Best of Both Worlds: Mapua Partners with Arizona State University
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Best of Both Worlds: Mapua Partners with Arizona State University

Best of Both Worlds: Mapua Partners with Arizona State University

Current Events | June 23, 2022
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Mapua University partnered with Arizona State University to create programs that help students become more globally competitive and relevant.

There are advantages when two great minds come together. Take for example Mapua University—a Filipino university located in Manila, which boasts 96 years of experience—and the Arizona State University (ASU), a US-based public university that made it into Princeton Review’s Best 386 Colleges in its 2021 rankings. When the two partner up, students get the best of both worlds in both knowledge and skills.

On June 22, 2022, Mapua University announced that it partnered with ASU for programs that focus on business and health sciences. “By partnering with the University of Arizona, we’ll be more attuned to what is happening globally,” the university’s president Dr. Reynaldo Vea told ANC.

Globally Competitive, Globally Relevant

Since joining the ASU and the ASU-Cintana Alliance, Mapua University now has access to a repertoire of courses that are “well attuned” to the current employment needs of the country, which include both tech and digital skills. “In that manner, we hope to be able to take advantage or leverage this partnership for Mapua graduates not just to be globally competitive, but globally relevant,” he explained.

This partnership gives Mapua students many opportunities—from joining internships in the US to becoming exchange students with partner universities, participating in international research projects, and taking courses in both Mapua and ASU or even online.

On the other hand, the partnership also widens the reach of Mapua students, since out of the 220 million enrolled students globally, only 10 percent have access to top-ranked universities. “[The goal is to] connect the students from the Philippines with the resources of the Arizona State University,” ASU-Cintana Education chief of strategy and head of Asia Chris Hill said, adding that ASU is the top US university for innovation.

What to Expect

Although the partnership is still in its early stages, many plans are in store. These include putting up an innovative laboratory and providing a global classroom experience for the students, among others.

As for concerns about tuition fees, Vea said that they will do their best to keep their costs low. “Business programs can cost PHP 175,000 per year,” he explained. As for health sciences programs, he said that “we’ll try to keep it as accessible as possible.

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