PM award affirms MUIC’s contribution to international education

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The Thai government recognized the academic excellence of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) when it awarded the school recently with the Prime Minister’s Export Award 2011.

 

The PM Export Award is the Thai government’s highest award given every year to outstanding Thai exporters of products and services. MUIC was selected for the award’s Best Service Provider category.

PM Yingluck Shinawatra said that through this award the government honors “the very best that we have – our exporters, manufacturers, producers and service providers – for their commitment to excellence and especially their exemplary achievements.”

MUIC Dean Maleeya Kruatrachue receives the award from PM Yingluck Shinawatra. MUIC Dean Maleeya Kruatrachue receives the award from PM Yingluck Shinawatra.

MUIC Dean Maleeya Kruatrachue received the award from PM Yingluck during the ceremony held at Government House on September 19. The dean was accompanied by Dr. Atthapong Sakunsriprasert, Assistant Dean for Planning, and staff members of the Department of Planning, Research and Development.

“This award is a testament to MUIC’s outstanding contribution to international education in Thailand,” said Dean Maleeya.

According to MUIC’s Office of Planning, Research and Development, the criteria for the award includes being an autonomous and self-sufficient institution, has been established for at least five years and enjoys a growth rate enough to generate income for the country.

As an international college, MUIC accepts scores of foreign students. On the other hand, the college’s Thai students are able to attend classes in universities abroad under MUIC’s student exchange program. The college also regularly sends its staff abroad for training.

Mahidol University established in 1986 the International Student Degree Program, which was then upgraded into a college and was renamed Mahidol University International College (MUIC) in 1992.

There are 467 students, both foreign and Thai, who are eligible for admission for the 1st trimester of academic year 2011-2012 as of the time of this writing.

According to Dean Maleeya, “MUIC has evolved over the years into a pre-eminent international learning institution in the region by maintaining a strong liberal arts focus and promoting a learning culture that prepares its students to meet the challenges of living and working in a diverse and globalized world.”

“In conformity with Mahidol University’s core values, MUIC’s mission is to produce well-rounded graduates who are not only knowledgeable in their chosen fields but also have the ability to apply that knowledge for the benefit of mankind. To this end we will keep on upholding the college’s mission,” Dean Maleeya said.