On 2 March 2018, MFU warmly welcomed students and officers of the Mekong Economic Corridor Development (North-South and Eastern Economic Corridors) Study Tour from Sophia University in Japan.
The main purpose of the study tour was to introduce dynamic development process under the ASEAN Economic Community to students through a visit to economic corridors in the Mekong region.
Mae Fah Luang University is located in Chiang Rai province which is a gateway for border trade in the Greater Mekong Subregion, especially under the North-South Economic Corridor. By visiting Mae Fah Luang University, Sophia University students could learn important aspects and understand better issues in the context of economic corridor developments and human resource development in both Northern Thailand and the Mekong region through the discussion with MFU students and special lecture on "The Role of MFU in GMS and Human Resources Development" by MFU Vice President Assist. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont.
Moreover, there were cultural exchange activities provided for MFU and Sophia University students to enhance their communication and social skills in order to effectively interact and understand different perspectives with international friends. Furthermore, students from the two universities could establish network as well as strengthen the friendly ties between the two countries.