The international linkaging tour took the group led by Chairman of the Board of Trustees/CEO Wilfrido Enverga, President/COO Naila Leveriza, Vice President for Academics Dr. Benilda Villenas, Vice President for Administration Jazmin Enverga to the University of Malaya, Malaysia’s top internationally acclaimed research university based on the 2011 QS World University rankings.
Professor Dr. Hamzah Abdul Rahman, deputy vice chancellor for research and innovation of the University of Malaya, and counterpart deans and directors, welcomed the Enverga University delegation and briefed them on UM’s research and innovative programs that are currently linked up with research universities worldwide.
The group also with Prof. Academician Dato’ Dr. Chuah Hean Teik, president/CEO of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman reknown for its business, finance, science and Chinese medicine programs, and other university officials.
Indonesia, the party had preliminary talks with Prof. Dr. F.G. Winarno, president of Atmaya Jaya Universitas Katolik Indonesia, the biggest Catholic university in Jakarta ranked third among all private universities in the country in a recent survey by GlobeAsia Magazine, and Dr. Faizah Sari, director of the International Office.
At the London School of Public Relations-Jakarta Graduate School of Communications, the group explored potentials for faculty exchange and student intership in marketing, advertising, mass communication and public relations with Gesile Zambrano, programme director.
The campus visits included meetings with university officials and counterparts for faculty and student exchange, research collaborations and publication exchange program, benchmarking of quality standards, and tours of facilities, libraries and museums. As a start-up project, the University of Malaya invited the research faculty to deliver a paper in a conference on green technology in December. Other possible linkages include an English enhancement program, study of Filipino language, art and culture and industry immersion of student interns.
The Enverga delegation included Deans Joselina Baylongo of the College of Education, Maria Corazon Valdeavilla of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Claudia Odette Ayala of the College of Arts and Sciences, Guillermo Rago, Jr. of the College of Engineering, Paz Bobadilla of the College of Business and Accountancy, Benedicto Tan of the College of College of Architecture and Fine Arts, Juvy Tamondong of the College of Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Associate Dean Felixberto Mercado of Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Directors Carmina Tolentino of the Center for Training and Development, Rosario Rago of the Office of Student Affairs, Presidential Assistants Alberto Enverga and Evelyn Abeja, Dr, Augusta Rosario Villamater, Mrs. Reina Pasumbal, Mr. Mauro Eclavea, Atty. Joseph Adolfo Ilagan, Atty. Diego Francia, Mr. Celso Jaballa, and the Finance Officers.
As part of multicultural exposure, the group also visited museums, temples, parks, landmarks, historical places and local restaurants.