Physics Lecturer Participated in Nobel Prize-winning Scientific Discovery

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) is proud to announce that one of its faculty members at the Science Division was part of the scientific team whose research won its lead researchers the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017.
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Dr. Tara Chalermsongsak, Director of the Physics Program, was doing his doctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology when he participated in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project, a collaborative scientific effort participated in by over 1,000 researchers from more than 20 countries.

According to a press release by the Nobel Prize Committee, “On September 14, 2015, the universe’s gravitational waves were observed for the very first time (by LIGO). The waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago, came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the USA.”

250_physics_lecture_nobel_prize_01Dr. Tara modestly downplayed his contribution to the LIGO team. “I worked in the LIGO collaboration when I was doing my Ph.D. at Caltech. About a year after I graduated, the team finally detected the first gravitational wave. It is a team achievement, and I was just a small part of it.”

However, in the research paper entitled “Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger” published in the journal Physical Review Letters on February 12, 2016, Dr. Tara and scores of other participating researchers were given well-deserved credit for their contributions to the award-winning LIGO project.


MUIC Signs MOU with Siriraj

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nisarat Opartkiattikul, Director of Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (SSPO), Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Room 1214 Building I on November 9, 2017.

MUIC Signs MOU with

By signing the MOU, MUIC agreed to a collaboration wherein the Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) will provide English Foundation courses for SSPO students in order to strengthen their English skills before attending SSPO. It will be applicable for a period of three years beginning in academic year 2018.


MUIC Welcomes Walailak University

Mrs. Somluck Lunsucheep, Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Support and Mr. Michael Naglis, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Mahidol University International College (MUIC) welcomed Assoc. Prof. Dr. Surin Maisrikrod, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Global Engagement along with executives and faculty members from Walailak University at Meeting Room 1214 on November 17, 2017.

MUIC Welcomes Walailak University

The delegation visited MUIC in order to learn more about the structure of a international institution of higher learning, international study programs, and management. The delegation also had an opportunity to discuss and share experiences with MUIC faculty members. The knowledge gained would be valuable for both institutions for development and vision setting in the future.

MUIC Welcomes Walailak University


MUIC Study Abroad Fair 2017

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held the “MUIC Exchange and Study Abroad Fair 2017” on November 13, 2017 at the Reception Hall, Ground Floor, Aditayathorn Building.

MUIC Study Abroad Fair 2017

MUIC students had the opportunity to learn more about the exchange and study abroad program and to get to know better MUIC’s current partner universities. For this edition, 14 incoming exchange students from 12 partner universities such as WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany), University of Arizona (USA), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Laval University (Canada) and others came and shared their experiences as exchange students at the “Exchange Abroad Pavilion.”

MUIC Study Abroad Fair 2017

Moreover, the event offered interested students the opportunity to explore the study abroad activities with 36 non-partner institutions and educational providers at the “Study Abroad Zone.” Some 400 students and staff members participated in the event.

MUIC Study Abroad Fair 2017


Finance Students Attend PwC Tax Career Day

On November 8, 2017, Dr. Treerapot Kongtoranin and Dr. Phassawan Suntraruk, faculty members of the Business Administration Division, Finance Students Attend PwC Tax Career Day accompanied a group of BBA students majoring in Finance to participate in the Tax Career Day 2017 hosted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Thailand at its headquarters in Bangkok City Tower, Sathorn Road.

PwC, one of the Big Four auditors, is a multinational professional services network, having partners in approximately 800 offices across 157 countries. PwC Thailand provides corporate tax and legal services, global mobility service, and world trade management service to some of the largest Thai and multinational companies and government institutions. Currently, it has more than 1,800 employees at its Bangkok headquarters.

Finance Students Attend PwC Tax Career Day

Being part of this event, students had a chance to meet Mr. Somboon Weerawutiwong, Lead Partner, and Ms. Prapasiri Kositthanakorn, Partner in Tax & Legal Services. This allowed the students to gain more knowledge about the tax service career and to learn from the experience of experts in the field. Moreover, the students had a chance to meet and network with other students from other top Thai universities. They were also able to talk to current BBA interns and BBA alumni working for PwC and have a discussion with PwC employees. They also had a great opportunity to present themselves for the company’s human resources.

