MUIC is 11th EU-TH Debate Champion

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won the championship in the recently concluded 11th EU-Thailand National Inter-Varsity Debate Championship sponsored by the European Union Commission of Thailand.

MUIC’s Debate Club sent 12 of its officers and members grouped into three teams. The 1st Team led by Ms. ThitareeLapanaphan (who received the Best Speaker Award), Mr. Chun-HengSae-Seah (2nd Best Speaker awardee) and Ms. SaranyaSachdev (5th Best Speaker awardee) won the championship round. 2nd Team’s Ms. JitaAbhakara, meanwhile, received the 8th Best Adjudicator Award.

MUIC is 11th EU-TH Debate Champion
Thammasat University ThaPrachan campus was the venue of the competition which was held from August 5 to 9, 2016.


The Outstanding Alumni Awards 2016

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) proudly presents the recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Awards 2016. They will be given official recognition on August 26, 2016 during the MUIC Graduation Ceremony to be held at the MUIC Auditorium. There are five categories: Academic, Management, Professional, Community Service, and Rising Star.

MUIC would like to congratulate Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pattanaporn Chatjuthamard, Outstanding Academic Alumni Awardee 2016; Mr. Isra Sunthornvut, Outstanding Management Awardee 2016; Mr. Sirichai Arungstichai, Outstanding Professional Alumni Awardee 2016; Mr. Unnawat Leepaisalsuwanna, Outstanding Community Service Alumni Awardee 2016; and Mr. Vichapong Hutasuwan, MUIC Rising Star Alumni Awardee 2016.

Outstanding Academic Awardee 2016
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pattanaporn Chatjuthamard (ISDP Class of 1995)
The Outstanding Alumni Awards 2016
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pattanaporn Chatjuthamard graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Finance from Mahidol University’s International Students Degree Program (ISDP, forerunner of MUIC) in 1995. She then pursued her Master’s Degree in Finance at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A. She obtained her Doctoral degree in Finance in the same university in 2002.

Currently, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pattanaporn Chatjuthamard is a lecturer at Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University. She has published more than 20 academic articles in international academic journals and conducted many oral and poster presentations in international academic conferences. She received the Research Publication Award from the Office of Academic Administration, Chulalongkorn University in January and June 2014 and was also the recipient of many research grants from Chulalongkorn University. She received the Summer Research Award at Texas A&M International University in 2005.


Outstanding Management Alumni Awardee 2016
Mr. Isra Sunthornvut (ISDP Class of 1992)
The Outstanding Alumni Awards 2016
Mr. Isra Sunthornvut graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Travel Industry degree from ISDP in 1992. He then obtained his master’s degree majoring in European Studies from Chulalongkorn University.

Presently, Mr. Isra is the Secretary-General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), the producer and host of “Fud Fid Fo Fi” television program for Modernine TV, a weekly columnist for Thai Post newspaper, and also the host of “Kham Khob Fah,” Bluesky/Fah Wan Mai Channel. Spending almost 15 years in the political arena, he was a Member of Parliament (Party List), Democrat Party, in 2013 and the Secretary to the Opposition Leader of the House of Representatives in 2012. He was the Vice Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister in 2011 and 2010. In 2009, he was the Secretary to the Opposition Leader of the House of Representatives and the Spokesman and Advisor (for Foreign Affairs) to the Governor of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration in 2006 and 2007.

Mr. Isra also received two Thai prestigious and honorable decorations which are the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant and the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.


Outstanding Professional Alumni Awardee 2016
Mr. Sirichai Arunrugstichai
The Outstanding Alumni Awards 2016
Mr. Sirachai Arunrugstichai graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science major in Environmental Studies degree. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Marine Biology at Prince of Songkla University.

Currently, he is an award-winning photojournalist, with specific interest in conservation and social issues, a freelance photographer who contributes photos to several publications, and also an active participant in major photography competitions. He is currently under a mentorship program under Thomas P. Peschak, an assignment photographer of the National Geographic Society.

