MARIANO MARCOS STATE U NOW A MEMBER OF NETWORK ON SUSTAINABILITY IN ASIA-PACIFIC
TO BOOST its internalization, the Mariano Marcos State University has become a member of the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network, an alliance of leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
MMSU joined the University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, and De La Salle University as members of the network.
“The membership of MMSU, together with the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and the University of Toyama in Japan, was approved during the ProSPER.Net’s 16th General Assembly held on October 19… to date, there are 52 members of the network,” the school said.
“Dr. Arlene Gonzales, university’s chief for international programs, submitted the university application document, which highlighted MMSU’s strengths and expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), to the ProSPER.Net Secretariat on July 12 this year,” it added.
MMSU’s initiatives in line with ESD include the offering of the Professional Science Masters in Renewable Energy Engineering and its research innovations on renewable energy, health, environment, agriculture, social entrepreneurship, gender and development, and material sciences.
MMSU President Shirley Agrupis said she was delighted with the university’s membership to the international network.
Argupis added that the university will contribute “to the alliance’s goals through its active participation in ProSPER.Net’s activities and joint projects.”
“With the help of the consortium, we hope to establish MMSU as a model sustainability university in the Philippines, particularly in championing renewable energy development,” she said.