Engr. Jesus C. Manalastas, Dean of the College of Engineering of Adamson University, is set to visit Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya in Indonesia on the first week of November.
In his letter to Fr. Gregorio L. Bañaga, Jr., C.M., Dr. J.S. Ami Soewandi, Rector of Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya, wrote: 'As an initial step for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Educational Exchange between Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya and Adamson University, Manila, I herewith would like to invite Professor Jesus C. Manalastas to visit our University, effective from 3-7 November 2008.'
Dean Manalastas will deliver a lecture to engineering students according to the theme The Role of Engineers in Project Management. Widya, in return, will send its own representative, Engr. Rasional Sitepu, also an engineering dean, tentatively on the first week of December 2008.
Both Universities are optimistic that meetings such as this would yield two-way endeavors. "I hope a number of collaborative projects, through academic exchange and mutual cooperation in teaching and research, could be explored during the discussion and in his interaction with the management team and all academic staffs in the Faculty of Engineering," stated Dr. J.S. Ami Soewandi. JCM