Asian partners set up cultural lab
support of regional cooperation and development, De La Salle
University-Manila joins other Asian universities in establishing
the Asiatic Laboratory of Cultural and Social Studies for
school year 2002-2003.
The laboratory is being developed as part of the vision that
the university is an institution for citizenship and integration
and also a vector for sustainable co-development to build
new forms of thinking and acting together.
As the Philippine representative, DLSU-M’s contribution will
be on the issue of women and their work and development.
other universities taking part are: Sogang University in Seoul,
Korea, to work on the effects of the 1997 Korean crisis on
the society and the setting up of responses in terms of training
and education; N. Niketan Institute of Social Work and Don
Bosco Shelter in Mumbai, India, to look into the plight of
street children and their development; Bangalore University
in Bangalore, India, to study ageing and development; and
Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta in Indonesia, to focus on
childhood and development.
The setting up of the international laboratory within Asian
environments rests on the same academic principles as those
employed by the Latin-American laboratory.
The project involves a bigger network and collective work
towards effective social engagement. Furthermore, the academic
establishments will be placed at the service of the grassroots
participating universities and institutes will set up academic
activities, which include professional training and community
activities such as the production of community projects and
Brother Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, DLSU-M vice president for academics
and research, represented the University during the meeting
of the directors of the project last December 10-12 at Assumption
University in Bangkok. The meeting looked into the significance
of the project at both the global and the local levels.
recognized as most outstanding international student
Philippine International Friendship Organization (PIFO) recognized
Lasallian foreign student Helena Michael as one of the Three
Most Outstanding International Students of the Philippines.
The formal presentation of the winners for the 32nd Search
for the Three Most Outstanding International Students of the
Philippines was held at the University of Los Baños
Helena, who hails from Malaysia, is a freshman from the College
of Education under the BSE Religious Education – BA Psychology
Helena and two other foreign students from the Far Eastern
University and the University of the East were be recognized
for their academic excellence, leadership qualities, and school
and community involvement.