By: Narciso D. Valeriano Jr., MCM
San Sebastian College- Recoletos, Manila (SSC-R) inked MOUs during the 36th Annual Association of Universities in Asia and the Pacific Conference held at Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand last November 17 -18, 2023. In line with SSC-R Manila’s Internationalization initiatives aimed at establishing robust international linkages among the partner institutions in the Asia -Pacific region, SSC-R’s primordial objective is to establish strategic collaborations in areas cultural and academic exchanges of faculty/ students and administrative personnel, collaborative research and joint projects, establishment of double degrees and participation in conferences, workshops and academic meetings to name a few. Dr. Catherine Q. Castenda, Vice President for Academics and Research/ OIC College Dean and Mr. Narciso D. Valeriano Jr., MCM, Head of the External Affairs Office represented SSC-R Manila in the annual regional meet.
Founded in 1995, the Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) is a platform and voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific and around the world. AUAP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), holding the highest formal consultative status with UNESCO. Its primary purpose is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration between members, and to be the effective voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific region. AUAP organizes regular conferences and workshops for higher education leaders and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss important issues and the challenges facing higher education. The association promotes and helps enhance mutually beneficial cooperation among educational institutions, and is dedicated to rendering such services to its member institutions.