He received many national and international awards as a photographer: He won the IUCN GMPP Oceans Photographer of the Year 2016 award, competing against 375 entries from 47 candidates worldwide. This year, he is also the Marine Conservation Photography Grant winner of Save Our Seas Foundation, a non-profit organization which raises awareness about the beauty of marine ecosystems and their fundamental importance to human survival; it should be added here that he is the only Asian finalist. In 2015, he was given the Commendatory Award (DSLR Category) in the Thailand Dive Expo Photo Competition, the biggest international underwater photo contest in Thailand. Other recent achievements include the Grand Prize and the Popular Vote in the Behavior & Biodiversity Category and the 1st Runner-Up and Popular Vote in the Macro Category at the 4th Marine Science Conference 2014; the Grand Prize in the La Mer Love the Sea Competition in 2013; the Grand Prize (Landscape Category) in the Koh Tao Photo Contest; and the Grand Prize (Compact Camera Category) in the Thailand Dive Expo Photo Competition. In 2012, he was the Grand Prize Winner (Underwater Category) in the Koh Tao Photo Competition.


Outstanding Community Service Alumni Awardee 2016
Mr. Unnawat Leepaisalsuwanna (MUIC Class of 2010)
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Mr. Unnawat Leepaisalsuwanna graduated with a Bachelor of Science major in Computer Science. He is now a web developer at MAQE and a tech plumber at DroidSans.com. He is also active with his voluntary work, being the head organizer and license holder at TEDxBangkok, Thailand. As the person behind the launching of TEDxBangkok, he is also credited with translating more than 60 talks and reviewing more than 150 talks.

He started his volunteer work for TED when he was still a junior student. At that time, he found interesting a TED video clip entitled “Why School Kills Creativity” when it was played in his class by one of his lecturers. He then shared this video clip to his friends who remarked that they could not understand many of technical terms in the video. This prompted him to become a volunteer translator for TED, later becoming a TED Language Coordinator, which led to his becoming the head organizer and license holder at TEDxBangkok.


MUIC Rising Star Awardee 2016
Mr. Vitchapong Hutasuwan (Class of 2013)

The Outstanding Alumni Awards 2016Mr. Vitchapong Hutasuwan is from MUIC’s Class of 2013. He majored in Marketing. Currently, he is the CEO and Creative Director of Selvedgework, a premium custom handcrafted denim workshop in Thailand. It is also the first Thai premium customized brand with prices ranging from 6,900 Baht to 15,900 Baht. With his passion for jeans, he began to set up his own brand named Selvedgework after he graduated.
Selvedgework now has three branches located at Siam Squre Soi 2, Emquartier, and Siam Discovery. He plans to expand his brand to Singapore, Hongkong and Dubai.

Though only three years old, Vitchapong’s brand has been considered to be among the Top 10 mens’ wear in Thailand by BK Magazine and one of the best denim brands in Thailand by Elle Men. He has been featured in more than 40 magazines such as The Monocles, BK Magazine, Elle Men, Looker, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, A Day, and Wallpaper. His brand was also featured in more than 30 TV shows in Thailand and 20 articles on newspapers such as The Bangkok Post, SME, and many others. His brand has also collaborated with Mercedes Benz, W Hotel and Central Embassy.


FAA Students won the LOGO Design Contest

On July11, Ms. Pornsinee Boonchaisittipong and Mr. Kanpisut Yuktananda, students from the Fine and Applied Arts Division of Mahidol University International College, won the “100th Anniversary of Thai Public Health” Logo Design Contest by Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health.

FAA Students won the LOGO Design Contest

They received a trophy and 100,000 Baht cash prize. Their winning design can be described as “modern, futuristic and attractive to the new generation.”


Angel Fund Valued Up To 1-Million Baht For Alumnus’ HR Tech Startup Business Pitch

A Tourism and Industry Management alumnus (Batch 2005) recently received an angel fund valued up to 1-million Baht grant from the Thai Ministry of Industry’s “Plan to Biz” which was sponsored by Delta Electronics (Thailand) for his new HR Tech Startup venture.

150_Mark_laothavornwongMark Laothavornwong, Founder and CEO of AmMarkable Consulting, has started his career consulting firm two years ago helping Thai professionals land the job they love. Recently, he has started his second venture that is an HR/Recruitment Tech startup named CareerBolt. It is a free, easy-to-use, exclusive job search and career management portal for mid- to-senior level professionals.

“My ultimate goal is to give accessibility to every company in the world, regardless of size and nationality, to access potential talent that might be interested in them. I also want to give accessibility to candidates to realize their career development plan, their dream job, and what they were born to do,” the 34-year-old business executive added.


