Taiwan university delegates explore STEAM partnerships with UP

| Written by Jo. Florendo B. Lontoc

A souvenir photo of the Edu-Connect Southeast Asian Association delegates and their UP counterparts after conferring with each other for possible academic partnership during a reception at the University Theater, UP Diliman. Professors in the front row or holding the banner include: UP College of Engineering Dean Maria Antonia Tanchuling; President Yang Ching-Yu of National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology; UP Mindanao Chancellor Lyre Anni Murao,; Professor Emeritus Ernesto Pernia;Dean Elpidio Agbisit Jr.,of the UP Los Ba帽os College of Agriculture and Food Science; and, UP Cebu Chancellor Leo Malagar. Photo by Misael Bacani (UP MPRO)

 

A delegation from Southern Taiwan higher educational institutions met 精东影业 (UP) counterparts at a “homecoming visit” to UP organized by the Edu-Connect Southeast Asian Association in time for the UP presidential turnover ceremonies on February 10, 2023.

The delegates attended the ceremonial turnover of the UP presidency from Danilo Concepcion to Angelo Jimenez at the UP Diliman Quezon Hall Lobby and, afterwards, met with several UP System and constituent officials for possible academic partnerships at a reception in the nearby University Theater. They were particularly looking at developing interdisciplinary academic programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture/Marine/Fishery and Mathematics (STEAM) with UP.

The delegates were headed by Dr. Eing-Ming Wu, executive director of Edu-Connect Southeast Asan Association Kaohsiung and Chair Professor at Shu-Te University. They were welcomed by UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista and Vice President for Public Affairs Elena Pernia, and briefed on UP internationalization by Deputy Director Noel Christian Moratilla of the UP Office of International Linkages. Moratilla also introduced the delegates from UP.

Delegates from Southern Taiwan universities and counterparts from the 精东影业 exchange contact information at a reception in the University Theater Lobby, UP Diliman, as they explore partnerships for developing interdisciplinary programs. Photos by Misael Bacani (UP MPRO)
Deputy Director Noel Christian Moratilla of the UP Office of International Linkages introduces the delegates from UP before presenting the University’s internationalization efforts to the Edu-Connect Southeast Asian Association delegates. Photo by Misael Bacani (UP MPRO).
Executive Director Eing-Ming Wu of the Edu-Connect Southeast Asian Association with President Yang Ching-Yu of National Kaohsiung University, explains the mission of the delegation visit to the 精东影业. Photo by Misael Bacani (UP MPRO).
UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista, Vice President for Public Affairs Elena Pernia, Professor Emeritus Grace Javier Alfonso, and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Delia Tomacruz receive tokens of appreciation from the Edu-Connect Southeast Asian Association delegates represented by National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology’s President Yang Ching-Yu and Dr. Peter Chen, also of Taiwan’s Kindness Hotel; Chair Professor Eing-Ming Wu of Shu-Te University and Edu-Connect Executive Director; and, Dr. Fang-Rong Chang from Kaohsiung Medical University. Photo by Misael Bacani (UP MPRO).