The 29th ASEACCU Annual Conference was successfully held from Aug 21st to Aug 26th, 2023, in Baguio City, Philippines. Co-organised by USJ as the ASEACCU Secretariat and this year’s host institution, Saint Louis University, the Conference was attended by over 200 faculty, staff and students across higher education institutions in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
With the theme, “Global Goals in the Core of our Common Home : A Catholic Response,” the conference serves as a crucial platform for the ASEACCU community to engage in international educational dialog through shared lectures, open forums, cultural exchanges and performances as well as local exposure site visits to Baguio City’s Banangan Women’s Association, the scenic Mount Costa, and Mirador Heritage and Eco-Spirituality Park.
Keynote presentation from François Mabille, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), on “IFCU, A Global Tool for the Care of our Common Home” brings on critical perspectives from the IFCU to the overarching theme of this year’s conference. Joining him as speakers in the programme include Most Rev. Gerardo Alminaza, Bishop of San Carlos, Diocese of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental ; Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ma. A. Maranan, O.S.B., Rector-President, San Beda University ; Dr. Montserrat Alom, Director of International Centre for Research and Decision Support (CIRAD) ; USJ Faculty members Fr. Stephan Rothlin, Director of Macau Ricci Institute and Dr. Karen Tagulao, Programme Coordinator for the Bachelor of Environmental Sciences ; Mr. Rodne R. Galicha, Executive Director of Living Laudato Si’ Philippines, and many others.
Download the Keynote Conference given by Dr. François Mabille - IFCU Secretary General