Ambassador Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro (second from left) met with Mr. Philippe Choquet, President of UniLaSalle (extreme left), Dr. Marie Lummerzheim, Director for International Relations (center), PH Honorary Consul in Lille Sabine Loridant (second from right), and Mr. Jean-François Tharrault, Director for Apprenticeship Training.
BEAUVAIS—Ambassador Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro met with top officials of UniLaSalle, a leading private engineering school at its campus in Beauvais, a city in northern France on 04 March 2019 to discuss the school’s ongoing activities in the Philippines and explore ways to enhance the cooperation.
UniLaSalle is one of the largest private engineering schools in France offering degrees in agriculture, food industry, food and health, environmental studies, and geology
“The Philippines is a prominent and important part of the international network of La Salle educational institutions and we hope to continue our strong cooperation with the Philippines,” said Philippe Choquet, President of UniLaSalle.
Ambassador Lazaro recognized that important impact and contribution of the De La Salle network of schools in the development of educational system in the Philippines since the early 20th century.
Dr. Marie Lummerzheim, Director of International Relations and Director of UniLaSalle-Rouen campus, said that as part of the “Go La Salle Project,” 50 French students from UniLaSalle spent a semester in 2018 in partner Philippine institutions such as De La Salle University Manila, College of Saint Benilde, De La Salle-Araneta University, and De La Salle Dasmariñas.
Because of the success of the project’s first batch, Dr. Lummerzheim revealed that there may be as much as a 50% increase in the second batch of students going to the Philippines in 2019.
Ambassador Lazaro (third from right) and First Secretary and Consul Hans Mohamin Siriban meet with four Filipino students at UniLaSalle.
Ambassador Lazaro and UniLaSalle officials discussed ways to enhance cooperation, including the possibility of partnering with other higher educational institutions in the Philippines that are strong in agriculture and the life sciences as well as executive education for agriculture practitioners. END