MUIC Alumna’s Cape Dara Resort Wins Awards for Second Consecutive Year
For the second time in a row, Cape Dara Resort—a hotel owned by Khun Pattamon Mekavarakul (Beau), MUIC Class of 2008—was among the Top Ten in the Best Beach Hotel Category and was also given the People Choice’s Award Thailand 2017 on 12 June 2017.
The award was based on the votes cast by Chinese tourists from May 26 to June 8 via www.peopleschoiceawardsthailand.com, which was held by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Alumna Wins Special Award in Miss Tourism Queen Thailand 2017
Ms. Chalisa “Mew” Vantayavart, MUIC Alumna 558, Class of 2015, received the BSC Beauty Icon Award in the Miss Tourism Queen Thailand 2017 held recently.
The award came with a 100,000 Baht cash prize and products from BSC Cosmetology.
As part of the competition, Ms. Chalisa’s review of the BSC products received the most likes and shares on social media.
Congratulations for winning this award!
Indonesian Speech Contest
Ms. Aiyamee Isma-el, a Business Economics student of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), was adjudged 2nd Runner-up in the Indonesian Speech Contest organized by the Indonesian Embassy on June 18, 2017.
It was the 10th year of this competition which is participated in by Thai students who learn BIPA (“Bahasa Indonesia Untuk Penutur Asing” or Bahasa Indonesia for Foreign Speakers). The speech’s topic was “Sahabat Naruku Orang Indonesia” (My New Friend from Indonesia).
MUIC offers programs in Humanities, English Studies, Foreign Languages, and Physical and Health Education. The Humanities and Language Division offers courses in general education as well as minors in English Studies, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and BIPA.
Alumna Receives CEO AEC Award for the 2nd Time
Ms. Yupharet Eakturapakal of the International Students Degree Program (ISDP, forerunner of MUIC) Class of 1996 was awarded the “CEO AEC Awards 2017” for the second consecutive year by the ASEAN Network Thailand on June 25, 2017. The award is given to a person who is considered outstanding in business management.
She is currently the president of G-YU Creative Co. Ltd., an events management company, organizing events connected to Thai-Japan relations. One of the company’s biggest events is Japan Expo in Thailand. Congratulations to Ms. Yupharet for her success!
Find more about the company here http://gyucreative.com/.
Alumni Awardee’s Photos Finalist in U.S. Contest
Mr. Sirachai “Shin” Arunrugstichai, marine conservation advocate and photographer and MUIC Outstanding Professional Alumni Awardee 2016, recently had two of his photographs “Rest in Pieces” and “School Ground” selected as among the finalists in the Human and Nature Category in Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition 2017. Mr. Sirachai belongs to the class of 2010. MUIC congratulates him on his latest achievement.
“Rest in Pieces” from “Sharks: Predators in Peril,” a photo story for National Geographic Thailand
“School Ground” from “Islands in the Stream,” a photo story for Save Our Seas Foundation
Please check out all the amazing images from this year’s competition through this link:
Science Students Among Top 10 in Quiz Bowl
Ms. Sasiphatlapa Thanpolphat, Ms. Ratchawee Hothanyaroj, Ms. Woranan Leevongcharoen, and Ms. Nattaporn Rungkawwiwat, Food Science and Technology students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) competed against 72 other teams from different universities at the “FoSTAT-Nestle Quiz Bowl 2017” on June 17, 2017 at Bitec Bangna. Their team was ranked among the Top 10. For more information please visit: http://www.fostat.org/fostat-nestle-quiz-bowl
Mr. Taifayongvichit and his short film in Busan International Short Film Festival 2017
Congratulations to Mr. T-Thawat Taifayongvichit (MUIC Alumnus #558)! His short film, “Soi Soonvijai 14,” was selected for screening at Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF 2017) on April 25-30, 2017. “Soi Soonvijai 14” was also the winner of the White Elephant Award (Best College Film) at the Thai Short Film and Video Festival 2016. We are so proud of you!
Mr. Taifayongvichit, who majored in Film Production, graduated with first class honors on 2015.
