On 19 December 2017, Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, Acting President of Mahidol University and Prof. Huang Zhen, Vice President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University concluded “The Belt and Road” Science and Innovation Network Cooperation Memorandum. Following this signing, Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Acting Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication together with Assoc. Prof. Kitikorn Charmondusit, Acting Vice President for Environment and Sustainable Development and Asst. Prof. Yodchanan Wongsawat, Vice Dean for Research and International Relations, Faculty of Engineering continued the discussion on the potential areas of collaboration that ended up with the Agreement on Cooperation and Student Exchange Agreement signed between the two universities.