MSU Tawi-Tawi joins QS Apple Summit in Fukuoka, Japan
MSU Tawi-Tawi was present, together with more than 700 academic institutions around the Asia-Pacific region, during the QS Apple 2019 Summit held in the Fukuoka International Congress Center, Japan last November 26-28.
The QS Apple is an annual gathering of renowned schools and research universities in the Asia-Pacific, with the goal of promoting academic excellence. The QS Apple is now in its 15th year.
This year's summit revolves on the theme "Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Ageing Societies: The Changing Roles of Universities in the Asia-Pacific." In its official website, this year's theme seeks not only to explore how universities in the Asia-Pacific and beyond can give rise to new digital industrial technologies through excellent research and innovation and contribute to the positive growth of the society, but also to discover how these technological advancements can help to overcome the impact of ageing populations on the global economy.
Apart from sitting in during the plenary and various sessions, the delegation was able to meet and hold short meetings with officials of other international universities. The Philippines' Commission on Higher Education (CHED) was also represented and had a booth showcasing our country's higher education system, and its recent achievements.
Together with MSU Tawi-Tawi in representing the MSU System is a delegation from MSU-IIT. Both groups are personally led by Chancellors Guinto-Sali and Tanggol, respectively.
Chancellor Guinto-Sali is very positive that internationalization efforts would continue to spur growth within the university, especially on areas of instruction, governance and personnel development. She adds that this is just a start of many things to improve and help MSU Tawi-Tawi in the field of international research and exchanges.
With the Chancellor in the delegation are Director Alnasul Sali, Director Zayda Halun, Dean Anabel Wellms, Dean Elvinia Alivio and Dr. Richard Dumilag.