In this issue:
C. Faculty and Staff Travel
D. Classifieds (Jobs)
(i) AIT signs a multi-party agreement for Smart City projects in Khon Kaen
On 21 September 2018, AIT has signed a multi-party agreement with five municipalities, and the College of Local Administration of Khon Kaen University for furthering the smart city initiative of Khon Kaen city. The multi-stakeholder agreement includes the municipalities of Khon Kaen and Sila Town; and sub-district municipalities of Muang Kao, Samran, and Tha Phra.
(ii) Opening Ceremony of the Renovated Korea House – Student Center
H.E. Mr. Noh Kwang-il, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and Dr. Eden Y. Woon, President of AIT, will preside over the Opening Ceremony of the renovated Korea House – Student Center on Friday, 28 September 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
The event will be attended by Ms. Hyunah Kim, Second Secretary, The Embassy of Republic of Korea, AIT officials, faculty members, and students: Prof. S. Kumar, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul, Dean of School of Engineering and Technology; Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha, Dean of School of Environment, Resources and Development; Prof. Nazrul Islam, Acting-Dean, School of Management; Dr. Sohee Minsun Kim, Urban Environmental Management/SERD; Dr. Song Weon Keun, Visiting Faculty, Mechatronics/SET; Mr. Karma Rana, Institute Secretary; Ms. Laarni Roa, Director, Office of Student Affairs; Mr. Wanchai Sophonsakulrat, Director, Office of Facilities and Assets Management; Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Director, Office of Advancement; Mr. Bajinder P. Singh, Director, Office of Media and Communications; Ms. Joan Carla Gonzales, Coordinator, Career Center; Mr. Pauk Kyaing Sahm, Student Union President; Ms. Boo Young Ko, Office of Academic Administration; and Korean students Mr. Koh Jong Up and Mr. Geum Hwan Ko.
(iii) Vacancy Announcement: Two Vice Presidents Positions (VPAA and VPA) (Office of the President )
AIT seeks qualified professionals and outstanding individuals who will provide the leadership required for the positions of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Vice President for Administration (VPA), and who are motivated to join a graduate education institution about to embark on a re-positioning of introducing innovation in education across the board. Both Vice Presidents will be on the senior leadership team of the Institute and shall report directly to the President.
Ref no: 43/18
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Tel no. (66-2) 524-5019
(iv) Vacancy Announcement: Dean, School of Management (School of Management)
AIT seeks a visionary leader for the position of Dean of the School of Management. The successful candidate will be committed to a philosophy emphasizing the importance of both scholarly research and teaching. Candidates should show evidence of successful fundraising and the ability to positively represent the school to internal and external constituents.
(v) Winner of the student blog contest (August 2018)
Email from OMCO (18 Sept. 2018)
Dear students, faculty and staff members,
We are happy to announce the winner of the Student Blog contest.
We received a record 21 entries this time, and we would like to thank the Language Center for selecting the winners.
Pragya Thapaliya of Regional and Rural Development Planning is the winner of the August 2018 AIT Students' Blog Contest.
Second Prize: Millisa E Saramosing
Third Prize: Fathmath Shafa-ath Ibrahim Nasih
Prize winners can contact the Office of Media and Communications (OMCO).
Thank you everyone for your overwhelming response.
(vi) AIT Academic Calendar 2019
Email from Office of Students Affairs (14 Sept. 2018)
Dear staff and students,
The AIT Academic Calendar 2019 will be finalized soon.
If you wish to have a printed copy, please place an order by filling up the order form sent from the Registry and send it to the Registry, OSA on or before 28 September 2018.
The calendar comes in the following sizes:
1. Small size (8.25" x 6") at Baht 100
2. Big size (8.25" x 11") at Baht 130
(vii) Extended library hours to 1.00 a.m. during exams period
Email from AIT Library (11 Sept. 2018)
Please be informed that AIT Library hours during exams period from 14 -27 September 2018 will be extended to one o'clock in the morning. The library hours will be as follows.
Monday - Sunday 8.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m.
Thank you very much for your attention.
(viii) Personal data for 2018 Income Tax calculation
Email from Office of the Human Resources Services (3 Sept. 2018)
Dear Faculty and Staff,
To ensure that personal income tax of AIT faculty and staff comply with Tax Regulation, it is imperative that we have a correct record of your personal data in our system. Please log in the web link, https://hris.ait.ac.th
to update your personal data. Use your AIT email account credential to log in then click “View Employee Profile
”. Furthermore, please update or complete your contact information such as the name and telephone number of your emergency contact person.
For employees with children, particular attention is required in the status of your children in the system, check if it is correct. Update the system if they are studying or working either here in Thailand or abroad. Please request to amend as appropriate.
