April 11, 2016, 9:06p.m. – UST, THE Catholic University of the Philippines, is set to explore exchange programs with the Catholic University of America.

The University inked a memorandum of understanding with the Catholic University of America last April 7 to collaborate on student and faculty exchanges, the exchange of materials and publications, and research.

The Catholic University of America was founded in 1887 by United States bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, who gave the title “Pontifical University” to UST in 1902. Pope Pius XII gave UST the title “Catholic University of the Philippines” in 1947.

The Catholic University of America, located in Washington, D.C., is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States.

Former rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P., in a recent interview with the Varsitarian, said “internationalization” was not just about student mobility. It is also about having undergraduate programs “with global perspective.”

“You cannot internationalize with a very weak research component. Internationalization is not only about student mobility, it’s actually revising a certain mindset for the delivery of undergraduate programs,” Fr. Dagohoy said. Kathryn Jedi V. Baylon


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