See his short film on Youtube:
MUIC Alumna Receives Scholarship from HM the King
Ms. Praeploy Pongpamorn, an MUIC Biological Science alumna, who is studying Embryology and Stem Cell at University College London in the UK, was recently granted the Warapat Scholarship (ทุนพระราชทานวราพัฒน์) worth 2 million Baht from Thai Airways International Ltd.
She received the scholarship from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on April 8, 2017 at Amporn Satarn Mansion, Dusit Palace.
THM Student from MUIC Receives Award in English Speech and Quiz Contest
Ms. Naruemon Suphab, a Tourism and Hospitality Management student from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won 4th Place in the “RSU Speech and Quiz Contest 2017” based on His Majesty King Bhumibol’s musical works on March 24, 2017. She received a trophy from the competition hosted by the English Language Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rangsit University. There were approximately 30 teams from several universities.
MUIC Student Wins 1st Prize inDigital Media Design Contest
Mr. Krittin Phunghansaporn, a Communication Design student from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won the 1st Prize in the Comic Strip category in the “Upgrade Your Life: Digital Media Design Competition 2016” on February 24, 2017. He received 30,000 Baht cash prize and an award from Her Royal Highness Princess MahaChakriSirindhorn at the Exhibition Hall, Sripatum University.
This competition was organized by GIGABYTE Technology Co.,Ltd. and the School of Digital Media of Sripatum University. It was divided into three categories: Animation, Interactive Design and Comic Strip. There were about 60 competitors from Thailand’s leading universities.
MUIC Team Wins Best Paper Award in MICE Research
A team from Tourism and Hospitality Management Division, Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won 1st Place in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) Research at the 2nd International MICE Forum and Undergraduate Student Research Conference held at Queen Sirikit Conventional Center on March 9, 2017.
The research paper entitled “Barriers in Sustainable Event Practices of Hotel Venue Management in Bangkok, Thailand” was done by Ms. Araya Kalapuk and Ms. Pimboon Thanwiset with the aid of their mentors: Dr. Sarinya Sungkatavat, Dr. Nadezda Sorokina, and Aj. Toby To. The team competed against other leading Thai and International universities.
Exchange Student from MUIC Receives Academic Excellence Award
Ms. Pongpisuth Jongudomsuk, an MUIC Social Science student who participated in the Student Exchange Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA during Semester 1/2016-2017, received the Exchange & Visiting International Student Academic Excellence Award for (more…)
MUIC Students Declared As Marketing Plan Champions
Three Business Administration students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won 1st Prize in the Thai-Danish Dairy Farm Marketing Plan Competition on February 4, 2017.
Teammates Mr. Piyawat Sangprasertkrid (Finance), Mr. Ariya Pongkularb (Marketing), and Ms. Kamolchat Chongviriyaphan (Marketing) were awarded a cash prize of THB100,000. In recognition of their achievement, the Princess Sirinthorn Foundation will award them with the Princess Cup.
The competition started last October, when the MUIC team had to battle 500 other teams from all over Thailand in coming up with the best marketing plan for Thai-Danish Dairy Farm’s expansion from manufacturing and distributing dairy products to establishing an agro-tourism venture. After surviving two rounds, the MUIC team was chosen to be among the five finalists.
They described the competition as “a great opportunity to learn and also meet new people.” Meanwhile, MUIC’s cheerleader team won 2nd Prize in the cheerleading competition that was held in the same event.
MUIC-SCB Business Case Challenge
A team of 25 enthusiastic Business Administration students under Ajarn Treerapot Kongtoranin and with the support of Ajarn Isabel Rodrigues, visited the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) headquarters in Chatuchak on January 27, 2017 to take part in the second session of the MUIC-SCB Business Case Challenge.
This was a jointly organized initiative by Mahidol University International College (MUIC) and SCB, in which senior BA students reviewed current business cases of the Strategy and Transformation departments of SCB and were asked to provide innovative solutions and recommendations in handling those issues.
