The Dean of Faculty of Business President University Maria Jacinta Arquisola, B.A., Ph.D., MHRM was invited to give a keynote speech and facilitated the International Research and Development Extension Conference on 24-26 October 2019 at Roxas City, Philippines. This conference was the first international conference held by Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion (CPC) in partnership with President University. President University’s participation in organizing this conference is part of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding that had been signed back in October 2018.
Jacinta who was experienced in handling international projects and writing international journals spoke on the topic “How to Secure International Publications.” She highlighted the critical importance of research and publications as a source of national competitiveness. “No matter how bright or brilliant one’s research is, if we do not expose our findings to the global arena, then we have deprived the world of new knowledge, ideas, and contributions to make this world a much better place for future generations,” said Jacinta.
She further explained about the new trends in research in the areas of digitalization, machine learning, artificial intelligence, the impact of technology on well-being, children, and mental health, and many more new topics that are worth researching and publishing.
The International Research and Development Extension Conference has grabbed people’s attention and participation in the conference. Seven hundred faculty academics and students from various universities and colleges in the region participated.