MBA Open House 2018
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the MUIC Graduate Program invited prospective students to the 2018 Open House for the MBA Program at Aditayathorn Building, Mahidol University International College, Salaya campus.
In the first session, the prospective students were introduced to MUIC’s MBA program in Business Modeling and Development with details of the study plan, class activities, and career opportunities. The session was followed by a mock session of ICBM611 New Business Implementation and Integration taught by Asst. Prof. Viriya Taecharungroj.
The Open House sessions concluded with the MBA alumni sharing their experiences of the program and tips for successful studies.
On behalf of the International Graduate Studies (iGS), we would like to thank all of our participants and we look forward to seeing you in the coming trimester.
Science Students Win Grand Prize in Food Contest
Two Food Science and Technology students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won the grand prize in the recently held Food Innopolis Innovation Contest.
Ms. Thanatcha Vichienkalayarat and Ms. Kamolporn Ittisurasing, comprising the lone team from MUIC, bested 73 other teams from other universities all over Thailand with their entry called “Original Sensation,” a rice pop and Thai chicken green curry spread they dubbed as “Dip the Dish.”
They also won two other prizes, “Best Presentation Award” and 1st Prize in “Original Sensation Theme,” earning them a total cash prize of 110,000 Baht.
Coached by their professors at the Science Division with Dr. Chayanant Hongfa as their adviser, the duo—who had spent at least a month preparing their winning entry—were proclaimed grand prize winners on February 9, 2018 at Parc Paragon in Bangkok.
Alumnus Among “100 Faces of Thailand’s Innovation Inspirers”
Congratulations to Khun Kridsada Chutinaton, Class of 2005, for being selected as one of the 100 Faces of Thailand’s Innovation Inspirers (No. 61, “Online Business Person”). He was also interviewed for the “100 Faces of Thailand’s Innovation Inspirers,” a book published by Thailand’s National Innovation Agency.
The award aims to present Thai innovators from various industries in order to inspire others. The awardee can be a famous person, an icon, or an influencer to society. Khun Kridsada is a co-founder of FlowAccount.com. His company recently received a funding of US$1.15 million from investors.
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Mahidol University Stays on as No. 1 University in Thailand
Mahidol University (MU) retained this year its position as the top university in Thailand based on the recently announced Times Higher Education (THE) rankings.
MU also stayed on the 97th position, the only Thai university to be included in the list of Top 100 universities in Asia this year.
The THE rankings, highly trusted by academics, education leaders, the private sector and governments, use 13 well-calibrated performance indicators in measuring the performances of universities worldwide.
AUN-QA Assessors Visit MUIC
As part of the Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) Division’s application for ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) accreditation, two assessors from the regional accreditation organization visited Mahidol University International College (MUIC) on February 6-7, 2018.
The two assessors, Dr. Arnel Onesimo Uy from the Philippines and Dr. Nguyen Quoc Chinh from Vietnam, spent two days interviewing several faculty members and staff and also touring the facilities of the College.
As MUIC awaits the results of the THM Division’s application, it is expected that the Division getting accredited with the AUN-QA will further strengthen MUIC’s position as one of the best international colleges in Thailand. A few years ago, another academic division, the Business Administration Division, was accredited by AUN-QA.
Two Science Alumni Talk about Career in Bioinformatics
The Science Division invited two of its successful alumni to talk about the field of bioinformatics.
Dr. Sirarat Sarntivijai, a Computer Science alumna who is also a Fulbright scholar from the University of Michigan and who currently works as an ontologist at the European Bioinformatics Institute, discussed “Life, Science, Semantics, Ontology.”
The second speaker, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chanin Nantasenamat, is a Biological Science alumnus and who now teaches at the Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University. He discussed “Towards Unraveling the Origin of Biological Activities via the Development of Bioinformatic Models and Tools.”
During their talk held on February 5, 2018 at Room 1502, both of them emphasized how important the field of bioinformatics is and the engaging and rewarding careers that await students who are interested in it.
BBA Students Participate in Career Design Workshop
Mahidol University International College held the “Career Design Workshop” for 3rd year and 4th year Business Administration (BA) students. This exclusive workshop was facilitated by Khun Thiraya Thiranakanat, COO and Co-founder of CareerVisa, and her team and was held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Seminar Room.
