Established in 1986, Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was Thailand’s first international bachelor degree program at a public university, with its mission to produce well-rounded graduates who are not only knowledgeable in their chosen fields but also able to use that knowledge for the benefit of humankind.
MUIC maintains a strong liberal arts focus and promotes a learning culture that prepares its students to meet the challenges of living and working in a diverse and globalized world. Over 3,200 students are taught by a professional full and part-time faculty, 60 percent of whom are foreign nationals, with a student-teacher ratio of 28:1.
The academic calendar is based on a system of three trimesters, with each running for 12 weeks, and a brief summer session, during which the college offers 19 undergraduate degree programs in the arts, sciences and administration, in addition to 22 minors, including Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Thai.
MUIC also offers two graduate programs, a Master of Business Administration in Business Modeling and Development and a Master of Management in International Hospitality Management, at its Graduate Center, conveniently located in the heart of Bangkok’s business district.
In 2010 MUIC received the Best Practice Award for its exchange programs from Thailand’s Ministry of Education in recognition of its thriving Study Abroad Program for inbound international students and outbound candidates. The college enjoys exchange agreements with over 75 partner universities from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, in addition to informal agreements with over 100 universities and educational agencies around the world. International students from over 45 countries constitute 15 percent of the college’s student body.
MUIC has further elevated its regional and international profile through its Special Projects Program. Every year over 200 visiting student participate in short-term exchange agreements, such as formal instruction, conferences, workshops, field trips and internships.
Given the challenges of our new world order, a well-rounded education can no longer be confined to the classroom setting. The MUIC Student Association and its satellite of clubs offer a variety of activities in which students can pursue their personal interests in sports, the martial arts, cycling, debate, music, art, volunteerism and business case studies, among others, all of which enhance their inter-personal communication, team-building and leadership skills. MUIC students also participate in national, regional and international conferences, seminars and competitions whereby they can develop their cross-cultural sensibilities.
The Thai Ministry of Commerce recently awarded MUIC the Thailand Trust Mark inasmuch as it exemplifies the highest international standards in education. This award is a validation of MUIC’s commitment to academic excellence and internationalism.