In this issue:
(i) A SALUTE TO THE 661 PATRONS OF AIT LIBRARY MODERNIZATION
Message from President (12 May 2018)
27 April 2018
The following texts are extracted from my report to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the inauguration of the newly modernized library.
“If it were not for the big floods, this 37-year-old AIT Library would have continued to be a static collection of books and documents, and likely become a dinosaur in the digital age. We were able to galvanize the faithful participation of AIT community members, friends and partners in presenting this wonderful gift to our beloved institute.
This generous donation overall - not only allowed AIT to afford the luxury of a modern library, but also saved institute’s own fund for its new equipment acquisition, renovation of its 45-year-old infrastructure, and still enough fund for some campus facelifts.”
(ii) AIT announces HM King’s, HM Queen’s, GMS and Vietnam Silver Jubilee scholarship recipients
Forty-three applicants from eight countries are recipients of the HM King's, HM Queen's, Loom Nam Khong Pijai (GMS), and AIT Vietnam Silver Jubilee scholarships. This completes the selection process for non-Thai applicants of these four scholarships for the August 2018 semester.
Selected Non-Thai Awardees for H.M. King’s Scholarships (Master Degree Program) for August 2018 intake: School of Engineering and Technology (SET) and School of Management (SOM)
(iii) AIT’s 129th Graduation
AIT’s 129th Graduation will be held on 18 May 2018 at the Robert B Banks Auditorium, AIT Conference Center.
The event will be live broadcasted on Internet, starting from 09:30 hrs. (SET) and from 14:00 hrs. (SERD, SOM and interdisciplinary programs) from the following URL:
(iv) Closure of AIT's CITI BANK US$ Account on 30 June 2018
Email from Finance Office (11 May 2018)
Please be informed that AIT’s Citibank US$ account at New York will be closed by 30th of June 2018. This is not our preference but as AIT has not reached a minimum deposit with the bank (due to most of AIT incoming money nowadays go directly to AIT local baht account), hence Citibank is not able to retain AIT’s account open in the long-term.
AITMT had been informed and already approved the closing of the account.
Please make sure to inform your partners/donors/students that the payment option to Citibank in US$ is no longer available with immediate effect. The intervening period from now until the closing date of AIT’s Citibank US$ account, 30th of June 2018, should be sufficient for any bank drafts/transfers in the pipeline.
At current, AIT has a US$ bank account at Kasikornbank. This can be used as a replacement of Citibank NY account in the future, if needed. However, we would like to encourage any collection of payments in the future be in the form of money transfer to AIT local baht account, instead of bank draft. It normally takes a much longer period for US$ bank draft clearance, from the day AIT deposit the draft until money deposited to AIT account, which could be months.
If you foresee any problems of the closing date of the Citibank account by 30th June 2018, please let us know immediately.
(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) Survey to fill for opinion regarding LAWSON 108 service contract Renewation
Email from SU President (7 May 2018)
A warm Greetings!
Hope you are doing good and finds this mail in good health spirits.
This mail is to notify you that the LAWSON 108 service contract is expiring soon. So, your opinion for its continuation, or new service provider instead of its place will be highly appreciated.
So it takes a minute of your time to help with the things that matters in your daily life activities for which the link is given below here.
Looking forward for your positive response.
(vii) 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.
(i) LECTURES / SEMINARS / CONFERENCES
(a) A Student Night at AIT: 30 May 2018
AIT Solutions will organize a Student Night at AIT on 30 May 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at AIT Conference Center.
At the event, Ashraf Habibullah, President, CEO of Computers and Structures, Inc., CSI, U.S.A., will give a talk on “Empowering the Next Generation of Structural Engineers to Lead, Influence, and Inspire a Changing World”.
In this talk, Ashraf will share his view of the future of the structural engineering profession as we approach the next quarter of the 21st Century.
To register for the Student night, please click here
(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/
(ii) 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
(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
MoU Signing between AIT and SATEL and DNWP / 15 May 2018 / SATEL and DNWP will sponsor advanced standardized equipment for the new laboratory which will be named, “Advanced Telecommunications Laboratory sponsored by SATEL and DNWP”
(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 Hassain Shah / Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Australia / 16 – 18 March 2018*
- Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 4 – 7 May 2018*
- Ms Auearee Jensupakarn, Ms. Pathumphon Dabsomsri, and Ms. Patteera Jensupakarn / Songkhla, Thailand / 5 – 8 May 2018*
- Dr. K. R. Salin / Zhejiang, Shanghai, Beijing, China / 6 – 13 May 2018*
- Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Assam, India / 7 – 12 May 2018*
- Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Myanmar / 8 – 10 May 2018*
- Dr. Naveed Anwar / Singapore / 8 – 10 May 2018*
- Dr. Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen / Hanoi, Vietnam / 9 – 11 May 2018*
- Ms. Auearree Jensupakarn, Ms. Pathumphon Dabsoomsri, and Miss Kannika Issarakul / Chiang Mai, Thailand / 9 – 11 May 2018*
- Prof. Lawrence Stephen Abeln / Yangon, Myanmar / 9 – 14 May 2018
- Dr. Indrajit Pal / Chengdu, China / 10 – 16 May 2018
- Dorji Penjor / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 11 May 2018*
- Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 11 May 2018*
- Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Zurich, Switzerland / 12 – 16 May 2018
- Takuji w. Tsusaka / Mandalay, Myanmar / 13 – 19 May 2018
- Farah Nashid Hossain / Singapore / 14 – 19 May 2018
- Dr. Sundar Venkatesh / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 15 – 19 May 2018
- Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 16 – 19 May 2018
- Prof. C. Visvanathan / Vilnius, Lithuania / 19 – 26 May 2018
- Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Kathmandu, Nepal / 19 – 27 May 2018
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)
Administrative Staff (Admin & Finance Officer) (Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture)
Ref. No. 21/18
Deadline: 15 May 2018
Position: Architect/Product Designer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 27/18
Deadline: 25 May 2018
Position: 3D Artist/Modeler (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 28/18
Deadline: 25 May 2018
Faculty Position (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. Fac 02/18
Deadline: 31 July 2018