Much has changed in UP over the past 100 years. From one campus in Manila, it now has eight constituent universities with 17 campuses all over the country; it has 258 undergraduate programs; and 438 graduate programs with students from almost every region in the country.
Officials of the Embassy of Malaysia, Manila, headed by Ambassador Dato’ Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino bin Anthony, paid a courtesy visit to University of the Philippines President Angelo A. Jimenez (PAJ) on August 23. With the ambassador were: Chargé d’Affaires a.i./Deputy Head of Mission Mohd Fareed Zakaria; and Counsellors Hazlina Mohammed Hatta and Nadhirah Mohammad Zanudin.On the UP side, PAJ was joined by: UP Diliman Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II; Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Internationalization) and Office of International Linkages Director Imee Su Martinez; and Asian Center Dean Henelito A. Sevilla Jr.
The group’s discussion centered on possible partnerships between UP and Malaysian universities, as well as on collaborative initiatives to advance education, research, and public service in Mindanao.