SEARCA, NTU develop framework for institutional cooperation

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The SEARCA delegation, led by Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, (front, third from right) participated in a Workshop on Developing the Framework of Institutional Cooperation between SEARCA and the National Taiwan University (NTU) – College of Bioresources and Agriculture (CBA). The Workshop was held on 8 February 2018 following the renewal of the two institutions' 10-year Memorandum of Understanding for Institutional Cooperation. 

Joining Dr. Saguiguit in the Workshop were Ms. Adoracion T. Robles, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Deputy Director for Administration and Unit Head, Management Services (front, rightmost); Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, Program Head, Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD) (behind, fifth from right); Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, Program Head, Research and Development Department (RDD) (behind, third from right); Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz, Program Head, Knowledge Management Department (KMD) (front, second from right); and Ms. Maria Monina Cecilia A. Villena, Special Projects Coordinator and Network Administrator of SEARCA's Biotechnology Information Center (BIC) under the KMD (behind, fourth from right).

They were received by the NTU officials led by Dr. Huu-Sheng Lur, Dean and Professor at the Department of Agronomy under CBA (front, third from left).

The Workshop aims to develop the finer details of possible collaborative activities between SEARCA and NTU particularly in the areas of research, capacity building, and knowledge management, as well as student, faculty, and staff exchange programs.

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