Sweden Confers Award on MUIC Alumna

A Mahidol University International College (MUIC) alumna was awarded the prestigious Global Swede Award by the Swedish Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ms. Sasikarn Daphne Blendel Hingert, a member of the class of 2013 and who has a degree in Biomedical Sciences, was conferred the award on May 18, 2016 at Arvfurstens Palats in Stockholm, Sweden with 21 other foreign students. The Global Swede Award is actually an initiative of the Swedish Government and the Swedish Institute to honor excellent foreign students in their role as future ambassadors of Sweden.

Sweden Confers Award on MUIC Alumna
Ms. Hingert, who is taking up her Master’s in Biotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology with full scholarship, is currently working on her thesis.

The event’s program described Ms. Hingert as “a polyglot orator who was a key member of her undergraduate university’s prolific debate team. She has utilised her creativity and rhetorical skills in numerous initiatives to promote Chalmers and Sweden to Thai students. These initiatives have contributed profoundly to a 100 per cent increase in Thai applicants to Chalmers in 2016.”

Sweden Confers Award on MUIC Alumna


Alumnus Receives Photography Grant

An alumnus of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), Mr. Sirachai “Shin” Arunrugstichai, was recently selected by the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) to be one of two recipients of the Marine Conservation Photography Grant 2016

Mr. Sirachai, who obtained a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, will receive a $2,000 cash prize and a paid-three week photo assignment to document an SOSF-supported marine research or conservation project. In a statement,150_marine_conservation_photography_grant the assignment could both be a learning and earning opportunity for the winners as they would be mentored by veteran photographers. They would also have the opportunity to showcase their works at international exhibitions. Their photographic outputs will also be published in the SOSF magazine.

Alumnus Receives Photography Grant

In an interview, Mr. Sirachai said, “(This grant) would definitely help boost my career. Receiving mentorship and guidance from among the best in this field would help me make better photos with a stronger conservation message to the wider audience.”

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Scholars celebrate at Mahidol

Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Thursday 3 March 2016. A dual degree affiliation agreement between one of Thailand’s leading universities, Mahidol University, and St George’s University in the Caribbean island of Grenada, has been marked by the award of scholarships, by St George’s University, to two Mahidol students.

Scholars celebrate at Mahidol

The main scholarship has been given to Chandra Bahadu from Myanmar, who studied for his first degree in biological sciences at Mahidol University International College. With a scholarship valued at 75 percent (approximately US $190,000) of his total tuition fees,he will now be able to pursue his four year medical degree at St George’s University School of Medicine. A partial scholarship, valued at US$85,000, was also awarded to Natnicha Noppornmongkul, who will also study at St George’s University School of Medicine.

At the award ceremony at Mahidol, the Dean of Mahidol University International College, Phitaya Charupoonphol, said that St George’s University has “an enviable reputation for turning out international graduates who are successful in obtaining residency training placements in the US and UK. I am confident that, through their mutual efforts and commitment, our scholars will achieve much more as they continue to develop their studies.”

Dean Charupoonphol thanked the President and Chief Executive Officer of St George’s University, Dr G Richard Olds, as well as the Chancellor and Founder, Dr Charles R Modica, for their support for the scholarship awards.

“Through our affiliation agreement, our students need to complete three years of pre-medicine study before being accepted as first year medical students and eligible for a dual degree. This is an enormous and career developing opportunity,” he added.

In a special message, read for him by St George’s University representative Patrick Orr, Dr Olds said that he was proud St George’s University had teamed up with one of Thailand’s leading educational establishments.

“I am fully aware of the long and historic contribution that Mahidol has made to the medical profession in Thailand and the region,” he said. “We, at St George’s University, have pioneered the concept of international medical education and have graduated over 13,000 physicians into the global healthcare system. Out two new scholars will be very much at home on our diverse campus with representatives from all over the world.

Scholars celebrate at Mahidol

“We have a philosophy at our university – that those who study with us, particularly those who benefit from our scholarship awards, should return to their countries of origin and bring home their skills, talents and commitment to their own medical professions.

“Our congratulations to our two new scholars today.”


MUIC Students Occupy Top MU Council Posts

Three students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) were selected to be officers in the Mahidol University Student Council in February 2016.

