International Relations Office

     The International Relations Office (IRO) of Benguet State University is the lead office in facilitating and coordinating international partnerships for the university. The IRO aims to mainstream the university in the global arena, to benefit from mutual partnerships with known universities of the world, as well as with developing universities with excellent niche programs and projects.

Mr. Juan José Gómez Buollosa, Coordinator of Incoming International Students of the University of Huelva (UoH), Spain was hosted by BSU from May 5-9, 2019 as part of an Inter-institutional Agreement between BSU and UoH. During his stay, Mr. Buollosa gave lectures regarding management practices of the International Relations Office and the international mobility programs of UoH to BSU deans, IRO focal persons, students and faculty members of Buguias Campus. (May 15, 2019)

23 visitors from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences of the University of Guam came to BSU on March 22-23, 2019 for a 2-day cultural immersion. The head of delegation, Dr. Lisalinda Natividad (3rd from left), Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Work Field Instruction Coordinator together with Dr. Tricia Lizama (back, 2nd from right) , Associate Professor of Social Work, and Dr. Tressa Diaz (2nd row, 2nd from right), Assistant Professor of Social Work led the students in seeing and experiencing Northern Philippine tourist spots, art, food, songs and dances. Other areas of possible collaboration between the two universities were also discussed.
Ms. Joke Lanoye (topmost,left), a faculty of Nursing from Odisee University College, Belgium met with some BSU officials on March 22, 2019 to talk about possible areas of collaboration between the two universities. Joining Ms. Lanoye are 13 nursing students from Odisee University College who are currently having their internship in the Philippines, in partnership with Center for Development Programs in the Cordilleras (CDPC) and Saint Louis University (SLU). 
Students and faculty members from the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce of La Trobe University, Australia were hosted by Benguet State University on January 28, 2019 on a seminar about “Tracking Indigeneity in the Philippines”. The delegation was headed by Dr. Trevor Hogan, the university director of Research, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology and Philippines-Australia Studies Centre. The picture shows the delegation with some university officials and the BSU cultural performing group Kontad.
University officials from the Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL), Timor Leste visited BSU last December 13, 2018 for discussions on possible collaborations. The university rector, Professor Dr. Fransisco Miguel Martins (3rd from right) was accompanied by the university Director-general of Administration and Finance Dr. Jacinto Belo (rightmost) and secretary of the office of the Rector, Dr. Célia Horta (leftmost). They were assisted by Mr. Aquiles Guterres, Education Attache and Mr. Pankrasio Silveiro, Immigration Attache and Ms. Miranda Ferreira Lemos da Costa of the Embassy of Timor Leste in the Philippines.
Selected BSU officials and a delegation from Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association (namely Agriagaia ® Social Enterprise and the National Chung Hsing University), based in Taiwan, met on December 5, 2018 to discuss a possible project proposal for submission to a funding agency.
Visitors from Chung Shan Medical University-Department of Nutrition, Taiwan came to BSU last December 7, 2018 to talk about possible collaborations with the College of Home Economics and Technology (CHET). The head of the delegation, Professor Dr. Shu-Lan Yeh (front, rightmost), was accompanied by  Dr. Ping-Ting Lin (front , leftmost), Dr. Yi-Chin Lin (back, 3rd from left), 1 Ph.D. graduate student and 4 graduate school students. //Photo courtesy of UPAO
A delegation from Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, headed by His Excellency Nguyễn Văn Son (5th from left), Vice-secretary and Chairman of Ha Giang Provincial People’s Committee, had a campus tour at Benguet State University on November 21, 2018. The delegation came to Benguet to sign a Sisterhood Agreement with the provincial government, simultaneously with the province’s foundation anniversary celebration.
Dr. Professor Raimundas Rukuiza, a visiting professor from Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania made a courtesy call to the BSU President upon arrival at the university on October 26, 2018. Dr. Professor Rukuiza conducted a lecture to the students of the College of Engineering and Applied Technology and had several meetings for possible collaboration.
Professor Kim Seong Chan (back) of Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea observes the Korean students who are currently enrolled in the Special Program for English Language and Literature (SPELL) of the International Language Center (ILC) on October 25, 2018. //Photo courtesy of UPAO
Ten student teachers from various universities in Indonesia arrived on August 3, 2018 as the 6th Batch to take part in the SEA Teacher Project. They are assisted by the College of Teacher Education and will be hosted by the university until August 31, 2018.
Four students from the Honggi Language Learning Center in China took a 2-week Intensive Functional English Language Program (IFELP) at the International Language Center (ILC) from August 6-17, 2018. They were accompanied by their mothers and the manager of the language center, Mr. David Wang (center).
