Taiwanese univ. stamps 5-year agreement with TAU

Text by Mr. Jerome L. Duque (TAU-ELIA)

Poster by Mr. John Paul Q. Gordovin (TAU-ELIA)

Shu-Te University (STU) of Taiwan will embark on a five-year partnership with Tarlac Agricultural University which commenced during the ceremonial signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 5, via Zoom.

Banking on TAU’s increasing presence on the island, the accord contains specific provisions on regular exchange, immersion and internship of students, faculty, and staff, joint curriculum and instructional development, hosting of conferences and training programs, research and cultural collaboration, and resources and knowledge sharing.

During the delivery of his institution’s pledge of commitment, Dr. Ching Yaw Chen, STU President, underscored the importance of “new opportunities and initiatives” in producing synergies among higher education institutions (HEI). Dr. Chen was joined by Dr. Maggie Lee, Section Chief of STU’s International Teaching and Language Center, and other university officials.

In acknowledgment of Dr. Chen’s concept of cooperation, Dr. Max P. Guillermo, TAU president, recognized the meaningful collaborations that TAU will forge with the STU community. “We hope that this endeavor  will pave the way for the promotion of excellent academic, research, and extension culture and knowledge network with you,” Dr. Guillermo told his STU counterparts.

Meanwhile, Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, Director of External Linkages and International Affairs (ELIA), who was also a signatory to the MOU, shared that STU is TAU’s 10th partner HEI in Taiwan. “For a start, we will work with STU in our pacesetting programs like Global Discourses and Cross-Sectoral Dialogues.”

STU, a university in Kaohsiung, offers undergraduate and graduate courses through its College of Design, College of Management, College of Informatics, College of Applied Social Sciences, and College of Liberal Education.

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