RTU Academic Administrators Visit Taiwan’s NKUST to Intensify Collaboration

On January 25, 2024, Rizal Technological University (RTU) Administrators visited the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology’s (NKUST) university leaders to discuss more academic collaborations. The event unfolded at the Office of International Affairs (OIA) Meeting Room, NKUST Jiangong Campus, Taiwan.

The primary objective of the meeting was to strengthen the bond between the two institutions and explore opportunities for joint initiatives, knowledge exchange, and collaborative projects. Representatives from both universities engaged in discussions, sharing insights and perspectives to enhance the academic experience for students from both institutions.

Among the RTU administrators present were Dr. Ma. Eugenia M. Yangco, University President; Dr. Magno Quendangan, Vice President for Research,  Innovation, and Extension Services; Dr. Odilon Yangco, Program Head of the Mechatronics Department; Engr. Gerry Cabrera, Program Head of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Mark Joseph Santos, Director of Institute of Human Kinetics/Physical Education; and Instr. Donato Estocada, Director of International Affairs and Linkages.

From NKUST, the leaders in attendance included Dr. Lee Hang, Director of Southeastern Asia Region Cooperation Center; Dr. Wu Tsung-Liang, Director of Department of Mechatronics Engineering; Ms. Ying-Ying Wang, Coordinator of Southeastern Asia Region Cooperation Center; Ms. I-Wen Chen, Coordinator of Southeastern Asia Region Cooperation Center; and Ms. Chen Luo-Lin, Coordinator of International Education Division.

The program commenced with an opening address by Dr. Hang of NKUST, setting an inspiring tone for the event. Dr. Yangco, RTU President, reciprocated with warm greetings and expressed optimism for future collaborations.

A significant portion of the meeting was dedicated to discussing potential collaborations between RTU and NKUST. Both parties explored avenues for joint projects, exchange programs, and curriculum tie-ups. Also, to facilitate a better understanding of each other’s campuses, a guided tour of the NKUST facilities was organized. This provided RTU representatives with a firsthand look at the infrastructure and academic resources of NKUST.

This collaboration signifies a milestone in fostering global partnerships and promoting cross-cultural understanding between the two esteemed institutions. As the discussion on potential cooperation advances, the universities are poised to create new opportunities for students and faculty, strengthening the internationalization of education.