On 23 August 2018, Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, Acting President, together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Acting Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication, welcomed Prof. Mamoru Shibayama, Director of Kyoto University ASEAN Center. Also joined in the session were Asst. Prof. Jackrit Suthakorn, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and lecturers from Faculty of Engineering. The purpose of the visit was for Prof. Mamoru Shibayama to pay a courtesy call to President Mahaisavariya and introduce the ASEAN Center.