ULO welcomes delegates from int’l universities
Posted on September 02, 2014 at 1:04:47 PM
August was an eventful month for De La Salle University-Dasmariñas as representatives from Yogyakarta State University.
Nagoya Gakuin University and Soegijapranata Catholic University visited the campus to experience the learning environment offered by DLSU-D.
From August 3-12, eight students from Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia were welcomed to the University by members of the University Linkages Office for a sit-in program.
The sit-in program allowed the foreign students to attend classes as observers in different subjects based on their respective areas of specialization. The YSU students were also given an opportunity to immerse in actual teaching demonstrations and to interact with residents of Bahay-Pag-asa Youth Center.
During the visit, Dr. Nayono Satoto, director of International Office and Partnerships of YSU met with Dr. George Francisco, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication, to discuss future collaboration, particularly on the area of On-the-Job-Training of Psychology students.
Meanwhile, nine students from Nagoya Gakuin University (NGU), Japan completed their study tour in the Philippines through an interaction with members of the Lasallian Student Ambassadors and Performing Arts Groups.
The one-day visit, held last August 20, gave the students of the two academic institutions an opportunity to share their culture and talents. The culminating activity showcased the painting of the Japanese and Philippine flags.
The NGU delegation led by Dr. Masaaki Satake, also met with Dr. Myrna F. Ramos, vice chancellor for Mission, External Affairs, and Advancement, to discuss future collaborative endeavors. There is currently one student of NSU enrolled in the DLSU-D Language Learning Center for a language course.
Last August 27, the Rector of Soegijapranata Catholic University, Dr. Budi Widianarko, arrived at the University to meet with Brother President Gus Boquer, FSC.
Dr. Widianarko extended his gratitude to the Brother President for the collaboration of the two universities and expressed his admiration for the leadership and ability of Br. Gus in raising funds for different structures in the campus. The Rector of SCU also invited the Brother President for a visit in his own school.
Dr. Widianarko was accompanied by Dr. Lita Widyo, vice rector for Student Affairs and Dr. Marcella Simandjuntak, vice rector for Cooperation and Development of SCU who met with Lasallian administrators for possible collaboration in the future.
Being one of the region’s top Universities, the arrival of foreign delegations to the University and its collaboration with various international learning institutions is part of the efforts of the University Linkages Offices and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research to encourage mutual learning among participants and open opportunities for development and innovation among members of the Academic community.