TAU celebrates 1st University Charter Day Anniversary           


               A year after the enactment of Republic Act 10800, An Act Converting the Tarlac College of Agriculture in the Municipality of Camiling in the Province of Tarlac into a State University to be known as the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU), the TAU community is  overjoyed in celebration of its first University Charter Day Anniversary on May 10, 2017. 

               With the theme “Celebrating TAU’s 1st University Charter Day Anniversary: Aiming Higher for Excellence, Integrity and Service,” programs such as Thanksgiving Mass, Clean Up Drive and University Fiesta, Thanksgiving Program and Fellowship Night were lined-up to commemorate and acknowledge the efforts given by the TAU community and stakeholders in its ambition to become a university.

                Along with this, cooperating agencies and community partners of the university were awarded plaques and certificates for their support and assistance in the academic and institutional endeavors of the University. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” A. Aquino IV, Former Congressman Roman T. Romulo, Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang and Mr. Mark Jayson Megriňo, outgoing members of the TAU Board of Regents formerly known as TCA Board of Trustees, were also given Plaques of Appreciation in recognition of their invaluable contributions in the development of TAU.

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CHED engages TAU in internationalization conference, awards TAU with UMAP Lifetime Membership

In an effort to explore more internationalization opportunities, the Tarlac Agricultural University represented by the Office of External Linkages and International Affairs (ELIA) and the Office of Admission and Registration Services (ARS) attended the Conference on Internationalization of Higher Education in the ASEAN Region: UMAP as a Platform for Academic Mobility on May 16-17 at CHED Auditorium, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City.

The two-day event was part of the CHED Higher Education Week as it celebrated its 23rd Anniversary having been established on May 18, 1994 by virtue of Republic Act No. 7722 or the Higher Education Act of 1994 which was authored by Senator Francisco Tatad.

On the other hand, UMAP is an association of government and non-government representatives of the higher education sector. The Philippines became a full member of UMAP in 2001 with which the country has been actively involved in UMAP Exchange Programs. TAU became a UMAP member-institution in 2015. 

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TAU officials meet Chinese partners in 2017 ‘Study in Guangxi’ Education Exhibit

Another partnership endeavor by the Tarlac Agricultural University has been officially sealed as Dr. Max P. Guillermo, TAU President, signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the Guilin Tourism University (GTU) of China represented by Dr. Li Chunhong, Director for International Exchange Center of GTU during the Opening Program of the 2017 “Study in Guangxi” Education Exhibit at the Ateneo de Manila University on April 21, 2017.

With this, TAU and GTU shall implement exchange and cooperation on areas including any academic program offered by both higher education institutions. This cooperation shall be carried out through but not limited to: exchange of faculty and staff, exchange of students, co-sponsorship of seminars/academic meetings as well as arts and cultural activities, joint research activities and publications, and exchange of academic materials and other information.

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Representing agricultural SUCs

TAU president joins Philippine delegation in the 9th Philippine-Israel Joint Commission Meeting 

Sustaining 60 years of diplomatic relations, Israel and the Philippines validate their progressive alliance trussed by 14 bilateral agreements along political, economic, educational, scientific and technological cooperation. 

With TAU as the national coordinating SUC of the Agrostudies Student Internship in Israel which has been running for 11 years, Dr. Max P. Guillermo, University President, joined the Philippine Delegation as SUC representative for the 9th Philippines-Israel Joint Commission Meeting held on May 4, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. The delegation was headed by Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Hjayceelyn M. Quintana. Dr. Ronald L. Adamat, CHED Commissioner and Chair of the TAU Board of Regents also joined the mission.

The Philippine Delegation had a courtesy meeting with the following Philippine envoy based in Israel: Ambassador Nathaniel G. Imperial, Consul General Pamela F. Durian-Bailon, Labor Attaché’ Rodolfo G. Gabasan, and Defense Attaché Col. Raul P. Villanueva.

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TAU forges international academic partnership with NPUST

The Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) confirms its widening global engagement by linking with the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) in Taiwan through an MOU signing on March 10, 2017.

The partnership agreement was signed by the heads of the academic institutions - Dr. Max P. Guillermo (TAU President) and Dr. Chang-Hsien Tai (NPUST President). The ceremony was witnessed by Commission on Higher Education Commissioners Dr. Alex Brilliantes and Dr. Ronald Adamat (Chair of the TAU Board of Regents).

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