Open Invitation fromSchool of Management(Updated: 28 July 2000)

Open invitation from School of Management

SOM is holding a two-fold event on Saturday, 29 July. The first is a football tournament, starting at 9 a.m., to be played by eight teams. Mr Foellmer, MD of Bayer Thai, will present the trophy at 5:15 p.m.

The second is a presentation of WAP applications (browsing the Internet with mobile phone), starting at 6 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:

9.00 Tournament starts (linemen from AIT, referees sponsored by Unisys); refreshments
sponsored by Caltex
9.00-13.30 AIT students take mobile bets on winning team (WAP gateway provided
by Siemens)
12.00-13.30 Lunch break
13.30 Tournament continues
15.00 Free Beer, sponsored by EMBA (Carlsberg), and soft drinks
17.00 'Cocktail reception' S&P; catering sponsored by?
17.15 Tournament ends and trophies are presented
18.00 Start WAP Presentations: Mobile (cinema) ticketing
18.45 Mobile betting and announcement of winners in football betting (prizes from Siemens)
19.30 Mobile brokerage
20.15 WAP4biz (mobile news portal)
21.00 Mobile car service
22.00 End

AIT GAZETTE Issue No. 8 (Updated: 26 July 2000)

Issue No. 8
25 JULY 2000

A. Welcome

The President welcomed Mr. Wanchai Sophonsakulrat, the newly elected International Staff Representative, to the meeting.

B. Review and Approval of the 4 July 2000 RPC Report

Members reviewed and approved the draft report of the 4 July 2000 RPC, which will incorporate comments and suggestions, made at the meeting.

Former Board Chairman M L Birabhongse Kasemsri dies at age 65 (Updated: 26 July 2000)

Former Board Chairman
M L Birabhongse Kasemsri
dies at age 65

The AIT community expresses profound sorrow and regret over the untimely passing away of our former Board Chairman, M L Birabhongse Kasemsri, Principal Private Secretary to His Majesty the King of Thailand, on 25 July 2000.

M L Birabhongse served as Chair of the AIT Board of Trustees from November 1995 to May 2000. His resignation for health reasons was announced at the Executive Committee of the Board meeting on 17 May, in a very moving statement in which he reflected upon his years of tenure at AIT, referring to the period as being both turbulent and challenging.

Dean Chongrak receives top academic honors

Dean Chongrak receives top academic honors

Prof. Chongrak Polprasert, Dean of the School of Environment, Resources and Development of the Asian Institute of Technology, has been named recipient of two top academic honors, namely the Research Publication Award, presented by the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), and the Outstanding Scientist Award, presented by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology of Thailand, under the patronage of His Majesty the King.

Calling all AIT alumni on campus

Calling all AIT alumni on campus

You are kindly requested to complete the AIT Alumni Tracer Study questionnaire which is posted at:

If you have already completed the questionnaire, please disregard this notice.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Training Program on Cleaner Production Technologies

Training Program on Cleaner Production Technologies

The Asian Society for Environmental Protection (ASEP), the Carl Duisberg
Gesellscchaft e.V. (CDG) and the Fraunhofer Institute of Factory Operation
and Automation (FhG-IFF) announces their joint training program on Cleaner
Production Technologies commencing 1 October 2000 at the University of
Magdeburg, Federal Republic of Germany.

Visiting AIT

Visiting AIT
24 July 2000
Dato Dr. Vincent Lowe and Mr. M. A. Ansari, Director/Adviser and CEO
of Mahirnet Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.

26 July 2000
H.E. Mr. Rasoul Eslami, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Mr. Abdolreza Ghofrani, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP; and Mr. Mahammad Khaladji, Administrative Officer.