Reiteration: Grad School gears towards IGEARD international conference; calls for paper presenters

The UPLB Graduate School is gearing towards a sustainable and inclusive agricultural and rural development through an international conference on the internationalization of graduate education. It invites institution and university leaders, academics, deans, professors and students to come and join the IGEARD - Internationalization of Graduate Education for Agricultural and Rural Development International Conference with the theme "Internationalization of Graduate Education towards Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development".  IGEARD will be held on November 22-23, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. 

Abstract of Papers and Proposed Session

The IGEAR international conference welcomes the submission of abstract of papers and proposals for sessions on the following topics:

  • Internationalization of agriculture graduate curriculum
  • International student and faculty mobility: trends, patterns, issues and challenges
  • Issues and prospects of establishing interdisciplinary joint and dual/double degree programs; cross-border/transnational graduate programs in agriculture and related disciplines
  • Enhancing interdisciplinary graduate programs for agricultural and rural development, natural resource management and climate change adaptation and  risk reduction
  • Graduate educational reforms and innovations in agriculture academic programs
  • Agriculture graduate program quality assurance, access and equity issues
  • Brain drain and migration of agriculture, science and technology human resources
  • Sustainable development, ensuring food security and the challenge of agriculture human resource development
  • Maximizing opportunities of university partnerships in science and technology, research and development
  • Enriching graduate students’ experience and learning outcomes
  • Enhancing lifelong learning and employability of agriculture graduates
  • Agribusiness management and entrepreneurship and agriculture industry-university partnership
  • Agricultural university leadership and governance issues and challenges

For inquiries about the IGEARD international conference, please contact the UPLB Graduate School by sending an e-mail to the organizing committee chair <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.