MUIC Holds Wai Kru Ceremony 2018
Oct 11 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) organized Wai Kru Ceremony for Academic Year 2018-2019 at the Auditorium on October 10, 2018. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chulathida Chomchai, MUIC Dean, executives, lecturers, exchange students and freshmen attended the ceremony in order to pay their respects and express their gratitude to their teachers. Afterwards, the Dean also handed out certificates and granted scholarships to students who achieved outstanding academic performance.

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First Day of Work of MUIC’s New Dean
Oct 02 2018

The new Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), Assoc. Prof. Chulathida Chomchai, began her first day in office on October 1, 2018 with a ceremony to pay her respects to the Chao Por Khun Toong shrine at 10:00 am, joined by her executive team, faculty and staff members. Afterwards, she had a brief meeting with her executive team, followed by a buffet lunch at noontime attended by the MUIC community.

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In her first message as Dean, she said, “It is an unparalleled privilege to be working for the MUIC community. We hope to continue transforming this place that we love into an institution that is widely recognized for its unique and elite brand of international education for which we are all proud to take ownership.


AUN-QA Certifies MUIC’s International Hospitality Management Program, the Only One in Thailand
Sep 27 2018

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), together with Dr. Roberto Bruno Gozzoli, Chairman of MUIC’s Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) Division, received (more…)


MUIC Eyes Closer Educational Ties With Cambodia
Sep 19 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held exploratory talks on September 10, 2018 with high-ranking Cambodian and Thai officials in order to expand academic linkages with Cambodian schools as it tries to promote its educational offerings.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, met with Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of Cambodia, along with Thai representatives including Gen. Vichit Yathip, President of the Thai-Cambodian Friendship Association; Air Marshal Triroj Virojtriratana, Ministry of Defense of Thailand; and Mr. Chatarat Hiranchaowiwat, former head of the Industrial Association of Nakhon Pathom. Asst. Prof. Douglas Rhein, Social Science Division chairperson, along with several faculty members, was also present.

The Social Science Division launched this academic year its new degree program, BA International Relations and Government Affairs (IRGA). According to Ajarn Rhein, graduates of IRGA can expect to have successful careers in government service, diplomacy, international organizations, non-profit organizations, business companies, and other related fields.

As a result of the preliminary talks, both parties agreed that the Social Science Division will explore the possibility to recruit students to enroll in MUIC.
The Social Science Division is currently working with Zaman University in Cambodia and other universities in ASEAN to establish a 2 +2 dual degree program in IRGA and is reaching out to high schools to promote its new program.

“We believe that international students in ASEAN will benefit from greater contact, cooperation and mutual trust with their neighbors. Allowing students a choice of compatible international tertiary education programs with curriculums, grades and academic certificates and degrees which are recognized regionally will facilitate greater inbound student flows and bolster cross-border educational opportunities, both in terms of research and study opportunities. The IRGA program aims to promote student mobility within ASEAN, and CMLV (Cambodia-Myanmar-Laos-Vietnam) in particular, which will lead to greater cultural exchanges and regional harmonization. As the program grows it will create a regional space for discussion and the development of multicultural awareness,” Ajarn Rhein added.


MUIC Signs MOU with English Program Schools
Sep 07 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) signed with more than 20 leading high schools in Thailand a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the MUIC Excellence Entrance Track (MEET) Program.

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Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, signed on behalf of MUIC during a ceremony held on September 7, 2018 at Charinyarasmi Hall, Adithayatorn Building, MUIC.

Under the MEET Program, selected high schools are given an admission quota for qualified and deserving students. The memorandum also allows for English development opportunities and other projects in the future.


MUIC Supports Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria
Sep 04 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) signified its support for the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) when Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dr. Nalikatibhag Sangsnit, Director-General of Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), at the Royal Thai Army Club on August 30, 2018.

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The GSTC are guiding principles and minimum requirements that any tourism business or destination attempts to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural resources while at the same time supporting the tourism industry.


MUIC Celebrates HM Queen Sirikit’s 86th Birthday
Aug 12 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) celebrated Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 86th birthday on August 10, 2018.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, presided over the queen’s Birthday Greeting Ceremony at the main lobby of MUIC Building 1.

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Expressing gratitude and loyalty, the Dean read the College’s birthday greetings to Her Royal Highness and led the MUIC executives, faculty, and staff members in singing the Thai Royal Anthem and signing the book of blessing dedicated to Her Royal Highness.


