City of Malolos – On May 30, 2018, La Consolacion University Philippines ( LCUP), represented by its Executive Vice President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Graduate School Dean Dr. Alvin V. Nuqui, forged collaborative ties with Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU) through its Vice President of International Affairs Prof. Michael T.S. Lee.
The historic partnership happened during the benchmarking and planning activities of La Consolacion University Philippines at Taipei, Taiwan from May 29 to 31, 2018.
On the second day of the activity, the Coordinator from the FJCU’s Academic Exchange Center, Mr. Allen Lee, acquainted the thirty-eight (38) strong delegation from LCUP, the Catholic and Autonomous University of Bulacan, inside the grounds of FJCU, the oldest Catholic Jesuit-affiliated University in the Chinese-speaking world.
The discussions on partnership possibilities between LCUP and FJCU in the higher education started at 10:00 a.m. Aside from Prof. Lee, the voice of LJCU was heard through the Office of International Education Dean Prof. Ahyee Lee, College of Science and Engineering Deputy Dean Prof. Jung-Lang Yu, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering Chair Associate Prof. Jonathan Lu, Department of Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management Associate Prof. Si-Shyun Lin, and Fr. James V.
In adherence to LCUP’s and FJCU’s belief in the globalization and internationalization trends, both Catholic universities opened the opportunities on collaborative researches between and among their faculty members, exchange students and faculty through a two-month visiting faculty program for specific projects, a co-teaching and co-learning for one (1) week, a two (2)-year cross-cultural learning program, as well as, one (1) to five (5) student scholarships.
Fu Jen is awaiting the proposals and agreements being prepared and processed by the various program heads and deans of LCUP to initiate the collaborative partnership endeavors of the two Catholic universities. Dr. Nuqui was joined by LCUP’s Vice President for International and Local Research, Extension, and Linkages Dr. Enrico Rosales, Director for Human Resource and Development Dr. Joyce Eugenio, Director for Student Activities Services Ms. Rosalyn Galvez, Director for Integral Evangelization Program Mr. Jose Neal Tabingo, Director for Marketing and and Promotions Office Mr. Ezekiel Rodriguez, Director for Research Ms. Alma Centeno, Director for Community Extension Services and Outreach Programs Dr. Maria Lourdes Cervantes, Director for Culture and Arts Program Mr. Angelo Cartago, Dean of the College of Allied Medical Sciences Ms. Ma. Teresa Anies, Dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering Engr. Joseph Espino, Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Esducation Dr. Divina Ann Eusebio, Dean of the College of Business Entrepreneurship and Accountancy Ms. Maria Corazon Segismundo, Dean of the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management Ms. Fe Corazon Villanueva, Principal of the Basic Education Department Dr. Olivia Almario, University Registrar Mr. Jonnel Angelo Cenita, Chief Librarian Dr. Maria Mercedes Haz, University Building, Maintenance and Security Services Administrator Mr. Marwin Palomo, and their staff. They are busy grinding their think-tanks to realize the fruits of this endeavor.
With the encouraging research index of 1.50 fractional count (Nature Index, 2017) and 740th place in the World University Ranking ( Round University Ranking, 2017), La Consolacion hoped to model the best practices of Fu Jen.
The meeting was culminated at 11:00 a.m. with the exchange of tokens symbolic of the ties, collaboration, and partnership between LCUP and FJCU.
Foreign Student Orientation
Foreign students from the Basic Education Department attended the International Students Orientation conducted at the BED AVR by the Research, Extension and Linkages Office last June 25.
Ms. Ma. Renarlyn Rose Cardenas, Linkages Director, officiated the whole program which commenced at exactly 10am.
The orientation was conducted to familiarize new and existing international students with the names and faces of the university administrators, the facilities inside the campus, and the rules and regulations of the institution.
Ms. Cardenas likewise discussed the cultural exposure trip in the works which would immerse LCUP’s foreign students in the rich heritage and culture of the Philippines. The venue for the trip is yet to be finalized and the students gave suggestions on the places they want to visit.
Aside from cultural exposure trips, foreign students enrolled in the university are encouraged to participate in outreach activities as part of the institution’s community extension services.
A total of 36 students were present during the orientation – 4 pure foreign students and 26 dual citizens.
As the university moves towards internationalization, more foreign and exchange students are expected to be part of the growing LCUP family