/ 5 February 2024

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Diliman partnered with the Department of Science and Technology Advanced Science and Technology Institute for the implementation of various academic programs.

A three-year memorandum of understanding was recently signed between key officials of UPD and DOST-ASTI.

UPD Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute Director Lew Andrew Tria said the collaboration would formalize the long-standing relationship between UPD and DOST-ASTI.

Tria noted that the agency has been the university’s partner “through the EEEI since the former’s establishment in 1987.”

Under the agreement, both institutions will develop activities that would see “exchange of academic information and materials, collaborative research activities, adjunct professorships, lectures and symposia, and student internships.”

Such collaborations include the PHL-Microsat Program and the Space Technology and Applications Mastery, Innovation, and Advancement or STAMINA4SPACE Project that has sent several Filipino-made cube satellites into orbit.

“We in DOST-ASTI, are very much excited to further expand our domain with UP so that we can extend our arms to welcome the bright minds of the future through student internships—providing a platform for experiential learning and hands-on exposure to cutting-edge technologies, not only in the field of ICT and electronics but with other emerging technologies as well,” DOST-ASTI Director Franz de Leon said in an article on the agency’s website.