BU binds accord with five world-class universities in Taiwan

Wednesday October 18,2017


Bicol University through its International Relations Office (IRO) signed the General Bilateral Agreements on International Cooperation with five (5) world-class member-universities of the Southern Taiwan Universities Network (STUN) along education, research development, and extension on September 20-21, 2017 in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Republic of China.

This move is part of the University’s International Program. Dr. Dimson Rivero, the Director of the International Relations Office of Bicol University represented the University President, Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas, in the said contract signing.

Bicol University closed ties with National University of Kaohsiung, I-Shou University, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Shu-Te University, and Tajen University to maintain and broaden contacts on the bases of international relations, friendship, cooperative exchange, reciprocity, equality, and mutual help.  The contracting parties confirmed to promote collective efforts through academic, research, and extension endeavors as well as to provide its faculty, researchers, extentionists, administrative staff, and students with opportunities for international exposure in their respective fields of specialization.

The Simultaneous Signing of the General Bilateral Agreements (GBAs) with Shu-Te University, Tajen University, I-Shou University, and National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences was executed on September 20, 2017 at the Kindness Hotel in Kaohsiung through the initiative of the IRO in cooperation with Dr. Eing-Ming Wu, the Executive Director of Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association in Kaohsiung.  Likewise, BU formalized partnership with National University of Kaohsiung at the NUK Campus, Kaohsiung, Taiwan on September 21, 2017.

The agreement underpins common interest of promoting collaborative partnerships in (1) exchange of scholars which concentrates on faculty exchange; exchange of researchers; exchange of administrative staff for professional growth and updating in the management of international study programs; student exchange in post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate levels; (2) development of dual or double degree programs; (3) exchange of academic information, documentation, materials, researches, and publications; (4) development of joint research programs; and (5) organization of other joint initiatives to which both parties agree like training courses, seminars, fora, conferences, congresses, symposia, etc.

The implementation of the GBA shall define the scope of duties and area of responsibilities of both parties for all agreed collaborative activities; timeline or schedule of activities; budgetary requirements and procurement of funds for each activity; and other logistics deemed necessary for the effective and efficient management of all agreed ventures. (Dr. Dimson Rivero/BU-IRO)