During the two weeks that preceded this visit, students conducted comprehensive research on the specific business cases presented and worked on possible solutions for them, with the support of both MUIC professors and SCB managers. The visit was the culmination of this workshop. SCB executives praised the final proposals and presentations which displayed a very good understanding of the real problems at hand and provided excellent ideas on possible ways to address them.
The participants expressed their thanks to SCB for providing a tremendous learning opportunity. They added that they look forward to more successful workshops this year.
MUIC Student Wins at International Design Awards
January 14, 2017, Ms. Haeji An, a student from the Communication Design Program of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was selected as one of the Merit Winners of the HOW International Design Awards.
Her entry entitled, “Upon a Doi” was the Outstanding Achievement winner under the Student Category.
The winning work was inspired by the hill tribes of Thailand who live on a “doi” (which means “hill” in Thai). Their traditional way of life is interesting while the view from the doi is fascinating. This project’s goal was to make a tourism campaign that will encourage Thais to travel in their own country, especially in the hill areas upcountry. As one of the winners, the project was digitally featured on the website How design.com and would be published in the Spring 2017 issue of HOW Magazine.
MUIC Team in Mekong River Project
A faculty member, two students and an alumnus from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) attended the Mekong River Project 2016 held in Chiang Rai on December 18-22, 2016.
Asst. Prof. Ramesh Boonratana of the Science Division also served as keynote lecturer during the regional event which aims at empowering the youth from vulnerable communities around the Golden Triangle as “Mekong River Ambassadors” through the creation of an eco-tourist circuit in the region; at the same time, highlighting the effects of climate change and the importance for conservation & environmental protection of the Mekong River.
Joining Ajarn Ramesh were Ms. Kanyarat Jamchat, a Food Science major; Ms. Parsimone Boonratana, a Biology major; and Environmental Science alumnus Vasan Narang. This project is funded by the US Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund.
MUIC Receives Green Office Award 2016
Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was awarded the gold medal for the Green Office Award 2016 during ceremonies held at the Impact Arena Convention and Exhibition Center on December 7, 2016.
Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, together with MUIC executives and members of the College’s Environmental and Energy-saving Committee, received the award from Gen. Dapong Ratanasuwan, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.
The Green Office Award was organized by the Department of Environment Quality Promotion (DEQP) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The purpose of the project is to express loyalty to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and promote His Majesty’s royal duty in the field of natural resources and environmental preservation. The Green Office Award seeks to create awareness of environmental problems among office workers and encouraged them to make their own small contribution to positive changes in the environmental protection through their work habits.
MUIC Wins Thailand Energy Awards 2016
Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won in this year’s Thailand Energy Awards in the Energy Conservation in Building Control category.
Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, received award from Air Chief Marshal Dr. Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center on December 6, 2016. Gen. Anantaporn Kanchanarat, Minister of Energy, and executives from the Ministry of Energy also attended the ceremony.
The contest was sponsored by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Energy Efficiency (DEDE) of the Ministry of Energy. MUIC undertook this year several projects that promote energy efficiency in the workplace in order to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and at the same time create awareness among faculty members and staff.
MUIC Participates in Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) Research Project
Two faculty members from Business Administration Division— Dr. Chanchai Phonthanukitithaworn and Asst. Prof. Dr. Yingyot Chiaravutthi—are representing Mahidol University International College (MUIC) in an international collaborative project sponsored by the Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC). (more…)
MUIC Students Win ASEAN Human Rights Debate
Two debaters from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won the final round in the Youth Debate Training and AICHR Human Rights Debate 2016.
Ms. ThitareeLapanaphan and Mr. Chun-HengSae-Seah, who are from the Debate Club, won a 20,000 Baht scholarship grant together with trophies and certificates. Together with a co-winner from Chulalongkorn University, they will participate in the ASEAN Human Rights Youth Debate Championship to be held on September 23, 2016 in Malaysia.
The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, the Department of ASEAN Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) cooperated to organize the Youth Debate Training and the AICHR Human Rights Debate 2016 in order to promote the importance of human rights. The selection round was held on August 15-16, 2016 and the final round on August 17, 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Bangkok.