/ 12 May 2021

TO FURTHER enhance instruction and research in aquaculture, the University of the Philippines Visayas has collaborated with Hungary.

University officials met with Hungary’s Ambassador to Manila Dr. Titanilla Tóth last April to discuss the collaboration.

The ambassador expressed enthusiasm on the initiative, particularly on possible research endeavors.

“On April 27, 2021 Chancellor Clement Camposano, together with Vice Chancellor Philip Ian Padilla and Vice Chancellor Harold Monteclaro, met with Her Excellency Dr. Titanilla Tóth, the Hungarian Ambassador to the Philippines,” UPV said.

“On April 28, 2021, another online meeting for possible research collaboration was held between representatives from the Department of Science and Technology, the Philippine Space Agency, UP Visayas, representatives from the Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines, as well as Hungarian agencies in the field of aquaculture and space science,” it added.

Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the dialogue was an excellent opportunity to present the programs of both countries, particularly in aquaculture.

The partnership is expected to lead to undertakings in the fields of aquaculture genetics and breeding, sustainable aquaculture, upstream applications of space technologies, spectrum monitoring, and tropical aquaculture/fisheries.

“In addition, scholarship programs were also discussed. A Memorandum of Agreement between UP Visayas and the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences has since been prepared for signing,” the university said.