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Staying Safe from PM 2.5

Ever since the noticeable deterioration of air quality in Thailand mainly caused by PM 2.5 several years ago, Mahidol University International College (MUIC) has implemented measures to ensure that the health and well-being of its community members (executives, faculty members, students and …


Irish Exchange Student Lists 3 Best Things about MUIC

For Ms. Katie Hynes, a Biomedical Sciences student at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, Thailand was not her first choice for her exchange study destination. However, a last-minute development made her decide to go to Thailand, specifically here at Mahidol University International …


ICIC’s National Costume Parade Promotes Respect for Other Cultures

At first glance, you’d think it’s a United Nations event, what with all the colorful national costumes that the students and lecturers were wearing, but it’s February 28, not October, so this must be something else. Ah, yes, it’s the “National Costumes Parade” organized by the ICIC …


Playing with AI – The Alien Has Landed

By Bryan Ott, Ph.D. Currently, we all find ourselves standing on the edge of a vast creative landscape looking outwards, only our vision of what we see before us is hazy at best. Standing next to us is our new creative partner, …

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The Ethereum Cryptocurrency: Understanding Transaction Fees

By Dr. Aman Saggu You have heard about Bitcoin, but what is Ethereum? While Bitcoin is widely known around the world, Ethereum holds the title of the second most valuable cryptocurrency, with a $270 billion market capitalization (total valuation) today. This is …


Museum Visits Open Eyes of ICIC Students

By Asst. Prof. Analiza Perez-Amurao, PhD, PGDip Almost a decade ago, when HLD was in the early stage of developing the program and I was asked about what an ICIC course, then-ICCU, should focus on as far as Southeast Asia was concerned, …

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Why Exchange Students Like MUIC

We recently met two inbound exchange students—Charlotte and Zhenhao—and asked them what are the three things they like the most with Mahidol University International College (MUIC). One of them is from the Netherlands, the other from China. Let’s read what they have …


Mentoring a Budding Writer

By Asst. Prof. Analiza Perez-Amurao, PhD, PGDip A few months after I had stepped down from my 6-year role as Chair of the Humanities and Language Division (HLD), Ms. Pichaya Neeranadpuree, a former Intercultural Studies and Languages (ICIC) student of mine, emailed …

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The Royal College of Arts, London and FAA Design Portfolio Workshop

By Dr. Bryan Ott Ranked as the No. 1 Design College in the world for the past nine consecutive years, the prestigious Royal College of Arts, London (RCA) visited the Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) Division of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) …

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Biology Class Goes on Field Trip to Erawan National Park

By Mr. Laird B. Allan Thirty students of the Biology I class (ICBI 121) of Ajarn Laird Allan of the Science Division of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) visited Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi province on Sunday, November 12, 2023.   “Students …


ICIC Students’ Stand on Socio-cultural Issues as Expressed in Visual Art

The Intercultural Studies and Languages (ICIC) students of ICIC 251 Contemporary Southeast Asia: Cultural Studies staged an exhibition of posters they have made that demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of selected social and cultural issues. With its opening ceremony on November 15, …


My Dinner with Phum Viphurit, FAA Alumni (US Greng Jai Piece Tour 2023)

By Bryan Ott, Ph.D. I sat waiting at a small Asian bistro in San Jose, California with a Phum Viphurit concert ticket in my back pocket. Phum, my former FAA film student, was walking from the concert venue to meet me for …

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The Best of Times at MUIC

Because October is graduation month, we have interviewed several graduates about their fond memories as MUIC students and also what their advices are for their younger schoolmates who will definitely benefit from these words of wisdom. High school students who are considering …


In the Limelight: MUIC Student Shares Experience as Stage Director

Ms. Thanaporn “Gus” Assavachai is no stranger to acting, being a senior Media and Communication student. However, being involved in a stage play, and as director at that, is a totally different experience, she says. “Even though I studied Media and Communication …


