TAU is in the South

AdCo meets BastSU’s Prexy

No less than Dr. Tirso R. Ronquillo, President of Batangas State University (BatSU), welcomed the Tarlac Agricultural University’s (TAU) Administrative Council (AdCo) headed by its president, Dr. Max P. Guillermo, during the first day of TAU’s annual Partnership Development and Planning Workshop on August 4.

In the courtesy call at BatSU’s Pablo Borbon Campus, Dr. Ronquillo recognized TAU’s international presence citing that the latter is one of the country’s top performing agricultural universities and affirmed BatSU’s commitments to the multilateral agreement involving both state universities and colleges (SUCs) and nine others which was formalized in 2021.

“Your coming here is a message of cooperation and beyond collaboration there should be friendship,” Dr. Ronquillo said. The two SUC IV presidents also discussed BatSU’s Knowledge, Innovation, and Science Technology (KIST) Park and the possibility of establishing an agro-industrial park in Tarlac.

A forum at BatSU’s Alangilan Campus ensued after the courtesy call with Dr. Ronquillo. Led by Engr. Albertson D. Amante, BatSU’s Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension Services, the bilateral consultation pivoted on technology transfer protocols, early disaster warning system, learning modality and connectivity, and extension themes. Meanwhile, Dr. Amante also inquired about TAU’s internationalization efforts especially on QS Stars and Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

BatSU has over 40,000 students and 1,700 faculty and staff spread across 11 campuses. In 2022 BatSU was declared as National Engineering University by virtue of RA 11694 making the university a leader in “shaping a new vision for engineering education in the country.”

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