Tarlac State University forged a partnership with the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) Graduate School Department of Global Culture and Contents in South Korea to explore joint research projects and joint international research conferences.
The memorandum of understanding signing was held earlier this morning (September 7) via Zoom platform.
The MOU, valid for five years, states that both parties seek to invite faculty members and staff to participate in research projects, publications, theses, and the exchange of essays and information in the field of research.
“I would like to learn from the experiences of Tarlac State University, and if possible, with the student exchange, faculty exchange, the joint research and joint lecture to academic research and workshops,” Dr. Dae Geun Lim, Graduate School Department of Global Culture and Contents Head Professor, said in his speech.
According to Office of University Research Development Director Dr. Robert V. Marcos, the MOU is historic because this is the first partnership for research that will focus on global culture and contents. He considers this a step toward strengthening research on international collaborations, especially on culture.
HUFS delegates are expected to visit the Philippines to join the Multidisciplinary Research Conference in December 2023.
In a message of commitment, TSU President Dr. Arnold E. Velasco assured the Korean partners that the provisions in the MOU would be implemented.
“We commit that we will implement [and] uphold the policies, guidelines, and other conditions set in this memorandum of understanding in order to implement all areas, particularly promoting institutional exchange, facilitating the exchange of academic materials as well as conducting joint international research conferences. We are very thankful [to HUFS] for considering us, Tarlac State University, in this endeavor,” Pres. Velasco said.
Both institutions agreed to work with the concrete contents of research projects and venture into different areas in the future via a separate agreement. (jlmm-OPA)