QCU and Konkuk University Discuss Potential Academic Collaboration in IT and Media

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Quezon City University (QCU) hosted a delegation from Konkuk University (KU), South Korea to explore potential academic collaborations in the field of IT and immersive media education on July 3, 2024, at the San Bartolome Main Campus

The visitors were received by Dr. Theresita V. Atienza, QCU President, and other university officials at the Conference Room of the Office of the President. The discussions revolved around curriculum development and collaborative programs focused on immersive media, virtual human avatars, and innovative educational technologies.

Dr. Gyoung M. Kim, Vice Dean of COSS – Immersive Media, emphasized KU’s commitment to leading the IT industry. This commitment is made possible with significant support from the South Korean government, which has helped uplift educational offerings and programs related to immersive media in developing countries. KU has developed over 112 courses and 25 micro-degrees that are available online through the metaverse. The goal is to combine cutting-edge technology with traditional educational frameworks.

The proposed collaborations between QCU and KU involve student and faculty exchanges, online seminars and training, research collaborations, and the development of relevant curricula. These initiatives aim to strengthen global academic partnerships and provide students with unique educational opportunities in information technology.

After the productive discussions, KU guests were given a tour of the QCU campus, including the KorPhil Building, to showcase QCU’s facilities and laboratories.

Also present during the meeting were Inho Choi, Chief Executive Officer of D-Carrick; Steve Khan, CEO of Dooribun; and Yangg Jin Seo, also from Dooribun. QCU was represented by Dr. Bradford Antonio C. Martinez, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dir. Angelito Bautista Jr. of the Research Management Office; Dr. Ryan F. Arago, Dean of the College of Engineering; Asst. Prof. Lalaine Josefa Carrao, Dean of the College of Computer Studies; Dr. Gerardo Bautista, Dean of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy; and Dr. Randel Estacio, Dean of the College of Education.

This exploratory meeting is a significant step towards internationalizing QCU’s academic offerings and showcases the commitment of both institutions to promoting global educational excellence and innovation.






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