Mr. Min Intapichet, a Food Science and Technology major, was appointed as Student Council President. Ms. Nuanprang Ritteepamorn, who is an International Business student, was selected as International Relations Assistant. The third student, Ms. Phatcharaporn Chokbunsuwan, a Business Economics major, was designated as a member of the International Relations committee. The university student council has more than 40 members from various faculties and colleges. The objectives of the student council include approving projects and the budget of the University Student Association, to verify and evaluate the Student Association’s policies, and to find the best solutions for student grievances.

MUIC Students Occupy Top MU Council Posts


Business Students 1st Runner-up in Marketing Plan Contest

Three Business Administration students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won 1st Runner up in the “Philips Marketing Plan Competition 2016” held on January 30, 2016 at the Thai Summit Tower.

Mr. Roman Svetkin, Mr. Piyawat Sangprasertkrid and Mr. Hayeong Oh of the Zero to Hero Team were awarded a cash prize of 30,000 Baht, a certificate and other items.

Business Students 1st Runner-up in Marketing Plan Contest

The trio presented their marketing plan to a panel of executives from Philips Electronics (Thailand) Ltd., the competition’s organizer and sponsor.


MUIC Student Joins Dutch Embassy Event

Ms. Chiraphat Srisittiruk, a Finance Major from Mahidol University International College (MUIC), participated in the “Orange ASEAN Urban Eco-Design Factory” event organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in cooperation with the private sector and partner non-government organizations.

This event was for young professionals and students from the Netherlands and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries who are working on finding innovative entrepreneurial solutions for real sustainability problems. It also aims to train them in translating social issues into sustainable business opportunities. The event was held on January 11-29 , 2016 at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bangkok, Thailand.

MUIC Student Joins Dutch Embassy Eventt


Business Student Wins 1st Place in Nationwide Dance Contest

Ms. Ann-chalee Wildgatsch, a Business Economics student and also President of the Cheer and Dance Club, won 1st Place with her 20-member dance team “Zion Dance Crew” in the “To Be Number One Teen Dancercise Thailand Championship 2016” held on 23-24 January 2016 at MCC Hall at the Mall Bangkapi. They received the Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya trophy.
MUIC Students Occupy Top MU Council Posts


Alumni Behind “Mother Trucker” Get Award

Congratulations to our alumni, Mr. Pat Hinchiranan, Mr. Thanawut Apithanakun, and Mr. Kanit Prapha, the owners of Mother Trucker, for winning the Wongnai Awards 2015 for Best Food Truck on December 16, 2015 at Aksra Theater King Power. The Wongnai is the biggest and most popular food website that features up to 150,000 restaurants in Thailand. The website gives recognition to restaurants which receive more than 300,000 reviews out of the website’s 1.5 million members.

Alumni Behind “Mother Trucker” Gets Award


Trap Shooter from MUIC Wins Silver Medal

An MUIC International Business student won a silver medal in the recently concluded “39th Southeast Asia Shooting Championships 2015” held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Trap Shooter from MUIC Wins Silver MedalMr. Sirawit Temmart, an accomplished trap shooting player in the Thai national team, won 2nd place in the Double Trap Men Individual category during the tournament held from November 16 to 26, 2015. He said it is his best achievement in the ASEAN level so far and vowed to attain higher scores in future competitions.


MUIC Student in One Young World Summit 2015

Mr. Tanachai Ruengchaisit, an International Business Student from 150_one_young_world_summit_2015_2Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was selected to participate in the Thai Young Leaders Programme on 18-24 September 2015 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center and became Thailand’s delegate to the One Young World Summit on 18-21 November 2015 at Centara Grand Hotel at Central World, Bangkok.

One Young World Organization is a UK-based non-profit organization that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. The organization holds an annual summit where the most valuable young talent from international and national companies, non-government organizations, universities and other forward-thinking organizations are joined by world leaders who act as the One Young World Counsellors. At the summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues that the world faces. Bangkok was selected to be the host of One Young World Summit 2015.

