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Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna joins Global Universities in the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition 2024 in Perth, Australia

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna joins Global Universities in the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition 2024 in Perth, Australia


Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna’s internationalization efforts are centered on promoting collaboration among global stakeholders in education with the aim of enriching teaching and learning activities in the long run. This is aligned with the institution’s vision of being a global steeple of excellence in professional education and research. In achieving this, the Office for External Relations and Global Linkages connects with global institutions to set the footprint of Mapúa MCL in the international arena.

Last March 4 to 8, 2024, the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) held its 2024 Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Perth Convention Centre, Perth, West Australia as we focus on the theme: Collaborating for sustainable impact: partnerships across the Asia Pacific. APAIE 2024 is an annual conference and exhibition, usually held in March. The main purpose is to provide networking opportunities and to share best practices for professionals in international higher education. A key component is a series of Regional Reports for updates across the Asia Pacific (



Mapúa MCL is represented by Assistant Vice-President Prof. James Ronald O. Mesina, who presented Mapúa MCL’s best practices in community engagement and collaborative student participation in one of the sessions. The sharing is about various stakeholders collaborating in the institution’s service-learning and community engagement activities in its adopted Aetas community in Porac, Pampanga, since 2015 and the opportunities for global collaboration, impactful research, and citizen science.

APAIE 2024 is full of networking meetings, sharing of best practices, and exhibitions by more than 200 event sponsors and partners. It was participated in by more than 500 educational institutions globally on 6 continents. Prof. Mesina stressed the importance of international organizations for Mapúa MCL’s strategic efforts of putting the institution on the map for global collaboration. By participating in APAIE, the Office for External Relations and Global Linkages expects at least ten (10) collaborative activities with foreign universities that will focus on research, student and faculty mobility, cultural exchange, and micro credentialing.



As stated on the APAIE website, the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) aims to advance education by enabling greater cooperation between institutions to enrich and support international programs, activities, and exchanges and to promote the value of international education within the Asia-Pacific region. APAIE aims to connect Asia-Pacific higher education organizations with the rest of the world and devotes itself to the principles of mutual respect, diversity, and collective progress.

The next APAIE will be in March 2025 to be held in Delhi, India, with the theme: Cultivating Global Citizens for the Future: The Higher Education Imperative in the Asia Pacific and Beyond.

UNC Visits for ISO 21OO1:2018 EOMS Benchmarking Activity

UNC Visits for ISO 21OO1:2018 EOMS Benchmarking Activity



University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) representatives visited Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) on a two-day learning visit last April 3 to 4, 2024. This activity revolved around Mapúa MCL’s ISO 21001:2018 Educational Organizations Management System (EOMS) standards, showcasing its growing reputation as a leading educational institution known for its commitment to excellence. The benchmarking initiative aimed to promote knowledge sharing and identify best practices to assist UNC in its journey towards ISO 21001:2018 EOMS accreditation.

The UNC IQA auditors were eager to understand Mapúa MCL’s approach to meeting EOMS standards. They collaborated with various colleges and departments and toured facilities to observe how EOMS standards are applied and implemented. This framework demonstrates Mapúa MCL’s dedication to establishing an efficient EOMS that interacts with different educational organizations and prioritizes learners, staff, and relevant interested parties.

By facilitating this knowledge exchange, Mapúa MCL isn’t just contributing to UNC’s improvement, but also potentially influencing the quality of education across the region. This collaborative approach fosters a culture of continuous improvement within the educational sector, ensuring a brighter future for all.

Championing Sustainability in Mapúa MCL: CSCE Organizes Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Championing Sustainability in Mapúa MCL: CSCE Organizes Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Article by: Edward Andrew A. Guese (CSCE)

Photos by: Glen Mark R. Maravillo (CAS) and Mapúa MCL CCO


From L-R: Angela Cecille C. Ortiz-Kare, Mylde Loraine L. de Guzman, Karylyn Kate R. Gan, Ma. Vanessa R. Velasco, Wella Dayne T. Tagle, Edward Andrew A. Guese, Christie C. Amores, Michelle A. Billones, Jocelyn T. Bellin, Asst. Prof. Mayo Grace C. Amit, Dr. Lito E. Suello, Engr. Jesuniño R. Aquino, Engr. Alexander Hamilton S. Atienza, Engr. Maribelle D. Pabiania, Dr. Hermie V. Articona, Angelito D. Platino, Dr. Roel C. Rodrigo, Joanna C. Bartolazo, Hernan Ernani R. Luis, and Dr. Jhona N. Gamez.

