Nagoya University, Japan to conduct Opening and Entrance Ceremony for 2016 Transnational Doctoral Program for Filipino Candidates

Los Baños, Laguna--- Nagoya University (NU) will formally welcome its first Filipino scholar admitted to the NU Transnational Program for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries during the Opening and Entrance Ceremony to be held on 8 March 2016 at the Acacia Hotel, Manila. The candidate will pursue a doctoral degree in Bioagricultural sciences, specializing in animal science. He will begin his studies in April 2016. The Filipino student will conduct his research at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Animal Science Laboratory with academic advisers and professors from NU and a co-academic supervisor from UPLB. Additionally, in October 2016, Nagoya University will conduct an Opening and Entrance Ceremony for subsequent Filipino candidates admitted to the program. It may be recalled that on 2 December 2015, NU and UP signed a Memorandum of Agreement on the hosting of the NU Asian Satellite Campus-Philippines for doctoral program areas of study including Bioagriculture and International Development at the UPLB Graduate School. NU offers special research-based doctoral degree programs which primarily target mid-level professionals in government positions, not-for-profit groups, professional societies, or academic institutions from select Asian countries (such as the Philippines) who have already completed a master’s degree and wish to earn a doctoral degree. Because the program utilizes a hybrid distance education format such as computer technology as well as face to face seminar instruction, students can pursue their doctorate degrees through NU without having to spend three years of full-time study in Nagoya, Japan. The successful candidates will attend e-learning courses and online lectures in English by Japanese NU professors at the Asian Satellite Campus-Philippines based in UPLB, and will be invited to visit Nagoya University, Japan once a year for a period of three years for the regular face-to-face schooling. Regular visits of Japanese professors and academic advisers to the Asian Satellite Campus at UPLB will be conducted for the actual laboratory and field research, research guidance, and tutorials to ensure the quality of outputs by the students. The Bioagricultural Sciences program offers the following fields of study: Biosphere Resources Sciences, Biological Mechanisms and Functions, Applied Molecular Biosciences, Bioengineering Sciences. The Fields of study available through the International Development program include: Economic Development, Rural and Regional Development, Education and Human Resource Development, Governance and Law, Peace Building, and Social Development and Culture. (written and posted by E. C. Cedicol) For more information on the Philippines Satellite Campus please click on this link