Finance Students Attend PwC Tax Career Day

The students were grateful for the wonderful learning opportunity they had when they visited the PwC Thailand headquarters and meeting its leaders and staff. The BA Division expressed hopes that the Tax Career Day will help students identify and understand their strengths, values, passion and how to use that knowledge to explore this unique career path. Ajarns Treerapot and Phassawan said they would like to thank PwC for providing this opportunity to their students.

Finance Students Attend PwC Tax Career Day

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MUIC Open House 2017

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held its Open House 2017 on November 3-4, 2017 at the Aditayathorn Building in Mahidol University’s Salaya Campus.
MUIC Open House 2017

The activities included an exhibition highlighting MUIC’s 16 academic majors along with administration departments; a talk show entitled “Your International Community” where MUIC’s alumni and current students shared their thoughts and experience about MUIC; activities and exhibitions by the Student Association and student clubs; guided tours of the College’s facilities for visitors; and the PC Online Vocabulary Contest organized by the Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC). The winners in this competition were Chulalongkorn University Demonstration School, 1st Place; St. Francis Xavier School, 2nd Place; and Sarasas Witaed Nakhon Pathom School, 3rd Place.

MUIC Open House 2017

The opening ceremony on November 3, 2017 was presided by Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, at the Charinyarasmi Room, 3rd Floor, Aditayathorn Building. There were about 2,300 visitors who participated in the two-day event.

MUIC Open House 2017

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FAA Lecturer Wins Grand Prize in US Film Fest

A lecturer from the Fine and Applied Arts Division was awarded the grand prize in the horror/sci-fi screenplay category at the recently held Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 in the United States.

FAA Lecturer Wins Grand Prize in US Film Fest

FAA Lecturer Wins Grand Prize in US Film Fest

Mr. Bryan Ott’s winning entry, “Beasts and Children,” was among 463 entries in the film festival ranked as one of the top 10 in America. He teaches Film Scriptwriting, Film Analysis and Introduction to Film courses in FAA’s Entertainment Media Production Program and his short films have won prizes in several film festivals over the past few years.


MUIC Welcomes Visitors from Japanese High School

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) welcomed a group of 20 teachers and students from Koshi High School, Japan on October 30, 2017. The students visited MUIC in order to learn more about the College’s undergraduate programs, special projects, and student activities. They also met with MUIC’s Japanese lecturers and students who chose Nihongo as their minor study. They were later taken on a campus tour that includes the MUIC buildings and Salaya Pavilion Hotel and Training Center.

MUIC Welcomes Visitors from Japanese High School


RAIS Students and Teachers Visit MUIC

A group of 80 teachers and students from Ramkamhaeng Advent International School (RAIS) visited Mahidol University International College (MUIC) on October 17, 2017 in order to learn more about the College’s undergraduate programs, admissions procedures, requirements, and school facilities. They also had an opportunity to meet and ask question with MUIC’s current students who were RAIS alumni. After that, the RAIS students had a tour of the MUIC buildings and Salaya Pavillian Hotel and Training Center.

RAIS Students and Teachers Visit MUIC


MUIC Awarded for Safety and Wellness

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was given the Outstanding Award for Safety Academy and Good Wellness 2017 by the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare on October 5, 2017.

MUIC Awarded for Safety and Wellness

Mrs. Somluck Lunsucheep, Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Support received the award from the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labor. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness of safe occupational health and working environment and create a network of collaborative development and safety campaigns in colleges nationwide.

MUIC Awarded for Safety and Wellness


Field Trip to Thai and ASEAN Cultural Spots

Inbound students of ICML161 Elementary Thai I and ICML160 Introduction to Thai Language and Culture went to Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall and ASEAN Cultural Center. The visit, part of the Thai Language Program, was meant to provide a better understanding of Thai society and culture as well as ASEAN affairs.

Field Trip to Thai and ASEAN Cultural Spots

Field Trip to Thai and ASEAN Cultural Spots


MUIC in Exploratory Talks with I-Shou University of Taiwan

Should the preliminary talks between Mahidol University International College’s (MUIC) and I-Shou University of Taiwan bear fruit in the near future, MUIC students would have an opportunity not only to go on exchange study in Taiwan but also undergo internship there.

