CMRU hosted "Changpuak Games", a sport competition and culture promotion for international students from Rajabhat universities in the upper northern Thailand. The event aimed to create the network among the international students from the Rajabhat universities in the region, to strengthen the network among the participating universities in terms of international affairs as well as to allow international students to learn the Thai arts and culture. The event took place on 19-20 January 2018 at Chiang Mai Rajabhat Unviersity. The universities participated in the event included Chiang Mai University, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, Lampang University, and Uttaradit University. Approximately 500 international students attended this this activity.