QUEZON CITY, 20 March (PIA) -- Over 200 experts will convene in a two-day event at The Peninsula in Makati City to identify common issues, needs, and challenges in managing research and development (R&D) in the country.

The Commission on Higher Education, through its Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project, will host the PCARI International Seminar- Workshop on Laying the Foundation for the Future of Research and Development in the Philippines on March 23-24.

The workshop also aims to produce a unified set of recommendations that will lead and guide the country’s productivity in research and innovation.

Expected to participate in the event are government leaders, members of academe, foreign agencies representatives, and non-government organization officials across the country, including research management and administration experts from PCARI collaborating institution—the University of California (UC) Berkeley.

Meahwnile, plenary and parallel sessions shall tackle common R&D issues and challenges, including research project pre-approval processes, project implementation, intellectual property, and scholarship concerns.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jovianne Fernandez at (+632) 352 5591 or send an email at info.pcariproject@ched.gov.ph.

It can be recalled that CHED’s PCARI Project was approved in the General Appropriations Act of 2013. The project is a new approach to enhance the skills and expertise of faculty, students, and staff of Philippine universities through scholarships, trainings, and research partnerships with globally highly-ranked research universities in California, USA, in the priority areas of Information Infrastructure Development (IID), and Health Innovation and Translational Medicine (HITM). (CHED/RJB/JCP/PIA-NCR)