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).
Two QS-ranked Indonesian universities distinguish TAU as first HEI partner in the Philippines
Progressively realizing its goal to widen global engagement and establish international visibility, the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) steered an international partnership development mission in Indonesia to seal the Memorandum of Understanding and Memorandum of Agreement with the Brawijaya University (Universitas Brawijaya/ BU) in Malang and Airlangga University (Universitas Airlangga/ AU) in Surabaya, both renowned HEIs in the said country.
BU, a state university in Malang City, East Java, is one of the leading universities in Indonesia with more than 60,000 students across twelve faculties (colleges). It has been included in the 2016 QS University World (710+) and Asia (30-350) Ranking. On the other hand, AU is the second-oldest university in Indonesia with 15 faculties and more than 35,000 students. Consistently ranked highly in major world university rankings, AU has long been considered as one of the "Big 5" universities in Indonesia. This year, AU ranked 191st in the QS Asian University Ranking and 701+ in the University World Ranking. The same QS Ranking has put into record AU as the best university in "Citations per Paper" category in 2014.
The Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) celebrated its successful bid for university conversion on the 8th of December 2016 for the formal Inauguration of the University.
The celebration commenced with a Thanksgiving Mass at 2 p.m. which was immediately followed by the Inauguration Proper at 4 p.m. Congratulatory messages were delivered by the members of the Board of Regents, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) officials and government leaders who were instrumental in the measures of the university conversion. The University Symbols (mace, academic collar, academic gown) were also presented during the Investiture of the University President.
Dr. Max P. Guillermo, the first University President, delivered his Inaugural Address accentuating his appreciation to the sponsors and authors of the bills (SB 2744/ HB5833) which eventually led to the signed R.A. 10800. He also acknowledged the contribution of all the University stakeholders for their support and efforts in all aspects required and undertaken during the Universityhood process.