Korean experts from the Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea are currently training five state colleges and universities in the region, including Palawan State University (PSU) and Western Philippine University (WPU) based in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
Three other tertiary learning institution participating in the program are from Romblon, Marinduque and Mindoro.
The 4-day Management of Technology Commercialization Training Workshop this January 8-11, 2018 at PSU Hostel was participated by representatives of the said schools with their respective university and college presidents and were expected to boosts their capabilities in engaging in research and development, and other technology management endeavors.
Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay, Regional Director of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) MIMAROPA said that the capability building and training workshop is part of the partnership between the DOST and Hanyang University to boosts technology application, commercialization, and help uplift local communities in the country, and in the region in specific.
She said that this is one of the highlights of their office’s accomplishments for the previous year, which is the formalization of the said tie-up, which according to her will surely benefit a substantial number of people in the region. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Academic, Research & Development & Technology Management Cooperation with DOST and Hanyang University was done in the previous year.
Dr. Jieun Kim, chairperson of Graduate School of Technology and Innovation Management said that they are pursuing on ASEAN collaboration in a technological field, and DOST is among their partners.
Dr. Gyunghyun Choi, dean, Graduate School of Technology and Innovation Management said that Hanyang University based in Seoul, South Korea established in 1939 has a student population of 33,000 in 29 colleges with more than 3,900 faculty members and instructors. He said that they are in partnership with 76 countries and 720 universities and they accommodated more than 6,700 foreign students.
Also present during the ongoing 4-day training were Prof. Marissa S. Pontillas, officer in charge of the office of the university president of Palawan State University (PSU), Dr. Elsa P. Manarpaac, university president of Western Philippine University (WPU), Dr. Merian C. Mani, college president of Marinduque State College, Dr. Marlyn G. Nielo, college president of Occidental Mindoro State College and Dr. Elvin Gaac of Romblon State University.