Benguet State University Officials led by the University President Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr. with the delegates from the Center of Development Programs, Philippines, Odisee University and SOLIDAGRO, Belgium. Taken at the Administrative Conference Room on April 25,2018 after exploratory discussions for partnerships on community development, faculty and student exchange and research collaboration.
Director of International Relation Office, Dr. Darlyn D. Tagarino introducing Ms. Julie Ann Lucca, a new Peace Corps Response Volunteer from Antioch, California during the flag ceremony on April 23, 2018 in front of the Administrative Building. Ms. Lucca, an expert on food science will help the Food Processing Center and the College of Home Economics and Technology for seven months.
Academic Meeting with the faculty members of the Department of Agricultural Education, Department of Engineering Education and the Faculty of Industrial Education of King Mongkut Institute of Technology – Ladkrabang, Thailand with Benguet State Officials dated on February 19, 2018 for joint program in Agriculture Education, for joint research and for faculty and student mobility. // Photo Courtesy of International Language Center
Overview of the programs and tour to the campus of Kanchanaphisek Technical College Mahanakorn, Thailand by its Deputy Director Dr. Rachaneekorn Makkasaman with Benguet State University Officials on February 20, 2018 for possible collaborations in Automotive education and student practicum. // Photo Courtesy of International Language Center (ILC)
King Mongkut’s International Demonstration School (KMIDS), Thailand Asst. Professor Sunanta Plubdang briefed the team’s function of the KMIDS and led the team to a tour of their state-of-the art facilities on February 21, 2018. // Photo Courtesy of International Language Center (ILC)
Exploratory meeting at the King Mongkut University of Technology in Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand with Vice President for International Affairs, Dr. Pornapit Darasawang, the KMUTT International Relations Officer, Ms. Shuhashree Pal, the chairman of the postharvest technology program, Dr. Charlermcahi Wongs-aree, and the Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs of the School of Bio resources and Technology, Dr. Varit Srilaong on February 22, 2018.// Photo Courtesy of International Language Center (ILC)
Academic visit to the regular elementary and high school departments, as well as the English Program and the Vocational section of the Saimitsuksa International School Group in Kabin Buri, Thailand on February 23, 2018. // Photo Courtesy of International Language Center (ILC)
Benguet State University Officials with the delegates from Satrinakhonsawan School, Thailand headed by Miss Sudsawat Yuangjam at Benguet State University (BSU) College of Teacher Education Function Hall on February 27, 2018. //Photo courtesy of UPAO
Benguet State University Officials with the delegates from Phichit, Thailand during their visit at the university on February 23, 2018. // Photo courtesy of UPAO
Delegates from the European Center for Quality (Bulgaria), Agriculture and Forestry University (Nepal), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (India), Ifugao State University (Philippines) , University of Madras (India), Pokhara University ( Nepal), RK University (Sri Lanka), University of Hyderabad ( India) , University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria), University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) , University of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka), University of Thessaly (Greece),University of Ulster (United Kingdom), Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (Finland) with the Benguet State University officials of the European Commission Erasmus Plus funded project entitled: “Integrating Talent Development into Innovation Ecosystems in Higher Education (InnoTAL)” first collaboration workshop and kick-off meeting held at Benguet State University Administrative Conference (ADCOR) hall on March 19-21, 2018.// International Relations Office.
Dr. Benoit Clerget, Visiting Lecturer from the French Agricultural Research Centre for Internal Development (CIRAD) shares his knowledge to faculty members, researchers and students of the College of Agriculture on, “The Development of Plants in Aerobic Rice Crops” at Benguet State University (BSU) Strawberry Hall on September 5, 2017.//Photo courtesy of UPAO
Mr. Muhammedhaisam Dao and Waerusalan Waekaday, students from the Princess of Naradhiwas University in Thailand with their teacher, Mr. Muhammadbakhoree Yusuh (center) arrived at Benguet State University on September 4, 2017. The two students will undergo training on tissue culture with the HORTI Institute.
Benguet State University officials together with representatives of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College and Kalinga State University posed with the delegation from Taiwan (seven universities and two local government units) led by the former Minister of Council of Agriculture of Taiwan, Dr. Eing-Ming Wu during their visit at the university on August 26, 2017.// Photo courtesy of UPAO
Dr. Christian Della, Visiting Lecturer from the University of Glasgow in Singapore conducted a seminar on, “Simulation Driven Design in Engineering” attended by faculty members and students of the College of Engineering and Applied Technology (CEAT) on August 24, 2017 at Benguet State University, CEAT Audio Visual Room.
