ASEACCU beyond the pandemic: best practices towards sustainable development

October 4, 2021

A Free Webinar-Workshop on Best Practices, Research Collaboration, and Internationalization

ASEACCU to hold two-day webinar on sustainable development for Catholic institutions.

The Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities will host a free two-day webinar-workshop entitled “ASEACCU Beyond the Pandemic: Best Practices towards Sustainable Development” on October 14 and 15, 2021. The webinar-workshop, which is co-organized by the University of Santo Tomas – Manila (UST), will happen via Zoom and streamed on the Facebook Page of the ASEACCU.

Plenary sessions for ASEACCU member institution officials, academic staff, and students include the keynote address of International Federation of Catholic Universities President Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil, who will talk about “Challenges and Opportunities to Catholic Higher Educational Institutions in the Time of the Pandemic.”

The keynote address will be followed by sessions on Best Practices among ASEACCU Member-Institutions: Teaching & Learning, Wellness and Financial Sustainability. UST’s Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Cheryl R. Peralta will share about Teaching and Learning, while St. Paul Institute Director Phon Sophal will share about Wellness of Being. A talk about Financial Sustainability will also be shared by University of Santo Tomas – Legazpi’s Vice-Rector for Finance and Administration, Fr. Edwin A. Lao, OP.

Research and internationalization efforts will be the subjects of the remainder of the plenary sessions and the workshops. On the afternoon of October 14, Australian Catholic University (ACU)’s Prof. Ester Cerin, Assumption University of Thailand’s Dean Marissa Chantamas, and UST Manila and Providence College Rhode Island, USA’s Fr. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P. will share their insights about research in higher education in plenary sessions. This will be followed by an exclusive workshop for research officials identified by ASEACCU member institutions. ACU’s Mr. Kirk Doyle will facilitate the workshop.

Internationalization will take center-stage on October 15, with UST’s Dr. Lilian Sison, ACU’s Mr. Kirk Doyle, and University of Saint Joseph’s Prof. Alvaro Barbosa talks about sustainable internationalization in the new reality, internationalization framework for a Catholic University, and internationalization for young developing institutions, respectively. Another exclusive workshop will be held on October 15, this time for internationalization officials. The internationalization workshop will be facilitated by Sophia University’s Vice President for Global Affairs, Prof. Tetsuo Morishita.

Plenary session participants, including ASEACCU member institution officials, academic staff, and students may register via:

Meanwhile, those who will be identified by their institution as workshop participants will receive an e-mail invitation for the workshop registration.

Registration Guide

1. Register using this link:
2. Check your registered e-mail for the access to the Zoom Webinar on October 14 and 15.

(to be emailed by the office of the President/Rector/Head of member institutions or Representatives)
1. Submit the list of attendees from your institution to the ASEACCU Secretariat. Include each participant’s name, designation, and e-mail address.
2. Wait for the ASEACCU Secretariat’s confirmation email of registered participants.
3. Check your registered e-mail for the link to the exclusive Zoom meeting for the workshop.