Visitors from Streesmutprakan School Learn More About MUIC
Aug 09 2018

A group of 90 students and teachers from Streesmutprakan School English Program and Mini-English Program visited Mahidol University International College (MUIC) on August 9, 2018.

After MUIC officials welcomed them at Seminar Room 1210, MUIC Building 1, the students learned more about how to prepare for MUIC’s admission procedures which include a written examination and an interview.

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They also received details about the academic programs that MUIC offers and were given a tour of MUIC buildings, facilities, and Salaya Pavilion Hotel and Training Center.


MBA Students Go on Study Trip to South Korea
Aug 07 2018

MBA students of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) participated in the “1st Global Business and Innovation Experience,” a four-day study trip to South Korea on July 24-27, 2018 aimed at expanding their academic, corporate, and cultural perspectives through a series of exclusive lectures and industry visits.

The four-day study trip started with a welcome speech by the Dean of Solbridge International School of Business, Dr. Jerman Rose. The students then expanded their knowledge by attending lectures on topics that included “Talent Management Decisions in the Changing World,” “Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation,” “Characteristics of Korean Inc.,” and “Introduction to Behavioral Finance.”

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To broaden their view on how business is conducted in South Korea, the students also visited three well-known companies including KT&G Co., ETRI, and Samsung D’Light. Moreover, the students gained first-hand cultural experience by participating in a Korean tea ceremony while getting the opportunity to wear the “hanbeok,” the traditional Korean dress.

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The four-day seminar formally ended on July 27, 2018 with the certificate awarding ceremony. The study trip, which facilitates the acquisition of important practical experience and global perspectives to our MBA students, is now part of the MBA curriculum where students can choose it as an elective course.

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This study trip was organized jointly by the MBA program and the Project Development Unit of the International Affairs and Networking Section together with Solbridge International School of Business.


Communication Design Students Present “Little Big Ideas” Thesis Exhibition
Aug 05 2018

The Communication Design Program (CDP) of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held “Little Big Ideas: Communication Design Thesis Show 2018,” on August 3-5, 2018 at YELO House, Soi Kasemsan 1, Rama 1 Road.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, VIP guests, faculty members, staff, and students attended the opening ceremony. This year’s theme, “Little Big Ideas,” featured “big ideas from little designers.”

The exhibition showcased the senior students’ creative works and highlighted the strengths of the Communication Design Program of MUIC. There were 13 works on display representing students’ artistic talents in coming up with entries that showed “design for social good.”

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MUIC Wins 2nd Place, Best Speaker and Best Adjudicator Awards in 13th EU-TH Debate Championship
Aug 04 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC), playing host to this year’s 13th EU-TH Intervarsity Debate Championship, won 2nd Place / Finalist and also garnered the Best Speaker and Best Adjudicator Awards on August 4, 2018.

Team 3 comprising Mr. Chun Heng Sae Saeh, Mr. Dikshant Konwar Prasai, and Mr. Shalom Wu En Ping took up the Opposition to the motion “The West should covertly support moderate political parties in Europe.”

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Mr. Chun Heng Sae Saeh was given the Best Speaker Award while Mr. Dikshant Konwar Prasai won the 2nd Best Speaker. Their team mate Mr. Shalom Wu En Ping was adjudged 5th Best Speaker. Mr. Dechathorn Sae-Ho on the other hand was selected as the Best Adjudicator.

MUIC Team 3 yielded to Chulalongkorn Team 2. In the high school division, Team 1 from Anglo-Singapore International School won the championship.

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In his speech, Dr. Colin Steinbach, Head of the Political, Press and Information Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, praised the “eloquent and high-spirited” debaters. “You showed passion combined with politeness,” he said, adding that aside from “creativity, logic, eloquence,” the most important virtue of a debater is “empathy [which we need] in order to get reconciliation.”

He also thanked MUIC’s officials and Debate Club officers, members and volunteers for the successful hosting of the event.

Prof. Dr. Banchong Mahaisavariya, Acting President of Mahidol University, said he is deeply impressed with the strong skills of the debaters, adding that their participation in this premiere debating event “is an opportunity to demonstrate your capacity, widen your network, and gain valuable experience.”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, along with several college executives and officials, also attended the championship event.

The debate tournament ran from July 31 to August 4, participated in by 10 high schools and six universities. MUIC fielded four teams this year.



