KUAS Visited Philippine Universities and Signed MOU to Enhance Educational Cooperation
From February 8th to February 12th, KUAS joined “2017 Exploring UP & Other Philippine Universities Tour” with a group of dignitaries and went on a 5-day educational visit of 6 Universities in the Philippines: University of the Philippines System (UP), Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP), University of Santo Tomas (UST), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMT) and De La Salle University (DLSU). The purpose of this trip was to seek to establish ties for educational cooperation, and KUAS signed MOU with 2 of the universities visited: Lyceum of the Philippines University and the Technological University of the Philippines.
During this visit, both sides of Taiwan and the Philippines agreed to explore and share more educational resources to meet the demands of academic activities such as student and faculty exchange program, scholarships, student industrial training, research and graduate programs. Particularly, in order to achieve professional goals, the University of the Philippines System (UP) promotes their faculty to pursue their master and doctorate degrees in the constituent members of the Southern Taiwan University Alliance (STUA). Meanwhile, response to the future Clark Green City Industry-Academic Collaboration Projects, the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) even expected that the STUA-affiliated universities can send more and more teachers to facilitate their educational and industrial development.
After the five-day visit, KUAS President Ching-Yu Yang said that the economic development in the Philippines has been rapidly growing and the increasing demands of specialists in applied sciences and technological education should greatly benefit the STUA-constituent universities and the Technological University of the Philippines.
Tour Members of“2017 Exploring UP & Other Philippine Universities Tour” are from two organizations: the Southern Taiwan Universities Alliance, and the Kaohsiung Southeast Asia Industry and Academic Exchange Association.
MOU SIGNING BETWEEN KUAS and TUP. (from right-left)