The University of the Philippines Visayas and the Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for research, training and public service program collaborations on August 14, 2017 at the University of the Philippine Visayas, Iloilo City campus.
UPV Chancellor, Dr. Rommel A. Espinosa and ISAT-U Pres, Dr. Raul F. Muyong signed the MOU in behalf of their respective universties. Witnessing the signing were, CHED Commissioner Prospero De Vera, UP President Danilo Concepcion, UPV Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, Dr. Ricardo Babaran and ISAT-U Vice President Carmelo Ambut.
UPV and ISAT-U’s common interest in fostering innovative capability-building programs in fisheries and aquatic sciences can be a strategy for both universities to generate new knowledge, and sustain development of technologies.
In the MOU, both decided to to pursue the following: 1) develop collaborative activities in the furtherance of the common goals and objectives of UPV and ISAT-U; 2) to undertake collaborative graduate level instruction, research, training, and public service or extension programs; 3) to promote exchange of scientists and researchers for graduate level instruction, research, training and other related activities; 4) to strengthen the research capabilities of faculty and researchers through the cooperative use of materials and facilities; and, 5) to enhance the institutional capabilities of UPV and ISAT-U by collaborating in emerging trans-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary research programs of mutual interest.