BSU President Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr. gives a token of appreciation to US Deputy Chief of Mission to the Philippines, Hon. Michael S. Klecheski, for his visit to the University on January 27, 2017. Assisting the BSU President are the Vice Presidents- Dr. Tessie M. Merestela (for  Academic Affairs), Dr. Estrellita Daclan (for Administration and Finance), Dr. Carlito Laurean (for Research and Development), and Dr. Silvestre Aben (for Business Affairs).  The welcome program for the US Deputy Chief of Mission was attended by the La Trinidad local officials headed by Hon. Mayor Romeo K. Salda, and the rest of the BSU administrative officials.// International Relations Office.
Dr. Feliciano G. Calora, Jr., Benguet State University President, presenting a paper about the Philippine forest: (Cordillera Administrative Region) during the First International Conference on Forestry, Environment and Climate Change on January 12, 2017 held at Benguet State University.// Photo courtesy of the BSU-College of Forestry.
Benguet State University and the Saint Louis University project team with the partners from the Ghent University, Belgium (Prof. Em. Jacques Viaene and Dr. Hans De Steur serving as trainors), during the "Training on Writing Scientific Publications" on February 16 to 18. 2016. The training is under the project entitled "Strengthening the Cordillera Vegetable Sector," a Research Initiatives Project (2014 to 2017) funded by the VLIR-UOS, Belgium.// Photo courtesy of the PIUC.
Dr. Cheryll C.Launio and Dr. Fatima Martinez of the University of Huelva, Spain during a visit to the raspberry and blueberry farms in Lucena, Huelva, Spain in October 2015. Dr. Launio was the BSU emissary to establish a linkage with the said university.// Photo courtesy of Dr. Cheryll C. Launio.
Kodai Mashino, Keishi Takemoto and Masao Kanayama of Tottori University in Japan, being introduced to University constituents after the August 22, 2017 Flag Ceremony by Dr. Leoncia Tandang, Dean od the College of Agriculture of Benguet State University.// Photo courtesy of the BSU-University Public Affairs Office.
BSU and Sungkonghoe University officials led by Dr. Ben D. Ladilad and Rev. Dr. Lee Jeong-Ku pose for posterity after signing a MOA on English language acquisition in Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea on April 15, 2013.//Photo courtesy of the BSU-International Language Center.
Benguet State University signed a Memorandum of Agreement on August 6, 2012 with the Japan Agriculture Exchange Council (JAEC), a non-government organization, for the project on Safe Vegetable Promotion through SAVERS (Safe Vegetable from Rich Soil) technology. The MOA signing was executed by BSU President Ben D. Ladilad and JAEC representative Juntaro Nakajima, local manager of the Safe Vegetable Promotion Project in Benguet, and was witnessed by VP R&E Luciana M. Villanueva, Executive Assistant to the President Atty. Arnold M. Lampacan, and the proponents of the project, IHFSA Director Valentino L. Macanes, HORTI Director Percival B. Alipit, CA-Animal Science (CA-An.Sci.) Department Chair Madeline S. Kingan, CA-An. Sci. faculty Myrna D. Walsiyen of CA, and International Relations Office Director Danilo Padua.// Mayflor Magciano
University of Battambang Chancellor Dr. Touch Visalsok and BSU President Dr. Rogelio Colting signs a Memorandum of Understanding on July 25, 2011 at the Benguet State University, Administrative Conference Room. // Photo courtesy of the BSU-University Public Affairs Office.
Dr. Leonila R. Sito of Benguet State University participates with alumni of the DAAD UNISTAFF in the 2010 Training of Trainors held at Witzenhaussen, Germany. The program is sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany.// Photo courtesy of Dr. Leonila R. Sito.
First Joint Steering Committee meeting of the Philippine Institutional University Cooperation Programme Phase 2 at the Dusit Hotel, Manila on January 2004. Picture shows the various key players from the Philippines (Benguet State University and Saint Louis University), and Belgium (Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Universiteit Gent and the Universiteit Antwerpen) with Prof. Dr. Rogelio D. Colting, President of Benguet State University, and Fr. Paul Van Parijs , President of Saint Louis University. // Photo courtesy of the PIUC.
Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement of the VLIR-UOS Belgium- funded Philippine Institutional University Cooperation Programme Phase 1 between Prof. Dr. Cipriano C. Consolacion, President of Benguet State University and Rev. Fr. Paul Van Parijs, President of Saint Louis University on March 19, 1999 at the Center for Culture and the Arts, Saint Louis University, Baguio City. Serving as witnesses were His Excellency Roland Remoortele, Belgian Ambassador to the Philippines and Prof. Dr. Guido Langouche, Vice Rector for Development, Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. //Photo courtesy of the PIUC.