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UP and JCU officials discuss future partnerships

Officials of the University of the Philippines (UP) and James Cook University (JCU) of Australia, one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on the tropics, explored prospects for collaboration at a meeting held last May 9, 2017 in the UP Board Room in Diliman, Quezon City.
The JCU panel was composed of Chancellor Bill Tweddell, who served as Australia’s ambassador to the Philippines from 2012 to 2016; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Ian Wronski of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Iain Gordon of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies; and, ‎Pro Vice Chancellor International Melissa Banks. UP was …

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ASEA-UNINET President visits UP OVPAA

Dr. Carla Locatelli [second from right], currently Professor of Theory and Comparative Literature at the University of Trento, Italy, Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and recently elected president for 2016-2018 of the ASEAN-European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET), dropped by the UP Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs on March 16 to meet with [from left to right]: Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs (R&D Resource Management) Mary Delia Tomacruz, Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Internationalization) Rhodora Azanza, , Vice-President for Academic Affairs Cynthia-Rose Bautista, Office of International Linkages Deputy Director Aaron Joseph Villaraza, and former …

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Hokkaido University Officials Visit UP

Officials from Hokkaido University pose with UP President Danilo L. Concepcion (7th from right) and officials of the University of the Philippines. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
Officials and faculty of the Hokkaido University of Japan visited the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus on March 15, 2017. Activities included concurrent seminars by professors from Hokkaido University, a tour around the campus, a lunch meeting with UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and an Appointment Ceremony for Hokkaido University Ambassadors and Partner at the UP Executive House.
By way of orientation for the visiting professors, Dean Jose Maria Balmaceda of UP Diliman, …

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UP–Harvard University Collaborative Workshop/Meeting Held at UP Diliman, UP Manila

Officials of the University of the Philippines and Harvard University meet at the Board of Regents Room, Quezon Hall, UP Diliman. Photo by Jun Madrid, UPSIO.
The University of the Philippines (UP) hosted a three-day workshop/meeting with officials of the Harvard University from March 13 to 15. The activity aimed to effectively start cooperation between UP, the country’s national university, and Harvard, the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
On March 13, UP President Danilo Concepcion, together with members of UP’s organizing committee, met with the Harvard delegation headed by Dr. Margot Gill, Administrative Dean for International Affairs, Faculty …

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UP Profs Named Hokkaido U Ambassadors

Professors from the University of the Philippines and De La Salle University received their official appointments as Hokkaido University Ambassadors on 15 March 2017, 4:00 p.m. at the Executive House, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Former Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary and Retired UP Diliman Professor of Chemistry Amelia Peralta Guevara, DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) Acting Director and UP Diliman Electrical and Electronic Engineering Professor Joel S. Marciano, Jr., and De La Salle University Professor and Vice Dean of Science  Derrick Ethelbhert Yu were named Ambassadors of Hokkaido University. Meanwhile, UP Diliman Professor of Chemistry and former …

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CHED-PCARI’s HeLe Project collaborators from UC Davis visit UP

Pediatric medicine and telehealth experts from UC Davis, who are UP’s research collaborators for the CHED-PCARI HeLe project, pay a courtesy call to UP officials. Sitting, from left to right: UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Jose Y. Dalisay; UC Davis Center for Health and Technology Pediatric Telemedicine director and HeLe project co-investigator Dr. James P. Marcin; UP Executive Vice-President Teodoro Herbosa; UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan. Standing, from left to right: Philippine Biomedical Device Innovation Consortium (PBDIC) health analyst Dr. Lorraine Hermosura-Faeldon; UP PGH ENT and otorhinolaryngologist Dr. Patrick John P. Labra; UC Davis Health System Center for Health and …

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UP, NTU sign memorandum on academic cooperation

NTU President Pan-Chyr Yang and UP President Alfredo E. Pascual exchange signed copies of the Memorandum. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
The University of the Philippines (UP) and the National Taiwan University – System (NTU) signed a memorandum on academic cooperation on January 13 at the UP Board Room in Diliman, Quezon City.
The memorandum between NTU, represented by President Pan-Chyr Yang and UP, represented by President Alfredo E. Pascual, will “recognize the benefits to their respective universities from the establishment of institutional links,” according to the agreement.
“NTU – System is a Taiwanese university alliance that it is seeking to build cooperation …

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Tsinghua University officials visit the University of the Philippines

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan joined by the Tsinghua University officials in an academic visit. Photo by El Bacani.
On November 11, Tsinghua University (TU) officials from Beijing, China visited the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
UP System President Alfredo E. Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan, and Professor Herman Joseph S. Kraft welcomed TU School of Sciences Vice Dean Chen Qi, International Office Assistant Director Zhang Jian, along with other officials of TU.
The meeting aimed to “develop an academic and educational cooperation and promote mutual understanding between the two …

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ASEAN student leaders hold Philippine congress

Student leaders and student affairs administrators from the ASEAN University Network with UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan at the National Institute of Physics, National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City, October 26, 2016. Photo by Bong Arboleda.
The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and De La Salle University–all members of the ASEAN University Network (AUN)–hosted more than a hundred student leaders from the region for the 5th annual ASEAN Student Leaders Forum (ASLF) from October 24 to 26, 2016.
With the theme, “ASEAN, Our Home: Youth Engagement Toward a Shared Future,” students from the 30 AUN members discussed the …

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UP Hosts Regional Gathering on Marginal Seas

Participants of the SIMSEA Regional Symposium 2016 pose for a photograph at the Microtel by Wyndham in Quezon City. Photo by Jun Madrid, UPSIO.
Distinguished scholars from across the continent trooped to the Microtel by Wyndham in Quezon City when the University of the Philippines hosted the first Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA) Regional Symposium on September 26-28, 2016.
The SIMSEA, which is based in the UP Marine Science Institute, UP Diliman, is an international alliance of physical, ecological and social scientists working together to promote inclusive and trans-disciplinary research on the sustainability of marginal …

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