Dr. Diomedes A. Racelis talks about the "Ecotown Approach to Climate Change-Adaptive Local Government Planning in Selected Municipalities in the Philippines."
Dr. Diomedes A Racelis is a Professor and concurrent Director of the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources. He obtained his Ph. D. Major in Forest Resources Management from UPLB as a...Read more
Sources: Asean Breaking News
25 Apr 2017
To discuss efforts in advancing the educational system of the Philippines and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Nations, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones received a courtesy visit from the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council President.
The Thai Minister of Education...Read more
Sources: The Manila Times
23 Apr 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, the Education Minister of Thailand and president of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council, led ground-breaking for the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center on Agricultural and Rural Development during his visit on April 19 to the Philippine-hosted...Read more
Dr. Armando N. Espino, Jr., Director, Water Resources Management Center, College of Engineering, Central Luzon State University, talks about the Philippine sugar industry and the role of irrigation in improving the sugarcane productivity.Read more
Dr. Leila D. Landicho, University Researcher, Institute of Agroforestry, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UP Los Baños presents "Food Security Potentials of Agroforestry Systems in Selected Upland Farming Communities in the Philippines." This paper is part of the research entitled “Scaling-Up Agroforestry Towards Sustainable Development of Upland Farming Communities in...Read more
His Excellency Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education of Thailand and President of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council, led the groundbreaking of the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center on Agricultural and Rural Development on 19 April 2017. The AgriMuseum will rise adjacent to the headquarters of the Southeast Asian Regional...Read more
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries hold huge potential for strengthening food security in Myanmar and providing jobs and income for its rural population. The five largest crops grown, which accounted for 81% of total crop production in 2014, are rice, sugar cane, dry beans, fresh vegetables, and maize. Statistics also show that in poultry and livestock, broiler chicken...Read more
Sources: Philippine Information Agency
17 Apr 2017
LOS BANOS, Laguna, April 18 -- A travel grant program that can lead to international collaborations in agricultural development has been set up as a regular program by SEARCA as part of advancing its "inclusive" development tenet that impacts poor farmers.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in...Read more
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EXPERTS partner universities in Finland and China forge agreement
As the world slowly evolves into one global village, more and more people see the benefits of an internationalized environment. Studying abroad not just benefits a student on the academic perspective, it helps build a person’s character, confidence and improves his or her personal and professional networks.
Aside from attracting international students to study full-time in their institutions, many universities, likewise offer student exchange programs which enable students to pursue a portion of their study program at one of their institution’s partner university. The popularity of student mobilities is proven by the sharp increase in the number of academic institutions offering student exchange program in the previous years. However, institutional agreements must be well-laid out at the beginning for such student mobilities to be successful.
On 24 October 2012, the USTC delegation led by Dr. Chen Chusheng, vice-president for academics with Prof. Li Bei, deputy dean of the Division for Undergraduate Teaching and Mr. Zhou Zhengkai, Deputy Director of International Office met with the University of Turku’s International Affairs Office, headed by Mrs. Irinja Paakkanen. It was in that meeting that both institutions agreed to forge a bilateral agreement that will formalize the implementation of the student exchange program, to help enhance the quality of education offered by the two universities.
The University of Turku boasts of its highly international environment and offers academic education based on high quality and often multidisciplinary research. It offers study and research opportunities in seven faculties: Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, Social Science, Education and Turku School of Economics. The University is a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of prestigious universities in Europe.
Meanwhile, USTC is one of the premier universities in China noted for its advanced science and technology program, unique management studies and well-tailored disciplines in humanities. It is considered a pioneer in Chinese graduate education, as it was the first institution authorized by the State Council to award post-graduate degrees.
Left-Right: Mr. Zhou Zhengkai, Dr. Chen Chusheng, Vice-president for Academic, Vice Rector Professor Tapio Reponen, International Officer Liisa Aho and Prof. Li Bei.
Professor Li Bei, Dr. Chen Chusheng, Vice-president for Academic and Mr. Zhou Zhengkai from the International Office