Any changes on your personal data from previous to current year should be supported with documents in hard copies. These include passport copy, marriage certificate, birth certificates of your children as well as receipts of investment in RTF/LTF and personal life insurance.
Please submit it to Khun Denphoom in the Office of the Human Resources Services (OHRS), Room 223, Second Floor of the Administration Building within 2 October 2018.
Thank you for your cooperation.
(ix) Web of Science Discovery Quiz 2018
Email from AIT Library (30 Aug. 2018)
Clarivate Analytics invites you to participate in the Web of Science Discovery Quiz. The objective of the quiz is to create greater awareness and familiarity of Web of Science for students and researchers. Participants will learn on how to use Web of Science in a fun way and discover useful features which will help them in their work. Grand prizes include such as Apple Watch, Fitbit, wireless earphones and many more.
The quiz will start on 1 September – 31 October 2018. Announcement of winners will be on Thursday, 15 November 2018.
For more details, please find enclosed the banners and quiz announcement.
(x) Change to WhatsApp Backup in Google Drive
Email from Helpdesk (23 Aug. 2018)
Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota. However, any WhatsApp backups that have not been updated in more than a year will automatically be removed from storage. This policy will go into effect for all users on November 12, 2018 though some users may see the quota benefits earlier.
To avoid the loss of any backups, we recommend that users manually back up WhatsApp before November 12, 2018.
(xi) A free trial for SAGE Premier 2018 Journal Database
Email from AIT Library (22 Aug. 2018)
Sage has offered a free trial for SAGE Premier journal database to AIT. The journals can be accessed and downloaded from 20 August – 30 November 2018 from this URL link:
(xii) 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.
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
(xiii) SAGE Business Cases : A free trial
Email from AIT Lobrary (23 Aug. 2018)
Sage has offered a free trial for SAGE Business Cases from 22 August – 30 November 2018. The business cases can be accessed at this URL link:
SAGE Business Cases is the first digital collection tailored to library needs, providing librarians, faculty, and students with cases to support their curriculum and independent research. Offering 1,700 cases from around the world—this collection will grow to 2,500 case studies by 2018. These cases are:
(xiv) SAGE Video - Business and Management : A free trial
Email from AIT Library (23 Aug. 2018)
Sage has offered a free trial for SAGE Video - Business and Management from 22 August - 30 November 2018. The video can be accessed from this URL link: https://sk.sagepub.com/video
(xv) 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) AIT Career Fair and SU Research Exhibition: 31 October 2018
SIX WEEKS TO GO!!!!
Dear AIT Community,
Seventeen (17) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 31 October 2018 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. Bright Prospect SDN BHD (Malaysia) - recruitment, contract staffing & payroll outsourcing services (FIRST TIMER)
2. The Siam Cement PCL (SCG) – largest cement and building material company in Thailand and Southeast Asia
3. Pylon PCL - specialty foundation contractor company
4. Erawan Sugar Co. Ltd. - one of the leading companies in sugar business in Thailand
5. Amata Corporation PCL - world’s leading industrial city developer
6. WHA Corp. PCL - develops and manages properties in industrial estates and industrial zones in Thailand and internationally
7. Panya Consultants Co. Ltd. - provides consulting and management services to the government, private sector and international organizations
8. Stonehenge Co. Ltd. - provides professional services in design (architecture, structure, and historical conservation) and construction management (FIRST TIMER)
9. Codium Co. Ltd. – build mobile, tablet, desktop application, and enterprises solutions using the latest open source technology
10. Aeroklas Co. Ltd. - global leader in automotive accessories (FIRST TIMER)
11. TEAM Consulting Engg and Mgt Co. Ltd. – Thailand's largest conglomerate of consulting companies
12. TOA Paint (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - largest decorative paint manufacturer in South East Asia and has four main business lines - paints, chemicals, petrochemicals and automotive
13. Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) - international institution for the generation & application of early warning information
14. Pandora Production Co. Ltd. - an international Danish jewelry manufacturer and retailer known for its customizable charm bracelets, designer rings, necklaces and watches (FIRST TIMER)
15. Gulf Group - a holding company with a portfolio of electricity, steam and chilled water generating projects and other related business (FIRST TIMER)
16. Siam Makro PCL – wholesale center for professional business operators
17. Thai Beverage PCL - leading beverage producer and distributor in the region
CAREER TALK schedule:
¤ Fircroft CV & Interview Workshop on 19 September 2018 (Wed), 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Milton Bender Auditorium
¤ Codium Career Talk on 3 October 2018 (Wed), 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Milton Bender Auditorium
¤ Career Talk on topic "Korean Higher Education in global platform and scholarship opportunities in UST, Korea" on 10 October 2018 (Wed), 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Milton Bender Auditorium
¤ Erawan Sugar Career Talk on 24 October 2018 ( Wed), 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Milton Bender Auditorium
¤ Siam Makro Career Talk on 7 November 2018 (Wed), 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Milton Bender Auditorium
CAREER CENTER WEBSITE SPONSOR Companies:
¤ Bright Prospect SDN BHD (Malaysia)
¤ Erawan Sugar Co. Ltd.
