UNO-R Bacolod and Mississippi State University Signed MOU for Engineering and Advanced Studies

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The College of Engineering of University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and Bagley College of Engineering of Mississippi State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote academic cooperation in the fields of engineering, science and technology. Both universities agreed to enhance advancement of learning through exchange of students, faculty members and researchers, collaborative researches, joint symposia and lectures.

Signed the MOU for UNOR Bacolod is Rev. Fr. President Demetrio S. Peñascoza, OAR and for MSU was Civil Engineering Professor Christopher D. Eamon in behalf of President Robert H. Foglesong.  The ceremony held at 11:30 am at the UNO-R President’s Hall following Eamon’s lecture on civil engineering studies and current faculty researches at MSU.

Prof. Christopher D. Eamon of MSU’s Bagley College ofEngineering

UNO-R Engineering Dean Christopher Taclobos said this initiative simply speaks that our university is getting global as it opens its doors to international exchange on research.  “Having MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering as partner means the College of Engineering of UNO-R Bacolod is globally at par with other engineering institutions.” Taclobos claimed.  He added that the school shall encourage its graduating engineering students most especially those who have already taken the board exams to take advantage of this opportunity.  “UNOR will be ready to send its first engineering faculty to MSU in a year’s time.” Taclobos said. 

A separate MOU which covers the advanced studies scholarship for civil engineering graduates was signed by Dr. Eamon and Engineer Owen Martir, head of UNO-R Civil Engineering Department. Both universities agreed that all expenses, including research materials, international and domestic travel, per diem, honoraria and other costs shall be the responsibility of the home university and determined on a case-by-case basis.  Each side will make its best efforts to make available university accommodation to visiting faculty and students.


by: Ms. Agnes Lira-Jundos

      PRO Consultant