In a virtual ceremony on January 10, 2024, José Rizal University (JRU) officially solidified its partnership with INTI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY from Malaysia by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The event was graced by distinguished attendees, including Mr. Song Kuok Thong, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Social Impact, and Associate Prof. Dr. Choo Wou Onn, Director of International Relations and Collaborations, representing INTI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY. From JRU, the notable presence of President Dr. Vicente K. Fabella, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Miguel M. Carpio, Deans Dr. Allan Galvez, Dr. Kathleen Apilado, Dr. Tessie Da Jose, and Director Maria Karenina S. Guillermo from the Quality and Linkages Office added a significant touch to the virtual gathering.
The collaboration between JRU and INTI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY has been in the making since the Malaysian delegation’s visit to JRU in October 2023. During their visit, the INTI team, led by Professor Wou Onn Choo, AP. Ts. Dr. engaged with Vice President Mike, Deans Kathleen, Allan, and Tessie. The visit included a comprehensive campus tour, marking a memorable occasion as the last university visited by Professor Wou Onn Choo during the tour.
The areas of cooperation outlined in the MOU reflect the commitment of both institutions to fostering a robust partnership. These include:
a) Student Mobility and Visiting Scholar Programs: Facilitating opportunities for students and scholars to engage in cross-cultural experiences.
b) Academic Programs Collaborations: Joint initiatives to enhance academic offerings and enrich the educational experience.
c) Joint Publication and Research Activities: Collaborative efforts in research and publications to advance knowledge and contribute to academic excellence.
d) Exchange of Academic Materials and Other Information: Sharing resources to benefit the academic communities of both universities.
e) Scholarly Activities: Organizing courses, seminars, training, conferences, and symposiums to promote scholarly discourse.
f) Other Activities and Programs: The flexibility to explore additional collaborative initiatives as mutually agreed upon by both parties.
The ceremonial virtual MOU signing marks the beginning of a promising chapter in the relationship between José Rizal University and INTI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY. This collaboration is poised to create a dynamic and enriching academic environment for students, faculty, and researchers from both institutions.
About INTI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
INTI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY is a renowned institution in Malaysia known for its commitment to providing a world-class education. With a focus on international collaborations and academic excellence, INTI prepares students to thrive in a globalized world.