On 29 October 2013, Ambassador Thanatip Upatising and his spouse hosted a dinner for 32 exchange students among Meiji University, Srinakharinwirot University and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. The 1-month-exchange program is under the Global 30 Project under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, which aims to promote 300,000 international students to study in Japan.
Meiji University is among the 13 universities selected by the Japanese Government to participate in the Global 30 program. The exchange program between Meiji University and Thai universities marked the fourth term of their cooperation since its launch in 2010. Today, the number of international students at Meiji University has doubled to 1,200 comparing to the number in 2009.