The training course was conducted in partnership with the UPLB Foundation, Inc., Department of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and the College of Economics and Management (CEM). Course activities were comprised of field trips to Philippine Stock Exchange, Makati-Manila Business districts, Laguna small-medium enterprises and cultural-historical sites. The English, Business Management and Economics lecture components were composed of hands-on activities, role-playing, case studies, management, investment and stock market games. On January 29, the officers and members of the Graduate School Student Council and International Students Association made presentations about their experience and opportunities as graduate students of UPLB.
Dr. Jose Camacho, Jr., Dean, UPLB Graduate School, poses with CEM administration led by Dean Isabelita Pabuayon and guests from the National University of Singapore (NUS) an hour before the symposium on Internationalization of Higher Education” conducted by the Graduate School in collaboration with the NUS-FASS, College of Economics and Management (CEM) and Office of Institutional Linkages on January 23, 2013 at the ICOPED Auditorium, CEM. (Front row) Dean Camacho, Dr. Shirlena Huang, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS); Prof. Amelia Bello, CEM college secretary; Dean Pabuayon, Prof. Ma. Angeles Catelo, chair, Dept. of Economics, CEM; Dr. Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman, deputy head, Malay Studies, NUS-FASS; Dr. Jamie Davidson, Dept. of Political Science, NUS-FASS; Dr. Willie Abasolo, GS secretary; Dr. Hendrik Carl Meyer Ohle, chair, Japanese Studies, NUS-FASS; Dr. Salvador Catelo, CEM professor of Ag.econ; Dr. Phil Daquila, professor and deputy head of Southeast Asian Studies; Prof. Nanette Aquino CEM associate dean; Dr. Eric Thompson, Dept. of Sociology, NUS-FASS.
The symposium was capped by the presentation of NUS-FASS academic programs and fellowship grants, the paper presentations of Dr. Phil Daquila entitled “Internationalization of Higher Education in Singapore” and CEM assistant professor Jeanette Madamba entitled “Internationalization of Business Education in the Philippines: Status, Challenges and Directions.”
Last year, Dean Camacho was invited to present a plenary paper on the internationalization of higher education in the Philippines during the international conference on ”Internationalizing Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific”. The conference was hosted by the NUS-FASS on March 15-16, 2012 at the FASS Shaw Foundation Building. (see conference report here http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/migration/newsevents/e_intl_higher_edu_report.html)