CMU Australia partners with leading Philippines University

Posted 22nd July 2019

Carnegie Mellon University Australia and the Philippines’ De La Salle University have joined forces to co-operate with academic staff exchanges, joint research projects, cultural exchanges and short courses with a view to advancing data science, analytics and information skills and capabilities for Filipino nationals.

The decision to partner culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in early May 2019, witnessed by His Excellency Steven J. Robinson AO, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines.

“CMU Australia is well equipped to contribute to building the capacity and expertise of professionals in the Asia Pacific region with our faculty recognised as leading practitioners in information technology, data science and policy development”, said CMU Australia Head and Distinguished Service Professor Emil Bolongaita.

“We are delighted to partner with De La Salle University to build the skills and empower public sector and community leaders”.

When signing the MoU, DLSU’s President Br. Raymundo B. Suplido said “we know Carnegie Mellon University in Australia is an acknowledged global leader in the area of information technology, said President Br. Suplido

Signing the MOU in Manilla (left to right) Professor Emil Bolongaita, Head Carnegie Mellon University Australia, His Excellency Steven J. Robinson AO, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines and De La Salle University President Br. Raymundo B. Suplido.

“From this partnership we will deliver mentors and graduates who will go back to their respective agencies and communities to engage in nation-building that is very much needed by our country.”

“Our long-term vision is for CMU Australia to assist in the development of an Institute of Data Science in the Philippines which we hope will contribute to the economic and national progress of the Philippines.”

Carnegie Mellon University established its Australian campus in 2006. The university is ranked #24 in the world and #6 in Policy Analytics.