External Linkages and Partnerships


In the context of globalization, the university is geared towards the internationalization of its programs by establishing, coordinating, and managing linkages and partnerships locally and internationally. These linkages (partnerships and networks) with government, non-government institutions, colleges and universities, aim to advance academic excellence, research, and extension engagements of the university. The Office of the External Linkages and Partnerships works with the Offices of the International Programs and the Alumni Relations, in coordination with the existing units of the university by establishing, managing, and sustaining collaborations on areas of mutual interest using the principle of reciprocity. These are formalized through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), and/or Letter of Agreement (LoA) on several undertakings such as faculty/student – mobility for research, lectures and discussions, joint conferences, research engagements and programs, exchange of academic materials/publications, and capability-building activities.


Through the help of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC), an arm of the Office of the International Programs, the internationalization needs of the operating units are identified and prioritized. Furthermore, the ICC together with the ELP Director touch base with potential partners in facilitating and coordinating partnerships through face-to-face and/or online platforms such as education fairs, study tours, conferences, zoom, skype, google hangout, WhatsApp, etc.

Functions of the Office
  1. Establishes, manages, and sustains partnerships locally and internationally
  2. Leads in the implementation of the terms and conditions stated in the agreements entered into by the university
  3. Gives information to the university’s operating units regarding internationalization opportunities like academic exchanges, study tours, paper presentations, and participation to international conferences
  4. Provides advise and extends support to international students, faculty, staff, and scholars during their stay in the university
  5. Runs internationalization programs and activities like academic exchanges, organization of and participation to international conferences, hosting of Balik Scientists, fellows, and visiting professors and researchers.
International Institutional Memberships
  1. University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific
  2. ASEAN Universities Consortium on Food and Agro-based Engineering & Technology
  3. Texas International Consortium
  4. Southeast Asian Ministers Education Organization (SEA Teacher Project)
  5. Southeast Asian Ministers Education Organization (SEA TVET Project)
  6. Southeast Asian Ministers Education Organization (INNOTECH)
International Partner Institutions As of October 6, 2022


Coast Mountain College
University of Saskatchewan
Dalhousie University
Universities Canada
Ryerson University
York University
AGA Academy


International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Foshan University
Jingzhou Institute of Technology
Minnan Normal University
Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Jiangsu Agri-Animal Husbandry Vocational College
STD Education Intl SDN. BHD.
Fujian Normal University
Yunnan Technology and Business University
Consulate of the People’s Republic of China
Beijing Phihua International Educ. Tech., Co, Ltd.
Guangxi Medical College


Binus University
Politeknik Negeri Semarang
Universitas Negeri Surabaya
University of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka
Universitas PGRI Madiun
Ganesha University of Education (UNDIKSHA)
Universitas PGRI Madiun (Faculty Mobility)
Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) University
Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (Sociology Education Study Program)
Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP)
Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa (UST)
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo
Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya
Universitas Teknologi Sumbawa


Kyoto University
Ashikaga University
Gifu University
Shizuoka University
Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Kansai University
Seirei Christopher University


University of Malaya
UCSI Education Sdn. Bhd.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Management and Science University
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)


National Taichung University of Science and Technology
Tainan University of Technology
Nanhua University
Chaoyang University of Technology
National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology


Maejo University
Asian Institute of Technology


Old Dominium University
The University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Regents of the University of California on behalf of its Los Angeles Campus (UCLA)
Kansas State University
Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC)
International Language Academy of Washington D.C.
The University of Hawaii-Leeward Community College
University of California Riverside Extension
San Diego County (SDC) Metropolitan Lions Club
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
University of Arizona Global Operations, Inc.
University of Georgia
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Kaisipan Foundation Incorporated
California State Polytechnic University



Duy Tan University
Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry


Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences
Adamas University
Karpagam Academy of Higher Education


Prosple Pty Ltd (ABN 43 168 218 82)


Agroecouniversum Ltd.


North South University

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Transnational Education-British Council


  University Mobility of Asia and the Pacific
  ASEAN Cooperation on Agriicultural and Biosystems Engineering (ACABE)
  Commission on Higher Education-QS
  SEAMEO Innotech
  Magic 7+ Consortium (University of Saskatchewan, Canada; BSU; CLSU; CMU; DMMSU; MMSU; MPSPC; USeP)
  Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Consortium






Agricultural Training Institute

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Bureau of Agricultural Research

Chinese Consular Office-Ilocos Norte

Commission on Higher Education

Department of Agriculture

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Department of Information and Communications Technology

Department of Interior and Local Government

Department of Labor and Employment

Department of Science and Technology-Science of Education Institute

Development Bank of th Philippines

Isabela State University

Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

Landbank of the Philippines

Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center

National Commission for Culture and Arts

National Economic and Development Authority

National Tobacco Administration

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration

Philippine Carabao Center

Philippine Cooperatives Center

Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development

Philippine Council for Health Research and Development

Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development

Philippine-American Educational Foundation

Philippine Science High School-Ilocos Region Campus

SMART Communications, Inc.

Technical Education and Skill Development Authority

Toyota Motors Philippines Foundation, Inc.

Trinergy Corporation

US Embassy Manila

Members, International Coordinating Committee (ICC)

Mee Jay A. Domingo, PhD


Internationalization, Linkages and Partnerships

Email: elp@mmsu.edu.ph

whatsapp: +63 9308601681

line: +63 9308601681

WeChat: +63 9308601681


Arlene L. Gonzales


International Programs

Chair, International Coordinating Committee (ICC)

Email: ilp-ip@mmsu.edu.ph

whatsapp: +63 9451867083


Jeanette Dials


Student and Faculty Mobility


Email: jgdials@mmsu.edu.ph


Krismary Yapo


Alumni Affairs

Email: kdyapo@mmsu.edu.ph


Dr. Edmund Edison A. Esteban

ICC, College of Engineering


Dr. Doreen D. Domingo

ICC, College of Arts and Sciences


Dr. Roseller R. Ayson

ICC, College of Agriculture, Food and Sustainable Development


Prof. Jaypee B. Ilacas

ICC, College of Business, Economics and Accountancy


Prof. Marilou J. Raval

ICC, College of Health Sciences


Prof. Jeanette G. Dials

ICC, College of Teacher Education


Prof. Aldous V. Asuncion

ICC (OIC), College of Industrial Technology


Prof. Joyce R. Tolentino

ICC, College of Aquatic Sciences and Applied Technology


Dr. Gale Domeq Tanawit

ICC, College of Medicine


Atty. Esperanza Caridad A. Orig

ICC, College of Law


Dr. Imelda L. Najorda

ICC, Graduate School


Prof. Ciriaco T. Ragual

ICC, Alumni Office


Ms. Evangeline S. Galacgac

ICC, Research Directorate


Ms. Bella C. Gervacio

ICC, Extension Directorate

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