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A five-member delegation from the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) had a trip to Taiwan on February 17 – 22, 2019 for bench-marking purposes. The group visited the National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), the Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), and the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology(NKUST). And the delegation had a meeting with officials of the said universities. The meetings resulted in series of initial talks regarding possible collaborative researches, exchange of students, scholarships for both faculty and students, among others. It was agreed with the Taiwan university officials that they would just wait for correspondence and communications for possible agreements.

The trip was initiated by the Cordillera Administrative Region Association of State Universities and Colleges (CARASUC). Thus, it was participated by representatives coming from the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST), the Apayao State College (ASC), the Benguet State University (BSU), the Ifugao State University (IfSU), the Kalinga State University (KSU), and the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC).

The ASIST delegation was composed of Dr. Gregorio T. Turqueza, College President; Dr. Pablo B. Bose, Jr., Director for Research and Development; Dr. Zarina Mariannette B. Orejudos, Director for Extension and Training; Prof. Milandro B. Edwin, Director for Quality Assurance; and Mr. Elizier B. Lazo, a faculty member and acting College Secretary. [eblazo]

The entire CARASUC Delegation pose in front of the administration building of the National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) in Hualien.

The ASIST Delegates having a dialogue with Dr. Yuan-Ron Ma, Dean, Office of International Affairs, of the NDHU.

ASIST President, Dr. Gregorio T Turqueza, Jr. receives a token from NDHU President, Han-chieh Chao.

The ASIST delegates pose with NDHU President, Han-chieh Chao.

ASIST Delegates together with Kalinga State University (KSU) Delegates pose with Prof. John Francis Diaz, (left most) a Filipino Associate Professor of CYCU, Department of Finance.

ASIST Delegates exchanging tokens with Dr. Shih-Ming Pi, Associate Dean of the College of Business of CYCU, witnessed by Prof. Diaz.

The ASIST Delegation in a Meeting with NKUST Dean of International Affairs, Dr. Yi-Chun Huang, and with Ms Ko-Hsin Chen (Renee) Coordinator, International Relations Section.

ASIST Delegates have a Photo Opportunity with the NKUST Dean of the Office of International Affairs, Dr. Yi-Chun Huang.

ASIST Delegates pose Dr. Yi-Chun Huang, and Ms. Ko-Hsin Chen (Renee) Coordinator, International Relations Section