As part of the activities for CAS (College of Arts and Science) Week celebration, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna’s (Mapúa MCL) Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement (CSCE) organized a forum titled “One Sustainable Goal as One Mapúan Community: A Closer Look at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the Lens of the Academe” held at the Mapúa MCL Global Classroom on March 5, 2024. The forum oriented the Mapúa MCL Administrators and Faculty on the concepts of Sustainable Development, the SDGs, and the contribution and challenges of the HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) in achieving the SDGs. The 17 SDGs of the United Nations (UN) are a global call to end poverty, protect our planet, eliminate discrimination against women and girls, and ensure that everyone can enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.


CSCE Director Jocelyn T. Bellin moderated the first sustainability forum held at the Mapúa MCL Global Classroom.


The event was moderated by Ms. Jocelyn T. Bellin, the Director of CSCE, and was attended by over 50 administrators and faculty members of Mapúa MCL on-site and online (via Zoom). Among the attendees was Atty. Maria Eloisa R. Gan, the Senior Vice President for Administrative and Legal, who delivered the welcome remarks. To revisit the concept of the SDGs as the action points of the HEIs, CSCE invited Asst. Prof. Mayo Grace C. Amit from the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAfD) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). During her presentation, Prof. Amit discussed the historical context of the SDGs from a global and Philippine perspective and presented an assessment chart on how the world implemented the 17 goals. According to the 2023 statistical data, the Philippines was ranked 96th out of 166 countries in implementing the SDGs while 8 out of the 17 have sufficient indicators (at least 50% of the indicators) that satisfied the required data. She also gave an overview on how HEIs contribute to the SDGs through its tri-focal functions of instruction, research, and extension.


The forum’s resource person, Asst. Prof. Mayo Grace C. Amit, discussed the concept of the SDGs as action points of the HEIs.


Dr. Hermie V. Articona, the Director of the Research Promotion and Coordination Office (RPCO), discussed the SDG metrics and indicators and how they can be incorporated into the tri-focal functions of the HEIs. He used indicators from the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings in his discussion. These rankings are the first of their kind to measure university progress towards the SDGs and serve as a catalyst for action, a mechanism for accountability, and a way to highlight great work being done by universities. Incorporating the SDGs to Mapúa MCL requires certain strategies to be implemented. For instruction, these strategies include integrating the SDGs into the curriculum, incorporating SDG-related content into syllabi and course materials, and designing class outputs, activities, and capstone projects with an SDG focus.


Mapúa MCL’s Research Director, Dr. Hermie V. Articona, discussed the SDG metrics using the THE Impact Rankings as indicators and how these can be incorporated into the tri-focal functions of the HEIs.


Regarding research, the strategies include aligning research projects and topics with SDG metrics and indicators, providing equipment and facilities for SDG-based research projects, conducting ideation activities and symposiums on SDGs, and boosting collaborations through research partnerships and involving various stakeholders. For extension, the strategies include aligning the service-learning and community engagement initiatives with the mentioned SDG metrics and THE indicators, boosting collaboration through community engagement initiatives, bringing stakeholders together in pursuing extension projects, and conducting capacity-building activities that would develop and improve the target communities and social groups.

Through the sustainability forum, the Mapúa MCL community deepened their understanding on how the institution can integrate sustainable goals into their core functions of teaching, research, and community engagement. This commitment fuels Mapúa MCL’s ongoing pursuit of SDGs and the development of innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

BSBA students represent Mapúa MCL in the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture in Indonesia

BSBA students represent Mapúa MCL in the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture in Indonesia


By: Zoe Grace Buergo

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) has always been true to its mission to provide a platform for the students to hone the skills and contribute to society’s solution to innovation. In line with its mission to promote academic excellence and global engagement, students from Mapúa MCL’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program recently made a remarkable mark at the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture (IYCLAC) held at Universitas Esa Unggul (UEU) in Indonesia last November 9-10, 2023. The conference, which was conducted in a hybrid format, was participated by 12 Mapúans  from the BSBA department, where two are present onsite and the others as virtual presenters.



The conference brought together talented student research presenters from around the world, enabling the young scholars to showcase innovative research and engage in meaningful discussions on language and culture with different nationalities from Indonesia, Panama, and the Philippines.

