ASU Revs Up Internationalization

The new normal has enabled HEIs to adapt, redefine, and redesign the academe and Aklan State University (ASU) sees this as an opportunity to accelerate and boost its internationalization efforts.

ASU in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education – International Affairs Staff (CHED-IAS) in partnership with IZN Global Collective conducted a three-day Institutional Strategic Planning and Mentoring Session for Internationalization via Zoom on November 18-20, 2020.

With the theme, #ReSpACE: The Redesign of Specialized Access to Connectivity and Engagement: A Glocalized Delivery of Internationalization Partnerships and Programs, the webinar was participated in by the ASU community and International Partners from premier universities and industries: Common Purpose Asia Pacific, Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Tourism English Center in Vietnam; Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, Pakistan; Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT), Malaysia; Kasetsart University, Thailand, King Mungkut's University Technology of Thonburi, Thailand; Institut Teknologi (ITS) Sepuluh-Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia; University of Tsukuba, Japan; France, Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and our very own from the Philippines, De La Salle-Lipa, Tarlac Agricultural University, and the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod. The event was in consonance with ASU’s mandate, stipulated in RA 9055, to develop consortia and other forms of linkages.

The IZN mentoring session and partnership expansion was formally opened by ASU President, Dr. Emily M. Arangote, who laid the groundworks of the institution’s IZN Agenda with the vision of making ASU as a leading university in the Asia-Pacific Region. She emphasized the role of all stakeholders in the mission of realizing her Developmental Goals for ASU in a 12-point agenda, ASU I LOVE THEE.

International Partners generously shared their knowledge and expertise in areas of Academic Exchanges and Mobility, Agriculture, Innovation, Development Planning, Future City and University, Food and Water Security and Jobs, Virtual Internships and Exposures, Research and Community Extension, Technology and Sustainability among others.

While speakers expressed their commitment to assist ASU as it endeavors to foray into the global sphere to broaden its service to Aklanons, the new pool of global partners also are also in joyful anticipation of government’s opening of borders and lifting of travel ban to visit the University and culturally see the beauty of Panay and strengthen the experience of meaningful partnership with ASU.

As exquisite as nature has imparted to its landmarks and people, from the best beaches well-known globally for its sugar fine white sand, sapphire waters, amazing coral reefs and abundant sea shells, to its sons and daughters and beautiful community from 17 vibrant municipalities, Aklan will always be the Divine reflection of the richness of natural resources, fertile agricultural land, caves, falls, springs, eco-tourism sites, valleys, long-winding coastline and festivals.

At the heart of this magnificent gift of nature, Aklan State University stands proudly, while waving its banner high, has proven its mark to the world from edu-tourism to highly competitive and quality education and strong linkages and partnerships around the globe. In gratitude, ASU will continue to shine like one beautiful emerald during and beyond pandemic: ASU IZN at its best. CREDITS: ASU I Love Thee...

LIST OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT/MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Partner Institution

Country

Nature of Partnership

Activities Conducted 

 Osaka International University

Japan

Academic Interchange in terms of academic study and student education 

N/A

Daewon University College 

Korea 

Academic, Research, and Professional Cooperation

N/A

The University of Hawai’I at Hilo 

Hawai’i

Exchange of scholars, students, academic information and materials

N/A

Royal Institute

Singapore

Membership 


 Daffodil International University 

Bangladesh

Exchange of students, faculty, researchers, academic information and publications, etc.

N/A

Nanhua University 

Taiwan

Exchange of students, faculty, researchers, academic information and publications, etc.

N/A

Agreement Among Universities of IndonesiaMalaysia-PhilippinesVietnam-Thailand (SEATeacher Projec


SEA-Teacher Student Exchange Program

Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia A.Y 2018-2019 (ASU – Ibajay and ASU – Banga students)

Szent Istvan University

Hungary

Exchange of students, faculty, administrators, information and publications, etc.

N/A

University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest

Hungary

Academic mobility, Joint research, Exchange of students and researchers, etc.

N/A

Dongseo University

Korea

Exchange of students, faculty, researchers, etc. 

N/A

Can Tho University

Vietnam

Coordination in joint projects, seminars, conferences, etc.

1st International AgriEcotourism and Culture Congress 

Agrostudies The International Centre for Agricultural Studies in Israel Ltd. 

Israel 

Program of advanced studies and training in various agricultural areas for foreign students

On-the-Job Training (OJT) by ASU – Students under the AgroStudies Program batch 2019-2020 in agricultural farms in Israel

Daegu University 

South Korea

Exchanges in educational practicums/teaching internships, exchanges of literature, etc,

Face Mask DesignMaking between the students of ASU and Daegu University

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

Exchange of students, faculty, researchers, academic information and publications, etc.

N/A

Tarlac Agricultural University

Philippines

Curriculum development on flexible and collaborative online international learning (COIL), Exchange programs, Research Collaborations, etc. 

1. Internationalization and ASEAN Festival 2021 2. Benchmarking activity at Tarlac Agricultural University

KadaKareer PH

Philippines 

Coaching connections and lowbandwidth career resources for students

 Job Fair at Aklan State University 

CHED (Fostering World Class Philippine Universities Project)

Philippines

QS Stars Rating

1. Subscription for the QS Star Rating 2. QS Stars data gathering

International Cultural Communication Center Malaysia (ICCCM)

Malaysia

Education, Economic, and Cultural Exchanges

1. Chinese Language Training (April 18-19, 2022) 2. Cross Border eCommerce Training (May 20,2022) 

Karpagam Academy of Higher Education (KAHE)

India

Exchange of students and faculty, Research Collaborations, etc. 

N/A 

Institute of Industry and Academic Research Incorporated (IIARI) 

Philippines

Research development, International Research Activities, Research cooperation and collaborations, etc.

1. Upcoming international benchmarking at Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia (June 21-24, 2023

Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) 

Philippines 

Exchange of students and faculty, Research collaborations, Team teaching, etc.

N/A

MEDIPASS Co. Ltd.

Japan

Internship Programs

 1. Students from ASU completed the MEDIPASS Internship Program (A.Y 2019- 2020) 2. MEDIPASS Internship Program 2022 Virtual Interview 3. MEDIPASS Internship Program 2023 Virtual Interview

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