Premiere of Biophilia 360° Virtual Reality Project

By Dr. Millicent Young On Thursday, September 28th, at House Samyan, the French Embassy hosted the opening event for the Beyond Animation Festival 2023. The event involved a screening of the animation feature film Le Petit Nicolas and then hosted workshops and …


Understanding Generation Z: A Deep Dive into University Students in Thailand

By Asst. Prof. Dr. Malinvisa Sakdiyakorn Generation Z (Gen Z) is undeniably shaping the future of the workplace. Our research dives deep into the experiences, values, and behaviors of 125 Gen Z students in Thailand to unravel their collective consciousness – the …

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Navigating Domestic Travel Amidst a Changing World during Covid-19

By: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Walanchalee Wattanacharoensil Between 2020 and early 2022, during the global pandemic, domestic travel underwent a significant transformation due to a complex interplay of motivations and perceived risks. Recent research concentrating on Asian travellers’ behaviors has revealed crucial insights …

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MUIC Alumni Enter Chula’s International Medical Program

Nine students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) were recently accepted to the Chulalongkorn University International Medical Program (CU-MEDi) through the MUIC-Chula Graduate Entry Medicine Pathway. They have recently finished the Foundations in Medicine course and are currently on their first term in …


Rescued Animals Inspire Biophilia Animation Team

By Dr. Millicent Young Nine students from several academic programs of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) were selected to participate in a field trip in Petchaburi province organized by the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) with the aim of creating content for …


The Crypto-Metaverse and Digital Real Estate

By Dr. Aman Saggu What is the Crypto-Metaverse? Once a science fiction dream, the crypto-metaverse is now a reality. A decentralized online world, created through the fusion of virtual and physical reality, where users explore, interact, and trade virtual items such as …

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How to Own the Stage, According to One of MUIC’s Best Debaters

A champion debater from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) recently shared a short video where he shares tips on how to become a better public speaker. Mr. Ibrahim Dawoodjee, who will be a 3rd Year student in the Biological Science program this …

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MUIC TikTokers Win Awards in UNFPA Contest

Four students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won in the recently concluded “Clip Challenges with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thailand” video clip competition. Ms. Pavanrat “Sanjana” Gambhir, a sophomore in the Media and Communication program, won 5th Place. Her team …

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Bake a Cake, Be a Hotelier, Do Loads of Cool Things in the Travel and Service Business Entrepreneurship Program!

As the tourism and hospitality industry is slowly making a comeback after the pandemic, students enrolled in MUIC’s Travel and Service Business Entrepreneurship Program are confident that they’re on their way to reaching their future career goals. We were able to talk …


FAA and University of Arts London’s Joint AR Project

By Dr. Millicent Young A group of Animation and Film Minor students enrolled in the Storytelling by Design course were invited to work on a collaborative piece of augmented reality project with students from University of Arts London, London College of Communication’s …

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3 Qualities of a Successful Chef

3 Qualities of a Successful Chef What does it take to be a successful chef? We asked Dr. Rangson Chirakranont, a faculty member who teaches in the Travel and Service Business Entrepreneurship Program, about his thoughts on this topic. Ajarn Rangson holds …

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ICIC Ambassadors—Key Players in Promoting HLD’s Program

The Intercultural Studies and Languages Program, also known for its acronym, ICIC, has recently organized its own group of Ambassadors in order to assist in promoting itself and its activities. Just this month, the ICIC and its parent division, the Humanities and …


Women Leaders on Women’s Rights in IRGA Roundtable

As part of its Gender Festival, the International Relations and Global Affairs (IRGA) Program of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held a roundtable discussion entitled “Women’s Leadership in Politics, Diplomacy and Law” on June 13, 2023. The organizers invited six panelists representing …

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Play These Games from Around the World!

