Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17)

Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17)

Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17)

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

Mapua University has existing MOAs with five (5) local government units (LGU) in Manila, Philippines. The University provides technical expertise in undertaking different projects for the benefit of the environment and general welfare of the community.

Existing MOAs with LGUs:
Activities: Seminar/Conference
For the full story, go to SDG Workshop.


For the full story, go to Community Conference 2017 / Community Conference 2018

Other Extension Service Activities:

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

Mapua University, through the Office of International Linkages for Research and Development (ILRAD), cooperates and collaborates with the international conference organizers as a member of the scientific committee.

Mapua University, through the Office of International Linkages for Research and Development (ILRAD), has cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Currently, the cooperation has been funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) under the Linnaeus – Palme Program. The Mapua school that collaborates with KTH is the School of Chemistry, Biological, Materials Engineering and Sciences.

Mapua University has cooperation with Jönköping University, Sweden. Specific school involved in this cooperation is the School of Architecture, Industrial Design and Built Environment.

Mapua University, through the Office of International Linkages for Research and Development (ILRAD), has newly accepted project (TRUST) co-fund by European Union (EU) under the Erasmus Plus CBHE (Capacity Building in the Higher Education-Joint Project) Programme. TRUST means Financial Technology and Digital Innovation to ModeRnise and Develop CUrricula of VietnameSe and Philippines UniversiTies. The proposal is among the 163 approved projects from the received 840 proposals. This will be for another 3 years with consortium of HEIs in EU, Philippines and Vietnam. The consortium is composed of 11 partners (i.e., 2 from Italy, 1 from UK, 1 from Serbia, 3 from Philippines and 4 from Vietnam). The project aims to modernize the MBA or other masters of Business and Economics program and develop a new master on FINancial TECHnology and digital innovation (FINTECH) of Vietnamese and Philippines Universities.

Mapua University, through the Office of International Linkages for Research and Development (ILRAD), and as member of the BEEHIVE Consortium, co-organized and hosted the 2019 BEEHIVE International Conference: BEEHIVE International Pitch Event and Final Partners Meeting on September 09-12, 2019. BEEHIVE is a project co-funded by the European Union Erasmus Plus under its CBHE Key Action 2 Programme. BEEHIVE means Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Enhance Higher Education Value-Added for Better Graduate Employability.

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.

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. This is in cooperation with Office of International Linkages for Research and Development (ILRAD) and Resiliency and Sustainable Development Center (RSDC) of Mapúa University. The objective of this symposium was to foster research linkage and cooperation among research institutions specific on water quality, water resources, sediments and soil quality, and other relevant areas. This will also provide a multi-disciplinary platform for researchers and scientists as well as industry experts who have interest in the areas of water and sediments quality. It was expected that this event will lead to the establishment of the research cooperation and development of solutions to key environmental challenges specifically research universities in Taiwan, Vietnam, and China. The next symposium is expected to host more scientists and research engineers from other countries outside Southeast Asia.

  • 2019 International Symposium on Water and Sediments Quality

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.

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.

Mapua University launched the “I GO FOR VALUE” initiative in 2010 where “R” stands for Research on Sustainable Development and Environmental Footprint Reduction. This initiative prompted the establishment of the Sustainable Development Research Office (SDRO) in 2011. SDRO became instrumental in obtaining Mapúa membership to the Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability (GUPES) established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). SDRO also initiated in-campus research and awareness campaign, in cooperation with the Office of Social Orientation and Community Involvement Program (SOCIP).

As of January 2019, SDRO was renamed into “Resiliency and Sustainable Development Center (RSDC)” to emphasize “resiliency” and “sustainable development” in alignment with global sustainability initiatives.

Mapua University collaborates with foreign universities, research centers, and international organization/s to tackle SDG-related initiatives through research programs.

News articles

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Publications Resulting from Research Collaborations on Sustainability:

Research Cooperation and Collaboration

Lecture series titled “Woods and Fibers: Engineering of Natural Resources” with Professor Lars Berglund of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden on January 30, 2019. There were two (2) lectures, “Introduction to wood and fiber science” and “Transparent Wood and other examples of advanced wood nanotechnology”


2019 Taiwan-Philippines Workshop on Soil and Groundwater Contamination Site Investigation and Remediation on March 8, 2019 at Seminar Room, 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)


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)


Soil Quality Research with National Taiwan University in 3 environmental zones in in Luzon Area – Physical and Biological Analysis


The Department of Physics together with Osaka University and the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) conducted seminar about the theory and numerical simulation of optical damage based on the percolation model and the introduction of the new THz light to terahertz spintronics last March 19, 2019 at Seminar Room, Mapua University, Manila.