¤ WHA Corp. Public Company Limited
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!
Many more companies are confirming in the days ahead! 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 and you are also welcome to join the Career Talks!
or contact us via phone: 662 524-6744, 662 524-6326
(ii) LECTURES / SEMINARS / CONFERENCES
(a) Workshop on In-Pond Raceway System (IPRS) Technology: 5 Oct. 2018
AIT will organize a workshop on In-Pond Raceway System (IPRS) Technology which is jointly held US Soybean Export Council, 5 October 2018, at AIT Conference Center.
(b) Gender and Aquaculture Fisheries Conference 2018: 18 Oct. 2018
Gender and Aquaculture Fisheries Conference 2018 will be organized at the AIT from 18-21 October 2018.
(c) 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.
For further information, please contact visit our website:
(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.
(e) Asian Aquaculture 2018: 3 – 6 December 2018
(iii)TRAININGS / COURSES
(a) Survival Thai Course for Beginners: 27 Aug. – 10 Oct. 2018
The Language Center will organize Survival Thai Courses 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.
Survival Thai Course for Beginners:
• 27 August – 10 October 2018 (20 hours)
• Monday and Wednesday from 17:00 – 18:30, twice a week
• Course Fee: 2,000 baht
• Class Size: 15 persons
Interested persons can register and make a payment at the Language Center, Room 216.
(b) Survival Thai Course for Beginners Group 2: 28 Aug. – 11 Oct. 2018
The Language Center is pleased to announce the Group 2-Survival Thai Courses 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.
Survival Thai Course for Beginners:
• 28 August – 11 October 2018 (20 hours)
• Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30, twice a week
• Course Fee: 2,000 baht
• Class Size: 15 persons
Interested persons can register and make payment at the Language Center, Room 216
(c) Thai Reading and Writing Course for Beginners: 28 Aug. – 11 Oct. 2018
The Language Center will organize Thai Reading and Writing Course for Beginners!
Thai Reading and Writing for Beginners:
• 28 August – 11 October 2018
• Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30 – 20:00, 2 times/week, Total 20 hours
• Course Fee: 2,000 baht
• Class Size: 15 persons
Interested persons can register now at the Language Center, Room 216.
(d) Training program on Management of Parasitic Diseases in Aquaculture - Pre-Conference Workshop: 26 - 30 November 2018
(e) Training program on Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) – Pre-Conference Workshop: 1 -2 Dec. 2018
C. Faculty and Staff Travel
Mr. Panha Hok / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 5 – 13 August 2018*
Dr. Chotchai Charoenngam / Myanmar / 8 September 2018*
Teerapon Jongpiphatthanasiri and Somphob Umsoonthrakul / Phuket, Thailand / 10 – 12 September 2018*
Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara / Uttarakhand, India / 10 – 15 September 2018*
Dr. Eden Woon / Hanoi, Vietnam / 11 – 12 September 2018*
Dr. Eden Woon / Singapore/ 25 - 26 September 2018
Mr. Choum Chomnan / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 14 – 30 September 2018
Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Bonn, Germany / 17 – 21 September 2018*
Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Krasnogorsk, Uzbekistan / 18 – 25 September 2018
Ms. Isha Basyal / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 19 – 22 September 2018*
Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / Beijing, P.R. China / 19 – 23 September 2018*
Prof. Matthew Dailey / Beijing, P.R. China / 19 – 23 September 2018*
Ms. Sopida Khamyai / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 20 – 29 September 2018
Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan / 23 – 26 September 2018
Ms. Narumon Wangnai / Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan / 23 – 26 September 2018
Mr. Syed Muntasir Husain Bokhari / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 23 – 29 September 2018
Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe / Singapore / 24 – 25 September 2018
Prof. Joyashree Roy / Japan / 24 – 27 September 2018
Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Cape Town, South Africa / 24 – 29 September 2018
Dr. Abha Mishra / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 25 – 30 September 2018
Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 26 – 29 September 2018
Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / Bhubaneswar, India / 26 – 29 September 2018
Prof. Joyashree Roy / California, USA / 27 – 29 September 2018
Dr. Wenchao XUE / Xiamen, P.R. China / 27 – 30 September 2018
Dr. Sylvia Szabo / London, UK / 30 September – 5 October 2018
Prof. Joyashree Roy / Korea / 30 September – 8 October 2018
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)
D. Classifieds (Jobs)