The Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), a prestigious institution in Malaysia renowned for its focus on technological education, research, and engineering, recently visited the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) to further strengthen their ties and foster collaboration. The purpose of this visit was to facilitate an exchange of updates on ongoing projects and deepen the partnership between the two universities.
During the courtesy call, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, President of USeP, warmly welcomed the UTP team led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. M Fadzil B Hassan, Director of the Institute of Autonomous System, along with Dr. Noridah Osman, Program Manager PMIII, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hashmani Manzoor. Dr. Generalao expressed her enthusiasm for the collaborative endeavor, setting a positive tone for the discussions to follow. Ms. Inni J. Mayan from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) XI assisted the UTP delegation during the visit.
Subsequently, the USeP Research, Development, and Extension (RDE) team, led by Dr. Shirley S. Villanueva, Vice President for RDE, invited the UTP team to the RDE Conference Room to delve deeper into the latest developments of their collaborative engagement. Engr. Filmann T. Simpao, Project Leader, presented updates on the Halal Transparent Tracking System (HATTS) project, while Dr. Karl P. Campos, the TBI-TED Officer-In-Charge, showcased the progress of the Technology Business Incubation – Technology Exploration & Delivery (TBI-TED) Technology transfer project. An Audio-Visual Presentation highlighting the RDE activities was shown by Ms. Pamela Dawn G. Patayon, representing Dr. Eleonor T. Guden, R&D Division Director. The presentations sparked fruitful discussions surrounding the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Dr. Bonifacio G. Gabales, Jr., Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Reynaldo M. Nogodula, International Affairs Division Director, were also present to contribute ideas related to the academic and internationalization aspects of the partnership.
Through the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and resources, UTP and USeP aim to enhance their educational offerings and make significant contributions to the advancement of technology-related disciplines. This collaborative effort is expected to foster mutual growth and provide valuable opportunities for the academic and research development of students and faculty members from both universities.