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Keeping strong links with the Philippines - De La Salle University

Ronaldo Gallardo
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
De La Salle University (DLSU)
Manager, Tokyo Tech Office (Philippines)

De La Salle university campus De La Salle university campus

DLSU administrative building DLSU administrative building

DLSU and Tokyo Tech students and administrators in one of exchange programs DLSU and Tokyo Tech students and administrators in one of exchange programs

Tokyo Institute of Technology is proud to maintain a long-lasting collaboration with De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila, Philippines. DLSU is a learner-centered research university that was founded in 1911. Formed by the La Sallian brothers and guided by the virtues of St John Baptist De La Salle, the institution follows the values of "Religio, Mores and Cultura" (Religion, Morals, Culture), which guides the administration, faculty, students, and staff to be Christian achievers for God and country.

DLSU Manila belongs to the Top 500 educational institutions in the world. It is one of the best private universities in the Philippines, based on its research quality, graduate employability, international outlook and teaching quality.

DLSU Manila and Tokyo Institute of Technology enjoy a relationship that began on 20th May 1992 and has lasted almost two decades. The two institutions encourage their students and faculty to take part in exchange and training programs, through which the participants explore the possibilities of their chosen profession and experience each others' diverse culture, customs, and heritage.

Both universities have agreed to establish an office in DLSU Manila which represents the outcome of a lasting cooperation. The office extends its activities to other institutions to promote friendship ties between Tokyo Tech and the Filipino society in the fields of research and education. It was once directed by Tokyo Tech emeritus professor Hiroo Niiyama who initiated and founded its establishment. Its activities are now guided and spearheaded by Nobuaki Otsuki, an able and energetic professor from TokyoTech's international development engineering department, who is assisted by Ronaldo Gallardo, a professor and present chairman of the civil engineering department of DLSU.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Bulletin No. 21 (March, 2011)