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CatSU forges MoU for Institutional Cooperation with SEARCA

CatSU forges MoU for Institutional Cooperation with SEARCA

    The Catanduanes State University (CatSU) signed today, January 11, 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).    A virtual signing ceremony via Zoom was held to signify the start of the partnership between the two institutions. CatSU President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza and SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio inked the said agreement and this was witnessed by the key officials from both institutions.    โ€œWe need to stay visible and relevant during these times,โ€ said Dr. Gregorio. The SEARCA Director also emphasized in his opening message the importance of partnership with key institutions to carry out their goals. Likewise, Dr. Azanza of CatSU assured that the MoU is just the beginning of the impactful and relevant programs that will be put into action in the coming days.    The MoU has been concluded to collaborate in areas such as education, training, and research. Different forms of cooperation may be concretized through collaboration in undertaking programs and other related activities; exchange of scientific materials, publications, and information; and execution of separate agreements for any undertaking which will be jointly implemented in the future.    SEARCA is an institution focused on agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia. It commits to elevate the quality of life of agricultural families through sustainable livelihoods and access to modern networks and innovative markets.  #CIRCPDS


๐‚๐š๐ญ๐’๐” ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‡๐จ๐ง๐  ๐Š๐จ๐ง๐  ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ

๐‚๐š๐ญ๐’๐” ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‡๐จ๐ง๐  ๐Š๐จ๐ง๐  ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ

In his recent travel on Official business through the invitation of CHED Chairman Dr. J. Prospero De Vera III, CatSU President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza visited Hong Kong University and participated in the preliminary talks for possible academic partnership and benchmarking activities. Exploring the Hong Kong University (HKU) Metaversity Campus, Dr. Azanza said that we need to SHIFT in order to catch up with the rest of the world. Even the medical courses have already been included by the HKU for the great shift.  HKU was founded in 1910, and rated by Quacquarelli Symonds as No. 22 in the whole world and No. 3 in Asia. Dr. Azanza believes that this is a good Asian basis for university benchmarking.In his facebook page, Dr. Azanza shared that like the University of the Philippines (UP), HKU is a government-funded university and offers Law, Medicine, Education, Business, Agriculture, Marine Science, Arts, Social Sciences. โ€œCatSU and UP have a lot to learn from (and share with) HKU in terms of improving its curricular offerings, teaching and learning methodologies, research and international linkagesโ€, Dr. Azanza said.  #CVecilles


๐‚๐š๐ญ๐’๐” ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐„๐€๐‘๐‚๐€

๐‚๐š๐ญ๐’๐” ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐„๐€๐‘๐‚๐€

A Virtual Preliminary Meeting between the Catanduanes State University and Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was held today, September 21, 2022.Having the main objective of exploring common areas for collaboration between SEARCA and Catanduanes State University, the meeting was made possible through the initial efforts of CatSU President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza. It can be remembered that the President visited the main office of SEARCA in Los Banos just recently. The meeting was attended by the SEARCA Director, Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio together with the SEARCA Program Heads: Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, Program Head, Education and Collective Learning Department- Graduate Scholarships and Institutional Development Unit; Asst. Prof. Glenn N. Baticados, Program Head, Emerging Innovation for Growth Development; Dr. Gerlie Tatlonghari, Program Head, Research and Thought Leadership Department; Mr. Sonny Pasiona, Senior Associate for Communication; and Ms. Sharon A. Malaiba, Unit Head, Partnerships Unit. Participants from CatSU include the President himself, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza; Vice President for Research, Extension, and Production Affairs, Dr. Ramon Felipe A. Sarmiento; Director for Research Development Services, Dr. Jimmylen Z. Tonio; Dean of the College of Agriculture of Fisheries, Prof. Ma. Jugie Ramos; CAF Research Coordinator, Prof. Roberto Barba Jr. and Faculty Members; and Director for Center for International Relations and Continuing Professional Development Services (CIRCPDS), Ms. Zyra Mae T. Tumala. In the meeting, different areas of collaborations were discussed such as capacity building for faculty members, training components, mobility programs, joint-scholarship programs, research opportunities, benchmarking undertakings among Southeast Asian countries, curriculum designs, to name a few.  #CVecilles


๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฆ๐—จ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—–๐—™๐—” ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฆ๐—จ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—–๐—™๐—” ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ

    The Catanduanes State University is an Academic Partner in the 9th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 (ICFA 2022) organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management.  https://aquaconference.com/organizers-and-partners/    "ICFA 2022 is a proud part of celebration of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 (IYAFA 2022). FAO of the United Nations is the lead agency for commemorating the year in collaboration with other relevant organization. ICFA 2022 is in line with the celebrations, which bring together diverse research and case studies from around the world in parallel sessions, while also providing numerous networking and publishing opportunities in the field, as well as discovering the latest trends and challenges in the field of artisanal fisheries and aquaculture."    "ICFA 2022 has been designed as a knowledge sharing platform to provide an opportunity to highlight the potential and diversity of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the benefits that can be gained by facilitating partnerships and cooperation with fish farmers, fish workers and also, to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."    For more information, please visit https://aquaconference.com/     ICFA 2022 is in collaboration with the 2nd International conference of Politeknik Ahli Usaha Perikanan (AUP), which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia via Hybrid Mode from the 25th โ€“ 26th of August 2022 under the theme โ€œArtisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture: The Vision, Benefits, Roles, and Responsibilities.  #CIRCPDS


Catanduanes State U seals agreement with UMAP on student international mobility

Catanduanes State U seals agreement with UMAP on student international mobility

Taking on another step to boost internationalization efforts of the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) under the leadership of its Officer-in-Charge (OIC) President and Bicol CHED Regional Director, Dr. Freddie T. Bernal, is the universityโ€™s sealed agreement with UMAP International Secretariat based in Japan on October 8, 2020 paving the way for multilateral student exchange program.  Dr. Joseph G. Zafe, CatSUโ€™s Director for International Relations and Continuing Professional Development Services (CIRCPD) revealed that the university has been entered in the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Multilateral Student Exchange Program (UME) through its UMAP International Secretariat (UMAP IS) represented by Dr. Etsuko Yaguchi, its Secretary General in Tokyo, Japan. The UMAP will implement exchanges of undergraduate or graduate students in participating universities. Founded in 1991, it is a voluntary association of government and non-government representatives of the higher education (university) sector, particularly countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. Its number of full members has increased from 9 to 22 since Tokyo University took on the role of UMAP IS in 2016, allowing even broader student exchange  mobility. Thailand is its current Chair country through Chairperson/ Secretary General, Dr. Sumate Yamnoon,  having taken the role from Malaysia which was Chair country in the past four years from 2015 to 2018.The agreement stated that all participating exchange students should be currently enrolled students from participating universities; however, their selection is subject to the discretion and authority of each host university where the maximum number of inbound and outbound exchange students for each university will not exceed two per semester under Program A. The CatSU will participate in Program A, but it does not prevent its students from participating in Program B and/or Super Short-Term Programs (Program C) before the university hosts or participates in Program A. Dr. Zafe said that under the pledge of agreement signed by CatSU OIC President Dr. Bernal and UMAP IS Secretary General Dr. Yaguchi, exchange students shall be permitted to stay at the host university not longer than one year and will not be subject to fees for examinations, admission and tuition at the host university but they will be notified of VISA application for a length of time equivalent to the exchange term in the country where the host university is located.Under this term, exchange students may enroll into any courses or classes offered by the host university, except courses with specific requirements determined by the university, while the latter shall provide the students with accommodation or help them acquire their own accommodation. The agreement likewise noted that all participating universities agree to accept credits and to transfer credits earned by students from the exchange program via the UMAP Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS), subject to the regulations and procedures of the respective universities. The agreement signed by CatSU with UMAP started at the date of its signing on October 8, 2020. UMAP currently comprises 35 countries /territories with over 570 member universities. Its membership is open to countries /territories in the Asia-Pacific region. 


