WEEK# 36, 2 – 8 September 2019
In this issue:
(i) AIT welcomes seconded faculty from India
Warangal and NITW Alumni Association, in recognition of outstanding research, consultancy and training in the field of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Research excellence award-2017 from Institute for Exploring Advances in Engineering (IEAE).
Dr. Shiv Kumar Gupta
Prof. Pandey is teaching a course on “Marketing Management and Trade Policies in Agribusiness”. He can be contacted in faculty room number 102, Tel ext. no. 5476, and at email: email@example.com
Dr. Singh can be contacted at room no. E120, tel. ext. no. 6133, and at email: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com .
Email from OPA (1 Sept. 2019)
Email from Vice President for Knowledge Transfer (20 Jun.2019)
In this event, we have planned a special pavilion to showcase the key innovative research and solutions developed by AIT faculty, staff, students and centers.
I would like to encourage you to please take this opportunity to highlight your work, and generate public interest in AIT, as well as develop network and establish collaborations.
Please contact Pondchanok Piraintorn, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or by simply replying to this email for more information and for reserving your space.
• Two days’ access to 100X event activities for students who wants to participate in this event.
• Participants may attend any of the 10 workshops available, join the pitch competition and after party.
• Mr. Ashraf Habibullah, Founder & CEO of Computers and Structures Inc (CSI) USA is hosting an exciting After Party on the evening of 27th September 2019 at Swissotel Bangkok, Ratchada.
Nominal Registration Fee: You can register online and directly pay the special registration for AIT community of THB 500 (more than 75% discount) to Ms. Jiraporn Judeerak (K Fah) at AIT Solutions office, to reserve your seat in all events, including the After Party and for transportation to and back from venue.
• We need 25 volunteers who will help us during the 100X event.
• The Volunteers will get free transportation to and from the event, food and drinks + t-shirt + certificate of participation.
Registration: Kindly please register online here to be part of 100X event as participant, volunteer and for joining the After Party.
Just click on this link http://www.portal.euromonitor.com/portal .
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(a) Blood Donation: 5 Sept. 2019
Email from AIT Medical Center (26 Jun.2 019)
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 Thursday, 5 September 2019, 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.
(b) "100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs": 27 – 28 Sept. 2019
"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs" is the name of a grand event being organized by AIT that seeks to celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of AIT. Featuring 100 innovations and entrepreneurs, the event will be organized from 27 – 28 Sept. 2019 at CAsean, Bangkok.
Details at this link: http://www.100x.ait.ac.th/
(c) AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition: 30 October 2019
NINE WEEKS TO GO !
Twenty-three (23) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 30 October 2019 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the AIT Conference Center. You are cordially invited to explore and uncover opportunities offered by the companies that are joining the event.
COMPANIES who have confirmed to join so far:
1. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) - an intergovernmental organization that works to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific
2. Amata Corporation PCL - world’s leading industrial city developer
3. Berli Jucker PCL - a major Thai import and export firm
4. Bouygues-Thai Ltd. - leading construction company in Asia
5. Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PCL - electronics computer manufacturing company
6. Codium Co. Ltd. – builds mobile, tablet, desktop application, and enterprises solutions using the latest open source technology
7. Consultants of Technology Co. Ltd. (COT) - Thai professional engineering consulting firm serving governmental, private sector, and international organizations/agencies
8. Demco PCL - one stop complete range of services for design, construction, and installation in electrical power system, including renewable energy like wind and solar, and communication system, like fiber optic and signaling
9. Helukabel (Thailand) Co. Ltd. - cable solutions for photovoltaic systems
10. John Deere (Thailand) Limited - leading manufacturer of agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drive trains used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment
11. KG Engineering Co. Ltd., - leader in mechanical electrical system engineering (M&E), solar power generation system and integrated energy saving system
12. Michelin Siam Co. Ltd. - one of the world's leading names in tyres and mobility
13. My Internship Asia (Thailand) Ltd. - one of the leading internship placement companies in Thailand
14. Pandora Production Co. Ltd. - jewelry chain featuring a variety of necklaces, rings, customizable charm bracelets & more
15. Panya Consultants Co. Ltd. - provides consulting and management services to the government, private sector and international organizations
16. Plan International - a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children's rights and equality for girls
17. Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) - international institution for the generation & application of early warning information
18. Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) - Thailand's first indigenous bank
19. Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction PCL (STECON) - a leading engineering and construction company
20. Thanachart Bank PCL - Thailand’s sixth-largest bank by assets size and the country's leading automobile lender
21. The Siam Cement PLC (SCG) - leading business conglomerate in the ASEAN region
22. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) -the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region
23. Vinarco Services Thailand Ltd. - a market leader in providing professional consultancy services across Asia-Pacific
CAREER TALK SCHEDULE:
¤ Codium Career Talk on 4 September 2019 (Wed), 4:00 - 5:00 pm, MEB Auditorium
¤ Atos Career Talk on 16 September 2019 (Mon), 4:00 - 5:00 pm, MEB Auditorium
WHAT TO EXPECT:
¤ Long-term career prospects
¤ Job placements
¤ Internship opportunities
¤ On-the-job training
¤ Research partners
¤ Networking with company representatives
¤ Student Union (SU) Research Exhibition!
