Nanyang Technological University (NTU) accommodated Cebu Technological University(CTU) delegates headed by CTU President Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta Jr., who anticipated a great deal of best practices from Asia’s top 3 university. NTU stays behind University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore (NUS) based on QS University Rankings: Asia 2016.
During the meeting, NTU executives talked about NTUitive which is an Innovation and Enterprise Company of the university. This supports NTU’s mission to develop a vibrant and entrepreneurial ecosystem that will encourage innovation, foster entrepreneurship, and facilitate commercialization of research.
NTUitive manages NTU’s intellectual property and handles the challenges of commercialization of early stage technologies. This and other university practices that afforded NTU the nickname “a fast-rising university” in Singapore were shared.
NTU has had 82 licenses, 37 of which are software, 357 technology disclosures, $1.65 million in research grants, 464 research collaboration agreements bringing in $18 million in industry funding for the university, 972 active patent applications, 457 granted patents, and 12 spin-off companies.
Dr. Rose Mary L. Almacen, CTU-Danao campus director, initiated the benchmarking activity. Her vision to engage in a productive undertaking with one of the world’s best universities was materialized in hopes that CTU will bring more technological innovations to the globe. CTU-Danao has been increasingly producing competent graduates especially that its linkages are some of the country’s big industries.
The first batch comprised of, among others, Dr. Amelia Y. Medalle, faculty regent; Engr. Roel Vasquez, chair for Industrial Engineering and Production; Prof. Carmencita Quiňo, dean of College of Technology and Prof. Jose Marie Anoos, chair for Business Affairs and Resource Generation. Other campus directors who joined them on September 27 were Dr. Januario L. Flores (CTU-Main), Dr. Levy S. Lepon (CTU-Daanbantayan), and Dr. Juanita A. Pinote (CTU-Argao).
Asst. Campus Director Gamaliel G. Gonzales headed the second batch that left on October 3. It included, among others, Prof. Roselyn R. Gonzales, dean of College of Education; Engr. Delfa G. Castilla , dean of College of Engineering; Rey Pekitpekit, chair for Extension Services and Dr. Arthur Galo, chair for OJT. (Lesley Karen Penera, CTU-Danao Publication Chair)