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.


Alumnus’ Start-up Company Wins Prize

Mr. Kridsada Chutinaton, a Computer Science 2005 alumnus, will get a chance to exhibit the start-up company that he had co-founded, Flow Account, at the Echelon Asia Summit 2015 which will be held in Singapore on June 23-24, 2015 as part of the prize for winning earlier the Judges’ Choice Award in Echelon Top100.

Flow Account is a free and easy online cloud accounting system designed for foreign and local freelancers and small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs). Mr. Kridsada’s company competed against 21 other startups before winning the award. 150_alumnus_company_wins_prize

He said that part of their company’s objectives is to empower companies that need to do their own accounting for free. “Our goal is to help small businesses save time by automating their accounting. When we enter Phase Two and Phase Three, we will link up our users with banks and ultimately help them with taxes,” he said.

 


AUN-ACTS Scholar

Ms. Praeploy Pongpamorn, a third year Biological Sciences student whose concentration is in Biotechnology, recently qualified for a scholarship grant under the ASEAN University Network’s ASEAN Credit Transfer System (AUN-ACTS).

The grant will enable Ms. Praeploy to study for one semester in one of the 26 AUN member-universities. She is choosing among three universities, one each in Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. In an interview, she said this educational experience will help her adjust to a different learning system, make her adapt to a new environment and provide a headstart to her plans to pursue graduate education.

AUN-ACTS Scholar

AUN-ACTS is a student mobility program that assures scholars of a non-complicated grade transfer from host to home university.


MUIC Social Science Student Wins Thailand Public Speaking Competition 2015

A 3rd Year Social Science student was adjudged in the Thailand Public Speaking Competition 2015 held by the Ministry of Education and English-Speaking Union Association (Thailand) at the Sukosol Hotel Bangkok.

Ms. Thitaree Lapanaphan delivered a speech on the topic, “Culture is not a Luxury, But A Neccessity.” The English Speaking Union Association (Thailand) awarded her with all-expense paid trip to the United Kingdom to be a delegate at the International Public Speaking Competition 2015 held to be in London on 11-15 May 2015

MUIC Social Science Student Wins Thailand Public Speaking Competition 2015


MUIC Wins 1st Prize in Finance Contest

Mr. Thanathad Mattayasuwan and Mr. Pakin Tangmongkolsuk, both 3rd year students majoring in Finance in Mahidol University International College’s Business Administration Division, recently won the 1st Prize in the TISCO Young Financial Planner 2. They received a 50,000-Baht scholarship grant.

Both participated in the TISCO Young Financial Camp, an activity-based learning camp sponsored by one of Thailand’s leading finance companies and commercial banks. It allows university students a full range of financial exploration through edutainment activities. Participants explore the world of financial management from money-saving techniques, responsible investment, to an exclusive talk with TISCO’s top management.

MUIC Wins 1st Prize in Finance Contest


MUIC Student in ASEAN Youth Event

A Social Science student represented Mahidol University International College (MUIC) in the 15th ASEAN University Network (AUN) and 4th ASEAN + 3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest held on January 18-25, 2015 at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Some 300 students from all over Southeast Asia and East Asia participated in the event. Ms. Ploypailin Sundarajumpaka saidthat she was “surrounded by the energetic youth of ASEAN+3,” reassuring her that these two regions have many young people who can and will change the regions for the better.

One of the highlights of the event was that students, after being formed into groups, were asked to discuss among themselves and afterwards craft a policy paper for submission to ASEAN on either of three topics: gender equality, people with disabilities, and minority groups. Assigned to the topic of people with disabilities, Ms. Ploypailin said it was a good experience to work with other students her age from other countries in the region and also learn the details of the parliamentary method which they used in crafting their policy paper.

MUIC Student in ASEAN Youth Event


3 MUIC Students in University Student Council

Three MUIC students were appointed as college representatives to Mahidol University’s Student Council for 2015.

Ms. Oranat Tanprasertkul, a 3rd year International Business student, was appointed Vice President; Ms. Pailin Sitthisomwattana, a 3rd year Marketing student, Vice Secretary; and Ms. Runchana Nantananate, a 4th year Tourism and Hospitality Management student, Head of International Relations.

The student council representatives serve as the voice of the Mahidol University student body, acting as liaison officers between the students and the administration on university-related issues. They plan special university-wide events for students and are responsible for allocating budgets for, and auditing expenses of, activities of the university clubs.

3 MUIC Students in University Student Council


Short Film Wins 3rd Prize in US Film Festival

A short film by a group of Film Production majors won 3rd Prize in the Narrative Short Film Category at the Moving Media Student Film Festival 2014 held at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA on September 25-28, 2014.

