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International Research Conference on Higher Education 2017(IRCHE 2017)
      Biennially, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), one of the biggest state universities in the Philippines organizes international conference to encourage its faculty and other scholars and researchers to present their research findings and other related papers. The conference, a multidisciplinary in nature recognizes research as the primary means to acquire new information and innovative ideas in many academic fields and disciplines addressing the different challenges by proposing sound solutions to the various problems not only in the Philippines but also in the Asia-Pacific region as well. The International Research Conference on Higher Education 2017 (IRCHE 2017) is a four-day, biennial activity initiated and organized by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in partnership with the Universitas Dhyana Pura together with the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR), National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and its international partners and collaborators such as the Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCoRE), the Academic International Consortium of Indonesia and the Burapha University, Thailand. This Conference will be held on December 13-16, 2017 at the Inna Grand Bali Resort (Hotel and Spa), Bali Indonesia, a follow up through activity from the successful research conferences organized by the University in 2011, 2013 and 2015. With the overwhelming response of research enthusiasts from the academe, business sector and government organizations, the University felt accountable to lead once again in showcasing worthy intellectual exploration in scholarly works. The following are the four (4) equally significant research program areas in higher education: Science, Engineering, and Technology/li> Education Business and Finance Humanities, Social Science and Communication The highlights of this year’s conference are as follows: Research Paper Presentations Nemesio E. Prudente Excellence in Research Award MOU Signing for Research and Academic Partnership
Sulistyanto is APCoRE’s Research Fellow 2016
      Dr. Didik Sulistyanto, a recognized scientist, educator and researcher from the Universitas Jember, was awarded the Research Fellow for 2015-2016 is a solemn ceremony held at the Dusit Thanie Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand, September 21, 2016. Dr. Sulisyantyanto is educated in Europe and received various research grants from different foundations particularly in the fields of biotechnology. He was recognized for his pioneering works which contributed in the development of the biotechnology and engineering.
PUP Research VP speaks at Asia Pacific Confab
      Dr. Joseph Mercado, Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning and Development of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), served as plenary speaker of the Asia Pacific Consortium for Researchers and Educators International Conference 2016 held at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand, September 21, 2016. The PUP official reminded the delegates from around the region about the important role of higher education institutions to remain “bastions of humanism, morality and intellectualism”. A university, according to the Vice President, must remain “autonomous and as free as the creative and innovative mind that it embodies”. Dr. Mercado also pointed out the challenges that universities have to encounter and how to face these challenges squarely. According to him, universities must have to ‘stay afloat ‘and ‘gracefully glide through the waves’. The Vice President concluded his speech with a quotation from David McKay which says: “True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character”. (KRV)
Castolo is APCoRE’s Education Fellow
      Dr. Carmencita L. Castolo, current Dean of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Graduate School, was bestowed the most prestigious award of the Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators or APCoRE during the organization’s 2016 International Conference held in Pattaya, Thailand. Dr. Matthew A. Eichler of Texas State University and the Chairman of the Organization, Dr. Racidon P. Bernarte, Executive Director, and other members of the International Advisory Council from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Japan handed the award to the Graduate School dean. The award recognizes Dr. Castolo’s significant contribution in the field of transnational education. According to the citation, “Our honoree is an education innovator, a consummate educational manager, and a recognized leader in the advancement of meaningful reforms in transnational education. Her lifelong mission is to ensure delivery of quality education in the most unstructured, informal and non-traditional approach which provides great access to professional students, practitioners, and alternative learners.” The award also extols Dr. Castolo’s audacity. The citation reads: “And with her unparalleled and unflinching commitment, our honoree never cowed to face challenges from various fronts. She audaciously confronted problems relating to technological limitations, content development, bureaucratic systems and processes which could have otherwise forced an unversed to bow down.” “Dr. Castolo’s award brings another pride to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines”, Dr. Joseph Mercado, Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning and Development, who witnessed the ceremonies noted. (KRV)
APCORE Welcomes New Institutional Members
      APCORE approved the application for institutional membership of various universities and colleges from around the Asia Pacific Region during the Board of Directors Regular meeting in July 2016. As new members, the universities may use the logo of the Consortium in all their collaterals especially stating their affiliation and relation with APCORE. Other benefits, privileges and corresponding responsibilities as provided by the Constitution and By-Laws of APCORE were already made known to all the above members through a formal communication.
APCORE Co-organized IRCHE
      The Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators, Inc. (APCORE) in partnership with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Global Illuminators--Pakistan, National Research Council of the Philippines and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) co-organized the International Research Conference on Higher Education 2015 (IRCHE 2015) with the theme “Social Capital and Innovation:Bridging the Knowledge Gap for International Competitiveness”.
APCORE Forged Academic Relations with AIC-Indonesia
      Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCoRE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Academin International Consortium (AIC) of Indonesia on February 2016 at the Open University Building, SEAMEO-SEAMOLEC, Universitas Terbuka, Selatan Tengerang, Jakarta.

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ASEANConnect Call for Participation
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ASEANConnect: One ASEAN. One Framework. One Network
   The Forum has the following objectives: 1. Gather academicians, researchers, innovators, policy makers, school administrators and extensionists in the ASEAN region and across discipline to present research output on emerging modalities and best practices of community development and extension programs; 2. Provide platform for research presentation of extension practices and model for dissemination and publication; 3. Establish linkages and collaborations of extension projects among academic institutions both local and international; 4. Height
Call for Papers for IRCHE 2017
   This Conference will be held on December 13-16, 2017 at the INNA GRAND BALI RESORT, Bali Indonesia . For submission and more details, please visit www.irche.org

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