ParSU, Thai university sign pact

By Carltio J. Peralta


The Partido State University [ParSU] President Dr. Raul G. Bradecina and Thailand’s Vongchavalitkul University (VU) President Dr. Kitti Vongchavalitkul signed on Monday, Feb. 28, via Zoom video conferencing, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) creating an avenue for sharing and exchanging of academic and research collaborations and for the development of cultural literacy with fellow ASEAN nations.


The MOA provides that ParSU College of Education [COEd] will undertake activities, which include the promotion of institutional exchange by inviting the faculty of VU Faculty of Education to take part in teaching, research activities and professional development, such as, co-organizing symposiums, conferences, paper presentations, student colloquiums , conduct collaborative multi-disciplinary research, continuing education programs, and implementation of student exchange, internship and immersion.


For its part, the VU Faculty of Education has committed to tap ParSU as co-host in the international conferences, furthering cross-border research collaboration, invite professors from ParSU who will be associates in board of peer reviewers of the VU publication, send faculty to participate in teaching, research activities and professional development activities, student exchange, internship, and immersion.


ParSU President Bradecina stressed the significance of partnership and collaborations between ASEAN universities. The upshots of the aforesaid academic and research convergence will deepen cultural understanding that will ensure inclusive growth and development both for the faculty, students and the university as a whole, he said.


The MOA signing was witnessed by the officials of the two universities. In ParSU COEd, it was attended by: Vice President (VP) for Academic Affairs Dr. Erlinda M. Basilla; VP for Research, Extension, and Knowledge Management Prof. Patricia M. Candelaria; VP for Administration and Finance Dr. Arnel B. Zarcedo; Board Secretary and International Affairs Director Leih Anne R. Odoño; and College of Education Dean Dr. Marita S. Magat.


For VU Faculty of Education, it was joined by VP for Administration Prof. Chaweewan Phosri; VP for Planning and Development Dr. Ratchanee Sujijantararat; VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Sanguanpong Chuanchom; VP for Research and Academic Services Dr. Chewin Limsiri ; and Lecturer and VULC Head Aj. Josemari V. Cordova.