Not only the outdoors or athletic types but also those who still enjoy the games of their childhood days had a great time during the “World Traditional Games” held on June 20, 2023 at Charinyarasami Hall in Aditayathorn Building. What’s more fun …

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ChatGPT Ignites Revolution in AI Crypto Markets, Says MUIC Lecturer

By Dr. Aman Saggu In the bustling corridors of financial academia, Dr. Aman Saggu, a lecturer in crypto-economics, banking, and finance at Mahidol University International College, published a paper in the Finance Research Letters journal dissecting the monumental impact of ChatGPT on …


MUIC’s Pathways to Higher Education

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) offers its students with more opportunities to widen their university education by tapping into its network of partners abroad. Whether taking a dual degree program or continuing on to graduate school or medical school, here are the …


“How MUIC Empowered Me”

Ms. Duang-ramon Paaptanti has been in the business of empowering people for more than 10 years, usually from the disadvantaged sector—children, migrants, refugees and others. Currently the Project Manager at United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) Thailand country office, she has been working …

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Behind-the-Scenes: Ajinomoto Young Chef’s Winning Recipes

Team “RaakYaKaMaiTai” (รากหญ้าฆ่าไม่ตาย) will go down in Mahidol University International College (MUIC) history as the team from the Food Science and Technology major program that won—not just in one but three (!)—categories in “The Ajinomoto Young Chef Thailand Project” in March 2023.  …

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Thai Film Archive and MUIC Film Club: Making Friends at 24fps

By Dr. Bryan Ott On Saturday May 20th, the Film Club organized a day trip to visit the Thai Film Archive in Salaya, Nakhon Pathom province, and watch a rare screening of Thai filmmaker, Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s Last Life in The Universe (2003). With a 90% …


MUIC Film Club – “It’s Alive, it’s ALIVE!”

By Dr. Bryan Ott On Friday May 12, 2023, the MUIC Film Club energized the FAA Student Lounge with its first official event – Screening FAA Film Alumni and Film Factory Commercial Director, Mr. Poj Pitakjamnong’s latest short film followed by a Q+A …

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Excellent IT Facilities for Better Learning Experience

Excellent program, advanced technology. Must visit MUIC today to see how amazing the labs are. What services are available and how useful they are. Let’s find out. At MUIC, there are computer labs (Free lab) available for all students in 2 buildings: …

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3 Best Things About MUIC According to Exchange Students

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) is well-known for its vibrant student exchange program. Every year, hundreds of students from the college’s more than 100 partner universities come for their exchange studies.  Two such students have been doing their exchange studies in MUIC …


Non-Science Students Welcome in MUIC’s Newest Minor

Whether you are enrolled in a science major or another discipline like business, arts, language or social science, you would want, no doubt, to take a second look at Mahidol University International College’s (MUIC) newest minor program that brings together science, business, …


Bangkok Governor Lists Qualities You Need to Become a Global Citizen

What does it take to become a global citizen? Dr. Chadchart Sittipunt, Governor of Bangkok, was the guest speaker in Mahidol University International College’s (MUIC) 37th Anniversary on March 23, 2023.  In his speech about “Creating Global Citizens,” the governor enumerated what …


THM Ambassadors are Trained for a Successful Career

If you are a high school student who is considering a career in the tourism and hospitality management industry, you now have an additional opportunity to learn more and acquire skills by joining the THM Ambassadors of Mahidol University International College (MUIC). …

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Blockchain-Based Fan Tokens: Riding the World Cup Wave

By Dr. Aman Saggu What is a Fan Token? Fan tokens are digital assets created on blockchains by elite sports clubs (e.g., FC Barcelona and Manchester City), prominent sports franchises (e.g., Formula 1 and the Davis Cup), and car industry titans (e.g., …

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Biophilia in the Park

By Dr. Millicent Young On Saturday, March 11, 2023, a team of volunteers: Pepper, Swan, Amber, Myra, Jinju, Debbie, Pichamon and Ajarn Laird Allan joined Dr. Millicent Young in Lumphini Park to record data – sounds, photographs, 360°video and drawings of the …


Screening Room

MUIC’s newest facility is the Screening Room, located on room nos. A556 and A558 on the 5th Floor (stage and seating area) and room no. A640 (control room) on the 6th Floor of Aditayathorn Building. It boasts of 250 seats and a …

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