MUIC Celebrates His Majesty King Rama X’s 66th Birthday
Jul 29 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) celebrated the 66th birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun with ceremonies held in MUIC Building 1 on July 26, 2018.

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Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, presided over the ceremony, reading the College’s birthday greetings to His Majesty King Rama X—whose birthday falls every July 28th—and leading the MUIC executives, faculty, and staff members in singing the Thai Royal Anthem.
They also planted yellow star plants and performed voluntary activities that improved the parking area by making it more accessible to people with disabilities.

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MUIC Alumni Talk About Life After Graduation
Jul 21 2018

A group of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) alumni served as resource persons in a discussion panel attended by several members of this year’s graduating class on July 21, 2018 at the Coworking Space, Aditayathorn Building.

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Dubbed as “100 Days After Graduation,” the discussion panel headed by Mr. Weerapong Boonsa, President of the MUIC Alumni Association, and accompanied by six other alumni from various career paths, discussed several topics like graduate studies in Thailand and abroad, work experience in government service and the private sector, running your own or your family’s business, working freelance, and maximizing your gap year.

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Some 40 senior students graduating this year attended the event which was a joint project of “MUIC Collective,” an alumni group, and the Alumni and Networking Unit.


MUIC Students Join Thai Team in Korean Football Tournament
Jul 13 2018

Two students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) played for Team Thailand in the TFAF Flag Football Korea Open Club Tournament in Daegu, South Korea on May 29th – June 3rd, 2018.

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Mr. Ariyatut Tanaratsorn, a Finance student, and Mr. Darius Chirasanta, a Media Communication, along with their team mates in Team Thailand, competed against 16 other teams from the US, Japan, South Korea, China, and others.

Team Thailand was the 1st Runner-up and Mr. Chirasanta won the Offensive MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award. This invaluable experience of going against teams from other countries is expected to further improve the two students’ level of play.


Beyond the classroom, MBA Business Simulation Competition
Jul 08 2018

On 6th – 8th July 2018, MBA students from both Sathorn and Salaya campus attended the intensive competition round of global business simulation game as a part of the ICBM611 New Business Implementation and Integration course, conducted by Asst. Prof. Dr. Chanchai Phonthanukitithaworn at Baan Pla Tub Tim, Samut Sonkharm. The aims of this program are to allow the students to understand strategic options for competing globally and the corporate motivations for entering internal markets and more importantly to give them the opportunity to “learn by doing”.

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We were also honored by four experts from the industry and academic to join us as potential investors and share their practical experiences and constructive comments. Our four experts include Khun Preecha Anekwasinchai, Senior Vice President & Head of Balance Sheet and Liquidity Management from Bank of Ayudhya PCL, Khun Damien Durand, Corporate Venture Capitalist and Khun Parin Kienthong, Legal & IP Services from True Incube, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Olimpia C. Racela, Marketing Lecturer from Mahidol University International College.

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EMP Thesis Exhibition 2018
Jul 07 2018

Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), attended the opening ceremony of “EMP Thesis Exhibition 2018” organized by the Fine and Applied Arts Division (FAA) on July 7, 2018 at House RCA.

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This exhibition screened 34 short films / documentaries / animated short films created by senior students from MUIC’s Entertainment Media Program majoring in Film Production, Television Production, and Animation Production. It was a good opportunity for students to show their skills and network with well-known entertainment industry figures.

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MUIC to Provide Training to 9 Schools in Nakhon Pathom
Jul 05 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) will provide educational training to nine schools in Nakhon Pathom province under the “U-School Mentoring Program” which is a project of the Office of the Higher Education Commission.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), and Dr. Kriangpong Phumiraj, Head of the Nakhon Pathom Provincial Education Office, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Charinyarasami Hall, Aditayathorn Building, on July 5, 2018. Dr. Ariya Brahmasubha, Secretary for the “U-School Mentoring Program” in South Central Region, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, also attended the signing ceremony.

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The MoU stipulates that MUIC will send volunteer staff and students to the following schools: Wat Prachanart School, Ban Bang Toey School, Khlong Bang Krathue School, Ban Klong Mahasawat School, Rattanakosin Somphot Bowonniwet Salaya School, Ban Tha Talat School, Ban Hom Kret School, Wat San Phet School and Ban Dong Ket School in order to help them enhance the quality of their education.

