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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 faculty and staff receive awards

Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) faculty and staff received awards during the 23rd Anniversary celebration of the UP Open University (UPOU) on 26 February 2018 at the Centennial Center for Digital Learning (CCDL), UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna.

Associate Prof. Joane V. Serrano, Director of the Information Office and Multimedia Center and a faculty under the Diploma in/Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management (D/MENRM) was awarded with the 2018 Gawad Chancellor for Outstanding Faculty while Mr. Larry N. Cruz received the 2018 Gawad Chancellor for Outstanding Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS). The UPOU Gawad Chancellor for Outstanding Faculty is given to exemplary faculty member. In particular, the award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of the faculty member, on top of his/her efficient and effective performance of his/her regular functions, which contribute to the University’s growth and development while the UPOU Gawad Chancellor for Outstanding REPS is given in recognition of the REPS’ exemplary performance, scholarship, innovative and creative research, extension and other outputs, and valuable contributions beyond the call of duty, which resulted in among others, better systems and operations and higher academic reputation for the University.

Meanwhile, Asst. Prof. Finaflor F. Taylan, faculty under the Diploma in/Master of Social Work (D/MSW) and Diploma in Women and Development (DWD) programs and Ms. Jeniffer F. De Pasion-Guevarra, University Extension Associate I were awarded the five-year service award while Asst. Prof. Cesar Z. Luna, faculty under the Diploma in/Master of Land Valuation Management (D/MLVM) and Asst. Prof. Juvy Lizette M. Gervacio, faculty under the Master of Public Management (MPM) received the ten-year service award. (JFDePasion-Guevarra)


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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)

 

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