Social Science and IRGA Students Represent MUIC at “Asia Pacific Day for the Ocean”
Forty-five students and staff from Social Science and IRGA majors from Mahidol University International College attended the Second Edition of the Asia Pacific Day for the Ocean on November 8, 2019 at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok. Hosted by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the main goal of this event was to build a shared understanding on opportunities to protect the ocean and all forms of life below water through sustainable fisheries, sustainable shipping and elimination of marine pollution, through enhanced regional collaboration.
MUIC at UN High-Level Forum on Green Economy
Students and faculty members of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) participated in the 2019 Asia-Pacific Regional High-Level Forum on Green Economy at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok on June 10-12, 2019. The meeting encompassed a Regional Ministerial Conference on Green Economy on June 10-11 followed by an Executive Training Course on Green Economy on June 11-12, 2019.
Dr. Isabel Pereira Rodrigues, a lecturer of Business Economics with the Business Administration Division (BA) of MUIC was one of the guest speakers for the Regional Ministerial Conference, shedding light on the role of academia in fostering green economy knowledge and practices. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Claus Schreier, lecturer of International Business with the BA Division of MUIC was also in attendance, together with Ms. Dararat Arunpanichlert and Ms. Sawita Intakul, students of the Business Economics major, and Mr. Krisd Charoenchati and Mr. Panupong Shaheen, students of the International Relations major of MUIC.
The event was organized as a collaborative effort of the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), in close partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asia Foundation and the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
The Executive Training course provided knowledge on key principles, dimensions, and trends on the transition process towards green economy, as well as on tools and methods for proactive green business economics action.
MUIC is a new institutional member of ARTNet
Since the beginning of July 2019, Mahidol University International College is an institutional member of ARTNet, hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
ARTNet is an open regional network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks with a keen interest in international trade and investment policy and facilitation challenges, in the context of sustainable development.
- Helps disseminate the research done by its members and partners to policymakers, through ARTNet website, United Nations publications, and ARTNet meetings;
- Serves as a platform for networking for researchers, policymakers, institutions and development partners;
- Provides members with opportunities to participate in ARTNet research projects as well as research projects from international institutions;
- Conducts technical training workshops and other capacity-building activities for junior researchers, analysts, and government officials.
UNESCAP Official Tackles COVID-19 Impact on Trade and Supply Chains
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) hosted Dr. Mia Mikic, Director of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific as guest speaker for the course on “Economics for Business Decision Making” on July 4, 2020 conducted by Dr. Isabel Pereira Rodrigues. The guest lecturer addressed the topic “Asia-Pacific Perspectives on COVID-19 Response and Recovery of Trade and Supply Chains” during the online session. Starting with a review of the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic at the global and regional levels, the focus of the presentation was on trade linked to global value chains and impacts on businesses. The case study of Thailand was also covered based on the International Trade Centre’s 2020 report.
The graduate students were particularly keen on learning about the tools and strategies needed for businesses, especially small businesses, to survive and become more resilient in these unprecedented times.
The talk concluded with a lively discussion with all participants. This lecture was also part of the initiatives of the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNet), of which MUIC is an institutional member.
The organizers expressed appreciation of Dr. Mikic’s contribution and said they look forward to welcoming her and the ARTNet team again, remotely or in person, in the near future.