The timeliness and timelessness of the University of Santo Tomas extend beyond the four walls of the campus. Recognizing the value of strong and beneficial partnerships, UST maintains linkages with partner universities and educational institutions here and abroad, with the top players in the industry, with Philippine government institutions, and with the respected professional organizations.
Such partnerships and linkages allow UST to engage in meaningful collaboration, that leads to student and faculty mobility, research collaboration, joint scientific activities, scholarship grants, curricular enhancement, and policy formulation, among others.
Internationalization is a thrust of the University of Santo Tomas, in its attempt to foster mutually beneficial and enriching partnerships with educational institutions, associations, and consortia. Such a thrust has several facets: student mobility, academic and administrative staff mobility, program mobility, research collaboration, and the conduct of joint scientific/academic activities.
All these are facilitated by the Office of International Relations and Programs (OIRP), established in 2013. The OIRP liaises with the different faculties, colleges, institutes, and schools, which have their own Internationalization Coordinators, for the efficient management of the University’s linkages.
As of January 2018, the linkages total to 164 in 30 countries, spread across five continents.
Read about our INTERNATIONALIZATION efforts.
Joint Academic and Scientific Activities
Academic / Administrative Staff Mobility
|February 18, 2016||Pharmacy, MedTech host Balik Scientists|
|February 4, 2016||Alloro, Eng’g. Balik Scientist, delivers exit presentation|
|August 18, 2018||BS Chem. Eng’g. students join int’l. research immersion in Chulalongkorn University|
|December 15, 2015||Chem. Eng’g. Balik Scientist from Curtin explores research collaboration with Chamber of Mines|
H.E. Rolando A. Guevara Alvarado, Ambassador of Panama to the Philippines
H.E. Esra Cankorur, Ambassador of Turkey to the Philippines
The University actively engages the industry, appreciating the fact that for its curricular offerings to be relevant, they must be responsive to the needs of the industry. UST’s graduates are employed in respectable institutions and companies locally and abroad, and members of the industry involve themselves in revising and updating curricular offerings in several academic units. Likewise, our partners in the industry help make Thomasians’ dreams come true, through their generous support and continued assistance through scholarships and other forms of grants.
For Academic Year 2016-2017, the following Partner Foundations provided scholarship grants to Thomasians, through the San Martin de Porres External Scholarships:
— Aboitiz Equity Ventures, INc.
— Ayala Foundation, Inc.
— CTC Foundation, Inc. (Casas + Architects, Inc.)
— Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc.
— Commission on Higher Education
— Daewoong Pharma Phils., Inc.
— Equitable Foundation, Inc.
— Megaworld Foundation, Inc.
— Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI)
— MBFI – Access II
— MBFI – Boysen (Pacific Paint Philippines, Inc.)
— MBFI – Fluor
— Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – Regional Welfare Office
— Philippine Business for Education
— Philippine S & T Development Foundation – Manila, Inc.
— PhilDev – Goldilocks (Goldilocks Bakeshop, Inc.)
— PhilDev – Shell (Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc.)
— Rebisco Foundation, Inc.
— Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (SEI-DOST)
— SY^2 Foundation, Inc.
The University of Santo Tomas has standing Memoranda of Agreement / Understanding with the following media outfits:
— ABS-CBN University
— ABS-CBN University
Architecture, Fine Arts, and Other Related Programs
Assoc. Prof. Lilia C. de Jesus, PhD (Graduate School)
Biology and Molecular Biology
Prof. John Donnie A. Ramos, PhD (College of Science)
Business and Management Education
Prof. Eduardo G. Ong, PhD (Graduate School)
Engineering and Technology
Asst. Prof. Dolores S.D. Cleofas, PhD (Faculty of Engineering)
Health Professions Education
Professor Emeritus Alfredo P. Co, PhD (Faculty of Arts and Letters)
Social Sciences and Communication
Prof. Ma. Claudette A. Agnes, PhD (College of Science)
Institutional Sustainability Assessment
Prof. Clarita D.L. Carillo, PhD, Assessor
Nutrition and Dietetics Continuing Professional Development Council
Auditor?– Asst. Prof. Andrea Vargas, PhD
Directors – Asst. Prof. Peter C. Torres, MSc
Immediate Past President?– Prof. John Donnie A. Ramos, PhD
as of December 2017
National Capital Region School Registrars’ Association
Mr. Cesar M. Velasco, Jr., MBA
The University of Santo Tomas likewise has standing memoranda of agreement with educational institutions in the Philippines.
— Ateneo de Davao University
— Aklan Catholic College
— St. Louis College – La Union
— Universidad de Sta. Isabel
— University of Immaculate Conception (Davao)
— University of Mindanao
— University of San Agustin (Iloilo)
— University of San Carlos (Cebu)
— University of Santo Tomas – Legazpi (Albay)
|ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS)|
|European Union – Support for Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (EU-SHARE)|
|Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF)|
|Association of Southeast Asian Institutes of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)|
N.B. UST’s Rector, Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD, is the incumbent Executive Secretary / President.
|International Association of Universities (IAU)|
|International Council of the Universities of Saint Thomas Aquinas|
International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
N.B. UST’s Rector, Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD, is a board member.
|The Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)|
|Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)|
|South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR)|
|Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Center for Education Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH)|
|University Museums and Collections (UMAC)|
|New Colombo Plan|
|University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)|
The University of Santo Tomas is a proud host of many international visitors, from foreign dignitaries to representatives both faculty and students from educational institutions abroad.