TAU welcomes Pangasinan Univ., shares internationalization experience
Text by Mr. Jerome L. Duque
Photo by Mr. John Paul Q. Gordovin
Officials from Lyceum-Northwestern University (LNU), one of Dagupan City’s premiere universities, visited Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) for a Benchmarking and Partnership Development Meeting on 15 June.
Led by their Executive Vice President, Dr. Marco Francisco S. Duque, the LNU delegation participated in a ceremonial signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with TAU. For his part, TAU President, Dr. Max P. Guillermo, hailed another “functional partnership” and oriented the group about how a “small public university was able to make it to international rankings.”
Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, Director of TAU’s External Linkages and International Affairs (ELIA), capitalized on the highlights of Dr. Max’s address. “There are probably two reasons why TAU is now a globally-acknowledged university. First is our relentless labor to connect and second, our passion for innovation,” Dr. Ferrer explained.
After the assembly, Dr. Ferrer and Dr. Ma. Asuncion G. Beltran, TAU Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training, toured the LNU delegates around the campus and stopped by several strategic centers like the Engineered Bamboo station, Artificial Insemination Center, Free-range Chicken facility, Smart Agriculture Center, E-Library, and the i-Lab.
Established in 1969, LNU is a regional leader in medical, engineering, and maritime education. It is the fourth HEI in Pangasinan to have signed a five-year deal with TAU.