/ 6 December 2020

THE OFFICE of International Affairs of Tarlac State University held a three-day webinar series entitled ‘Strengthening and Expanding TSU’s Internationalization Competitiveness in the New Normal’.

The webinar was staged from December 2-4.

“The webinar aims to collectively reflect and discern the direction of the university’s internationalization and the challenges and opportunities brought upon by the Covid19 pandemic,” TSU said in a statement.

The first day featured lectures and orientation from the Commission on Higher Education’s International Affairs Services and Region III office, and the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization.

Aside from this, representatives from Daffodil International University, Holy Angel University, and Tarlac Agricultural University were also invited to share and present the best practices of their respective institutions.

TSU’s Internationalization Agenda and Quacquarelli Symonds World Ranking were discussed on the second day with a workshop for the colleges on crafting their own internationalization program.

The final day was allotted for the presentation of internationalization outputs with several TSU key officials as reactors including President Dr. Myrna Mallari, VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Erwin Lacanlale, VP for Research and Extension Services Dr. Armee Rosel, VP for Planning and Quality Assurance Dr. Niño Corpuz and VP for Administration and Finance Dr. Marlon Gamido.

The event was spearheaded by OIA in collaboration with the Human Resource Development and Management Office and the Office of Public Affairs through the efforts of Prof. Myrel Santiago, head of the International Academic Agreements and Faculty and Student Mobility Programs Unit; Dr. Ninez Tulo, head of the International Short-Term Special Programs Unit; and Mr. Bryan Jan Dizon, head of International Protocol Affairs Unit.