DR. LIMSON Heads to Taiwan and Japan for MOU Signing and Benchmarking
The end of 2016 and the start of 2017 saw university president Dr. Joel P. Limson, visit two Asian countries in efforts to create ground-breaking linkages and benchmark with leading universities in Taiwan and Japan.
On November 21-23, 2016, Dr. Limson travelled to the China University of Science and Technology (CUST) in the Republic of Taiwan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CUST and NORSU.
The purpose of the MOU is to establish cooperative academic relationships between the two universities that would allow/facilitate the following:
1. Strengthen academic and scholarly links and cooperation between faculty and students of both universities,
2. Establishment of an exchange of faculty members for agreed periods of time,
3. Development of joint curricula, including non-degree and dual degree programs,
4. Conduct and organization of joint research activities, including the exchange of scientists and technical staff members,
5. Conduct and organization of joint conferences and symposia,
6. Exchange and sharing of teaching and academic materials, publications, reference and other pertinent information,
7. Exchange of students, and
8. Arranging and promotion of hosting and presenting cultural events and exhibitions between the two universities.
The MOU was signed by Dr. Joel P. Limson as President of NORSU and Dr. Tsung-Lin Kee as President of CUST, on November 22, 2016. Dr. Limson was accompanied by Dr. Glicerio E. Duran, Dean of the College of Industrial Technology, Dr. Jose P. Guiuan III, Director of Alumni Affairs, and Mr. Matthew Thomas Dunne –Acting Chairperson, Department of Aviation Maintenance.
The trip, which was approved by the NORSU Board of Regents under Resolution No. 80, series of 2016, dated October 28, 2016.
In addition of the signing of the MOU, both parties agreed that all specific financial arrangements are to be negotiated separately for each component and are dependent on mutual interest and on the availability of funds.
On January 25 to 27, 2017, Dr. Limson joined 14 other presidents of selected State Universities and Colleges of the country with top performing engineering programs on an extensive academic visit to various Japanese universities.
Dr. Limson and the other SUC presidents were exposed to the Kaizen of Engineering Education Management (the Japanese practice of continuous improvement). The academic visit is part of the Philippine Higher Education Career System (PhilHECS) program covered under the Presidential Leadership Program initiated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) through an Official Development Assistance (ODA) technical partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The academic visit enabled all the participants to assess their knowledge on industrial human resources development and updated their leadership skills. The visit also opened the possibility of linkage/partnership to several institutions and industry in the Japan.
The academic visit delegation was headed by CHED Commissioner Alex B. Brilliantes Jr.