Miriam College was the only college out of the 13 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that participated in the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) 2019 conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 25-28, 2019. It was the Commission on Higher Education that identified the Philippine delegation for the conference.
APAIE 2019 hosted over 2,500 delegates from over 60 countries. It carried the theme, “Diversity and Inclusivity of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific.”
The school was represented by Dr. Maria Margarita A. Acosta, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Mirma Tica-Ortiz, program coordinator of the Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office. They brought to the tables of engagements the school’s Centers of Excellence and Centers for Development, specialized short-term programs on service learning, volunteerism, and youth leadership.
Discussion on student and faculty mobility were likewise opened, paving the way for more collaborations with other HEIs in the Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe.
Some of the schools engaged were Taylor’s University in Malaysia, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore Management University, Toyo University in Japan, I-Shou University in Taiwan, University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, University of the Fraser Valley in Canada, Bangor University in the UK, and Florence Classical Arts Academy in Italy to name a few.