The two BSBA students chosen as onsite research presenters, Mark Laurens Corales and Princess Sarah Casas, represented Mapúa MCL with distinction and pride which the students’ research presentations delved into relevant business administration issues, demonstrating a deep understanding of the modern business challenges relating to m-commerce and consumer behavior. The student presenters engaged in lively discussions with the faculty and fellow delegates, fostering cross-cultural exchanges that enriched the overall conference experience.



Participating in an international youth conference is an exciting and enriching experience. As for Mark Laurens Corales, though it was not his first time to visit Indonesia and participate in an international conference, the feeling of excitement to showcase skills as Mapúans were still present at that time.

Though language barriers were present during the conference, Princess Sarah Casas stressed that the supportive atmosphere became the source of encouragement to engage more in a healthy discussion that allowed the presenters to broaden perspectives and gain new insights into the intricate relationship between language and culture.

Professor Donn Enrique Moreno, who accompanied the students to the conference, expressed pride in the students’ achievements: “Being involved in this kind of opportunity offers students a multitude of valuable gains. Active participation in an international conference tailored for students provides an unparalleled chance for academic and personal growth. Overall, this opportunity serves as a catalyst for holistic development, positioning students as competent, confident, and globally aware individuals in their academic and professional pursuits.”



The IYCLAC 2023 offered the BSBA students an exceptional opportunity to network with colleagues throughout the globe. By means of virtual networking events and cooperative discussions, the students from Mapúa MCL expanded their worldwide outlook and established significant relationships with other attendees.

Mapúa MCL recognize the BSBA students who participated in the 2nd IYCLAC, namely:

“The Impact of Mobile Characteristics on Customer-Perceived Experience and Customer Spending Habits in Shaping the Sustainable Development of the M-Commerce Industry,” presented by Mark Laurens Corales, Sheane Nicole Matias, Richard Carl Amboy, Jean Claude Corpuz, Ma. Bernice Bernales and Jaeron Carl Panzo, and the other group presented their research titled “The Impact of Personal Convenient Ordering on Consumer Behavior” by Princess Sarah Casas, Ricky Iv Dalisay, Ethan Sison, John Vincent Cajayon, John Lloyd Delos Santos, and Aliyah Beatriz Victoria Pocamas.

Mapúa MCL and UEU, Indonesia, both members of the Cintana Education Alliance, collaborated on the IYCLAC 2023. The BSBA students’ participation in the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture was not only evidence of their academic excellence but also of the enriching educational experience that aimed to demonstrate how Mapúa MCL equips the students to be built as professionals equipped for the global stage.



Mapúa MCL Hosts First Faculty Mobility Program in Collaboration with UEU, Indonesia

Mapúa MCL Hosts First Faculty Mobility Program in Collaboration with UEU, Indonesia


By: Ivana Ruth C. Vidal

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) hosted its first Faculty Mobility Program in collaboration with Universitas Esa Unggul (UEU), a fellow member of the Cintana Education Alliance, last January 29 to February 2, 2024.



The partnership of Mapúa MCL and the Cintana Education Alliance bridges borders, bringing together universities for international faculty and student exchange, collaborative research, and innovative curriculum development. This enhances students’ learning with diverse perspectives and fuels impactful research, equips graduates with globally relevant skills, and strengthens collaborative ties across the region and the world.

While it marked the first time Mapúa MCL launched such a program, Dr. Jeremy Paul Gecolea has already previously participated in a faculty mobility program facilitated by UEU last October 2023. This collaborative initiative demonstrates Mapúa MCL’s dedicated to enriching the academic experiences of both its faculty and students.

Dr. Jeremy, reflecting on his UEU experience, emphasized how exposure to differing viewpoints fostered his knowledge of varied teaching methods and how economies respond to the shifting business, economic, and marketing dynamics.

Upon arrival, Dr. Mira Kartika Dewi Djunaedi, visiting lecturer from UEU’s Faculty of Business and Economics, was warmly welcomed by the Mapúa MCL community. Dean Maria Rhodora Austria of the E.T. Yuchengco College of Business (ETYCB) set the tone with a heartfelt address, officially kicking off the welcoming program. In response, Dr. Mira conveyed her excitement and eagerness for the transformative collaborations that lie ahead throughout her stay.