MUIC will provide training on “Professional Learning Community,” “English Communication,” “Easy O-Net,” “Ethics and Morality,” “AR: Augmented Reality”, “Environmental Conservation and Trash Management,” and others. This program is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.


MUIC Student Wins Award at Youth Ecosperity Dialogue
Jul 04 2018

A student from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) majoring in International Business was given the Best Performing Student Award in the recently held Youth Ecosperity Dialogue 2018 (YED 2018) in Singapore.

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Ms. Panawan Wanotayapitak was sent as a delegate to YED 2018 organized by Temasek Foundation International in partnership with National University of Singapore. The event is a parallel student track under the umbrella of the Ecosperity Conference. This program allowed students from Southeast Asian countries to discuss national issues in order to find sustainable solutions and present them as a team.

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Ms. Panawan’s team, consisting of students from Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, won the competition. She also received the Best Performing Student Award after presenting a model of the Royal Irrigation System, an innovation of King Rama IX of Thailand.

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MUIC and St. George University Sign New Medical School Deal
Jul 03 2018

It’s all systems go for the second collaboration project between Mahidol University International College (MUIC), the leading international college in a public university in Thailand, and St. George University (SGU), a renowned international medical school and top provider of medical professionals to the US health system.

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The two institutions recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a new medical foundation year at MUIC that is the equivalent to the first year of the 5-year MD program taught at SGU in Grenada in the Caribbean.

Also, five qualified students from MUIC will be awarded with partial tuition scholarships every year over a five-year period for admission onto SGU’s MD degree program. This agreement strengthens the ties between MUIC and SGU, following an earlier dual BS/MD degree program established in 2014.

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“Four years after the signing of the first agreement, our partnership with SGU continues to go from strength to strength. In choosing to offer scholarships to our students, the quality of our teaching has been recognized by one of the world’s leading international medical education institutions. We look forward to many years of close collaboration,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean.

“We know from experience that their students are dedicated and talented, and find studying at SGU an enriching experience. I am delighted that we have opened a new pathway for students to join our world-leading MD degree program, many of whom will do so with tuition scholarships,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, SGU President.

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During a visit to the MUIC campus, Dr. Olds added that, “I think the students that come from MUIC will definitely enrich our campus by bringing in the Thai perspective to our school’s internationally diverse environment. The physicians that graduate from our school have a very broad medical training. And they train with people from many different countries and different cultures. This is the strength of SGU.”


MUIC Welcomes EdPEx Assessors
Jun 29 2018

Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), together with Khun Siriluck Kiewkong, Acting Assistant to the President for Quality Development, Mahidol University; MUIC executives, lecturers, and staff, welcomed the Education Criteria for Education Excellence (EdPEx) Assessor Team on June 28-29, 2018 at the Seminar Room, MUIC Building 1.

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On June 28th, the Assessor Team met with MUIC’s executives led by Dean Phitaya who presented an overview of MUIC’s strategic plan and important developments during the year. The Assessor Team then interviewed MUIC’s faculty and staff.

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The following day, the Assessors Team reviewed the official documents, summarized the results of the audit and gave the Presentation of Key Results of the Actual Assessment to MUIC officials.
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MUIC’s Volunteer Club Plants Trees
Jun 24 2018

To raise environmental conservation awareness, the Volunteer Club of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) organized a tree-planting activity at Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi province on June 24, 2018.

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There were 61 people, including current students, alumni, and lecturers who planted 30 trees such as teaks, Siamese rosewood, and monkey-flower trees, at the national park. Afterwards, students also collected garbage around the waterfalls.

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MUIC Student Association Holds Environment Activity
Jun 23 2018

The Student Association of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) organized an environment conservation activity called “SMO Go Wild” at Ban Tham Sua, Petchburi province on June 23, 2018. There were 20 participants (17 current Student Association members and 3 Student Association alumni). The objective of this activity was to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation.

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The activities included a special lecture by a local community leader about the objectives and importance of the “Tree Bank Project” and a workshop for making “seed bombs.” Afterwards, the participants shot the said seed bombs into the forest and planted some saplings in open areas.

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PC OPENS DOOR TO NEW STUDENTS
Jun 22 2018

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) carried out its orientation day for 209 new MP and PC students of Quarter 3, 2018. At the MUIC Auditorium 1318, MUIC Building 1, students and parents stepped in to hear what they are going to experience at PC.

With over 500 multinational students this quarter, those accepted to the PC and MP programs 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.

