On the morning of September 23, 2021, Kunming Medical University held the opening ceremony of joint undergraduate educational program in nursing with Mahidol University in Thailand. Leaders of Division of International Exchange and Cooperation of Yunnan Provincial Department of Education and Southeast Asian Affairs Department of Foreign Affairs Office of People's Government of Yunnan Province, and consul of Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kunming, and President of Kunming Medical University, Prof. Li Song and Vice-president, Prof. Li Yan and Prof. Xie Baosheng, and leaders of related division as well as all students in this program and teacher representatives attended the opening ceremony. The Vice president of Mahidol University, Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti and leaders of Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital and Ramathibodi School of Nursing participated in the opening ceremony online.
In April 2021, Joint Undergraduate Educational Program in Nursing between Kunming Medical University and Mahidol University in Thailand was approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. This program is the first joint undergraduate educational program in medicine in Yunnan Province. In September 2021, the program has started. The approval and implementation of the program is important for introducing world-class advanced nursing teaching concepts, methods, content and training systems, for promoting the construction and development of Nursing program in KMU and even Yunnan, and for cultivating more high-level innovative medical and nursing talents with international perspectives for Yunnan and China.