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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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 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 Signs MOU with Assumption College English Program
Jun 08 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Assumption College English Program (ACEP) on June 8, 2018 at the Multipurpose Room of the Trinity Building, ACEP, in Samut Sakhon province.

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Signing on behalf of MUIC was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, College Dean, while Bro. Pisutr Vapiso, Ph.D., Director of ACEP; Mr. Pitsanu Leelathavornpanya, President, ACEP Parent and Teacher Association; and Mr. Chokchai Jinnawaso, Member of the ACEP School Board, signed on behalf of ACEP.

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The MOU gives 20 ACEP students the opportunity to gain admission to MUIC via the MUIC Excellence Entrance Track (MEET) in which selected high schools are given an admission quota for qualified and deserving students. The memorandum also allows for English development opportunities and other projects in the future.


Berlin School of Economics and Law and MUIC initiate the new collaboration in Startup Business
May 30 2018

On May 28, 2018, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean, Asst. Prof. Sarayut Nathaphan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research and Asst.Prof.Dr. Kangwan Yodwisitsak, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Networking from (more…)


MUIC in Talks with JICA for Lab Project
May 16 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) is exploring a potential collaboration project with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which would involve the establishment of a glass laboratory in MUIC.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, together with Dr. Taweetham Limpanuparb, Assistant Dean for Information Technology; and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pakorn Bovornsombat, Science Division Chair; met with the JICA team led by Dr. Toru Matsumura, Executive Director of the Board of Overseas Business Strategies and Chair of the Institute of Environment Ecology; Mr. Viroj Chansri, General Manager of UAE-IDEA Advance Analytical Co. Ltd.; and Dr. Supapat Kuanpongsakul, a representative of the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, on May 16, 2018 at MUIC. Under the proposed joint project, JICA will provide the budget, technology, experts, and staff for the acquisition and development of laboratory equipment.



MUIC Tapped as Education Partner for Mekong Tourism
Apr 25 2018

The Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) Division, Mahidol University International College (MUIC), and Destination Mekong, the execution unit endorsed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), established a formal educational partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 25, 2018 at Meeting Room A302, Aditayathorn Building in the Salaya campus.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of MUIC, together with Mr. Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of MTCO, signed the MOU with the aim of fostering an educational collaboration between the two institutions in relation to a responsible and sustainable development of the tourism sector within the Mekong region.

Destination Mekong has been created to promote the Mekong region, comprising of Cambodia, People’s Republic of China (provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam as a single tourism destination to stimulate responsible and sustainable development and investment, and drive inclusive growth within the region. The creation of Destination Mekong is aligned with the mandate of the regional collaborative tourism framework of the six-member governments of the Greater Mekong Sub-region.


MUIC Songkran 2018
Apr 11 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held “MUIC Songkran 2018” to celebrate the Songkran Festival on April 11, 2018 at the ground floor of MUIC Building 2. There were many Thai traditional activities such as the bathing rites of the Buddha image (Song Nam Phra), pouring of sacred water on the hands of Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, former deans and other executives (Rod Nam Dam Hua) and receiving the Thai New Year’s Eve blessing from them.

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As MUIC aims to preserve Thai traditional culture, participants were asked to dress in Thai traditional costumes. There were also Thai Costume Contest 2018, Thai traditional games, and Splash Water activity in the event.

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MUIC Celebrates 32nd Anniversary
Mar 26 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) celebrated its 32nd Anniversary on March 26, 2018 through several activities led by its Dean, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol.

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Early in the morning of March 26th, Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M.D., President of Mahidol University, joined the MUIC Dean, executives, faculty members, and staff in the Offering of Blessing Ritual at the Chao Por Khuntoong Shrine followed by a Religious Ceremony featuring nine Buddhist monks at the Reception Hall of Aditayathorn Building.

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Afterwards, there was an MOU Signing Ceremony with Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC), with Dean Phitaya signing for MUIC and Mr. Kittirat Pitipanich, Acting Director of TCDC signing in behalf of TCDC. MUIC was earlier selected to be the first educational institute for the mini-TCDC Link Project.

Following that, Dean Phitaya presided over the Opening Ceremony for Charinyarasmi Hall, MUIC Co-working Space, Computer Room, and Reception Hall of Aditayathorn Building.

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In the afternoon, Dean Phitaya, executives, and staff attended the “MUIC Achievement 2018” at the Charinyarasami Hall to honor faculty and staff members for their outstanding work performance.


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