Please help us in spreading the word out about the Fair !!! And let us know as well if you have any company contacts that you want us to invite to the Fair.
Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please visit: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th
(ii) LECTURES/ SEMINARS / CONFERENCES
(a) Entrepreneurship & Innovation for a Sustainable Belt and Road Region: 3 – 6 Sept. 2019
Yunus Center at AIT and the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong Joint Institute’s Center for Entrepreneurship will co-host the Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation for a Sustainable Belt and Road Region from 3 – 6 September 2019 at AIT Conference Center.
The event will explore how entrepreneurship, technology and innovation can be harnessed to achieve a sustainable and inclusive Belt and Road Region.
(b) BEST Camp: Business, Engineering, and Science Students Working Together: 28 – 30 Sept. 2019
B.E.S.T. Camp (Business, Engineering, and Science Students Working Together) on September 28 – 30, 2019 at AIT campus.
If you enjoy challenges and fun camps allowing you to build your technological, social and business ideas with teams’ form leading universities in the region, then don’t miss this chance! Your ideas can win you prizes and have a chance to become reality and help make the world a better place.
Join the one-day ideation camp/hackathon at AIT, and the 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs event organized by the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.
(iii)TRAININGS / COURSES
(a) 2nd Phase Bridging Program: 30 Jul. – 14 Sept. 2019
Email from Language Center (19 Jul. 2019)
The 2nd Phase Bridging Program is being conducted by Language Center from 30 July – 14 September 2019. The program is conducted from 9am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, except the Mother's Day weekend.
(b) English writing courses (EL courses): 26 Aug. – 14 Nov. 2019
The registration for Academic English (EL) classes for the August 2019 Semester is now open. Please click: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAFgslmGhQJqhZ40ENac-iA6ZLLKit... and choose from the available time slots (AIT login is required). The deadline for EL registration is on Friday 16th August 2019 (also deadline for Adding/Dropping date for Schools).
CLASSES: 26 August – 14 November 2019
Students with English scores below AIT’s admission requirements will be automatically enrolled in the mandatory English Language (EL) courses listed below. Students will need to pay a one-time registration fee of 5,000 Baht at the AIT Cashier for EL courses. The EL course level will be automatically assigned based on a student’s current English score:
5.0 - EL15 Intermediate English Composition
5.5 - EL19 Academic and Technical Writing
***English course fee: 5,000 Baht one-time flat fee to all newly enrolled students.***
The EL courses should be your first priority. Therefore scheduling problems and conflicts are not valid reasons to request to drop out of EL courses. To drop the course, you will need to submit a memo requesting the EL exemption on a semester basis. This memo will need to be approved by your advisor and submitted to the Language Center before 16 August 2019 (AIT adding/dropping date). If you fail to drop the EL course you are enrolled in before the 6th September, you will still be graded for the EL course you have enrolled.
As you have been informed during the orientation, AIT maintains a strict policy on English language requirements. Students who have not met the English language requirements by the third semester of study will not be allowed to register for thesis or research credits
(c) Thai and Japanese Courses for Beginners: Aug. – Oct. 2019
The Language Center announces the opening of Thai and Japanese courses for Beginners as follows:
• Survival Thai Course for Beginners
The 7-week survival Thai course is an introduction to Thai languages which will cover basic words, phrases, daily and simple expressions and basic grammatical structures to communicate with Thais. The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the principles and basic of Thai language as used in everyday conversation. Moreover, the course will prepare them to feel confident to communicate with Thais and feel at ease while staying in Thailand.