Ms. Pearl Stephanie Ulep, Director for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement, provided a comprehensive overview of Mapúa MCL, highlighting its achievements and offerings. Taking the introduction a step further, selected Tourism Management students embarked on a campus tour with Dr. Mira where the various facilities that contribute to Mapúa MCL’s unique learning environment and academic excellence were showcased.



As part of the week-long faculty mobility program, Dr. Mira joined forces with Dr. Jeremy Paul  Gecolea, Mr. Rocky Angelo Gabatin, and Prof. James Ronald Mesina. Together, the professors led a series of engaging Classroom Sessions and Global Signature Courses that facilitated a vibrant exchange of academic ideas and knowledge sharing amongst participants.



Dr. Mira, along with the collaborating professors, spearheaded the collaborative discussions on Economics and Sustainability Strategy, encouraging dialogue between students and the visiting lecturer. This immersive experience offered students valuable insights into Indonesia’s practices in these crucial areas, sparking critical thinking and broadening their understanding.



Stepping beyond the classroom, Mapúa MCL’s Office for External Relations and Global Linkages (OERGL) curated a rich cultural immersion experience for Dr. Mira. Cultural and historical tours across Laguna and Manila offered firsthand encounters with the Philippines’ vibrant heritage, deepening understanding and appreciation for the country’s unique culture and history.



The first faculty mobility program hosted by Mapúa MCL in collaboration with UEU proved to be a resounding success, exceeding expectations, and setting a strong precedent for future collaborations. Dr. Mira Kartika Dewi Djunaedi’s insightful experience encompassed academic exchange, cultural immersion, and developed meaningful connections between the faculty and students from both institutions.

Following the success of the faculty mobility program between the two institutions, Mapúa MCL and UEU are poised for a flourishing partnership with exciting prospects for collaboration. Joint ventures on research, service-learning, and student and faculty mobility are actively being explored. This paves the way for deeper engagement within the Cintana Alliance and beyond, bringing together shared expertise and preparing students to excel in a globalized world.

Mapúa MCL iConnect: Building Employable Graduates through Collaborative Partnerships

Mapúa MCL iConnect: Building Employable Graduates through Collaborative Partnerships


By: Ivana Ruth Vidal

On January 5, 2024, the Office for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement (OSPGE) hit the refresh button on its Marketplace of Opportunities: iConnect specifically geared towards the current and upcoming batch of practicum students. This is a continued commitment of Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) in bridging the gap between academia and industry, ensuring that its students are equipped with skills and experience employers seek.

iConnect, aptly named for its focus on “industry connect,” serves as a crucial platform connecting students with established industry partners. The program aims to provide practical, real-world learning opportunities that complement classroom education. More importantly, it equips students with the necessary skills and experience to seamlessly transition into the workforce upon graduation.



Monde Nissin Corporation, Ayala Property Management Corporation, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Gardenia Bakeries Philippines, and Sol Psychological Services were the participating industry partners during the activity. Each representative introduced their companies to the students, discussed their internship application process, and shared the different opportunities they offer once the students graduate.

Students were given the chance to ask their questions directly to the industry partners. From seeking clarification on specific internship roles to expressing their aspirations for future careers. The event fostered a sense of excitement and anticipation among the students, eager to apply their academic learnings in a real-world setting and gain valuable professional experience that would give them a head start in their careers.

However, the impact of iConnect extends beyond the individual student benefits. By fostering strong partnerships between Mapúa MCL and industry leaders, the program strengthens the university’s curriculum, ensuring it remains relevant and aligned with the current needs of the industry. This collaborative approach not only enhances graduate employability but also contributes to the overall development of the country’s workforce, preparing future professionals with skills and experience needed to drive innovation and success in various industries.

Career Readiness Toolkit: How to Make a Killer Resume & How to Ace Your Interview

Career Readiness Toolkit: How to Make a Killer Resume & How to Ace Your Interview


By: Almarie Taran

On January 5th, 2024, the Office for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement (OSPGE) hosted the third session of their Career Readiness Toolkit, empowering students to launch their dream careers. Held at Mapúa MCL’s FLUX Rooms, the seminar attracted over 140 participants from diverse disciplines like healthcare, computer science, business, and maritime studies.



