THE University of the Philippines has pursued its Continuous Operational and Outcomes-based Partnership for Excellence in Research and Academic Training Enhancement (COOPERATE) program for faculty and students in partnership with Taiwan universities. The program began in 2014.
The program was appraised successful so the university has explored the opportunities for deeper cooperation.
The program provides financial support to a UP master’s or PhD student (preferably at the thesis or dissertation level), together with the UP faculty adviser/co-adviser, wishing to conduct a research or creative work in a partner university abroad through advisorship or co-advisorship.
Forty -four representatives of UP were in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan recently for an academic visit to the four universities under the Southern Taiwan Universities Alliance. These are Shu-Te University (STU), National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), and National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST).
The delegation, composed of faculty members from UP’s constituent universities, was headed by President Alfredo Pascual, Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and OIL Director Rhodora Azanza.