The De La Salle University has partnered with Globe Telecom in a bid to develop modules and specialized courses that will promote more interest in the institution’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic programs.
“De La Salle University has been working with different industries and academic institutions to foster collaborations in various fields. The DLSU Intellectual Property Office and the Innovation and Technology Office work to connect DLSU researchers to industry and this is one example of such a role,” said Atty. Christopher Cruz, director of the university’s Intellectual Property Office.
Through this collaboration, the university aims to enhance the delivery of world-class STEM education to its students, which Cruz said is relevant not only in this time of the pandemic but also in light of the fifth Industrial Revolution.
“We welcome Globe as a partner in developing STEM education in hopes of serving more people in enriching their skills and advancing their careers. With Globe’s expertise in digital technology, reach, and commitment to innovation, we are confident that this partnership will contribute to the La Sallian mission of being a catalyst for meaningful social transformation,” Cruz added.
For the part of Globe, it said that strengthening students’ knowledge and skills in STEM will help them nurture innovation that will eventually equip the nation with the workforce of the future.
“We aim to develop, modernize and extend new courses and class offerings for adoption at the tertiary level, not just for the partner university, but for adoption by other campuses, most especially state universities that are looking to deepen their offerings around STEM. This includes nurturing a mindset that embraces the digital age and values the need to make full use of technology and innovation to drive long term and lasting progress,” Yoly Crisanto, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications and Chief Sustainability Officer explained.
“With our partnership with DLSU, we hope to be able to deliver new and innovative learning modules catering to more students especially those who are underprivileged. We hope that this partnership will spark stronger collaboration with the academe to improve the quality of education as well as make it more accessible to all,” Crisanto added.
The partnership between Globe and DLSU includes joint development of educational programs, which can extend to various strands such as articulated degree programs, non-degree programs, certification programs, and training programs, particularly STEM; sharing and creation of materials and resources; joint conduct of technical and business development activities, such as field testing, prototype development, proof-of-concept testing, customer discovery, and market studies for DLSU Innovations; joint conduct of research projects in particular fields of study, and other related subject matters.