Dr. Adornado C. Vergara, Dean of the College of Engineering-Bayombong Campus, was selected as one of the participants of the Cross-Visit to HEIs in Indonesia (CV-Indonesia) under the project "Leveling-Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources (LevelUPHEI AFAR)" from November 27 to December 1, 2023.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through its LevelUPHEI AFAR project, is working in conjunction with the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC). This initiative is financially supported by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
The primary objective is to elevate the status of higher education institutions in the Philippines specializing in agriculture, fisheries, and natural resources (AFNR), enhancing their relevance and competitiveness in the 21st century. The project entails providing mentorship and support to members of the State Universities and Colleges Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines, Inc. (SUC ACAP), with the goal of improving their positions in global university rankings.