Cebu Technological University (CTU) hosted the national training on internationalization that centered on “Building a Global Campus: Internationalization of Philippine Higher Education” last week in Cebu City at the behest of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Canadian Bureau for International Education(CBIE)
Last year, CTU Director for Internationalization and ASEAN Integration Doris Ogdoc-Gascon was among the 15 representatives of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines to join the training in Canada, focusing on internationalizing Philippine higher education toward creating a strategic internationalization plan.
Eventually, the chosen 15 (also known as “Canada 15”), would meet monthly for three months to discuss further on the status, challenges, recommendations and next steps of the internationalization office.
The culmination phase in Cebu highlighted talks on Canadian embassy’s support for education; overview of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-Canadian Bureau for International Education(CBIE) training; Philippine framework for internationalization; global, regional, and national contexts of higher education and its impact on internationalization; management, governance and administration of internationalization; internationalization abroad and at home; strategic partnerships and sustainability of internationalization; and CHED’s support for education.
CTU, as one of the six public higher education institutions (HEIs) of ‘Canada 15’, presented the strategic internationalization plans, which was followed by those of other SUCs—Tarlac Agricultural University, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Caraga State University, Central Mindanao University, Cavite State University, and private institutions—St. Paul University Philippines, University of the Immaculate Conception and Holy Angel University, Mapua University, Far Eastern University, Capitol University, Lyceum of the Philippines-Batangas, Centro Escolar University and Technological Institute of the Philippines.
Internationalization heads of invited universities were also present to learn from members of ‘Canada15’.
CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta, Jr. showed up at the event to welcome around 90 participants who value the ‘global campus’ paradigm of Canada and Philippines. Internationalization and ASEAN Integration Office.