TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- To further their mutual respect, professionalism, and collaboration with partner schools, Saint Paul University Philippines (SPUP) here signed memorandums of understanding and agreement with several Indonesian schools on Friday, December 15.
On behalf of SPUP, University President Sister Merceditas Ang signed the MOAs and MOUs with representatives of foreign colleges and universities during the third International Research Conference.
“Our partners will collaborate with us on some areas particularly research, student and faculty exchange programs, immersion, on-the-job training, then we can partner also in international conferences and seminars, educational trips,” Sister Ang said.
“We can have training programs on certain aligned degree programs, certificate programs, and then we can complement each other in terms of resources,” Ang added.
Further, Ang said the MOAs and MOUs will really help both Paulinian students and students of their international partners.
The schools who signed MOUs with SPUP were Akademi Keperawatan Krida Husada Kudus, Central Java, Indonesia; Akademi Keperawatan Rumah Sakit Marthem Indey, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia; Santo Boromeus School of Health Sciences, West Java, Indonesia; and Sikolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesechatan Cendekia Utama Kudus, Central Java, Indonesia.
Meanwhile, schools who signed MOAs were AKPER Dirgahayu Samarinda, Indonesia; AKPER Yatna Yuana Lebak, Banten, Indonesia; STIKES Panti Rapih, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and STIKES Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia.
The schools previously signed MOAs and MOUs on various fields and that the signing signified their agreement “to continue their friendship and relationship.”
The SPUP president said they are also looking to expand in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia.
“Basically, we respect each other, we’re open to the fact that there are differences and also similarities and so when we collaborate, it is in the context of what we have, what we do well, and what we can share,” Ang said.
“So it does not really matter because we try to conscend our differences and focus on what we can do well together,” she added.
The signing was made special with the presence of Indonesian Commission on Higher Education’s learning director. Gerard Lucena/Northernforum.net