The University of San Carlos School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biosphere Science recently signed a linkage agreement for their students and faculty.
The USC delegation was led by assistant vice president for Academic Affairs Fr. Narciso A Cellan Jr., SVD, and included SAS dean Dr. Delia E. Belleza, Department of Biology chair Dr. Paul John L. Geraldino, as well as Education dean Dr. Rita May P. Tagalog, and Engineering assistant dean Engr. Ricardo L. Fornis in its trip to Japan.
The academic linkage will be between the School of Education and the School of Engineering, respectively.
The pact enabled M.S. Biology student Kathlyn Buendia to go to Hiroshima University to complete part of her thesis in their laboratory. Buendia is supervised by associate professor Makoto Hirayama of the Food Science and Biofunctions Division. Hirayama, who is expected to visit USC to give a lecture as part of the exchange program, is a protégé of Professor Emeritus Kanji Hori, a world-renowned expert in algae.
The USC delegation also made courtesy calls to the offices of the vice president for International Affairs Prof. Yasushi Maruyama, dean of Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Prof. Makoto Iwanaga, dean of Graduate School of Education Prof. Masataka Koyama, and dean of Graduate School of Engineering Prof. Yoshihisu Kawahara.