DOST-FPRDI, Malayan College ink R&D pact

DOST-FPRDI and Malayan Colleges Laguna Inc. officials recently sign an MOU for partnership in research and development.

A government science agency and a private educational institution recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to forge a partnership for research and development (R&D) activities.

The Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-FPRDI) and the Malayan Colleges Laguna Inc. (MCL) signed the MOU.

The MU will enable the parties to conduct joint R&D projects and skills development activities, such as seminars and workshops related to research.

The DOST-FPRDI may also be tapped in the conduct of student research activities, such as theses, dissertations and capstone projects.

The institute will also be one of the priority on-the-job training sites for MCL’s senior high-school students.

“The opportunities and experiences during the internship hope to prepare the Malayan students for their respective future careers. We are excited about this collaboration with the college and look forward to the many R&D outputs that will arise from this partnership,” said DOST-FPRDI Director Romulo T. Aggangan.

The MOU signing was attended by MCL officials James Ronald O. Mesina, assistant vice president of the Office for Academic Services, and Dr. Hermie A. Articona, director of the Research Promotions and Coordination Office; and DOST-FPRDI officials Director Aggangan, Deputy Director Rico J. Cabangon, Technical Services Division Chief Maria Cielito G. Siladan, Technology Innovation Chief Loreto A. Novicio, and Engr. Ceazar A. Cuaresma.

Image credits: DOST-FPRDI


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