/ 7 June 2023

A TEAM of officials from the University of the Philippines recently visited schools in the United Kingdom and Spain to strengthen partnerships and explore new projects.

Led by UP President Angelo Jimenez, the group visited the University of Liverpool where Jimenez signed the memorandum of understanding between UoL and UP Los Baños.

In 2017, the two institutions collaborated on the Program for Relevant and Responsible Postgraduate Research Project and the proposal for a Dual PhD program focused on the One Health concept.

UPLB is currently implementing the Transformative Academic Practice for Higher Education in the Philippines project in cooperation with UoL, UP Open University, and 18 other public and private higher education institutions in the country.

The second cohort of TAPHEP participants arrived earlier in Liverpool to take part in workshops with The Academy of UoL, the unit implementing the Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice, a teaching qualification program for university lecturers and similar professionals.

UPLB Chancellor Jose Camacho, Jr. and UPLB OIL Director Anna Floresca Firmalino lead the TAPHEP project.

In Spain, Jimenez met with Universidad de Malaga Rector Jose Angel Bueno and stakeholders to discuss the proposal for a new phase of the CALESA Project being implemented by the UP College of Law in cooperation with UMA and several other Philippine law schools.

“CALESA or Capacity Building for Legal and Social Advancement is a project of the European Commission coordinated by UMA with other international partner institutions in higher education,” the university said.

“In the Philippines, it focuses on the development of law and legal education. The UP Law Center is a partner institute of UMA in the implementation of CALESA,” it added.