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More than 200 delegates attend SPUP’s third international research conference

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- More than 200 participants attended the first day of the third Saint Paul University Philippines (SPUP) International Research Conference (IRC) on Thursday, December 14.

The delegates composed of educators, students, and members of the academe from different universities in Luzon Bulacan, Iloilo, Cebu, and Mindanao.

The conference focuses on the theme, “Emerging Trends and Innovative Approaches in Global Education for the Third Millennium.”

IRC Chair Doctor Pilar Acorda said they also have 30 foreign participants from countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, East Timor, Japan, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia.

Acorda added that in the coming days, they expect to have 50 more delegates from international schools.

Asian Institute of Management professor and former undersecretary for Economic Affairs Doctor Frederico Macaranas spoke about “Global Health Care for the Third Millennium: Competencies, Challenges, and Emerging Trends.”

Among the highlights of his talk was on the issue on Dengvaxia vaccine and how proper communication should have been done in its implementation.

Macaranas also encouraged the audience to be leaders and to use their power in the digital age for good use.

Meanwhile, three concurrent sessions were held late in the morning and in the afternoon. Speakers presented their researches which focused on topics on science and technology, humanities, and environmental stewardship among others.

Also, Indonesian Higher Education Director of Learning, Indonesian Directorate General Doctor Ir. Hj. Paristiyanti Nurwardini also talked about “Internationalization in Higher Education.”

“We hope that in the end of the three-day session, we will be able to strengthen knowledge sharing on emerging trends for the third millennium among global stakeholders, provide an avenue for educators, researchers, and practitioners, and research enthusiasts to present their studies,” Acorda said.

The IRC chair added that the conference also aims to learn, network, interact, and collaborate with local and international presenters and participants.

“We also wish to sustain and interest the passion for research and intensify engagement among participants toward knowledge generation,” she said.

The number of participants could reach to around 300 in the coming days, Acorda said.

The IRC will be held until Saturday, December 16. This is also lined with the other activities of SPUP in its 110th founding anniversary and university week. Northernforum.net

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