Category Archives: ASEAN Integration

This are articles published on the UP Forum which tackles issues and concerns on the effect of the ASEAN Integration 2015 on education.

Mutual Recognition of University Degrees and Professional Licenses in the Context of ASEAN Integration and Internationalization

Professional Regulation Commission Chairperson Atty. Teresita Manzala.
In 2015, the ten ASEAN countries will establish the ASEAN Integration. In this context, the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint will be implemented, featuring a single market and production base, characterized by free flow of professionals and skilled workers, among other things. ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangements are in different stages of development and cover the following fields:

Engineering
Nursing
Surveying
Architecture
Dentistry
Medicine
Accountancy

How will the university degrees or professional licenses of Filipino students or professionals be recognized or treated in other countries? How would the credits of students or graduates of a postgraduate program from Philippine universities be recognized by ASEAN …

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AsiaEngage: Asian Universities Move toward Civic Engagement

University civic engagement is today a real movement, a trend that is taking off. It is a movement still in the early stages of development, that is characterized by immense diversity, and also by extraordinary vision and common approach being taken in very different contexts.”
This statement was delivered in 2005 by Robert M. Hollister, founding dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tuft University, USA, during an international conference convened by the university in Talloires, France.1 It was the conclusion that emerged from a preconference survey on civic engagement conducted among 25 universities from 24 …

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The AIMS Programme: UP and the Future of Student Mobility in the ASEAN

Borderless and diverse” were the words that UP President Alfredo E. Pascual chose to best describe the world and the state of higher education taking shape within it. His audience, composed predominantly of delegates from neighboring Southeast Asian countries, agreed.
It was no surprise. Pascual was addressing participants in the 7th ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Program review meeting co-hosted by UP and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) at Ang Bahay ng Alumni last 8 May 2014.
The AIMS Program is a partnership among Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) member countries. It began in 2009 as a pilot …

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Internationalizing the National University: The UP President Speaks

In an interview with the UP FORUM, the UP President shares his insights on internationalization and what it means to UP as the national university. In particular, he discusses (1) UP’s purpose and how it contributes to the internationalization efforts of the higher education sector; (2) the challenges in pursuing internationalization; (3) UP’s strategies to pursue it; (4) key points in the internationalization of higher education institutions (HEIs); and (5) the impact of ASEAN Community 2015 on Philippines HEIs.
President Alfredo E. Pascual
UP FORUM: Why internationalize higher education? What does internationalization mean to UP as the national university?
For me, internationalization is …

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ASEAN Integration and Quality Assurance

Dr. Marilou Nicolas
On 7 October 2003, the heads of state of the ten (10) ASEAN countries signed a Declaration of ASEAN Concord II in Bali, Indonesia, to establish by 2020 the ASEAN Community.  The ASEAN Community consists of three (3) pillars with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as the goal for economic integration, the ASEAN Security Community (ASC) and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), which are expected to work in tandem by the period envisioned.
A subsequent gathering on 21 November 2007 resulted in the signing and adoption of the blueprint to implement AEC by 2015. The AEC blueprint provided the …

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UP Forum July-August issue off the press

This is volume 15, number 3 of the bi-monthly UP Forum. This is the second of a two-issue series of the Forum tackling issues in higher education in anticipation of the ASEAN Economic Community integration.
Among the contributors in this issue are UP Vice President for Administration Maragtas SV Amante, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Office of Competitive Research Funds Director Dr. Teofilo A. Abrajano, Jr., Woodbury University President Dr. Luis Maria R. Calingo and Former Management Association of the Philippines President, Professor Melito Salazar, Jr.
Should you want to go through the pages, please click on the interactive copy …

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UP Forum May-June issue off the press

This is volume 15, number 3 of the bi-monthly UP Forum. This is the first of a two-issue series of the Forum tackling issues in higher education in anticipation of the ASEAN Economic Community integration.
Among the contributors in this issue are former UP Center for Integrative Developmental Studies Director Marilou Nicolas and Professional Regulation Commission Director Atty. Teresita Manzala. UP President Alfredo Pascual also shares his thoughts in an interview with the UP Forum.
Should you want to go through the pages, please click on the interactive copy below. You may also download a digital copy by clicking here.

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