In a historic stride towards bringing the University to ASEAN circle, ISU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Thailand’s Maejo University President during the latter’s visit on Feb 7, 2015 for a joint education and research program between the two universities. Dr. Chamnian Yosraj of Maejo University who came with Dr. _______ was visibly excited over the prospect of working with the University and in his speech stressed that he hoped the move to jointly work together would indeed find fulfillment. ISU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Maejo University in Thailand.
Partnering with an ASEAN University is in adherence to the Roadmap for Public Education Reform in which one of the objectives is to upgrade leading SUCs to international standards. This move is envisioned to foster alliances and networks with Maejo University to enable exciting innovations in global education, facilitate cross-institutional learning and develop key educational and research areas in preparation to ASEAN integration.
Dr. Yosraj toured seven key projects of the University, including the Cagayan Valley Small Ruminants Center, the Automatic Weather Station, the Cacao Program, the Lidar Project and the Extension Radio Station.
Dr. Yosraj’s visit to ISU was an offshoot of Dr. Mamauag’s visit to Maejo University in December, last year in which she, along with International Affairs Director Dr. Gumpal and Vice President for RDET, was given a tour of MU’s successful research projects where they picked ideas that could be applied in ISU.