MUIC Welcomes University of St. La Salle Business Students
Oct 16 2018

A delegation of 40 professors and students of Yu An Log College of Business and Accountancy, University of St. La Salle from the Philippines visited Mahidol University International College (MUIC) on October 16, 2018.

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Viriya Taecharungroj, International Business Program Director of the Business Administration (BA) Division, and his colleague, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuntana Udomkit, formally welcomed the guests led by Prof. Diana May Peña, Chairperson of the university’s Department of Business Economics, at Charinyarasmi Room, Aditayatorn Building.
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The visitors learned more about business studies in MUIC in particular and Thailand in general. They also took a tour of the MUIC Co-Working Space, classrooms, facilities in Aditayatorn Building, and Salaya Campus.

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MUIC Hosts “Japan Career Talk”
Oct 12 2018

The Office of Student Affairs and Energize Inc., Japan organized “Japan Career Talk,” a 90-minute event where students learned about living and working in Japan, how to access career opportunities, and cultural differences between the Thai and Japanese workplaces.

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The career talk, held on October 10, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Aditayathorn Building, was attended by 28 students and two lecturers.

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In the special activity called “Kahoot,” a quiz about working in Japan, Ms. Rosemary Gosteli Dela Cruz, an ICCU student, won an all-expenses-paid-trip to Singapore on January 26, 2019 to attend the ASEAN Career Fair with Japan.


MUIC Holds Wai Kru Ceremony 2018
Oct 11 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) organized Wai Kru Ceremony for Academic Year 2018-2019 at the Auditorium on October 10, 2018. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chulathida Chomchai, MUIC Dean, executives, lecturers, exchange students and freshmen attended the ceremony in order to pay their respects and express their gratitude to their teachers. Afterwards, the Dean also handed out certificates and granted scholarships to students who achieved outstanding academic performance.

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MUIC Inner Peace Club organized Alms Offering Ceremony for Memorial Day
Oct 10 2018

MUIC Inner Peace Club organized Alms Offering Ceremony on Wednesday 10th October 2018 from 8.00-9.30 a.m. at MUIC ground floor, building 1. The club invited 9 monks from Hathainared temple, Nakhon Pathom to provide ritual ceremony. The objective of this event is to make merit for King Rama IX Memorial day.

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There were many executives, lecturers, staff and students participate in the event.
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“Wealth Campus” Event Teaches Students How to Save Money and Invest Wisely
Oct 04 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC), in collaboration with Post Today newspaper, organized “Post Today Wealth Campus @MUIC” on October 3-4, 2018. (more…)


MUIC Has a New Dean
Oct 04 2018

The 1st of October, 2018, marked the first day in office of Assoc. Prof. Chulathida Chomchai, MD, who was appointed Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) by virtue of a resolution passed by the Mahidol University Council on August 15, 2018.

A faculty member of the Science Division since 2010, Dean Chulathida also served as Assistant Dean for Research from 2011 to 2014.

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With her concern for MUIC alumni obtaining the best possible graduate education, Dean Chulathida played a major role in successfully establishing the MUIC-SGU Doctor of Medicine Pathway Program, MUIC’s collaboration project with St. George’s University’s School of Medicine that enabled MUIC students to study medicine in a reputable university abroad. She also worked as an advisor and facilitator for the joint BSc-DDS program between the Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University and MUIC.

Dean Chulathida graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Science from the University of California Irvine, USA in 1989, and received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, USA four years later. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and F.A.A.P American Board of Pediatrics: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

She started working at the Division of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in 1997 and was later appointed Head of the Ambulatory Pediatrics and Toxicology Department.

In addition to her field experience, she was also a prolific researcher who published a textbook and numerous articles in the field of toxicology in teenagers and children.

As the new Dean of MUIC, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chulathida will continue to develop the College as it aims to become one of the leading educational institutions in Asia. MUIC aims to produce qualified graduates who are excellent citizens and can achieve work-and-life balance in Thailand and the international community.

In her first message to the MUIC community, Dean Chulathida said, “It is an unparalleled privilege to be working for the MUIC community. We hope to continue transforming this place that we love into an institution that is widely recognized for its unique and elite brand of international education for which we are all proud to take ownership.”