MUIC in Exploratory Talks with I-Shou University of Taiwan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, officially welcomed I-Shou University officials on October 6, 2017. Later, the visitors met with other MUIC executives to discuss how the two partners could leverage the strengths of their respective Business Administration programs and thus offer more learning opportunities to the students of both institutions.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kangwan Yodwisitsak, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Networking of MUIC, and Dr. Benjalux Sakunasingha, Chair of the College’s Business Administration Division, had a cordial meeting with Prof. Dr. Julia L. Lin, Vice President for Academic Affairs of I-Shou University who was also accompanied by Dr. Taichi Wu, Dean of International and Cross-Strait Affairs, Dr. Kevin Lin, Chair of the Department of Civil and Ecological Engineering, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Warangkana Anna Lin of the Department of International Business Administration.

Aside from initiating an exchange study program and internship agreement between the two institutions, plans are also being discussed for offering high-value educational programs that would benefit their respective students.


MUIC Pays Respects To Mentors Through Wai Kru Ceremony

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held its annual Wai Kru Ceremony for Academic Year 2017-2018 at the Auditorium, Building 1, on October 5, 2017. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, presided over the ceremony.

MUIC Pays Respects To Mentors Through Wai Kru Ceremony

The College’s executives, lecturers, freshmen, exchange students, and Student Association officers participated in this ceremony in order to pay their respects to their teachers. The Dean also awarded certificates and scholarship to students who have outstanding academic performance.

MUIC Pays Respects To Mentors Through Wai Kru Ceremony

MUIC Pays Respects To Mentors Through Wai Kru Ceremony


Alumna’s Resort Receives Tourism Award

Cape Dara Resort, owned and operated by Ms. Pattamon (Beau) Mekavarakul, majoring in Travel Industry Management, Class of 2008, received the Golden Kinnari Award (Tourist Accommodation category) at the 11th Thailand Tourism Awards 2017 held on September 27, 2017 at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.

Alumna’s Resort Receives Tourism Award

Organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Thailand Tourism Awards is held every two years and aims to promote quality standards in Thailand’s tourism industry in order to create customer credibility and ensure safety for both Thai and foreign tourists.


MUIC Students 1st Runner-up in Contest Honoring King Rama IX

Mr. Sattamate Karnasuta, Mr. Krit Tuntoolavest, Ms. Marisa Kittelberger, Mr. Varin Khanijou Mr. Tararin Promsuwan, Mr. Chuntouch Promngern, Mr. Metapon Prakthong, Ms. Kachapan Koranee, Mr. siravich uekrongtham, Mr. Baiboon Boonnayok, and Mr.Sagar Singh Sivaraman MUIC Film Production students who comprised “Team MatchStick Production,” won 1st runner-up in the “D 7 Days Competition” in the short animation category. They received 100,000 Baht cash prize from the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand at the Parliament House on September 27, 2017.

MUIC Students 1st Runner-up in Contest Honoring King Rama IX

The “D 7 Days” is a contest that encourages the youth to show their loyalty and gratitude to the late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej by performing good deeds everyday (thus the “7 Days” title). The competition is divided into four categories: short animation, short film, photography, and poster. Some selected works from this competition will be exhibited at Parliament House on September 27 – October 31, 2017 and at the Eden Zone, Central World on October 16-31, 2017.

MUIC Students 1st Runner-up in Contest Honoring King Rama IX


MUIC Tourism Talk 2017

Mahidol University International College’s (MUIC) Tourism and Hospitality Management Division (THM), in collaboration with the Creative Academy for Cultural and Heritage Tourism (CCHT), organized “Tourism Talk” to support the Thailand Tourism Development for Security, Wealth, and Sustainability with the topic “Open Your Views: Chic Style Thai Travel” on September 26-27, 2017 at the Berkeley Hotel, Pratunam, Bangkok.

MUIC Tourism Talk 2017

Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean, attended the event which featured Mr. Anan Wongbenjarat, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, delivering the keynote speech in the opening ceremony followed by speeches from tourism entrepreneurs and celebrities who are considered chic tourists. The event received a large number of representatives from the tourism and hospitality business sector, celebrities, and other tourism stakeholders.
MUIC Tourism Talk 2017


PC’S NEW TERM HAS BEGUN AT MUIC

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) carried out its orientation day for 89 new MP and PC students of Quarter 4, 2017. At the MUIC Auditorium 1318, MUIC Building 1, students and parents stepped in to hear what they are going to experience at PC.

