The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines has named the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) as one of the institutional awardees for internationalization of higher education in the Philippines, while Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, TAU’s Director for External Linkages and International Affairs, is also a recipient of the award in the individual category.
The Awarding Ceremony took place during the CHED International Affairs Staff (IAS) Recognition of Partners on December 5, 2019 at Astoria Hotel, Manila. Philippines.
The award is given to Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) and international relations officers in recognition of invaluable contributions in strengthening and advancing the internationalization of Philippine Higher Education.
The University attributes this cognizance to all its international and local collaborators for the development and implementation of mutually beneficial partnership initiatives and activities that contribute to institutional development and international visibility.
With strong administrative support, the University, spearheaded by its President Dr. Max Guillermo, has been an advocate of internationalization of education as it endeavors to catalyze sustainable development through partnerships, access to quality education and inclusiveness, in producing competent graduates who are industry-ready and globally-competitive.
Internal collaboration is also practiced, as different colleges and departments of the university also converge and work together in performing internationalization activities covering partnership development, mobility and other special projects.
The yearly event is organized by CHED-IAS though the leadership of Atty. Lily Freida M. Milla, the Commission’s OIC Deputy Executive Director and concurrent Director of IAS.