In compliance with CMO 55, s.2016 , Policy Framework and Strategies on the Internationalization of Philippine Higher Education, CHED granted 15 qualified HEIs for the Internationalization Program .


The first phase of the seven month Internationalization program of CHED is the Canadian Experience with the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) from June 24-July 22,2017.  There were 9 days lecture with 18 modules to cover, 9 days visit to  8 universities and  4 colleges in Ottawa: Carleton University, Algonquin College and University of Ottawa; in Montreal: Concordia University and McGill University; and in Toronto: Ryerson University, McMaster University, Centennial College, Seneca College, Niagara College, York University and Guelph University.

Aside from the school visit, there were lectures from very competent Professors Hans de Wit,  Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Lynch School, Boston College, and Ms Sonja Knutson, Director of Internationalization, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada.

The15 participating universities from the Philippines are  Centro Escolar University, Far Eastern  University, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Mapua University,  St Paul University (Tuguegarao), Holy Angel University, Lyceum University (Batangas), Cavite Agriculture State University, Tarlac Agriculture University, Bicol Agriculture University, Cebu Technological University, Central Mindanao University, Caraga State University, University of the Immaculate Conception and Capitol University.

CU was represented by the VPAA, Dr Amor Q de Torres.

What is Internationalization and why?

With the advent of globalization and rapid changes in information and communications technology – the concept of internationalization is distinguished from international education by the comprehensiveness of the framework and the inclusion of different forms, providers and products of cross-border education apart from internationalization initiatives at home.

Internationalization has increasingly become a key feature of higher education in the global era, in light of the freer flow of students and workers within and across regional economies and the necessity of international linkages in the generation of productive knowledge, innovation and technology.  In particular, the integration of ASEAN Member Sates enlarges the economic space for its members by expanding markets for goods and services. The opportunities and challenges opened by this integration are the backdrop of the Philippines’ comprehensive and far-reaching policy reforms that includes the internationalization of higher education


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