PC’S NEW TERM HAS BEGUN AT MUIC

With over 400 students this quarter, PC has recently recruited a new group of students from overseas via PC International Track and a number of multinational students to the regular PC and MP programs in which they will be provided with not only courses for language and mathematical skills reinforcement but also a wide range of welfare, student activities, and academic support as they go through each program.

From Quarter 4, 2017 onwards, PC has relocated all classes and offices to MUIC Buildings 2 and 3, increasing its students’ proximity to the international college environment and leading to a closer relationship with others in the MUIC community.

At the orientation, PC also handed out various awards to exceptional students. Presented by PC’s Program Director, Dr. Alexander Nanni, the Best PC2 Term Project award went to Mr. Jirapat Srimongkolpun, who brought forward an excellent news video regarding a social issue in an ASEAN country.

PC’S NEW TERM HAS BEGUN AT MUIC

For posting the highest recorded average grade in Quarter 3/2017, these four students received the Outstanding Academic Achievement awards:
Mr. Watcharapon Pumpaisanchai (PC1)
Mr. Saharat Prangpitak (PC2)
Ms. Nunapat Panitnok (PC3)
Ms. Dhonchanok Sriwongthai (PC4)

Meanwhile, the four students below were given Outstanding Contribution awards for acting as “a role model for other students because of their maturity, cooperation, and efforts to achieve academic and personal goals”:
Mr. Chaitawat Katesermsuk (PC1)
Ms. Sopida Jamjamsri (PC2)
Mr. Warinchai Sonthikitphon(PC3)
Ms. Nattaporn Dejsakulrit (PC4)

The orientation also brought back a former PC student who is now an MUIC student, Ms. Dusita Thaitrong, to deliver a memorable life-at-PC speech and inspire PC’s incoming students.

September 25, 2017 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


Role-model Alumna Receives Award

Congratulations to Ms. Kannarun (Prang) Wongkhajornkai, a Tourism and Hospitality Management major with 1st class honors from MUIC Class of 2012, who received the Brand Ambassador Award of Kidsai (educational category) from Kidsai Thailand Season 3, which was held on September 20, 2017 by TV 360, Channel 3. This award is given to a person who sets a good example for the youth. We are so proud of you!

Role-model Alumna Receives Award


Chiba University Unveils Its Bangkok Center at Mahidol University International College

Japan’s Chiba University inaugurated its Bangkok Center located at Mahidol University International College’s (MUIC) Aditayathorn Building on September 19, 2017. (more…)


MBA-MM Orientation 2017 & CSR Project at Sattahip

On September 16-17, 2017, the International Graduate Studies (iGS) warmly welcomed new students from the Master of Business Administration in Business Modeling and Development (MBA) and the Master of Management in International Hospitality Management (MM) programs for Trimester 1, Academic Year 2017-2018 at Sattahip, Chonburi.

Dr. Roberto Gozzoli, Chairperson of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry Division, and Dr. Benjalux Sakunasingha, Chairperson of the Business Administration Division, delivered welcome speeches and shared advice that would benefit the participants on their journey with the MUIC family.

MBA-MM Orientation 2017 & CSR Project at Sattahip

On this occasion, the students participated in ice-breaking and team-building activities organized by the Royal Thai Marine Corps and the Royal Thai Navy with their seniors and lecturers, providing an opportunity for bonding among the MUIC family. The students also took part in the “Walk in the Footsteps of Our Father,” iGS’ 2nd CSR project on coral planting at Teay Ngam Beach.

MBA-MM Orientation 2017 & CSR Project at Sattahip

Coral reefs are not only a tourist attraction that contributes to the growth of Thailand’s economy but they also have important functions in coastal ecosystems. Mainly, coral reefs provide habitats for many marine organisms and protect coastlines from the damaging effects of wave and tropical storms. Participating in coral planting activity is therefore one way to raise all of the participants’ awareness about environmental preservation and ensure that the shore is kept intact for future generations.

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