherlands / 7 – 27 July 2018
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Yangon, Myanmar / 10 – 16 July 2018
Dr. Chotchai Charoenngam / Vietnam / 12 – 13 July 2018*
Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Seoul, Republic of Korea / 13 – 18 July 2018
Dr. Pisut Koomsap / Songkla, Thailand / 14 – 16 July 2018
Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / 14 – 20 July 2018
Prof. Nitin K. Tripathi / Eberswalde, Germany / 14 – 22 July 2018
Dr. K. R. Salin / Berlin, Germany / 14 – 22 July 2018
Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Kathmandu, Nepal / 15 July – 4 August 2018
Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Seoul, Korea / 18 – 19 July 2018
Mrs. Adelaida B. Roman / Yokohama, Japan / 18 -20 July 2018
Dr. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad / Hanoi, Vietnam / 16 – 21 July 2018
Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 18 – 24 July 2018
Ms. Parichart Khammeerak / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 20 July 2018
Dr. Chotchai Charoenngam / Myanmar / 20 – 21 July 2018
Mr. Ashim Neupane / Phitsanulok, Thailand / 20 – 21 July 2018
Ms. Pondchanok Piraintorn / Phitsanulok, Thailand / 20 – 21 July 2018
Ms. Rakdao Pakdisi / Phitsanulok, Thailand / 20 – 21 July 2018
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Tokyo, Japan / 22 – 26 July 2018
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)