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CHED awards ADDU during the ASEAN ICONS Internationalization Awards

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) awarded the Ateneo de Davao University with the Best Internationalization (IZN) Practice during the Pandemic Award for its Globally Networked Learning Environment (GNLE). The award was conferred to the University during the ASEAN Philippine Higher Education Internationalization Champions Of Nation-building and Sustainability (ASEAN ICONS) Internationalization Awards last 26 August 2022 at Hilton Manila, Pasay City.

This award is given to the HEI with the best project or program which utilized existing resources and innovatively supported learning and engagement during the pandemic. AdDU was awarded under Category A (Public and Private HEIs).

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ADDU Partakes in the 28th Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU) Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After two years of disruption from the global pandemic, the Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU) has finally been able to come together for the 28th ASEACCU Conference, this time hosted by Saint Paul Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 23 to 27 August 2022. 

The week-long conference covered insight and conversations on ‘memory and identity,’ as grounded in the incredible history of Cambodia as well as its cultural and spiritual roots in Buddhism. In his opening remarks, His Excellency Bishop Olivier Schmitthaeusler, the Apostolic Vicar of Phnom Penh, emphasized that without memory, there is no future since “a nation is built over centuries on a common memory that creates attitudes and (above all) the feeling of a common belonging.”  The title of the conference harkens this, referring to the book Identity and Memory by Saint Pope John Paul II published in 2005. In the book, the Holy Father reflected on some of the most challenging issues and most critical questions of our times. 

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ADDU AIM Caps Series of In-Person Campus Visits with Cambodian and Vietnamese Partners

After two years of being put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 28th Conference Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU) was finally hosted at the Saint Paul Institute (SPI), Takeo Province, Cambodia from 23-27 August 2022. The Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao (AIM) Office represented the goals of Ateneo de Davao University for strategic internationalization alongside the attendance of student delegates and a staff representative from the Arrupe Office of Social Formation (AOSF). 

The AIM Office was also able to acquire permission to extend the networking effort beyond the ASEACCU Conference and towards appointments with other non-ASEACCU higher education institutions in Phnom PenhCambodia and existing and potential partner universities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The trip was a realization of the AIM Office’s pre-pandemic plans to conduct in-person visits with Asian HEI partners, with Indonesia being the first leg of that implementation last May 2022. The success of the Indonesia networking trip provided the momentum for the appointments in Cambodia and Vietnam. 

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ADDU Formalizes Partnership with 5 Indonesian Muhammadiyah HEIs

With its mission to promote cultural understanding and friendship with its Asian neighbors, the Ateneo de Davao University – through its Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao Office – hosted the Indonesian delegation composed of five (5) Muhammadiyah HEIs for an exploratory meeting for potential areas of collaboration.

The visiting Indonesian universities include Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY); Universitas Muhammadiyah Dr. Hamka (UHAMKA); Universitas Muhammadiyah Bangka Belitung (UNMUH BABEL); Muhammadiyah Pharmacy Vocational School of Cirebon (STF Muhammadiyah Cirebon); and Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar (UNISMUH MAKASSAR) last 10 August 2020.

To follow through with the visit, the Indonesian Delegation visited the ADDU once again for the Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the institutions. 

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ADDU and ICRC Organize Hybrid International Learning Session
on the International Humanitarian Law

August is considered as the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) month. The IHL — or the law of armed conflict — is a set of rules that seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict. And by virtue of Executive Order 134 of 1999, the Philippines celebrates IHL Month every August, with the 12th day being designated as IHL Day.

In celebration of the IHL month, the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) –  through its Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao (AIM) OfficeInternational Studies Department, and the Ateneo Public Interest and Legal Advocacy (APILA) – and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-organized the first hybrid International Learning Session on the topic of International Humanitarian Law.

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ADDU and UMAP welcome participants all over Asia to the Virtual Discovery Camp

The Ateneo de Davao University, through its Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao (AIM) Office and Arrupe Office of Social Formation (AOSF), and the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), welcome participants from all over Asia to the Discovery Camp with the service learning framework entitled: Gonô Bong Tëkuy: Our Common Home, Our Common Humanity (Meaningful Mindanawon Encounters in Service-Learning).

On 24 August 2022, the orientation hosted delegates from different universities and academic institutions:

Indonesia: Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia (Jakarta); Soegijapranata Catholic University (Semarang); Sultan Agung Islamic University (Semarang); and Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta)

Thailand: Mae Fah Luang University (Chiang Rai) and Xavier Learning Community (Chiang Rai)

India: Karpagam Academy of Higher Education (Coimbatore)

Philippines: Ateneo de Davao University (Davao City); Ateneo de Zamboanga University (Zamboanga City); Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas (Batangas City); President Ramon Magsaysay State University (Zambales); West Visayas State University – Main Campus (Iloilo City); and San Pedro College (Davao City).

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