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USA-Iloilo strengthens global ties

USA-Iloilo in Singapore and Malaysia (2)

Five friar-administrators from the University of San Agustin – Iloilo (USA) and two lay administrators visited Malaysia and Singapore on a five-day official activity. The visit highlights a series of summits and project signing with educational institutions and corporate partners to build and strengthen its global ties.

Rev. Fray Frederick Comendador, OSA, University president, led the delegation that started with a summit meeting and partnership discussion with the Faculty Pharmacy of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) on July 25, 2022.

On the 26th, another summit was held in the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and met the vice chancellor, Prof Dayuk Ts, and other stakeholders for collaboration in the engineering and applied science programs of the USA.

After visiting two universities in Malaysia, on the 27th, the delegation proceeded to Singapore to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of Cooperation with Waters Pacific PTE Ltd., a well-respected global technology company partner of the University in the conduct of research-intensive programs in the Philippine countryside.

A second MOU signing was held at the Jeol Asia PTE Ltd, a leader in electron microscopy, on the 28th. The significant partnership is for the USA Center for Advanced New Materials, Engineering, and Emerging Technologies (CANMEET).

On the same day, the University delegation met the Bruker Singapre PTE Ltd partners for a summit and discussion on technology solutions for engineering and material science.

Lastly, they held benchmarking and discussion activities at the National University of Singapore (NUS), focusing on the pharmacy and central library programs.

After a series of meetings, the team USA took a break and toured around Singapore before returning to Iloilo. The delegation also visited the members of the Cofradia del Santo Nino – Singapore chapter for a night with the child Jesus by praying the Friday Perpetual Novena at the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

In a Facebook post of the USA’s Office of Research and Global Relations, they are excited and look forward to the fruits they might bear from these international partners.

Kudos and congratulations to the University of San Agustin administrators for this feat, the Augustinian friars and the lay administrators.

Aside from Fray University President, the delegation was composed of Rev. Fray Ian V. Ragodon, OSA – Vice President for Administration and Finance, Fray Julius Tubid, OSA – Director, Campus Ministry, Fray Roner M. Anildes, OSA – Director, Administrative and General Services, Fray John Louis S. Ricamora, OSA – Director, Philanthropic and Alumni Relations, Dr. Regina Aileen May V. Vergara – Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Jonel P. Saludes – Associate Vice President, Research and Global Relations.


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