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.


MUIC Holds Seminar on Fintech and Robot Technology
Mar 09 2018

More than 100 students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) attended the FinTech Incubator for Robot Trading on March 9, 2018 at Aditayathorn Building.

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The Office of Student Affairs and Business Administration Division organized the event to introduce students to financial technology (fintech), which uses innovative technology in the delivery of financial services, and get them acquainted to various fintech tools.

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After Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of MUIC, presided over the opening ceremony, the participants—mostly Finance, Computer Science, and Social Science majors—listened to the guest speakers who discussed topics that included “Automated Management & Robo-Advisors,” “Retail Algorithm Trading,” “Trading Tool Design,” “Robot Trading,” “MQL4 Language,” and others.


MUIC Now an IDP IELTS Test Venue
Feb 21 2018

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) signed an agreement with IDP Thailand on February 21, 2018 to become one of its official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Venue, enabling MUIC to offer interested parties an additional language testing opportunity.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, and Mrs. Varaporn Dhamcharee, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, IDP, led executives from both parties in signing this agreement.

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The first IDP IELTS exam to be hosted by MUIC will be held on March 3, 2018.
Aside from IELTS, the MUIC Test Center also hosts TOEFL iBT, SAT, and ACT tests.
The Australia-based IDP has 93 offices in 31 countries including Thailand, claiming a client satisfaction rating of over 90%.


MUIC Signs MOU With UC Berkeley
Jan 11 2018

Dean Phitaya Charupoonphol of Mahidol University International College and Dean Richard K. Lyons of Hass School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, successfully established an academic relationship between their respective institutions with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on January 8, 2018 at the University of California at Berkeley.

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MUIC Conducts Fire Drill at New Building
Nov 29 2017

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held a fire drill and workshop on November 29, 2017 at the new Aditayathorn Building to ensure faculty and staff members are well-prepared for emergencies.

Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, along with executives, faculty and staff members attended the workshop organized by the Operation and Environment Section. Staff from the Nippon Chemical Co. Ltd., an accredited and registered company with the Department of Labor, handled the training sessions.


MUIC Signs MOU with Siriraj
Nov 20 2017

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nisarat Opartkiattikul, Director of Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (SSPO), Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Room 1214 Building I on November 9, 2017.

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By signing the MOU, MUIC agreed to a collaboration wherein the Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) will provide English Foundation courses for SSPO students in order to strengthen their English skills before attending SSPO. It will be applicable for a period of three years beginning in academic year 2018.


MUIC Open House 2017
Nov 06 2017

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held its Open House 2017 on November 3-4, 2017 at the Aditayathorn Building in Mahidol University’s Salaya Campus.
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The activities included an exhibition highlighting MUIC’s 16 academic majors along with administration departments; a talk show entitled “Your International Community” where MUIC’s alumni and current students shared their thoughts and experience about MUIC; activities and exhibitions by the Student Association and student clubs; guided tours of the College’s facilities for visitors; and the PC Online Vocabulary Contest organized by the Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC). The winners in this competition were Chulalongkorn University Demonstration School, 1st Place; St. Francis Xavier School, 2nd Place; and Sarasas Witaed Nakhon Pathom School, 3rd Place.

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The opening ceremony on November 3, 2017 was presided by Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, at the Charinyarasmi Room, 3rd Floor, Aditayathorn Building. There were about 2,300 visitors who participated in the two-day event.

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MUIC in Exploratory Talks with I-Shou University of Taiwan
Oct 06 2017

Should the preliminary talks between Mahidol University International College’s (MUIC) and I-Shou University of Taiwan bear fruit in the near future, MUIC students would have an opportunity not only to go on exchange study in Taiwan but also undergo internship there.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, officially welcomed I-Shou University officials on October 6, 2017. Later, the visitors met with other MUIC executives to discuss how the two partners could leverage the strengths of their respective Business Administration programs and thus offer more learning opportunities to the students of both institutions.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kangwan Yodwisitsak, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Networking of MUIC, and Dr. Benjalux Sakunasingha, Chair of the College’s Business Administration Division, had a cordial meeting with Prof. Dr. Julia L. Lin, Vice President for Academic Affairs of I-Shou University who was also accompanied by Dr. Taichi Wu, Dean of International and Cross-Strait Affairs, Dr. Kevin Lin, Chair of the Department of Civil and Ecological Engineering, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Warangkana Anna Lin of the Department of International Business Administration.

Aside from initiating an exchange study program and internship agreement between the two institutions, plans are also being discussed for offering high-value educational programs that would benefit their respective students.


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