The eight professors from University of Liverpool headed by Dr. Jonathan Rushton (seated, 3rd from right) together with CLSU officials and project supervisors.
Eight distinguished experts and professors from University of Liverpool (UoL), United Kingdom visited the university last January 8 to evaluate and set the direction of the Transnational Education (TNE) Project between CLSU and UoL regarding the offering of the dual degree program PhD in Sustainable Food System by Research.
Dr. Jonathan Rushton, Director of the Center of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems in Liverpool, headed the delegation composed of his fellow professors and project supervisors, Dr. David Fernig, Dr. Rob Smith, Dr. James Stewart, Dr. Andrew Morse, Dr. David Montagnes, Dr. Grace Thaxton and Dr. Peter Walley.
Dr. Renato G. Reyes, CLSU Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomed the visiting professors and expressed his high hopes and expectations for the program, even mentioning it as a historic development for CLSU being the first higher education institution (HEI) in the country to offer this kind of program.
Dr. Ravelina R. Velasco, Dean, College of Fisheries and TNE Project lead, hosted the meeting.
The UK professors were able to meet with their CLSU counterpart led by Dr. Ernesto A. Martin, VP for University Business Affairs, together with the six Transnational Education Faculty Scholars from the university. They are Roanne P. Alberto, Zosimo G. Battad II, Oliver F. Celestino, Jayson J. Juan, Jessica M. Rustia and Fredelon B. Sison are enrolled as the pioneer batch of the PhD program.