First Day of Work of MUIC’s New Dean
Oct 02 2018

The new Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), Assoc. Prof. Chulathida Chomchai, began her first day in office on October 1, 2018 with a ceremony to pay her respects to the Chao Por Khun Toong shrine at 10:00 am, joined by her executive team, faculty and staff members. Afterwards, she had a brief meeting with her executive team, followed by a buffet lunch at noontime attended by the MUIC community.

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In her first message as Dean, she said, “It is an unparalleled privilege to be working for the MUIC community. We hope to continue transforming this place that we love into an institution that is widely recognized for its unique and elite brand of international education for which we are all proud to take ownership.


Business Administration Alumna Wins Prestigious Marketing Award
Oct 02 2018

Ms. Monica “Diana” Singh, a Marketing alumna from the Class of 2011, won recently the Asia Youth-Women-Netizen Marketing Excellence Award 2019 under its “Asia’s Top Outstanding Youth Marketeer of the Year” category.

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Ms. Singh, who is Managing Director and Founder of G.M.L. Group Co., Ltd., was selected by the Marketing Association of Thailand as the country’s representative to the international competition that was held on July 20, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. On September 20, 2018, the winners were announced which included Ms. Singh. She will attend the awarding ceremony in March 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In a letter to Ms. Singh, Mr. Rohan Somawansa, President, Asia Marketing Federation, the organizer of the awards event, said, “The Asia Marketing Federation is pleased to recognize your excellent achievements and innovative marketing strategies, tactics and values and how these elements have impacted your industry and community and how these resulted in positive sales and net income growth. This award reflects your excellence in marketing and the admirable qualities of versatility, innovativeness, and infallible growth.”

Asia Marketing Federation (AMF) positions itself as the foremost governing body of marketing in the Asia. It annually gives recognition to the youth, women, and netizens in Asia who excel in the field of marketing. It recognizes their outstanding and innovative marketing strategies, tactics and values, and how these elements result in sales growth, market share growth and net income growth.
Congratulations on your success, Diana!


3 Biomedical Science Alumni are now Dentists
Oct 01 2018

Three alumni from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) have recently graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of Mahidol University.
Dr. Busara Chaveerungtaveesup, Dr. Kodchaporn Mongkollikit, and Dr. Wichatchaporn Swangvong all obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science in 2012. (more…)


PC Students & Their Pride (Quarter 4/2018)
Oct 01 2018

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) has brought 92 new students into the PC and MP Programs in Quarter 4/2018, making up 400 local and 20 international students this quarter.

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Specially for this term, MUIC and PC, in the MOU with Yunnan University of China, have welcomed a special group of 4 students to the PC program to receive language preparation before stepping ahead to the college level. They are:

1. Mr. Ruibo Li (PC3)
2. Ms. Ziyi Yan (PC3)
3. Ms. Xuenan Zhang (PC2)
4. Ms. Wenhui Wang (PC1)

From last PC quarter, some exceptional students have been granted various awards for their academic endeavors and contributions to PC. Presented at the recent PC Student Orientation by Dr. Alexander Nanni, the Best PC2 Term Project award went to Mr. Thanaphum HONGPHAKDEE, who produced an excellent news video regarding a social issue in an ASEAN country.

For posting the highest recorded average grade in Quarter 3/2018, these four students received the Academic Excellence awards:

1. Mr. Surawoot UDOMPORNSIN (PC1)
2. Ms. Chotirod MAMUANG (PC2)
3. Mr. Thanapoom TEPJADEE (PC3)
4. Ms. Khanlaya HANCOCK (PC4)

Meanwhile, the four students below received the Outstanding Contribution awards for acting as “a role models for other students because of their maturity, cooperation, and efforts to achieve academic and personal goals”:

1. Ms. Yada LITTHASAWAT (PC1)
2. Ms. Saranporn RUENGSIRIWARAKUL (PC2)
3. Ms. Ramol SRIVALEETRON (PC3)
4. Ms. Alice BALZLI (PC4)

Moreover, the other student, Ms. Chotirod MAMUANG (PC2), also received a special award for her exemplary academic achievement throughout Quarter 3/2018.

