Mapúa continues to create virtual avenues for students to acquire global career practices and perspectives
Mapúa University has forged a number of strong international partnerships and linkages that enable its students to acquire and be exposed to global knowledge and best practices of their future careers. Through its Office of International Career and Exchange Programs (ICEP), the University’s international programs have become pandemic-proof with Mapúa continuing to initiate efforts that maximize its global connections and digital tools for learning to deliver joint lectures on varying fields with partner higher education institutions in Asia.
The University’s most recent undertaking were the joint online classes held this May with themes on Biomedical Engineering – Telemedicine, Graphic Design and Illustration, Innovation Management, and Networking – Basic Networking, which were in collaboration with its two international partner institutions: Telkom University, Indonesia and Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“The objective of the joint online classes is to provide an avenue for students to learn from the different perspective of the professors from the three universities involved while allowing them to gain valuable insights on the topics relevant to their programs of study,” said ICEP director Engr. Rosette Eira E. Camus.
The themes were jointly selected by the organizing members from the three universities and were based on common program strengths of the delivering institutions. Each class had one representative from the participating schools, serving as a good opportunity for students to experience and compare the teaching methods of professors from the partner universities with that of Mapúa’s.
Currently, Mapúa is also working on two short-term programs, namely the International Business Sustainability Initiative with Universitas Islam Indonesia, which will be joined by students of Mapúa and its subsidiaries Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) and Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MCM), and a program on Energy with Universitas Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia. ICEP will also be organizing new sets of mini-colloquium series with partner universities to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2021.