The MOU, signed on November 28 at CTU campus in Cebu in the Philippines, is a strategic cooperation program that aims to open global opportunities for students at CTU by offering them two graduate study programs: Executive MBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) and MSEd TESOL & Applied Linguistics (Master of Science in Education in TESOL and Applied Linguistics).
The MOU’s aim is also to provide CTU students with highly regarded academic programs and scholarships from AUS.
AUS’s programs are accredited by EduQual, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Learning Resources Network (LRN), and the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).
Therefore, students who complete these programs will be awarded dual degrees from the U.K. and the U.S.
AUS graduates can also receive the following prestigious titles: Chartered Manager (CMgr), Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI), Chartered Linguist (CL), and Fellow (FInstLM).
Dr. Rosein Ancheta Jr., CTU President (L), and Professor Christian Luong, AUS President (R), at the signing ceremony at CTU. Photo by AUS
According to AUS officials, the tuition fees AUS charges CTU students are a lot lower than those who study in the U.S.
At the ceremony, Professor Christian Luong introduced AUS and provided details about its vision, mission, and objectives for academic development.
To make education more accessible, AUS plans to focus on promoting international research cooperation and sharing quality educational programs internationally.
From left: Dr. Rhodora Magan, CTU IAI Director; Dr. Hedeliza Pineda, CTU Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Rosein Ancheta Jr., CTU President; Professor Christian Luong, AUS President; Harvelle Pham, AUS Governor; Dr. Bora Van, AUS Vice President; Michael Knight and Robert Wenn, AUS members of faculty; Vivian Phan, AUS Regional Head of External Affairs; Hana Ta, AUS Regional Director of Human Resources; and Dr. Joseph Pepito, CTU Main campus director at the signing ceremony at CTU. Photo by AUS
The two universities discussed at great length AUS supporting CTU with pedagogical training, educational resources, and student exchanges. The AUS delegation also visited the CTU campus and discussed setting up an AUS representative office at CTU in the near future.
According to Vivian Phan, Regional Head of External Affairs at AUS, scientific research is a priority for CTU. She added that AUS is committed to promoting cooperation and research resources to CTU to achieve common goals in this field.
From left: Robert Wenn and Michael Knight, AUS members of faculty; Dr. Archiebald Malaki, CTU Vice President of Research and Development; Professor Christian Luong, AUS President; Dr. Bora Van, AUS Vice President; Hana Ta, AUS Regional Director of Human Resources; Dr. Rhodora Magan, CTU IAI Director, CTU. Photo by AUS.
Founded in Hawaii in the USA, AUS is committed to providing everyone access to high-quality education.
In addition to the EMBA and MSEd TESOL programs, the school provides short-term training courses, adult English courses, IELTS courses, and children’s English courses, under American educational standards.
AUS’s current campus in Vietnam is in Vinhomes Bason, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The establishment of this campus was the first step in providing a high-quality learning experience to Vietnamese students.
Cebu Technological University is one of the major public universities in the Philippines, with more than 20 campuses spread across the country. The university has 17 graduate programs and more than 45 undergraduate programs. The university has more than 800 faculty members and more than 46,000 students.
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