This session’s expert was Mr. Rafael Inigo Dela Cruz, a Marketing Senior Manager and Candidate Marketing Lead from JobStreet. He shared his insights on crafting a stellar resume that grabs attention. Emphasizing both traditional and modern formats, Mr. Dela Cruz highlighted the importance of:

  • Visual appeal: A balanced layout with harmonious fonts and generous white space.
  • Professional headshot: Invest in a clear, professional image that makes a good first impression.
  • Targeted content: Showcase achievements, skills, and experiences relevant to the desired role.
  • Strategic design: Consider incorporating icons, graphs, or decorations in certain sections for impact.


The Pathways to Employability program, through initiatives like the Career Readiness Toolkit, emphasizes its commitment to supporting students’ career paths. By providing workshops, resources, and placement assistance, the OSPGE equips its students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve their career goals.

Mapúa MCL Unlocks Student Mobility Programs through E-TALKS with UEU, Indonesia Exchange Students

Mapúa MCL Unlocks Student Mobility Programs through E-TALKS with UEU, Indonesia Exchange Students


By: Zoe Grace Buergo

The Office for External Relations and Global Linkages (OERGL) recently conducted Exchange-Talks, also known as E-Talks: Unlock your Global Potential: Take on the World through Student Mobility, held on February 15, 2024, at Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) . The event aimed to inspire students to explore the world through student mobility program opportunities aligned with Mapúa MCL’s vision to build professionals equipped for the global stage.



The E-Talks event served as a platform to inspire and encourage students to participate in international student mobility programs. Furthermore, the event featured student speakers from the E.T. Yuchengco College of Business (ETYCB) students who recently participated in an international mobility program in 2023. The ETYCB students, namely: Antoni Ville R. Ricafort, Irish Jose G. Estoesta, Mark Laurens R. Corales, Princess Sarah A. Casas, and Khaira Marie B. Dulongbinti shared their experiences, expectations, and the valuable lessons they gained from participating in international mobility program. On another note, Sarasvati Devi and Ajriel Hakim, the exchange students from Universitas Esa Unggul, Indonesia stressed that participating in a student mobility program serves to be enriching and fulfilling to enhance a student’s English communication skills to connect with different nationalities.

It is firmly attested by the student speakers from UEU and Mapúa MCL that by taking part in this program, students can broaden their knowledge, develop intercultural skills, and prepare themselves to take on the world as professionals.

During the E-Talks, one of the key highlights was the introduction of the Arizona State University (ASU) Summer Immersion Program 2024 presented by the Director for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement, Pearl Stephanie DL. Ulep. Ms. Ulep highlighted the ASU Summer Immersion program that provides an exciting opportunity for all courses of students interested in applying for an international mobility program at Arizona State University. By participating in such a good program, students can broaden their horizons, gain valuable cultural experiences, and enhance their global perspective.



The Assistant-Vice President for External Relations, Prof. James Ronald Mesina, expressed that Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna remains true to its commitment to expanding linkages and providing avenues for students to explore the world and expand their horizons through student mobility opportunities from various internationally renowned universities. During the open forum, Prof. Mesina enumerated several opportunities for students to “level up” their learning experience through global engagement for research, internship and cross-cultural immersion.

With the success of E-Talks, Mapúa MCL has demonstrated its commitment to helping students develop a global perspective and their global potential through international experiences.

Interested students to take on the world through applying in a student mobility program are encouraged to reach out to the Office for External Relations and Global Linkages at [email protected].




Empowering Global Perspectives: Mapúa MCL’s Successful Global Signature Course with UEU, Indonesia

Empowering Global Perspectives: Mapúa MCL’s Successful Global Signature Course with UEU, Indonesia


By: Zoe Grace Buergo

The Office for External Relations and Global Linkages (OERGL) in collaboration with E.T. Yuchengco College of Business (ETYCB) organized a highly informative and engaging Global Signature Course on February 1 and 2, 2024. Spearheaded by the esteemed presence of Dr. Mira Kartika Dewi Djunaedi, an International Guest Lecturer from Universitas Esa Unggul (UEU), Indonesia.

The Global Signature Course is a relevant celebration of knowledge and global connectivity which serves as a catalyst for meaningful dialogue to spark valuable learning experience for all participants from Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) and joined in a hybrid modality by the UEU students.