PC wishes these students the best in their academic endeavors and in the next step at MUIC.
October 1, 2018 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


Congratulations to MBA & MM Class of 2018!
Sep 28 2018

Graduates have put in a lot of hard work throughout their academic journey. And now they are ready to claim their rewards. Graduation marks the culmination of study with Mahidol University International College (MUIC) and the starting point of the next phase of their career. (more…)


MUIC’s International Hospitality Management Program Receives UNWTO-TedQual Certification
Sep 28 2018

After officially receiving the Quality Assurance Certification in the ASEAN level (AUN-QA) in September 2018, the International Hospitality Management program of the Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) Division has achieved another milestone, this time for the international quality standard in tourism and hospitality education. Recently, the International Hospitality Management program successfully received the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) TedQual Certification.

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In a letter dated September 25, 2018, Ms. Lucy Garner of the UNWTO Themis Foundation officially informed Dr. Roberto Gozzoli, THM Division Chairman, of the THM program’s certification which will last for three years or until September 2021.

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This is a significant development because MUIC’s THM program is the first undergraduate international program in Thailand that has passed the TedQual certification, signifying the program’s outstanding academic qualifications.

In May this year, the THM Division welcomed Dr. Aurora Pedro, TedQual Auditor, during her assessment visit.


AUN-QA Certifies MUIC’s International Hospitality Management Program, the Only One in Thailand
Sep 27 2018

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), together with Dr. Roberto Bruno Gozzoli, Chairman of MUIC’s Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) Division, received (more…)


MUIC DEANSHIP HANDOVER
Sep 25 2018

On the 25th of September 2018, Mahidol University International College (MUIC) organized an official handover ceremony to express gratitude to the past Dean Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol and to hand over the deanship to the newly appointed Dean Assoc. Prof. Chulathida Chomchai.
Assoc. Prof. Chulathida Chomchai received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She specializes in pediatrics and toxicology. As the new Dean, she is committed to leading MUIC forward to a higher level of success.

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At the end of the handover ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Chulathida Chomchai expressed, “I will do my best with my fullest capability as the Dean of MUIC. I would like to thank the committee presided over by the president of Mahidol University for trusting in me and giving me the invaluable opportunity to work in this position. I also would like to extend my deepest appreciation to Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol and the former executive team for laying the strong foundation of MUIC so that my future work can be achieved successfully.

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Chiba Uni and MUIC Students Explore Global Issues Through Drama
Sep 19 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) and Chiba University, Japan, recently staged the third iteration of their successful collaborative project, “Acting Global” which grants students from both institutions the opportunity to explore and express their thoughts on important social issues through theater arts.

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This time around, 11 Chiba University students and 9 MUIC students produced four short plays that tackled the very timely issue of migration of people across national borders. The plays, staged on August 30, 2018 at the Seminar Room, highlighted the travails of Burmese migrant workers as they seek work in neighboring Thailand. The play titles were “I Want to Hear Your Voice”, “The Paths of Migrants”, “How I met My Father”, and “See you Again.”

The program, which ran from August 20 to September 30, 2018, helped prepare the students through training modules and workshops on “Elements of Drama,” “Scriptwriting,” “Staging / Blocking,” “Acting / Directing,” “Immigration System of Thailand,” and a pre-production class on “Global Citizenship” held over Skype even before the Chiba University students left Japan.

There were also field trips to The Border Consortium (TBC), Labour Right Promotion Network Foundation (LPN), and a couple of places in the Salaya area such as Donwai Riverside Market.

Leading the Chiba University group was their adviser, Asst. Prof. Hiroki Igarashi. Asst. Prof. Analiza Liezl Amurao, Asst. Prof. Nicholas Ferriman and Dr. Juan Carlos Olmos Alcoy from MUIC’s Humanities and Language Division and Asst. Prof. Sakakrin Niyomsilpa from Mahidol University’s Institute for Population and Social Research provided the training. MUIC’s Project Development Unit under Ms. Worada Apirat and her staff members, Ms. Boonrat Klinkasorn and Ms. Pinyapat Kanlayaphichet, co-organized the program with Asst. Prof. Igarashi and provided the administrative and logistic support.


MUIC Eyes Closer Educational Ties With Cambodia
Sep 19 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held exploratory talks on September 10, 2018 with high-ranking Cambodian and Thai officials in order to expand academic linkages with Cambodian schools as it tries to promote its educational offerings.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, met with Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of Cambodia, along with Thai representatives including Gen. Vichit Yathip, President of the Thai-Cambodian Friendship Association; Air Marshal Triroj Virojtriratana, Ministry of Defense of Thailand; and Mr. Chatarat Hiranchaowiwat, former head of the Industrial Association of Nakhon Pathom. Asst. Prof. Douglas Rhein, Social Science Division chairperson, along with several faculty members, was also present.

