BatStateU and Chinese Educational Institutions discuss Potential Academic Partnership

To foster collaborations and partnerships with different stakeholders, Batangas State University welcomed representatives from the Special International Investment Delegate of the Provincial Government of Batangas Capitol on January 5 at the Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, 2nd floor, CITE Building, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I.

Through the endorsement of the Provincial Governor, Mr. Hermilando I. Mandanas, the meeting was arranged to promote bilateral education, and propose academic and cultural exchanges among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines and China.

The delegates consisted of officials from both local and international institutions. In attendance were Mr. Hans Tan of 3F Summit Investment and Management Inc., Ms. Wang Jing of Mind and Mettle International Education Group (Singapore), Mr. Charles Cheng of Golden International Holdings (Singapore), Mr. Louis Shi of Lean Finder Consulting (Singapore), Mr. Yang Xian Zheng of Heayi Cultural and Creative Co Ltd (Italy), and Mr. Mike Guzman of Kaisa Heritage Center (Philippines).

Prof. Rogelio A. Antenor, Vice President for External Affairs and ICT Services, expressed his warmest greeting as he formally received the delegates and University officials. He also emphasized the importance of the possible collaboration as it will pave the way for the development of the faculty and students.

As discussed, the possible collaboration will allow the University and its partner institutions to strengthen the conduct of international exchange programs which are catered to the faculty members, graduates, and students. These include employment of licensed BatStateU teachers who can teach English to Chinese students. In addition, the hired teachers will be learning Mandarin during their stay.

For Senior High school graduates, scholarship grants may be awarded to qualified students who are interested to take up tertiary education in China. Once they graduate, they will have the opportunity to work for government agencies in China.

Engr. Albertson D. Amante, VP for Reseach, Development and Extension Services, Dr. Rowena R. Abrea, Dean of College of Teacher Education; Engr. Edzel M. Gamab, Director for External Affairs; Dr. Vanessah V. Castillo, Director for Public Relations; and Dr. Agnes D. Arellano, Assistant Director for Alumni Affairs also graced the meeting.

The collaboration with between BatStateU and the Special International Investment Delegate supports the commitment of Batangas State University to forge strong alliances and linkages with various international, national, and local educational organizations and institutions. This will allow the University to widen its horizons and enhance the capabilities of its faculty and students.