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Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership Workshop 2016

Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership Workshop 2016

Making Numbers Matter: Sustaining the Next Generation of Women Academic Leaders On 22 and 23 November, over 20 senior administrators, faculty members, leaders in gender policy development and postgraduate students from APRU universities participated in the Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) 2016 Workshop hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP) in Cebu. This workshop was a continuation of the previous discussions at the Policy Round Table on Gender Equity held at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in April 2016. Prof Odine de Guzman, Director of UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and Chairperson of the Workshop Organising […]

UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2 turns over detailed resource maps to Negros Occidental

UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2 turns over detailed resource maps to Negros Occidental

The 28 resource maps produced by the UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2 project have been handed to the local government units of Negros Occidental on 17 August 2016.  They show in detail the agricultural and coastal resources of the province. UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2, headed by Dr. Judith Silapan, associate professor of biology, with Brisneve Edullantes as assistant project leader, is part of the bigger Phil-LiDAR 2 project which seeks to use LiDAR data to ensure that the ongoing programs of government agencies complement each other. Formerly called the Nationwide Detailed Resources Assessment Using LiDAR, it is directed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and composed of various projects […]

VP Gisela Concepcion: Internationalization helps us solve complex social problems

Welcome message at the 14th APRU Senior Staff Meeting Dr. Gisela P. Concepcion Vice President for Academic Affairs University of the Philippines   On behalf of the University of the Philippines (UP), I am pleased to welcome you to the 14th Senior Staff Meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).This year’s meeting will focus on the internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific. As you will see in the program, we will be discussing future perspectives on the internationalization of higher education, and ways to develop international education strategies and build up international research partnerships in the region. Although we […]

UP hosts meeting of Pacific Rim university leaders in Cebu

UP hosts meeting of Pacific Rim university leaders in Cebu

Education leaders from 45 premier research universities gathered in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu to discuss strategies toward academic linkages in the Asia-Pacific at the 14th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Senior Staff Meeting (SSM) on 7 September 2016. This year’s meeting, which focused on the theme of “The Internationalisation of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific,” was hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP), through the Office of International Linkages, a unit under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs mandated to identify and explore areas of cooperation and linkages with foreign and local institutions. In his keynote […]

Lecture on smart sensors in health and environmental sciences

Lecture on smart sensors in health and environmental sciences

Dr. M. Jamal Deen is Distinguished University Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, McMaster University. His research interests are nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology and their emerging applications to health and environmental sciences. He has more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, two textbooks, six patents that have been used in industry, and 13 best paper/poster/presentation awards.  Deen has won over 50 awards and honors including the Callinan Award as well as the Electronics and Photonics Award from the Electrochemical Society, the Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada, and the McNaughton Gold Medal, Fessenden Medal and Ham Education Medal from IEEE Canada.  He holds three […]

UP, NTU and Academia Sinica firm up plans for joint “sandwich programs”

UP is set to offer “sandwich programs” in biology and chemistry at the National Taiwan University (NTU) and Academia Sinica. Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, Professor Flerida Cariño of the Institute of Chemistry (IChem) and Professor Windell Rivera of the Institute of Biology (IB) mapped out the plans with NTU on May 29 and 30, and with Academia Sinica on May 31 in Taiwan. The programs will allow IB and IChem graduate students to conduct their research at the two foreign universities. Student mentoring, which will begin as soon as the research problem has been formulated and assigned to the student, will […]

PH and Taiwan strengthen academic ties with UP visit

PH and Taiwan strengthen academic ties with UP visit

Since 2014, the Office of International Linkages (OIL) under the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) has been implementing the Continuous Operational and Outcomes-based Partnership for Excellence in Research and Academic Training Enhancement (COOPERATE) program for faculty and students. It provides financial support to a UP master’s or PhD student (preferably at the thesis or dissertation level), together with the UP faculty adviser/co-adviser, wishing to conduct a research or creative work in a partner university abroad through advisorship or co-advisorship. The program has seen success such that recently, a “focused COOPERATE” has been explored by UP. From 22-27 May 2016, forty-four representatives of UP were in […]

Roadshow continues with UP taking the message of academic collaboration and service to Japan

Roadshow continues with UP taking the message of academic collaboration and service to Japan

Over the past months, UP has traveled halfway around the world not only to campaign for greater cooperation between UP and foreign universities but also to inspire Filipinos working and studying abroad to come back to the Philippines as mentors and researchers. The mission has brought UP across the Atlantic Ocean in April and May and to the land down under in June, in a series of intimate gatherings with Filipino scholars. Late last month, UP finally went on the road for its first destination in Asia: Japan. More than 100 people were in attendance as Dr. Aaron Joseph Villaraza, deputy […]

UP roadshow heads Down Under to reach more Filipino scholars

UP roadshow heads Down Under to reach more Filipino scholars

After its successful run in Europe and the United States, the University of the Philippines (UP) international roadshow headed south to connect with Filipino scholars and researchers from top-notch Australian universities. Dr. Aaron Joseph Villaraza, deputy director of the UP Office of International Linkages, was in Brisbane on June 6 and in Melbourne on June 9 to meet with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty members from the University of Queensland, Griffith University, Monash University-Caulfield, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Melbourne, and Deakin University. Villaraza presented UP’s new initiatives and increased financial support to strengthen infrastructure, research, and faculty recruitment. He also shared how UP […]

UP seeks to recruit US-based academics in second leg of the roadshow

“We may have the good ideas from our national leaders and they are trying their best to implement these ideas but if you do not have the complement of highly trained professionals and innovators in the country, then those good programs will not last… they will not be sustainable,” UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion told Balitang America, a nightly news program of ABS-CBN International that is aired by The Filipino Channel. Vice President Concepcion was in San Francisco on May 7 as part of UP’s three-week roadshow that aimed to encourage foreign-trained alumni to go back to the […]