Ms. Phonthip Chaisrisoponkit, a Social Science major, recently returned from Indonesia where she participated in the 10th ECONOMIX, “Facing the New Stage of the Global Economy: the Asian Century,” which was held at the University of Indonesia from November 11 to 15, 2012.
Ms. Phonthip joined other undergraduate students from ASEAN countries in an orientation session and a seminar on current ASEAN issues and future development, including trade, development agreements and the benefits of collaboration. She subsequently participated in a conference in which 10 delegates conducted research on an ASEAN country other than their own, focusing on the issues of food security, infrastructure development and labor, after which they shared their findings with other members.
The delegates also participated in a cultural night during which they wore traditional national costumes and delivered a performance; they also had an opportunity to visit the Indonesian ASEAN Secretariat as well as a museum in Jakarta that featured an overview of Indonesia’s history and development.
“End Polio” Bike Race
Ten members of the MUIC Cycling Club received trophies for reaching the time limits in the “End Polio Race” held in Ratchaburi on November 11, 2012.
Four of the students joined the 70-km category, five in the 50-km category and one in the 20-km race. The cyclists said the race was quite challenging thanks to a number of hilly parts and moderate head winds.
Youth Delegates at the United Nations
MUIC student Panyarak Roque and his colleague, Akarawin Sungkanand of Thammasat University, recently returned from New York City where they represented Thailand at the Youth Delegate Program during the 67th Session of the United National General Assembly from October 2 to 23, 2012. They engaged in a series of discussions with other youth delegates from 20 other countries, focusing on social/humanitarian issues and development, in addition to meeting with a number of UN agencies, particularly the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Mr. Panyarak also delivered an address on social development and the responsibility of youth and young adults to the 3rd Committee of the General Assembly which oversees social and humanitarian affairs.
A transcript of that address is available on the ACHIEVEMENTS link.
At 6:00 a.m. on the Sunday morning of October 14, 2012, the MUIC Karate-Do team embarked on a journey to the King Mongkut Institute of Technology for the National Goju-kai Karate Championship 2012.
Although newly trained, all four competing members were, if not altogether confident, cheerful about participating. Instructor Sensei Polakit Mankongkit, a former national karate coach and athlete, offered encouragement and stressed how invaluable this competitive experience would be, whatever the outcome.
The outcome was better than expected. Three out of the four MUIC athletes won medals: Ms. Jitarat Nasahachart, bronze medal for Female Kumite (under 48 kg.), Mr. Sahapap Phothipukruksa, bronze medal for Male Kumite (over 75 kg) and Mr. Shinaworn Hemwarangkul, bronze medal for Male Kumite (under 75 kg). Their success was attributed to their disciplined work, in addition to the contributions of the club’s Sensei, the senior members who provided rigorous training and the club advisor, Ajarn Chayanant Hongfa for his full support.
THAILAND TRUST MARK
The Thailand Trust Mark logo displayed on the MUIC Home Page is yet another tribute to the college, validating its commitment to internationalism and academic excellence.
The Thai Ministry of Commerce recently launched the Thailand Trust Mark to promote the high quality of Thai goods and services not only in the domestic market but also in the international arena. Apart from a product category that includes the food, lifestyle, fashion and other industries, the service category covers medical, health and international education services.
According to the Ministry, this logo “opens up greater marketing opportunities for the manufacturer/service providers as well as builds trust among consumers because every single product/service bearing this mark needs to pass reliable production standards and international standards of quality.”