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UPOU joins the Learning Visit of the Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines (ASPAP) in Taiwan
MPM Program Chair, Asst. Prof. Juvy Lizette Gervacio (third from right), and FMDS
University Researcher, Mr. Larry N. Cruz (leftmost) together with ASPAP Board
members and Professor Jose Chen of Tunghai University, Taitung, Taiwan.
The UPOU’s Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), through its Master of Public Management (MPM) Program, joined the learning visit of the Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines, Incorporated (ASPAP, Inc.) in Taiwan held on 11-18 March 2018, in collaboration with the Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association-Kaohsiung (ECSSA-Kaohsiung). The UPOU is a member of the ASPAP which is a non-stock, non-profit national organization of academic institutions all over the Philippines offering degree programs in public management/administration/governance.
Asst. Prof. Juvy Lizette M. Gervacio, Chair of the Master of Public Management (MPM) Program of FMDS and Mr. Larry N. Cruz, MPM Faculty In-Charge/Senior Lecturer participated in the learning visit which was organized by Asst. Prof. Gervacio in coordination with Dr. Eing-Ming Wu, ECSSA-Kaohsiung Executive Director.
The following ASPAP-member universities were also represented in the learning visit: Ateneo de Davao University, Mindanao State University, Nueva Vizcaya State University, UP National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of Santo Tomas, and UP Visayas.
Among the institutions visited by ASPAP in Taiwan are as follows: Formosa Social Innovation Development Institute; Yancheng Social Welfare Building, Kaohsiung City Government; Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation; National Taitung University; I-Shou University; Tunghai University; Soochow University; Shih Hsin University; and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO). The highlight of the activity was the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between ASPAP and Transparency International-Taiwan and between ASPAP and Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (TASPAA) which aims to foster more collaboration and cooperation among the various universities in the Philippines and Taiwan.
The learning visit allowed the delegates to observe the good practices of the local government of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Moreover, it allowed the participants to benchmark the academic offerings of public administration/management and governance. The delegates were also able to observe the physical and scholarly facilities and resources of Taiwan universities. They were also able to meet and discuss with the scholars and academics in public administration/management in Taiwan.
FMDS welcomes Kanazawa University interns
The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), represented by Dr. Joane V. Serrano, Associate Professor under the Diploma in/Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management (MENRM) and Project Leader of the Youth for Ifugao Rice Terraces (Y4IRT), welcomed the students from Japan through the RP-Japan Forum for Kanazawa University Internship Program on 06 March 2018 at the Audio Visual Room, UPOU Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna.
A forum on the RP-Japan Internship program for Kanazawa University attended by students from Kanazawa University, University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and research assistants from the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) was held on 06 March 2018. Dr. Koji Nakamura, visiting professor at FMDS and Project Leader of the Ifugao Satoyama Meister Training Program delivered a brief message, which was followed by a message about UPOU and Kanazawa University Exchange Program from Dr. Atsurou Tstsumi, Associate Professor and person-in-charge of Kanazawa University international student exchange program. Dr. Joane V. Serrano, Project Leader of the Youth for Ifugao Rice Terraces (Y4IRT) project, discussed UPOU’s involvement with the Ifugao community and Kanazawa University. Asst. Prof. Aurora V. Lacaste, Senior Project Team Member of the Youth for Ifugao Rice Terraces (Y4IRT) project on the other hand, presented a capstone project conducted with UP Rural High School students.
Kanazawa University interns with UPOU Student and Research Assistants
The forum also served as a venue for the students from Kanazawa University to introduce themselves by sharing their major and specialization, hobbies, interests and expectations while visiting the Philippines for internship. The students from Kanazawa University also had a time to interact with the UPOU students and FMDS research assistants through a group discussion where they shared stories and experiences on how they encourage youth in their areas to participate in sustainability and other environment-related activities. Trying balut proved to be a fun highlight of their experience with the students and research assistants in the event. (JFDePasion-Guevarra)
FMDS meets with Kanazawa University representatives for student exchange program
The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) headed by Dean Primo G. Garcia met with the representatives of the Kanazawa University on 06 March 2018 at the Office of the Chancellor Conference Room, University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Los Baños, Laguna to discuss details on the RP-Japan Student Exchange Program and research collaboration between the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and Kanazawa University.
Dr. Koji Nakamura, a Visiting Professor of FMDS together with Dr. Atsurou Tstsumi, both from Kanazawa University, Japan visited the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) on 06 March 2018 to discuss the details on the possible Exchange Program between the Kanazawa University, Japan and University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). The prospect of extending the exchange program to faculty members and research staff was also discussed.
Dr. Atsurou Tstsumi, an expert in health sciences and global public health, also said that potential collaboration in terms of visiting professorship and research can also be pursued with the Diploma in/Master of International Health programs.
Also present during the meeting were Prof. Inocencio E. Buot, Jr., Assoc. Prof. Consuelo DL. Habito and Asst. Prof. Aurora V. Lacaste, senior project team members of the Youth for Ifugao Rice Terraces (Y4IRT) project, and Asst. Prof. Myra D. Oruga, Program Chair of the Diploma in/Master of International Health (DMIH) program. (JFDePasion-Guevarra)
FMDS Comprehensive Examination Dates (1st semester 2018-2019)
Diploma in Social Work
- Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research ( October 8, 2018)
- Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency , Leadership and Management ( October 10, 2018 )
Master of Social Work
- Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 8, 2018)
- Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency, Leadership and Management (October 10, 2018 )
- Area of Specialization ( October 12, 2018)
Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management
- General Field (October 19, 2018)
- Major Field (October 20, 2018)
Master of Public Management
- General Field (November 12, 2018)
- Public Policy and Program Administration (Novermber 14 , 2018)
- Local Government and Regional Administration (LGRA) and Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (November 16, 2018)
Master of Arts in Nursing
- Content (January 10, 2019 )
- Methodology (January 12 , 2019)
Master of ASEAN Studies (January 11, 2019)