“Mindanao is ideal for internationalizing its local government because it is at the crossroads,” so said Dr. Trevor Hogan, Research Director of Australia’s La Trobe University during his first visit to MSU-IIT.
Hogan introduced the programs and research thrusts of La Trobe University to a group of MSU-IIT’s Deans, Directors, Department Chairs and some faculty members during a luncheon-meeting held at the Boardroom on February 1, 2016.
Hogan talked about the 25 areas of discipline in humanities, the social sciences, science and technology in his university that was founded in 1967. He talked about the multi-cultural make up of his university with 25 nations represented within its sprawling campus. He emphasized the response of his university to many challenges of the faculty to engage with other disciplines and being cognizant of information technology integrating this in the academic setting.
Among the more significant aspects he shared with his audience was the indigenous strategy in education by introducing Trobe University freshmen to know about indigenous Australia and to learn about indigenous languages that provides much potential for research.
La Trobe University is among the top 400 universities in the world. It is located in Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia. In its official webpage, La Trobe is advertised as one of elite universities in the world with “more than a third of subjects assessed in the latest 25 World University Rankings.” UK today. La Trobe University is am we released in the UK today.
Dr. Feliciano B. Alagao, Vice Chancellor for Planning & Development for his part introduced the guests to MSU-IIT’s academic and extension programs, research thrusts and other achievements of the Institute.
An open forum followed after the presentations by Hogan and Alagao. (OPI News release)