On 24 July 2012, School of Medicine, Walailak University (WU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Faculty of Medicine, Toho University (TU), Japan at Mokhalan Meeting Room, Administration Building, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Dr.Keerath Sanguansai, President of Walailak University, presided over the MOU signing ceremony and thereafter signed the MOU on behalf of the university with Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, Japan. The MOU was witnessed by Professor Ken Takamatsu, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Hidechika Matsui, Director of Toho University and Assistant Professor Dr. Mayuree Wasinanukorn, M.D., Dean of the School of Medicine, Assistant Professor Dr.Anchalee Chayanuvat, Assistant to the President for International Relations, and 30 faculty members and staff from School of Medicine, School of Agricultural Technology, School Pharmacy, and International Relations Office. The purpose of the MOU signing is to initiate cordial relationship leading to the development of academic collaboration among the two institutions such as student and staff exchanges, research and seminar collaboration, and other academic activities. President Keerath Sanguansai stated that the signing of this MOU will establish significant cooperative links for strengthening the potential of medical academic and practices between Walailak University and Toho University, especially in the Clinical and Pharmaceutical Science fields. Professor Ken Takamatsu and Professor Hidechika Matsui expressed their thankfulness for the warm hospitality to Walailak University and their pleasure of having the great opportunity to establish academic collaboration and signed MOU with Walailak University, especially in the 20th anniversary of WU this year. Assistant Professor Mayuree Wasinanukorn, M.D., expressed her appreciation to the two professors and Toho University for being an academic partnership in order to provide a good opportunity for medical students of the two universities to experience clinical and pharmaceutical practices in medical settles of Thailand and Japan. School of Medicine, Walailak University and Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, plan to initiate a student exchange program in October 2012 with two students to Japan under mutual consent of WU and TU.