RTU joins 3rd AUAP Faculty Development Program in Bangkok, Thailand

The 3rd Faculty Development Program, organized by the Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), in collaboration with the Masters’ Institute Development Academy and Seminary (MIDAS) in Thailand and Central Book in the Philippines, was held on April 21–24, 2024, in Bangkok Thailand.

With the theme “Internationalization in Higher Education,” the program aimed to equip staff from Higher Education Institutions with the necessary insights and skills to effectively manage and drive internationalization efforts within their respective institutions.

Distinguished speakers from various fields shared their expertise and experiences in internationalization. Notable among them were Dr. Anoop Swarup, Secretary General of AUAP; Dr. Álvaro Barbosa from AUAP’s Quality Assurance Committee (QAC); Prof. Diwakar Shukla, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies at Jakran Lakecity University; and Mr. Kok Yin Lau, Managing Director of Krempl Communications International (KCI) based in Singapore.

The program featured sessions covering a wide array of topics, including the role of virtual campuses, building a global network of collaborative universities, insights into China’s Belt and Road Initiatives, the latest developments in higher education internationalization in China, institutional self-evaluation tools for internationalization accreditation, university rankings, student affairs project experiences, the significance of alumni and student involvement in the internationalization process, and discussions on international mobility and environmental sustainability.

Participants from various Higher Education Institutions, seizing the opportunity to connect with professionals in the field and forge potential partnerships for future collaborations. Among the attendees were representatives from Rizal Technological University (RTU), including Dr. Salvacion J. Pachejo, Vice President for Planning, Quality Assurance, and Strategic Initiatives (VPPQASI); Dr. Rodrigo P. Tomas, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS); Dr. Edna P. Conwi, Director of the Quality Assurance Office (QAO); Asst. Prof. Mykl Villanueva, Head of the Building and Facilities Management Unit (BFMU); and Instr. Jennica C. Bacungan, Laboratory Coordinator from the College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy.

The 3rd AUAP Faculty Development Program served as a pivotal platform for fostering collaboration and advancing the internationalization agenda within the higher education landscape, empowering institutions to navigate the complexities of a globalized world.

Post-details about AUAP:

The primary objective of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) is to establish a platform for member interaction and collaboration while serving as a potent advocate for universities across the Asia-Pacific region. Founded in 1995, AUAP is dedicated to fostering a unified vision aimed at shaping and impacting the landscape of higher education on both regional and global scales. Notably, AUAP holds the esteemed highest formal consultative status with UNESCO. For further information about AUAP, please visit www.auap.org.

Information and Photo Source: Event Participants; AUAP Official Website, and AUAP Social Media Accounts.