Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17)

Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17)

Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17)

2019 INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

a. BEEHIVE Project

Mapua University was involved in BEEHIVE project that was co-funded by European Union Erasmus Plus Program. The BEEHIVE project is composed of team members from: Varna University of Management, Varna, Bulgaria; Thessaly University, Greece; Reykjavik University, Iceland; Universita degli studi Guglielmo Marconi, Rome Italy; Innovation and Management Center, Galway, Ireland; Mapua University, Manila, Philippines; University of Cebu, Cebu, Philippines; Idea Space Foundation, Inc. Makati, Philippines; Saint Louis College, Inc., Baguio, Philippines; University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia; and Bunis University, Jakarta, Indonesia. The BEEHIVE project target outcome is building sustainable university-based entrepreneurial ecosystems in the higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Indonesia and Philippines. This project aims to develop students’ and graduates’ entrepreneurial skills and develop the ability and competency to create jobs. The BEEHIVE project supported the quest for a knowledge-based societies and improve the economy of Indonesia and the Philippines. One of the activities of the BEEHIVE Teams from Philippines and Indonesia was data gathering that led to the Philippines/Indonesia National Benchmarking report (PNBR). The PNBR is a national assessment activity which aims to benchmark the 2017 Philippines and Indonesia HEIs situation with regards to entrepreneurial ecosystems. This was carried out in March – October 2017. Evidences can be viewed at http://beehive-erasmusplus.eu/towards-the-entrepreneurial-university-indonesia/and http://beehive-erasmusplus.eu/towards-the-entrepreneurial-university-philippines/ More information about the collaboration can be viewed through the links: http://beehive-erasmusplus.eu/objectives/; https://www.mapua.edu.ph/research/BEEHIVE/default.aspx; https://www.mapua.edu.ph/Research/ILRAD/,among others.

Mapua organized and hosted the BEEHIVE International Conference: BEEHIVE International Pitch Event and Final Partners Meeting on September 09-12, 2019 in Makati and Manila, Philippines. Evidences can be viewed through these links: http://beehive-erasmusplus.eu/international-pitch-event/ and https://www.mapua.edu.ph/research/BEEHIVE/default.aspx

BEEHIVE International Conference (September 09-12, 2019)




b. International Conference on Environmental Quality Concern, Control and Conservation (EQC)

Mapua participated as co-organizer, plenary speaker and technical session chair at the EQC3 2019 held in Kaohsiung and Tainan, Taiwan on 23-25 May 2019 hosted by the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology and Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science.







c. Taiwan-Philippines Water Quality Research and Innovation Center (TPWRIC)

- 2019 International Symposium on Water and Sediments Quality
The Taiwan-Philippines Water Quality Research and Innovation Center (TP-WRIC) organized the 2019 International Symposium on Water and Sediments Quality on August 14-16, 2019.

- 2019 Taiwan-Philippines Joint Water Quality Research and Innovation Center (TPWRIC) workshop
Workshop on Water Quality Improvement for Drinking Water on March 7-8, 2019 at YIC – Research Laboratory 3, Mapua University, Manila. Organized by Taiwan-Philippines Joint Water Quality Research and Innovation Center (TPWRIC) and Office of International Linkages for Research and Development (ILRAD)




d. Taiwan-Philippines Workshop on Soil and Groundwater Contamination Site Investigation and Remediation

2019 Taiwan-Philippines Workshop on Soil and Groundwater Contamination Site Investigation and Remediation on March 8, 2019 at Seminar Room, Mapua University, Manila.



e. Mapua University collaborates with other foreign universities and research centers to tackle SDG-related initiatives through research programs.

f. Membership

- Mapua is a member of SDSN (Sustainable Development and Solution Network) Global and SDSN Philippines; participated in the SDSN PH workshop held at Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University on 08 August 2019; participated in the FUTURE EARTH PHILIPPINES Summit on November 25-26, 2019 at Hotel Jen, Pasay City. You may see this link https://www.mapua.edu.ph/Research/ILRAD/

2018 INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

a. International Conference for Sustainable Environment Technologies (ICSET)

The Office of International Linkages for Research and Development (ILRAD) initiated the organization of the International Conference for Sustainable Environment Technologies (ICSET). Through the conference, RDI outputs related to SGDs are shared and discussed among the conference participants from various countries. The ICSET 2013 was held on Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2013 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel with the theme: Education and Training for the Uptake of Sustainable Environmental Technologies – Enhancing Knowledge Base for Non – Toxic Environment and Poverty Alleviation. Priority thematic areas for the parallel technical sessions are (1) Water and Wastewater Treatment Process (WWTP), (2) Recycling, Reuse and Risk Reduction (R4), (3) Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Wastes Management (THSWM), (4) Air Pollution Control and Prevention (APCP), (5) Environmental and Health Risk Assessment (EHRA), (6) Separation and Low-Carbon (SLC), (7) Built Environment and Natural Disaster Detection (BENDD), (8) Industrial Design Technologies for Green Economy (IDTGE), (9) Alternative and Renewable Energy (ARE), (10) Urban and Coastal Engineering (UCE), (11) Nanotechnology and Material Science (NMS) and (12) Environmental Education and Training Technique (EETT).

The ICSET 2018 was held on Aug. 19 – 21, 2018 at Mapua University, Intramuros, Manila with the theme: “Innovation and Technopreneurship for Sustainable Environment and Development”. ICSET 2018 priority areas are (1) Natural Resources, Regeneration, Waste Utilization, (2) Catchment, River Quality & Management, (3) Environmental Modelling and Analytical Methods, (4) Water Treatment and Resources, (5) Information & Communication Technology for Environment, (6) Risks Assessment and Disaster Reduction, (7) Environmental Chemistry and Sciences, (8) Air Quality, Aerosol and Climate Change, (9) Building Industry and Sustainability, (10) Waste, Wastewater Technology, (11) Renewal Energy and Resources and (12) Resource Utilization and Environmental Challenges.


b. Collaboration with Tainan Hydraulics Laboratory, National Cheng Kung University and Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC)

Mapua University, through the Office of International Linkages for Research and Development (ILRAD), has forged collaboration with Tainan Hydraulics Laboratory - National Cheng Kung University (THL-NCKU) and Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) in Taiwan. The agreements cover the following activities: joint or collaborative research projects, joint conferences, joint publications, professional advancement, scholarship program, and hosting of students.

c. Agreement with International Scientific Journal Publication

Mapua has an agreement with three (3) international scientific journal publications, Taiwan Water Conservancy (TWC), Sustainable Environment Research (SER) and Journal of Environmental Science and Management (JESAM). These publications are obliged, through the Memorandum of Agreements, to publish the scientific papers presented in ICSET. This way, the scientific papers containing critical information related to SDGs are publicized.

d. Mapua University collaborates with other foreign universities and research centers to tackle SDG-related initiatives through research programs.

e. Publications Resulting from Research Collaborations on Sustainability

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f. News and other reports

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