MUIC Student in One Young World Summit 2015


MUIC Student Wins TACGA Animation Competition

Mr. Krittin Phunghansaporn, a Communication Design Program (CDP) student of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was awarded the top prize of 30,000 Baht for his entry to the Student Animation Competition organized by Thai Animation and Computer Graphics Association (TACGA) and Western Digital Corporation (WD) under the theme “The Power of Choice.” One of the conditions of the contest was that competitors must create their works (either animation or motion graphics) using WD Hard Disk Drive’s colors (WDBlue, WDGreen, WDBlack, WDRed, and WDPurple).
Mr. Krittin’s entry was entitled, “The Power of Choice.” It was a short stop-motion film about a man and a cat performing several activities, with the man appearing in different colors using the colors of the sponsor’s product. Besides prizes that had been awarded, this competition also provided opportunities for Animation Students to participate in the Workshop Day and Coaching Day that featured TACGA’s professional animators. The result of the competition was announced on August 21, 2015 at TK Park, Central World.



Congratulations Class of 2015!

A total of 636 graduates from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) participated in the university-wide commencement exercises held on September 7, 2015 at the Prince Mahidol Hall in Salaya campus.

Congratulations Class of 2015!Ms. Yer-San Chen, who received a B.A. in Social Science, led 15 other graduates in the 1st Class Honors List. Ms. Chen had a cumulative GPA of 3.94.

Congratulations Class of 2015!During MUIC’s “Congratulations Ceremony” held on September 1, Mr. Narongpol Sathorn, as representative of the Class of 2015, delivered the valedictory address. Mr. Sathorn also graduated with a degree in Social Science and he was the former Vice President of the Student Association in Academic Year 2013-2014.

Bachelor of Business Administration graduates comprised the majority of this year’s batch with 457 graduates, followed by Bachelor of Arts (81), Bachelor of Science (76), and Bachelor of Engineering (22).


MUIC Outstanding Alumni Awardees 2015

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) proudly presents the recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award 2015. They will receive official recognition on September 1, 2015 at the MUIC Graduation Ceremony 2015, MUIC Auditorium. There are five award categories: Academic, management, professional, community service, and rising star.

MUIC would like to congratulate Asst. Prof. Dr. Teeranee Techasrivichien, Outstanding Academic Alumni Awardee 2015; Mr. Thosapol Suppametheekulwat, Outstanding Management Awardee 2015; Mr. Phee Boonchanawiwat, Outstanding Professional Alumni Awardee 2015; Dr. Thadthong Bhrammanee, Outstanding Community Service Alumni Awardee 2015; and Ms. Charoenporn Kaewmanorom, MUIC Rising Star Alumni Awardee 2015.

Outstanding Academic Awardee 2015
Asst. Prof. Dr. Teeranee Techasrivichien (MUIC Class of 2007)

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Teeranee Techasrivichien graduated from Mahidol University International College with a degree in Biological Science in 2007. She then continued her studies at the Graduate School of Agriculture in Kyoto University, Japan majoring in Agriculture. She achieved her Doctoral degree in Medical Science at the Graduate School of Medicine in the same university.

Currently, Asst. Prof. Dr. Teeranee is a Faculty Member at the School of Public Health, Kyoto University. She has five research papers published in international academic journals and conducted many oral and poster presentations in international academic conferences. She received the Best Poster Award for her research work entitled, “Changes in Sexual Behavior and Attitudes Across Generations and Gender Among a Population-based Probability Sample of an Urbanizing Province in Thailand” at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Asia on April 13-14, 2015, in Kyoto, Japan. Moreover, Dr. Teeranee’s study group has also received the Best Oral Presentation Award for her research work entitled “A Cross- sectional Study on Infection Control Practice, Knowledge and Attitude Among Dental Care Professionals in 8 Regions.” at the 13th Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control XIII Argentine Congress on Epidemiology, Infection Control and Patent Safety, ADECI, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2-4, 2013.”

Outstanding Management Alumni Awardee 2015
Mr. Thosaphol Suppametheekulwat (MUIC Class of 2003)

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Mr. Thosaphol Suppametheekulwat graduated in Marketing and Management from MUIC. He then obtained his master’s degree from the College of Management Mahidol University majoring in General Management.

