Friday, December 18, 2015

GCOE signs MOA with Nagoya University

DLSU-GCOE and NU MOA Signing
The Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) has committed to pursue academic exchange and cooperation with Nagoya University (NU) with the signing of  the following two documents last December 14, 2015: (a) Agreement for Academic Exchange and Cooperation between the College of Engineering, De La Salle University, Philippines and the Graduate Schools of Engineering and the Graduate Schools of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan, (b) Student Exchange Memorandum between the Gokongwei College of Engineering, De La Salle University and  the Graduate Schools of Engineering and the Graduate Schools of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University.
Dr. Dungca presents the DLSU Centennial Book to Prof. Niimi
Signing for GCOE were Dr. Jonathan Dungca (GCOE Dean) and Mr. Dennis Cruz (GCOE Director for External Affairs). Prof. Tomohide Niimi, (Dean of the Graduate School and School of Engineering) and Prof.Hiroshi Kanzawa (Dean, Graduate School of Environmental Studies) signed for Nagoya University.The signing of the MOA was part of the Networking Mission of the GCOE team composed of Dr. Dungca, Mr. Cruz, Dr. Pag-asa Gaspillo (Vice-Chancellor of DLSU STC) and Dr. Andres Oreta (GCOE QA Director). Dr. Gaspillo and Dr. Oreta are alumni of Nagoya University and vice President and secretary of the Nagoya University Alumni Association – Philippine Branch, respectively. Engr. Rodolfo Mendoza, former part-time faculty of the CE Dept. who is now a PhD student at Nagoya University also joined the meetings.

N2U-Bridge Site Visit with Dr. Miura

Disaster Mitigation Research Center with Dr. Noda
The GCOE Networking at Nagoya University includes visits of the N2U-BRIDGE (Nexco-Central and Nagoya University, Bridge Model with Restoration and Integrated Deterioration for Global Engineers), Geotechnical Engineering Lab and the Disaster Mitigation Research Center. Discussion meetings with the Professors of the Department of Civil Engineering,  Environmental Science and Chemical Engineering were conducted.
Infront of the Nagoya University Marker and Toyoda Auditorium
Dr. Gaspillo presents the DLSU STC during the meeting
 DLSU GCOE will explore the PhD sandwich program, short research visits of faculty and graduate students and technical tours as possible activities with Nagoya University. Nagoya University launched last Dec 2, 2015 a satellite campus at UPLB for the Agricultural Science and International Development PhD Programs. DLSU GCOE will also explore the possibility of inviting NU to set-up also a satellite campus for Engineering programs at the STC.
Infront of the Nagoya University Nobel Prize Exhibition Hall

Nagoya University is one of the leading universities in Japan and in the world. Since 2001, six of its researchers and professors received Nobel Awards for outstanding research in chemistry and physics.

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