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
International Partner Country Date Forged
BINUS University Indonesia March 2019
Jingzhou Institute of Technology China March 2019
Politeknik Negeri Semarang (Semarang State Polytechnic) Indonesia April 2019
Universitas Negeri Surabaya Indonesia April 2019
Coast Mountain College Canada April 2019
University of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka Indonesia April 2019
Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan Institutional Agreement on Graduate Student Exchange
Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan International Agreement of Academic Exchange and Educational Cooperation
Japan April 2019
The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of its Los Angeles Campus USA May 2019
Duy Tan University Vietnam May 2019
Kansas State University USA June 2019
Texas International Education Consortium USA July 2019
International Language Academy of Washington D.C USA July 2019
Ganesha University of Education (UNDIKSHA) Indonesia July 2019
San Diego County (SDC) Metropolitan Lions Club USA July 2019
University of California, Riverside USA July 2019
Ashikaga Institute of Technology Japan March 2018
Laboratory of Energy Ecosystems, Kyoto University Japan March 9, 2018
Old Dominion University USA February 2018
National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan Taiwan May 2018
Gifu University Japan September 2018
Gifu University – Agreement on Student and Faculty Exchanges Japan September 2018
Shizuoka University Japan November 2018
Shizuoka University regarding Student Exchange Japan November 2018
Foshan University China January 2017




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


External Linkages and Partnerships

Email: mmsuerp@gmail.com

whatsapp: +63 9308601681

line: +63 9308601681

WeChat: +63 9308601681

Carlos M. Pascual


International Programs

Chair, International Coordinating Committee (ICC)

Email: cmpascual777@gmail.com

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

Contact Information



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Mariano Marcos State University

2906 City of Batac, Ilocos Norte

Room 201 FEM Hall