Entitled “Death of A Legend,” the short film tells the story of an aging assassin. Mr. Poj Pitakjamnong, a Junior student, is the film’s writer, editor, producer and director, and heads the 13-man crew composed of his classmates.

“Death of A Legend” was also screened at First Look Program of Starz Denver Film Festival 2014 and at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2014.


Silver and Bronze in Cake Contest

Four interns of the Salaya Pavilion Hotel won silver and bronze medals at the recently held Cake Decoration Competition.

The first team, composed of Ms. Apichaya Leewattanaporn and Ms. Chanawan Wongpanich, won 2nd Place with its creation, “Julianna.” In addition, the entry by Mr. Surapat Sriratanobhas and Ms. Woramon Katesermsuk, dubbed, “Opera Cake Choc Mousse,”won 3rd Place. The students, all Tourism and Hospitality Management majors, were trained by the Salaya Pavilion Hotel’s bakery team led by Mr. Narongdech Janthong, Pastry Demi Chef.

The contest, held on March 29, 2014, at Muang Thong Thani, was participated in by six universities and four hotels.

Silver and Bronze in Cake Contest


Debate Champions Once Again

One of MUIC’s debating teams won the grand prize in the 9th European Union-Thailand National Intervarsity Debate Championship held at Khonkaen University on May 16-20, 2014.

Team 1, composed of Mr. Zaw Htun Lat, Mr. Panyarak Roque, and Mr. Narongpol Sathorn—all Social Science majors and members of the Debate Club—was awarded the championship cup in honor of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Mr. Roque was also adjudged “Best Speaker of the Tournament.”

Debate Champions Once Again


UNESCO Poster Contest Winners

Two Communication Design students, Ms. Prim Bunsopis and Mr. Sakan Poomnak, won 1st and 2nd Prize, respectively, in the UNESCO-FCCT World Press Freedom Day Youth Poster Competition. Their winning entries, along with those of the finalists, were featured in an exhibition at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand at Bangkokat on April 30.

Eight more students from FAA were chosen as finalists. They are: Ms. Natthaya Thanasaenchok, Mr. Wattarapong Lertkhunakorn, Wichuda Dechachongjumroen, Warinee Pisitpundha, Ms. Pakwan Chotiparayon, Ms. Nutnicha Achavakulthep, Mr. Bancha Boonsomsuk, and Ms. Arparsiri Siriyodhin

UNESCO Poster Contest Winners


1st Runner-up in Public Speaking Contest

A 2nd year Social Science student won 1st Runner-up in the Thai National Public Speaking Competition 2014 held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel on March 28, 2014.

Ms. Thitaree Lapanaphan delivered a speech on the topic, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” As a prize, organizer English Speaking Union Thailand awarded her with an all-expense paid trip to Singapore to be an observer at the United Asian Debating Competitions to be held at the Nanyang Technological University on May 26-June 2, 2014.

1st Runner-up in Public Speaking Contest


Poster for Tomorrow

Ms. Prim Bunsopis, a Communication Design major, participated in the Poster for Tomorrow 2013, a major project of 4 tomorrow which is an independent non-profit organization in Paris, France, that encourages people to create posters that stimulate debate on current issues.

There were 3,461 entries from around the world and a shortlist of 400 posters was made by an online jury. Ms. Prim’s entry was selected as one of the ten best posters of the project. The world premier of the exhibition, “A Home for Everyone,” at which the top 100 posters will be unveiled, will be held at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris on December 5-8, 2013.

Poster for Tomorrow


MUIC Animators Bag Top Prize

A team composed of FAA alumni and current students won 1st prize in the animation category of the Digimedia Contest 2013. Their entry, entitled, “Dek Oei Dek Dee (‘The Good Child’), Rocking Dolls Version,” was awarded the 100,000 Baht prize. The winners were announced on July 4, 2013.

MUIC Animators Bag Top Prize


Winners in Kiehl’s Design Contest

Two MUIC students won a multinational cosmetic company’s label design contest. Ms. Keerada Songwattana, a Marketing major, and Ms. Natthida Tippayarat, a Social Science major, were among four winners chosen by Kiehl’s Thailand for its “You Can Change the World with Kiehl’s: Label Design Contest.” Each received a 20,000 Baht cash prize and a certificate. Their winning entries will also be used in promoting the company’s Ultra Facial Cream product.

Kiehl’s Thailand, which sells skin care and other beauty products, has been running a “Change the World” campaign that promotes environmental awareness for three years now, participated in by university students.


Winners in Kiehl’s Design Contest


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