Introduction

The global stage is advancing towards a more open and competitive sharing of knowledge in accordance with today’s upswing of technology. This calls for a creative integration of Academic Diplomacy that will serve as a catalyst for sustainable growth among higher education institutions towards border-less academe. Academic Diplomacy should be strictly observed in mentoring our modern generations. One of its purposes is to foster “international meeting of minds” to clarify local and international issues, and work towards a shared understanding and providing solutions to current problems (Farrelly, 2015). Read more

Objectives

  1. To forge a common understanding of academic diplomacy in higher education;
  2. To determine how academic diplomacy support the university role in the creation of a ‘better global citizen;
  3. To strengthen the academic networks in Asia so that it can fully capture the potential of academic diplomacy;
  4. To consolidate and broaden perspectives on international academic partnerships focused on the development of international teaching and learning programs and joint research and innovation projects;...Read More
DAY 1 - OPENING [SEPTEMBER 15, 2017]
 
2:00PM-2:30PM Opening Program
Conference Video
Entrance of CHED Officials, Organizing Committee Members, Speakers, Guests
Invocation
Entrance of Colours
Philippine National Anthem
OLFU Hymn
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There will be about 250 total participants to this event. Invitation will be given to Education Leaders and International Affair Officers of Philippine Universities (private and SUCs) representing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao areas, International University Partners of Our Lady of Fatima University, representatives from CHED, international association groups such as UMAP, accreditation bodies such as FAAP, ACSCU-AAI, PACUCOA, and PAASCU.

  1. Improved awareness of the role of academic diplomacy in the internationalization of HEIs.
  2. Signed Memorandum of Understanding or Memorandum of Agreement among HEIs.
  3. Initial discussions made on research output sharing and joint research projects.
  4. Commitment among HEIs to integrate academic diplomacy in the internationalization of their respective organization.
  5. Exchange of invitations among participating HEIs for discussion / forum / observation / benchmarking visit in their university campuses.

Featured Topics & Speakers

Synergizing Partnerships in Advancing Research, Knowledge, and Science
Conference 2017

Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Noor Azlan Ghazali

Fusing Strengths in Bridging Academic Diplomacy in Higher Education in Asia

Laura Quiambao-del Rosario, PhD

Nuts and Bolts of Academic Diplomacy

Ms. Erin Watson-Lynn

Universities as Channels in Resolving Conflicts and Instruments for Global Change

Mr. Xavier Alpasa

Fostering Leadership for Sustainable Development through Academin Diplomacy

Dr. Ooi Ching Ya

Academic Diplomacy in the Midst of Technological Age

Dr. Yasmin Y. Ortiga

Academic “Centers,” Epistemic Differences and the Challenge of Research Collaboration in Higher Education

Dr. Luis Calingo

Juxtapositioning Academic Branding and Diplomacy

Mr. Charlito S. Ayco

Building Lives and Breaking Barriers

Mr. Julio S. Amador III

Ethics and Cultural Integration in Academic Diplomacy

How the Sparks Ignited

The global stage is advancing towards a more open and competitive sharing of knowledge in accordance with today’s upswing of technology and it calls for a sustainable growth among higher education institutions towards borderless academe through academic diplomacy.

This pertains to the diplomatic meeting of minds in clarifying issues towards building of a shared understanding, thereby providing solutions to current local or international problems.
The Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) is committed to advance and spearhead the development of Academic Diplomacy among higher education institutions in the Philippines. The University believes that Philippine education can step up with the international demands of a more open, competitive, and dynamic education system. Thus, the international conference Synergizing Partnerships in Advancing Research, Knowledge, and Science (SPARKS) was envisioned.

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