To promote mobility, research, development collaboration
CHED links TAU, 8 PHEIs
Text and Photos by Mr. Jerome L. Duque (TAU-ELIA)
In what Commission on Higher Education (CHED) International Affairs Director Atty. Lily Freida M. Milla called as a model consortium, Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) and seven other Philippine higher education institutions (PHEIs) entered into a multilateral agreement involving high-level exchange of officers, experts, and students, joint training, professional development, and capacity building initiatives, and information sharing.
Officials from TAU, World Citi Colleges, WCC Aeronautical and Technological College (ATC), Mariano Marcos State University, Iloilo Science and Technology University, West Visayas State University, Southern Leyte State University, Tarlac State University, and Universidad de Dagupan formalized the CHED-sponsored inter-institutional partnership through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on June 11 at WCC-ATC in Binalonan, Pangasinan.
Representing TAU President, Dr. Max P. Guillermo, is Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, Director of the External Linkages and International Affairs, who reiterated the university’s commitment. “I convey our institution’s wishes for the success of this agreement. Let me also build upon the words of WCC President, Mr. Raymond Patrick Guico,- from acquaintances we become friends, from friends to partners, and from partners to members of a united higher education family,” Dr. Ferrer said.
Joining the presidents of PHEIs in the MOU signing were Pangasinan Governor Ramon Guico III, Pangasinan Fifth District Congressman Ramon Guico Jr., CHED Region I OIC-Director Danilo B. Bose, and Trade Commissioner for Education of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, Ms. Angel Cachuela.
Said HEIs were part of the High-level Higher Education Partnership Mission to Canada from March 25 to April 25, 2022 where the Philippine delegation collaborated with Canada’s largest post-secondary organizations such as Universities Canada (UC) and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CIC) and attended the Philippines-Canada Education Networking session hosted by CHED and the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.