CBSUA-CDE’s Konekted reaps Internationalization Award

Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) through the College of  Development Education’s (CDE) International Credit Transfer Program (ICTP) won as one of Top 16 Philippine Universities in the First Higher Education Internationalization Award on 19 May 2021.

CDE featuring in its contest entry, “Konekted: We Innovate Collaboration,” was the only SUC recipient of the “Internationalization Award” in the Bicol region during the First Philippine Higher Education Internationalization Award presented by the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education  (CHED).

UPOU with CHED had launched the First Philippine Higher Education Internationalization Award to recognize institutions of higher learning that implement inventive, impactful and sustainable internationalization initiatives vital towards Education 4.0 and were responsive to the needs of the time.

During the Virtual Awarding Ceremony which coincided with the Foundation Anniversary Week of the Commission on Higher Education, SUC President IV, Dr. Alberto N. Naperi, expressed his gratitude to CHED, its Chairman, Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera, and its Commissioner and CBSUA BOR Chairperson, Dr. Aldrin A. Darilag for their unceasing support to the internationalization endeavors of the University.

As testament to the growing contribution of the department to the internalization objectives and plans of the university through the International Credit Transfer Program (ICTP), SEAMEO Academic e-Mobility Program, Students’ Internship Abroad Program (SIAP), and numerous webinars and forum collaborations with international academes despite COVID-19 pandemic, CDE thru the leadership of the Dean, Dr. Raquel M. Reapor, upholds various endeavors to promote quality education, to provide meaningful learning experiences to the students, and to intensify global partnerships and linkages for academic and cultural exchanges.

“Konekted” was initially an extension program developed with the help of former CDE faculty members and now adapted as a name for the college’s internationalization initiative.

with report from Ms. Karen Mae Barce

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