Presently, Mr. Thosaphol is the General Manager of New Arriva Co., Ltd., a company owned by his family. In the past, the company was a locally operated original equipment manufacturer (OEM). However, due to stiff local competition and pressures from the local economy, Mr. Thosaphol and his brother launched a new brand in the international market called Qualy, transforming the OEM company into an original design manufacturer (ODE). Featuring innovative, unique designs and concepts, the functional home decoration pieces his company manufactures are sold in almost 50 countries

Mr. Thosaphol received many awards for his achievements in management. In 2007, he received the “Prime Minister Export Award 2007” from PM Surayud Chulanont. In 2012, he was again a recipient of the Prime Minister Export Award, receiving three different awards, namely, “Thailand Best Exporter,” “Thai-Owned Brand,” and “Design Excellence Award.” Currently, he is a finalist in the Phetpanich Award, an award given by the Ministry of Commerce. The winners will be announced on August 21, 2015.

In addition to his many awards, Mr. Thosaphol has also been a guest speaker at many talk shows, lectures, and seminars. He has appeared in shows like the “Morning Talk” and seminars like the Ministry of Commerce’s (Thailand) “Brand Building Seminar.” Furthermore, Mr. Thosaphol has also been featured in magazines like SME Today Magazine and was a presenter for Kasikorn Bank’s K-SME Credit Card and THE PREMIER credit card.

Outstanding Professional Alumni Awardee 2015
Mr. Phee Boonchanawiwat (MUIC Class of 2008)

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Mr. Phee Boonchanawiwat graduated from MUIC with a degree in Finance in 2008. After obtaining his degree, he went straight to the business world. Starting as a market analyst at Bangkok Bank, Mr. Phee slowly worked his way through positions in multiple financial security firms until he finally became the famous trader he is now.

Well-known in the finance industry, Mr. Phee has written the national bestseller 7 Techniques that Make Money. He has appeared in many shows and TV channels and as a guest speaker to many events. In 2013, Mr. Phee was a guest speaker at MUIC for its การลงทุนในหุ้นไม่ง่ายอย่างที่คิด. In the next year, he spoke during Maybank Kimeng Securities’s “การเป็นโบรกเกอร์ที่ดีทำอย่างไร.” This year has seen him appearing on Money Channel’s (TV) “มือใหม่ Turn Pro”, National Channel’s (TV) “Stop Loss Weekend,” and onstage during the “20 คำถามกับ WIZARD KID” in an event by Globlex Securities, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), and Thailand Future Exchanges (TFEX).

Outstanding Community Service Alumni Awardee 2015
Dr. Thadthong Bhrammanee (Class of 1995)

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Dr. Thadthong Bhrammanee graduated from Mahidol University’s International Student Degree Program (ISDP) in 1995. She then earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Information System at the University of Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. She finished her doctoral degree in Information Management at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Dr. Thadthong is now the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Assistant to the President for IT Strategy at Phetchaburi Rajabhat University. She is also a part-time lecturer at MUIC’s Business Administration Division. She acts as the assistant property manager of their family business, a local real property business and newspaper agency, at Srithaipanit, Phetchaburi.

Using the sufficiency economy as her basis, Dr. Thadthong launched a sustainable agricultural farm called “Thonghathai Farm” in Phetchaburi. It serves as a learning base for self-reliance agriculture. The place is located in Nayang Sub-district, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand. The farm’s pioneers have diverse backgrounds and experiences such as information technology and the military; with an interest and enthusiasm to learn and be part of the sustainability path of Thai rural life through the Sufficiency Economy philosophy.

Thonghathai Farm under Dr.Thadthong’s management has been recognized widely. She was a guest speaker at Thai News Agency (Channel 9) on May 10, 2015, on the topic “Opportunity- IT-Field Person and Integrated Farming;” at Channel 3 SD on August 2, 2015 on the topic, “Special Report – IT Person Follows the King’s Philosophy in Agricultur;” and on Channel 3 Family on August 6, 2015 on the topic, “News – Following the King’s Footsteps.”

MUIC Rising Star Awardee 2015
Ms. Charoenporn Kaewmanorom (Class of 2011)

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Ms. Charoenporn Kaewmanorom is from MUIC’s Class of 2011. She majored in International Business. Afterwards, she received a full scholarship grant funded by the Sievert Larsson Organization enabling her to continue her studies in Intellectual Capital Management at Chalmers University of Technology, one of the top universities in Sweden. In 2013, she was selected to be the country representative to join the ASES Stanford Summit at Stanford University.

She worked for The Nielsen Company (a leading American market research company), based in Bangkok. Her position was Consumer Panel Specialist, revealing actual consumer purchasing behavior at category, segment and product levels to major multinational and national clients in FMCG Industry.

