UP-UMA agree on increasing collaboration activities

| Written by Fred Dabu

Atty. Angelo A. Jimenez, UP President, and Prof. Juan Antonio Garc铆a Galindo, UMA Vice Rectorate of Social Projection and Communication, present a signed memorandum of agreement. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.)

 

The 91视频 (UP) and the Universidad de M谩laga (UMA) of Spain have agreed to strengthen linkages and increase opportunities for collaboration with the opening of representative offices between UP and UMA and the creation of the Aula Maria Zambrano UP-UMA Centre at the UP Diliman campus on December 1, 2023.

This Centre will be a hub 鈥渇or the study of relations between the Philippines, Spain and Ibero-America, enriching our understanding of the Pacific region’s cultural heritage,鈥 said UP President Angelo A. Jimenez.

 

Universidad de M谩laga (UMA) and 91视频 (UP) officials sign the agreements that aim to strengthen linkages and increase opportunities for collaboration in international studies. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.)

 

Officials of the two universities visited the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) International Collaboration Unit at Vinzons Hall, UP Diliman, before signing two Memoranda of Agreement at the UP Board of Regents Room at Quezon Hall.

鈥淭ogether, we aim to create a lasting impact on both our institutions and the public even beyond academic pursuits. The cultural, social, political, and economic exchanges facilitated by this collaboration will provide a broader vision on Transatlantic Studies,鈥 Jimenez said.

Prof. Juan Antonio Garc铆a Galindo, UMA Vice Rectorate of Social Projection and Communication, said that the Centre here will be a place for research and collaboration. It will also link UP to the International Network of Mar铆a Zambrano Centres for Transatlantic Studies (AMZET) and Centre for Ibero-American and Transatlantic Studies coordinated by the University of M谩laga.聽聽

 

UP President Angelo A. Jimenez and UMA Prof. Juan Antonio Garc铆a Galindo together with UMA Prof. Miriam Lopez Rodriguez, UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Leo D.P. Cubillan, UP Executive Vice President Jose Fernando T. Alcantara, UP Vice President for Public Affairs Rolando B. Tolentino, UP Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Ma. Shari Ni帽a G. Oliquino, UP Office of International Linkages Deputy Director Noel A. Moratilla, UP Diliman Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II, UP College of Law Dean Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, UP College of Law Associate Dean Solomon Lumba, and UP College of Law Prof. Donna Manlangit. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.)

 

New avenues for cooperation, particularly in the field of international studies, include participation of faculty and students in activities of international networks, identification of areas for research and development, promotion of the Transatlantic Studies Network (TSN) Revista de Estudios Internacionales, and joint organization of courses, seminars, conferences, and scientific-technical sessions.

The UP-UMA Centre in UP Diliman will be headed by UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Leo D.P. Cubillan. The UP Office at UMA Teatinos campus, Spain, will be headed by Prof. Susana Cabrero Yeto, UMA Vice Rectorate for Mobility and International Cooperation. With UMA Vice Rector Galindo was Dr. Miriam L贸pez-Rodr铆guez, UMA Deputy Vice-President for Social Projection.

With UP President Jimenez and Vice President Cubillan were Executive Vice President Jose Fernando T. Alcantara, Vice President for Public Affairs Rolando B. Tolentino, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Ma. Shari Ni帽a G. Oliquino, Office of International Linkages Deputy Director Noel A. Moratilla, UP Diliman Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II, College of Law Dean Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, College of Law Associate Dean Solomon Lumba, and College of Law Prof. Donna Manlangit.聽

Atty. Angelo A. Jimenez, UP President, and Prof. Juan Antonio Garc铆a Galindo, UMA Vice Rectorate of Social Projection and Communication. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.)

 

From left to right: UP College of Law Associate Dean Solomon Lumba, UP Office of International Linkages Deputy Director Noel A. Moratilla, UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Leo D.P. Cubillan, UP President Angelo A. Jimenez, UMA Prof. Juan Antonio Garc铆a Galindo, UMA Prof. Miriam Lopez Rodriguez, and UP Diliman Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.)

 

Universidad de M谩laga (UMA) and 91视频 (UP) officials exchange tokens of appreciation after the signing of the memorandums of agreement. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.)

Below are some highlights of the MOA signing with the University of Malaga. Video by Al Nikko Nagutom, UP MPRO.