The President of Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST) personally visited the University of San Jose-Recoletos on September 15 to strengthen the existing linkage between the two institutions.
STUST President Deng Maw-Lu was accompanied by their Vice President Te-Kuan Chou and International Relations Director Aaron Raymond See. On the side of USJ-R, representatives from the School of Computer Studies(SCS), School of Arts and Sciences(SAS), Senior High School Department(SHS), and Public Affairs & International Relations (PAIR) joined. The University President, Vice President for Academics, and Basic Education Director were also present.
“It is the vision of the current administration to continually strengthen the research-based curriculum which will help our students respond to the needs of the society, making their academic endeavors more relevant,” said USJ-R President Father Eduardo Celiz Jr., OAR.
Maw-Lu concurred with Celiz. In his response speech, he emphasized the value of the connection between the two schools like how some of the students who benefitted in the partnership have excelled in national competitions or pursued further studies outside the Philippines.
STUST and USJ-R has been academic partners since 2018 through SCS, then-called the College of Information, Communication, and Computer Technology(CICCT). Since then, the two have undertaken several collaborations together such as organizing the International Project-Based Learning (IPBL) with emphasis on Internet of Things (IoT) and providing scholarships for qualified Josenian graduates so they may study in Taiwan.
The two universities explored the successful endeavors because of the partnership, faculty development, and what other areas can both explore together in preparation for the renewal of the partnership agreement in 2023. STUST expressed its intent to expand their ties particularly with SAS and SHS.
Written by Lorraine Mitzi Aa. Ambrad
University of San Jose - Recoletos
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