For the first time, Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) was able to send a student-delegate to the much-anticipated Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU) Study Tour for Students being participated by students of the members of association all over the continent. “This is actually a milestone for us considering the university has been a member of the association for quite some time”, said BPSU Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training Services Dr. Hermogenes Paguia.
Bea Katrina Yandoc, agriculture student from BPSU Abucay campus joined the 15-day study tour in Kasetsart University in Thailand, that aims to strenghten the network between Asian agricultural universities and colleges. The study tour held from August 22 to September 2 included cultural excursions. Participants of the tour were from agricultural academic institutions and research agencies from Bangladesh, Guam, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. Paguia representing BPSU attended the 23rd AAACU Biennial Conference and General Assembly in Chiangmai, Thailand wherein a memorandum of understanding was signed between Maejo University and BPSU for mutual academic and research engagement a couple of months ago.