The Social Science Division launched this academic year its new degree program, BA International Relations and Government Affairs (IRGA). According to Ajarn Rhein, graduates of IRGA can expect to have successful careers in government service, diplomacy, international organizations, non-profit organizations, business companies, and other related fields.

As a result of the preliminary talks, both parties agreed that the Social Science Division will explore the possibility to recruit students to enroll in MUIC.
The Social Science Division is currently working with Zaman University in Cambodia and other universities in ASEAN to establish a 2 +2 dual degree program in IRGA and is reaching out to high schools to promote its new program.

“We believe that international students in ASEAN will benefit from greater contact, cooperation and mutual trust with their neighbors. Allowing students a choice of compatible international tertiary education programs with curriculums, grades and academic certificates and degrees which are recognized regionally will facilitate greater inbound student flows and bolster cross-border educational opportunities, both in terms of research and study opportunities. The IRGA program aims to promote student mobility within ASEAN, and CMLV (Cambodia-Myanmar-Laos-Vietnam) in particular, which will lead to greater cultural exchanges and regional harmonization. As the program grows it will create a regional space for discussion and the development of multicultural awareness,” Ajarn Rhein added.


University of Bristol is MUIC’s Newest Partner in UK
Sep 19 2018

MUIC recently signed a student exchange agreement with University of Bristol (UoB), one of the most popular universities in the UK that is ranked among the top 5% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019.

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Kangwan Yodwisitsak, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Networking, accompanied by two delegates from the International Relations and Networking Unit, held a kickoff meeting with UoB representatives at the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland on September 13, 2018 before implementing the student exchange activity. UoB has selected MUIC to be its first exchange partner in Thailand.
The collaboration between the two institutions was initiated in April 2018 when a delegation from UoB led by Prof. Paul Cousins, Head of School; and Prof. Agnes Nairn, Chair of Marketing, Department of Management, School of Economics, Finance and Management, paid a visit to MUIC. A follow-up meeting was held at the NAFSA Conference in Philadelphia in June 2018.

For more information about applying in the MUIC student exchange program, please visit the International Affairs website at http://www.muic.mahidol.ac.th/eng/?page_id=2814


MUIC Holds Orientation for 210 Inbound Exchange Students
Sep 07 2018

Inbound exchange students from the US, Germany, France, Canada, Switzerland, Japan and others attended an orientation to prepare them for their studies at Mahidol University International College (MUIC) in Term 1 of Academic Year 2018-2019.

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Ajarn Brian J. Phillips, Assistant Dean for International Affairs and Networking, gave a welcome speech and provided general information to a total of 210 inbound exchange students during the orientation held on September 6, 2018 at the Auditorium.

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On the other hand, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chulathida Chomchai, MD, talked about how to stay safe and healthy in Thailand.
The following day, the students were divided into two groups as they went on field trips to different locations they are interested in. The first group went to the Bank of Thailand Learning Center to learn more about Thailand’s economy. After that, they went to the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall to get acquainted with Thai history, arts and culture during the Rattanakosin era. The second group, on the other hand, went to Baan Bang Pub, Samut Songkram province to know more about sustainable agriculture and sustainable economy.


MUIC Signs MOU with English Program Schools
Sep 07 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) signed with more than 20 leading high schools in Thailand a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the MUIC Excellence Entrance Track (MEET) Program.

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Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, signed on behalf of MUIC during a ceremony held on September 7, 2018 at Charinyarasmi Hall, Adithayatorn Building, MUIC.

Under the MEET Program, selected high schools are given an admission quota for qualified and deserving students. The memorandum also allows for English development opportunities and other projects in the future.


MUIC Supports Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria
Sep 04 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) signified its support for the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) when Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dr. Nalikatibhag Sangsnit, Director-General of Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), at the Royal Thai Army Club on August 30, 2018.

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The GSTC are guiding principles and minimum requirements that any tourism business or destination attempts to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural resources while at the same time supporting the tourism industry.


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