Cordillera university launches Asian cultural center

AN ASIAN Cultural Education Center (Acec) has been launched in Baguio City to establish a peaceful relationship among partner universities.

The center was launched May 25, with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between University of the Cordilleras (UC), the Chunbok National University in China and the Ludong University in Korea.

The agreement states the center will serve as the convergence area for cultural studies as well as best educational practices that may serve as springboard for the other partner schools.

Based on the agreement, Acec is intended to support cultural exchange in each country particularly on language education.

The center is open to the public not only for the students and faculties of the three universities but also for those who want to learn new things and ideas and its impact to the education system in the Philippines, says UC President Ray Dean Salvosa.

“Chunbok and Ludong university presidents have joint projects done by the Korean and Baguio students,” Salvosa said.

Salvosa traced UC’s relationship with Korea and China about seven years and said UC has a sizable number of Korean and Chinese students taking up courses on language, engineering, education, information technology and nursing.

The university president added UC is considering adopting the curriculum of the two partner universities for an upgraded syllabus of courses.

Salvosa concluded that a university cannot grow if there are no investments in research and innovations. (With reports from Jhechar Madamba/MMSU Intern)
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