On February 1, Dr. Mira delivered a captivating talk on the topic of Sustainability Strategy. Collaborating with Dr. Mira on the GSC is Professor James Ronald Mesina, Assistant Vice-President for OERGL, and a part-time Instructor at ETYCB handling MGT-104: Good Governance and Social Responsibility course. The session explored the significance of integrating sustainable practices in a range of industries, particularly social responsibility, and good governance. The students were given the chance to learn about strategies and approaches that can lead to a more sustainable future.

BS Business Administration major in Marketing Management students Sheane Nicole S. Matias and Jaeron Carl S. Panzo shared key takeaways on the GSC as student reactors. The insights focused on common practices on sustainability being done by firms in the Philippines built on the strategies shared by Dr. Mira.



Dr. Mira carried on the GSC momentum on February 2 by collaborating with Dr. Jeremy Paul Gecolea from ETYCB to discuss Correlation Analysis via the lens of business. The session delves into the complexities involved in examining correlations between various variables. Through this topic, the students gained a deeper grasp of statistical analysis and how it is used in a variety of fields.



The Global Signature Course attracted a diverse group of students from Mapúa MCL and UEU students. The presence of Dr. Mira, with her expertise and international perspective, added immense value to the course. With excitement, the participants entered the talks, enthusiastically wanting to learn new things, actively pursuing information, and broadening their perspectives.

The GSC served as a platform for students to further develop their understanding of global issues and develop critical thinking skills. It provided the students with an opportunity to interact with renowned experts in their respective fields, fostering a deeper appreciation for international collaboration and information sharing.

Mapúa MCL takes pride in organizing such impactful events that contribute to the holistic development of its students. With its emphasis on correlation analysis and sustainability, the Global Signature Course has undoubtedly broadened the students’ viewpoints and equipped them with valuable insights for their academic and professional endeavors.

As the Global Signature Course concluded, the participants were able to renew their sense of enthusiasm and commitment to applying the knowledge gained in the future. Mapúa MCL is steadfast in its commitment to organizing more enriching courses in the future, furthering its mission to provide a top-notch education and global exposure to the students.

Mapúa MCL’s Global Signature Course Explores the Economics Behind Sustainable Development

Mapúa MCL’s Global Signature Course Explores the Economics Behind Sustainable Development


By: Zoe Grace Buergo

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) began the new year with a highly successful Global Signature Course on January 11, 2024, titled “Who Pays for Sustainable Development: Economical Understanding and Analysis of Different Cases.” The event proved to be an engaging and insightful platform for discussing the economic aspects of sustainable development, which featured esteemed panel speakers from Almaty Management University (ALMA University), Kazakhstan, and two reactors from E.T. Yuchengco College of Business (ETYCB).



The event commenced with an opening address by Prof. Maria Rhodora Austria, the Dean of ETYCB. Prof. Austria emphasized the importance of economic implications of the sustainable development, which set the stage for the thought-provoking discussions that followed.

The panel speakers from ALMA University, Kazakhstan, brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the event. Prof. Alisher Sadykov, distinguished sustainability advocate, researcher, and lecturer at ALMA University, gave a compelling talk about the opportunities and problems that come with sustainable development in their nation and other parts of Asia. Prof. Sadykov provided light on the global sustainable investing assets and the different approaches used by various nations and sectors of the economy to fund sustainable projects.



Prof. Dmitriy Ogay, a renowned researcher and lecturer at ALMA University since 2005, joined Prof. Sadykov in discussing the research findings on the economic impact of sustainable development policies. Prof. Ogay offered insightful advice on how to practically implement sustainable practices in a developing economy.

Following the panel presentations, two reactors from Mapúa MCL, Prof. Jeremy Paul E. Gecolea, Ph.D., and Prof. Rocky Angelo M. Gabatin, provided their perspectives on the topics discussed. Both panel reactors underlined the efforts made by the Philippine government to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals and the significance of community involvement and grassroots movements in bringing about long-lasting change.

The occasion created a dialogue-based atmosphere that enabled ETYCB students to actively engage in the conversations. Through the Q&A session, students were able to ask questions and learn more about the economic side of sustainable development.



The successful Global Signature Course served as a platform for knowledge sharing and critical analysis of sustainable development from an economic standpoint. Interesting insights into the opportunities, risks, and duties related to funding sustainable projects were provided by the thought-provoking talks and presentations.

Mapúa MCL remains committed to providing a quality education and environment that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address pressing global issues. The Global Signature Course serves as a catalyst for meaningful dialogue and inspires future leaders to actively contribute to society’s solutions for a more sustainable world.