Evangelista, Toyado qualify for  Canada SEED program scholarship

Evangelista, Toyado qualify for Canada SEED program scholarship

Started under CatSU President, Dr. Minerva I. Moralesโ€™ term, another batch of qualifiers from Catanduanes State University (CatSU) is off to Canada as scholars under the Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program. Its first batch was recently completed last July 2020 by non-teaching staff, Mr. John Edmund P. Manlagnit of the Universityโ€™s Public Relations and Media Communications Services (PRMCS) Office. In an advisory, Ms Le Li, Senior International Specialist in the International Office of the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, informed the CatSU through its Director for International Affairs, Dr. Joseph G. Zafe, that Prof. Abelisa D. Evangelista and Engr. Dexter M. Toyado both qualified as recipients of the SEED program. The two faculty members received their scholarship by Global Affairs Canada in the 2020 SEED scholarship competition for research at the University of Saskatchewan from January 5, 2021 until June 30, 2021.  Prof. Evangelista is currently Director of CatSUโ€™s Abaca Technology Innovation Center (ATIC), while Engr. Toyado is Director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions. The SEED grantees paid their courtesy visit to the Officer -in-Charge President of CatSU, Dr, Freddie T. Bernal along with International Relations Director and Mr. Manlagnit, the first batch scholarship grantee. The SEED program provides students from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.   Funding for SEED scholarships is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The Canadian institution will receive funding from DFATD for all successful candidates in the form of a contribution agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds for scholarship recipients.


CSU enlisted as SEA-TVET member in Asia

CSU enlisted as SEA-TVET member in Asia

            The Catanduanes State University (CSU) has been listed as one of the new members of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization- Technical Education and Vocational Training (SEA-TVET/SEA-Polytechnic) among Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. This was bared on February 4, 2020 by Dr. Joseph G. Zafe, Director of CSUโ€™s International Relations and Continuing Professional Development Services (IRCPDS) Office. This enlistment is geared for the 5th Batch of SEA-TVET/SEA-Polytechnic Student Exchange in 2020.             Along with this, a meeting on Student Internship Program (SIP) among the faculty was held February 10, 2020 at the Graduate School Student Lounge. Dr. Minerva I. Morales, CSU President, signed the Letter of Agreement concerning the Program as one of the new members. To date, there are around 152 member institutions in the program including the CSU across the ASEAN countries.               The CSUโ€™s joining in the list strengthened its internalization efforts, giving way for more opportunities and advancement in the different study areas. It was revealed that the agreement will be implemented in reciprocal way. The 5th batch of SEA-TVET/SEA-Polytechnic Student Exchange Programme will be applied for Diploma and Bachelor students.             The major study areas included, but not limited to the following: Mechatronics, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical and Manufacturing; Industrial Technology, Informatics/ Computer Science, Hospitality and Tourism; Agriculture, Aquaculture, Animal Science, Fisheries; Agro Technology/ Agro Business; Food Technology, Business, Commerce and Accounting; Creative Industry, Multimedia, Civil Engineering, Health Science/ Nursing and Public Health.             It was revealed that each participating institution should submit the list of eligible students for at least 2 students with the same gender in equal number, but not more than 6 students in the identified study area with the name of potential partners to SEAMO Secretariat for mapping.             The institutions, as bared by Dr. Zafe, will start the 5th batch of exchange for 1 to 3 months, anytime within the preferred traveling schedule or options within the span of  March until August 2020.  A pre-requisite to travel of students is an International Health Insurance, while Receiving Institutions may advance expenses for hospitalization, in any case, subject to the reimbursement by parents.              It was also learned that under this program, the Receiving Institution will primarily be responsible  for partnering with industries according to the study areas and agreed internship period of inbound students, aside from providing mentors, accommodations, and buddies for inbound students.








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