At the moment, Ms. Charoenporn is a Market Segmentation Consultant at Telenor Group, one of the largest telecommunication companies. She is the youngest consultant at Telenor Group. Her role is to take care of Business to Consumer (B2C) segmentation in 13 markets across Europe and Asia. In 2015, she was assigned to segment for Canal Digital Parabol, the largest TV satellite in Scandinavia. Her upcoming project will take place at Telenor Pakistan.


MUIC BA Lecturer Wins in Business Case Writing Competition

Dr. Rasi Kunapatarawong, a full-time lecturer of the Business Administration Division, Mahidol University International College (MUIC), won the Mahasarakham Business School (MBS) /Emerald Business Case Writing Competition 2014-2015. Dr. Rasi’s case entitled “Murrah Diary, Thailand’s First and Only Buffalo Milk Producer” was chosen over 20 other entries.

MUIC BA Lecturer Wins in Business Case Writing Competition

Dr. Rasi was awarded a monetary prize and has been invited to submit her winning case and its corresponding teaching note for publication consideration in the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection (EEMCS). Teaching cases that are published in the EEMCS must have a teaching note prepared by the case authors. As such, EEMCS cases are counted as pedagogical research, as per guidelines of the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB). Thus, not only is Dr. Rasi’s winning case an invaluable tool for classroom instruction, but it is also a scholarly contribution to MUIC.

The MBS/Emerald Business Case Writing Competition, a collaborative effort between MBS and Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., is aimed at encouraging the development of original cases, either based on Thai organizations or on protagonists who are from Thailand. Authors do not have to be based in Thailand or be of Thai origin to submit.


MUIC Students Get ‘AdWords Certification’ from Google

Twenty-nine students and a faculty member were awarded certifications for Google AdWords after undergoing training at MUIC. Some 200 participants attended the three sessions of the “AdWords Training” covering Advertising Fundamental, Advanced Search, and Advanced Display, held on April 24th, and May 1st and 8th at the MUIC Auditorium.

MUIC Students Get ‘AdWords Certification’ from Google

To be certified, participants have to pass two classes and must have a score of 80% in each. Those who passed are the following:

1. Dr. Chayanant Hongfa (Faculty Member)
2. Ms. Vasamon Prorananun
3. Mr. Sittinat Sriisraporn
4. Ms. Suparat Jittiratwattana
5. Ms. Dollaya Phattravinij
6. Ms. Pariyakorn Vitchayayotin
7. Mr. Bodeewut Uriya
8. Ms. Pimpimol Tantasuwan
9. Ms. Chanunchida Suwannagart
10. Mr. Tanavee Chintana
11. Ms. Benjawan Teeraponamonrat
12. Ms. On-nibha Sinlua
13. Ms. Eun Ji Lee
14. Mr. Ausawa Satthampongsa
15. Ms. Sirinat Paoklangprai
16. Mr. Teerapat Trakarnvichit
17. Ms. Chalothorn Thongthamasakul
18. Ms. Nawindaran Sakityanyong
19. Ms. Punchita Rhonnabun
20. Ms. Thamonwan Chaivisal
21. Ms. Tuangrat Mothayakul
22. Ms. Thitiya Yutiyothin
23. Ms. Kamonchanok Sanganunt
24. Mr. Papon Pracharuengvit
25. Ms. Kanyarat Jamchat
26. Ms. Korada Choochuay
27. Ms. Tasneem Ngophaiwan
28. Mr. Chayananlicharoensutthikul
29. Ms. Natcha Kaewnukulkij
30. Ms. Bae Jeong Eun


MU No. 1 Thai Uni Again – QS Asia

Mahidol University (MU) was recently recognized in the QS Asian University Rankings as the leading university in Thailand in 2015. This is the third year in a row that MU has stayed on the top spot.

MU No. 1 Thai Uni Again – QS Asia

This year, MU was ranked No. 44, a slight dip from last year’s No. 40 and 2013’s No. 42. Nevertheless, MU maintained its lead over other Thai universities like Chulalongkorn (No. 53 this year), Chiang Mai University (No. 99) and Thammasat University (No. 143).

MU was ranked No. 25 for the Faculty-Student Ratio category, No. 39 for Citations per Paper, No. 44 for Academic Reputation, No. 59 for Outbound Exchange, and No. 71 for International Faculty.


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