University of the Philippines Los Baños
Monday, 25 April 2016 00:00

UPLB signs MOU with Kobe University

MOU Kobe

UPLB and Kobe University (KU) in Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop academic programs and projects that will benefit both in their instruction, research and training programs.

The MOU, which covers a 5-year period, was signed by KU President Hiroshi Takeda on March 23 in KU while UPLB chancellor, Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. signed it on April 21 at the BM Gonzalez Hall in UPLB.

Witnessing the signing of the MOU were Dr. Enrico P. Supangco, dean of the UPLB College of Agriculture (CA), and Dr. Takashi Miyano, dean of the KU Faculty of Agriculture and Graduate School of Agricultural Science.

Also present during the occasion were Dr. Portia Lapitan, vice chancellor for academic affairs; Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., dean of the Graduate School; Dr. Simplicio M. Medina, director of the Office of International Linkages; and Dr. Edna A. Aguilar, faculty member at the Crop Science Cluster of CA.

KU was established in 1949 and is one of the oldest and largest national universities in Japan. It is known for its integrated research in social and natural sciences and is among the top universities of Japan. (Jessa Jael S. Arana)