Before the session, Mr. Michael Naglis Associate Dean for Student Affairs warmly welcomed the CareerVisa team and delivered the opening remarks regarding the importance of designing their future career. During the session, the students learned how to make the right decision through career planning. By using the “5-Shade of Life” framework, they were asked various critical questions in the areas of skills, people, working condition, lifestyle, and values. This allowed them to recognize their long-term potentials and to be aware of different criteria in making a career decision. The participants left the workshop armed with more tools to design their own career path and excited about all of the directions that they could take after graduation.
The event was organized by the BA Division and the Student Affairs Office.
MUIC Job Fair & Study Abroad Fair 2018
To give its graduating students a head start in the job market, Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held “MUIC Job Fair 2018” on January 24, 2018 at the Ground Floor, MUIC Building 1.
There were 92 companies that participated in the fair such as AccorHotels, ExxonMobil, Minor Hotels Group, Line Company Thailand, Deloitte Consulting, SCG and others. Students who visited the exhibition were able to learn more about their dream jobs directly from the company representatives. Interested students were also able to submit their applications. Aside from MUIC students, there were also many visitors from other faculties.
The following day, January 25th, students who plan to pursue further studies abroad visited the MUIC Study Abroad Fair where around 50 educational agencies and universities like the University of Northampton, Purdue University Fort Wayne, and California Lutheran University, among others, set up booths to entertain their queries.
Thai Diplomat Discusses International Relations
The Social Science Division held a special talk on the topic “The Thai Foreign Ministry Today” featuring Dr. Paradorn Rangsimaporn, Counselor of the Department of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Paradorn used the recent celebration of Thailand’s 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Russia as a case study in presenting to the audience—composed of both Thai and exchange students—a glimpse of working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The question-and-answer part of the program saw the young audience asking questions that revealed their interest in international relations and diplomacy.
Dr. Nigel Gould-Davies, a faculty member of the Social Science Division, organized the talk, held on January 29, 2018 at Aditayathorn Building, as part of his Diplomacy and Negotiations course.
High School Students Attend “One Day Live@MUIC”
Some 150 high school students who were interested in international study programs attended “One Day Live@MUIC Project Year 5” at the Seminar Room 1210 , MUIC Building 1 on January 27, 2018.
This event, organized by MUIC Public Relations Unit, aims to allow high schools students to explore more about MUIC, the event offered many activities such as a Guidance Session with Ms. Pongpisuth Jongudomsuk, a blogger and English educator ; a Meeting Session with representatives from MUIC’s Student Association who shared their experience as MUIC students; and a Buildings and Facilities Inspection in which participants took a Campus Tour by trams. They also visited Salaya Pavilion Hotel and Training Center. This event proved to be a great opportunity for the participants to learn more about MUIC.
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Delegation from Prince of Songkla University Visits MUIC
Mahidol University International College (MUIC) welcomed a delegation from the Prince of Songkla University on January 22, 2018.
Dr. Benjalux Sakunasingha, Chairperson of the Business Administration Division (BA), officially welcomed the visitors led by Dr. Kunlagan Mewas, Director of Business Administration (English Program), and her staff at Room A302, Aditayathorn Building.
The group visited MUIC in order to learn more about the College’s Business Administration program and to share their experience in BA studies. Afterwards, they took a tour of Aditayathorn Building.
University of Baltimore Students Attend Successful Business Seminar in Thailand
Students and professors from the University of Baltimore attended the 2nd UB-MUIC Business Seminar in Thailand on January 15-19, 2018.
Building on last year’s success, the event gathered a total of 26 eager participants led by Prof. Dr. Dennis A. Pitta and Prof. Frank R. van Vliet who enjoyed the lively and interactive discussions during the inclusive lectures and workshops conducted by MUIC lecturers.
To broaden their view on the business environment in Thailand, participants visited three well-known Thai companies. The first was the Yanhee International Hospital to learn more about its world-class medical beauty tourism. Then they visited Tesco Lotus where the participants learned a lot about Thailand’s leading modern trade retailer. Last but not least, the participants went to Cho Heng Rice Vermicelli Factory Co. Ltd. where they gained knowledge about the keys to investment in Thailand.
This productive study trip ended with an experience-sharing session on management in Thailand with Mr. Peter Weisner, Senior Vice President of Bangkok Airways.
The organizers—MUIC’s International Graduate Studies (iGS) together with the Project Development Unit of the International Affairs and Networking Section—would like to thank all lecturers and guest speakers for sharing their knowledge and also the companies for allowing the participants to learn much about their respective businesses. We truly appreciate this kind support and assistance.
