Angelo Acedera, News, Communication Management Office
Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday, October 15, 2021.
The virtual ceremonial signing of the memorandum of understanding was attended by the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Ambassador Steven Robinson and delegates from both PUP, headed by Dr. Manuel M. Muhi, and QUT, led by Prof. Scott Sheppard AO.
The collaboration between Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Queensland University of Technology will involve the mutual exchange of expertise, talents, and resources that will foster each institution's capabilities across different topics.
In the ceremonial signing, QUT Professor Sheppard said that they value international collaborations with important partners like PUP. “We believe that we are very grounded now to education and research and hence, we value these international collaborations with important partners like PUP. Over the past 20 years, we have been fortunate to work with a number of the largest training facilities in the Philippines,” he said.
President Muhi expressed his gratitude for this international collaboration. “We are immensely grateful to God for providing the technical expertise in evaluating, reviewing, and recommending the course to be included in the program. This collaboration will provide an advanced training program for professionals who are applying for mid-level positions, in project management, we will endeavor to produce professionals that possess the critical knowledge and skills in a project management area.”
The project management program was driven by the demand for professionals with competency and skills in project management, particularly in the fields of engineering, construction management, and the manufacturing industry.
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