Message from the Dean
If I were asked what the two strong features of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) are, I would answer, without hesitation: international standards and academic excellence.
Indeed, MUIC’s oft-repeated claim of being “the first and leading international college in a public university” does not go unsubstantiated. For almost three decades, MUIC has led the way in Thailand in terms of instituting international standards in both its academic and administrative aspects. The medium of instruction used in classes is English. More than half of its faculty members are composed of foreign nationals. Among MUIC students, a significant proportion is composed of students from scores of other countries. The College’s exchange program, both inbound and outbound, is very active. MUIC enjoys the trust and recognition of other universities abroad, as shown by the College’s formal linkages with more than a hundred partner universities in North and South Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.
Adhering to Mahidol University’s motto, “Wisdom of the Land,” MUIC strives to uphold academic excellence, beginning with its stringent admission requirements. Enrollees can choose from 20 undergraduate degree programs, along with 22 minors, which include seven in the foreign language curriculum. Students also enjoy a low teacher-student ratio, giving lecturers more opportunities to interact with students in a manner that follows a transformative educational style. A stable IT platform supports educational activities along with Wi-Fi hotspots in key areas on campus. The College also has strong on and off-campus internship programs. Students in MUIC also take advantage of the extra-curricular activities through the various student clubs. Many of our students participate in conferences and excel in international competitions. Our graduates enjoy a high percentage of getting hired both locally and abroad, with a majority of our alumni currently occupying key positions in various industries.
MUIC continues to move forward with the times, with change and success as key goals. The upcoming economic integration of ASEAN brings numerous challenges. MUIC will tackle these head on, aiming for a surge in quality international student recruitment, not only from the West but also from East and Southeast Asia, as well as in the growth of our infrastructure, stronger support for research endeavors, enhanced student development, better human resources management and overall sustainability for the College.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to MUIC.
Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol
Dean, Mahidol University International College