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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 Ms. Chiraphat Sanohkham, who brought forward an excellent news video regarding a social issue in an ASEAN country.

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For posting the highest recorded average grade in Quarter 2/2018, these six students received the Academic Excellence awards:

1. Ms. Ramol Srivaleetron (PC1);

2. Ms. Jirachaya Worakittiphan (PC1);

3. Ms. Yanida Sitthisamphan (PC1);

4. Mr. Kasidej Janthrawisut (PC2);

5. Ms. Atikan Lerdbunluechai (PC3); and

6. Ms. Jarupa Ekpipattana (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”:

1. Ms. Wantitee Tirasin (PC1);

2. Ms. Pitchapa Bovornsantisuth (PC2);

3. Mr. Warayut Samatchai (PC3); and

4. Mr. Chaitawat Katesermsuk (PC4).

Moreover, two students also received special awards for their exemplary academic achievement throughout Quarter 2/2018. They were:

1. Ms. Ramol Srivaleetron, awarded a level skip from PC1 to PC3; and

2. Mr. Kasidej Janthrawisut, awarded a level skip from PC2 to PC4.

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

June 22, 2018 | by Chonnakan Sitthiwanit


Sustainable Community-Based Tourism Development Field Trip by THM-MUIC
Jun 17 2018

The Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) Division of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), in collaboration with the Samut Sakhon City Development and Tourism Authority of Thailand – Samut Songkhram Office, organized the “Sustainable Community-Based Tourism Development Field Trip” on June 16-17, 2018 at Baan Tha Cha Lom, Samut Sakhon Province.

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Around 30 THM students spent two days and one night with the local stakeholders of Baan Tha Cha Lom to learn about their ways of life and sustainable practices. The students also learned about, shared and discussed ideas with the communities about how tourism development could be done in a sustainable way. During the field trip, the THM students visited local tourist attractions, participated in local workshops, enjoyed the homestay experience and learned how the Baan Tha Cha Lom community is planning to develop the homestay as a new tourism product that uses the responsible tourism business concept.
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In addition, the students also joined the local community to refurbish Bamleam Railway Station, one of the key tourist attractions of the province. From this trip, the students not only gained valuable lessons about tourism destination development and responsible tourism business, but also gained a better understanding of the tourism codes of conduct and learned how to be a better responsible tourist.


MUIC Final Touch 2018
Jun 10 2018

The Office of Student Affairs of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held the annual “Final Touch 2018” event for 757 graduating students on June 10, 2018 at Prince Mahidol Hall. (more…)


MUIC Promotes Media Com Program in German University
Jun 07 2018

A faculty member from MUIC was invited to be a guest lecturer at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule RheinMain) in Germany on May 6-10, 2018.

Dr. Jerimiah F. Morris, Chairman of MUIC’s Fine and Applied Arts Division (FAA), gave a lecture on “Signs and Signification: A Theory for Conceptualizing Meaning in Films” to 30 2nd year students in the course “Conceptual and Film Design for Audio and Video.”150_promote_mediacom_german_uni

He also held discussions with his hosts regarding the possibility of student mobility and joint projects between the students of MUIC’s Media Com program and RheinMain University of Applied Sciences’ Media: Conception and Production Program.

Dr. Morris later gave a 10-minute presentation about MUIC and its Media Com program after which several students expressed interest in spending their semester abroad at MUIC.

After an initial meeting between representatives of the two institutions during the EAIE Conference in Seville, Spain in September 2017, three officials of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences visited MUIC three months later.


MUIC Joins Tree-Planting Event at Aditayathorn Building
Jun 06 2018

Mahidol University (MU) officials led by Clinical Prof. Choakchai Metheetrairut, Acting Vice President; and accompanied by Assoc. Prof. Kitikorn Charmondusit, Acting Vice President for Environment and Sustainable Development; and Asst. Prof. Ornlatcha Sivarak, Acting Assistant to the President for Administration; joined the tree-planting event dubbed “Pluke Ruk Hug MU” on June 5, 2018 in front of Aditayathorn Building.

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They were joined by Mahidol University International College (MUIC) officials led by Mrs. Somluck Lunsucheep, Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Support and the Chairperson of the Environment and Energy-saving Committee. Committee representatives also participated in this event that was aimed at promoting awareness of the importance of the environment among the participants, along with supporting efforts to increase green space in the campus and decrease greenhouse gases.

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