Group 1: 19 August – 18 September 2019, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 17:00 – 18:30, 3 days a week
Group 2: 26 August – 9 October 2019, Monday and Wednesday from 18:30 – 20:00, 2 days a week
Total of 20 hours
Course fee: 2,000 baht
• Thai Reading and Writing Course for Beginners
This course is the introduction to reading and writing. It is the 7-week course that is designed for those who do not know how to read and write Thai language. The participants will practice reading letters and learn how to spell words and create sentences.
27 August – 10 October 2019, Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30
Total of 20 hours
Course fee: 2,000 baht
• Japanese Course for Beginners
Class dates: September 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 30 (No classes on Sept 23, 25) October 2, 7, 9, 16
The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm (total 10 sessions)
Interested persons can register and make payment at the Language Center, Room 216.
(d) Training- SCOPUS and ScienceDirect for the researcher: 10 Sept. 2019
AIT Library and Elsevier Publisher will be hosting training on Scopus and ScienceDirect for the researcher.
Date: 10 September 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 1.00 - 3.00 PM
Venue: Training Room, AIT Library
Navigating SCOPUS and ScienceDirect to discover scholarly articles, monitor research trends, identify the key players, and more.
Read and understand research metrics.
Choose the right journals for your manuscripts.
Learning tools from Elsevier to support the researcher’s skills.
The trainer profile:
Dr. Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut is a customer consultant from Elsevier. She obtained her Ph.D. in Cell, Animal, and Population Biology from Edinburgh University (UK), where she researched in the genetics of malaria parasite and vaccine development. Kelwalin helped to evaluate research projects of 9 national research universities in Thailand funded by the Office of the Higher Education Commission. Before she has joined Elsevier, Kelwalin was a scientific consultant and patent specialist for the intellectual properties law firm.
Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in the training. Also, we would appreciate if you could extend the invitation to other students and researchers. As seats are limited, please make a reservation by replying to this e-mail.
(e) Training on "The Practical Aspects of Reinsurance Batch 2": 25-27 Sept. 2019
AIT Extension will organize Insurance Professional Training Program - International Series NON-LIFE INSURANCE FOCUS: The Practical Aspects of Reinsurance Batch 2
Duration: 25-27 September 2019
Venue: The Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
This 3-day program will examine the fundamentals and practical aspects of treaty and facultative reinsurance. In addition to the nuts and bolts of reinsurance, you will learn from a practicing treaty reinsurer on ways to assess a reinsurer’s financial security and how a reinsurer would evaluate your treaty program and price them.
Application Deadline on 6 September 2019
Registration link is https://joo.gl/IVw3Q
For more information about the training, interested persons can view it from https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/965
(f)Professional Training Program on Advanced Shrimp Farming: 3 – 10 Nov. 2019
A professional training program on advanced shrimp farming will be organized by AIT Extension from 03-10 November 2019 (including international travel) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
“Advanced Shrimp Farming” is a one-week long professional training program, which has been designed to address not only the lack of know-how and issues with farming practices but also to meet the specific needs and requirements for the development of this venture in the region. The program will cover the state of the art of farming practices, existing good practices, innovation and advanced technologies in farming and shrimp healthcare along with planning and management of environmental issues with shrimp farming.
DOWNLOAD Training Poster and Course Outline
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/Q1ATjV
(g) Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership: 11 – 15 Nov. 2019
A training program on "Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership" will be organized by AIT Extension from 11-15 November 2019.
Professional Development Course on "Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership"
Duration: 11-15 November 2019
Venue: AIT Conference Center
More details: www.extension.ait.ac.th/course/897
Time and Date: 01 September 2019, 01.00 PM to 11.30 PM
Time and Date: 13 September 2019, 11.00 AM to Midnight
Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Mali / 26 – 31 August 2019*
Dr. Indrajit Pal / Sydney and Newcastle, Australia / 27 August – 4 September 2019
Prof. Joyashree Joy / Canada / 28 August – 5 September 2019
Dr. K. R. Salin / Hyderabad, India / 28 August – 2 September 2019
Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia / 1 – 7 September 2019
Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul / Taipei, Taiwan / 1 – 7 September 2019
Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Copenhagen, Denmark / 2 – 8 September 2019
Prof. Pennung Warnitchai / Nanjing, China / 5 – 8 September 2019
Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Luang Prabang, Laos / 6 – 8 September 2019
Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow (PDF)/Research Associate (RA): Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) (SERD )
Ref. No. 40/19
Deadline: 10 September 2019