The five-day seminar ended on January 19, 2018 with a closing ceremony held at Sathorn City Campus. The closing remarks by Prof. Dr. Claus Schreier accompanied by the participants’ positive feedback evidenced that the latest UB-MUIC Business Seminar in Thailand was successful.
The iGS and Project Development Unit hope that the hands-on learning experience will help the participants in enriching their studies and their professional development paths and also enhance their future.
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Universitas Gadjah Mada Students Visit MUIC
A group of students from the Faculty of Economics of Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia) visited Mahidol University International College (MUIC) on January 17, 2018 to learn more about its Student Association systems.
In the morning, MUIC executives along with staff members from the Student Affairs Office and officers of the Student Association warmly welcomed the visitors and took them on a tour of the Salaya campus aboard a tram. The Indonesian students enjoyed the session and gained much useful knowledge from their visit.
Alumna’s Company Receives Gold Medal
G-Yu Creative, owned and managed by Ms. Yupharet Ekthuraphakual (ISDP Class 8), received the “Gold Medal Award 2017 for Asia Best Product” from Asia Industrial Cooperation Thailand Network (กลุ่มสหการอุตสาหกรรมภาคเอเชีย เครือข่ายประเทศไทย) on 23 December 2017 at Chulabhorn Research Institute. The award is given to companies that creatively grow and expand their business in Asia.
MUIC Signs MOU With UC Berkeley
Dean Phitaya Charupoonphol of Mahidol University International College and
Dean Richard K. Lyons of Hass School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, successfully established an academic relationship between their respective institutions with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on January 8, 2018 at the University of California at Berkeley.
MUIC Welcomes Visitors from Panyarat High School
Mahidol University International College (MUIC) welcomed a group of 50 teachers and students from Panyarat High School School on January 10, 2017 at Seminar Room 1210, MUIC Building 1.
The students visited MUIC in order to learn more about the College’s international programs and determine the right major programs that would match their future career. Afterwards, the group took a tour around MUIC buildings and Salaya Pavilion Hotel and Training Center.
MBA Students’ First-hand Experience with CSR
MBA students at Mahidol University International College’s (MUIC) Salaya Campus visited Dine in the Dark (DID) Bangkok at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. DID is a unique restaurant that provides an exclusive “blind dinner” in total darkness. The restaurant also derives its name and theme from its visually-impaired serving staff. (more…)
MUIC Holds Orientation for Inbound Students
The Office of International Affairs and Networking of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) organized an orientation on January 4-5, 2018 for 160 inbound students from Germany, USA, the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong etc. who enrolled in Trimester 2 of Academic Year 2017-2018.
During the first day held at the Auditorium, Ajarn Brian J. Phillips, Assistant Dean for International Affairs and Networking, gave a welcome speech to the students. Ajarn Wimonsiri Hemtanon and Ajarn Arpaporn Iemubol from the Humanities and Languages Division and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chulathida Chomchai from the Science Division gave an introduction on Thai culture and general information on staying safe and healthy in Thailand, respectively.
The following day, the exchange and visiting students participated in a corporate social responsibility activity by teaching English language lessons to students at Thep Suwan Chan Witthaya School, Samut Songkram Province. Afterwards, they visited Ban Suan Samut Songkran, the old Siam Life Museum, to learn more about Thai culture and experience for the first time the traditional Thai way of life.
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Alumna’s Hotel Wins Award Two Years in a Row
Ms. Samornpun “Tarn” Somnam’s resort hotel Keemala—located in Phuket, Thailand—won both the Luxury Romantic Villa Global Award and Luxury Design Hotel Region Award at the 11th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 in Switzerland.
This is the second time Ms. Samornpun’s hotel won the World Luxury Hotel Award. Keemala also received the Luxury Resort Villa Region Award last year.
This award is recognized internationally based on the votes by guests, travelers, and industry players alike.
MUIC Volunteer Club Conducts Outreach Activity
Seventy members of the Volunteer Club of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) attended a Volunteer Camp at Watchantarungsrithaworn School, Kabin Buri, Prachinburi province on December 11-20, 2017.
Among the students’ tasks were renovating the classrooms, restrooms, canteen, and playground of the school. By participating in this 10-day camp, students have learned to give back to society and to cope effectively with problems and obstacles in real life. They also created a good relationship with the local community. This also proved to be a good starting point for developing the volunteers’ sense of social responsibility.
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