[Blueboard] Congratulations to the Department of Economics! ADMU is 1st PHL school in UN virtual academic network

Office of the Dean [LS] dean.soss at ateneo.edu
Thu May 21 15:57:01 PHT 2015

The School of Social Sciences proudly congratulates the Department of

The Ateneo de Manila University now holds the distinction of being the very
first Philippine university to join the United Nations Conference on Trade
and Development Virtual Institute (UNCTAD Vi).

UNCTAD Vi welcomed
​ the Ateneo

​ 2015​
to it
​s circle o
f 54 core member universities.
​ Other members include
 world-renowned educational institutions with strong trade and development
programs such as the ​World Trade Institute​
in Switzerland, France’s Pierre Mendès France University,
​Canada’s Carleton University Centre for Trade Policy and Law, and
China’s University of International Business and Economics, among others.

The United Nations Vi will work together with the Department of Economics
School of Social Sciences
to help the university educate future policymakers and business leaders,
and to offer empirical research required for informed policymaking and

In its members’ profile, the Vi referred to the department as “producing
economists and leaders who make sound analyses of socio-economic phenomena.”
Furthermore, the UNCTAD Vi website emphasized the Ateneo’s interest in
joint research and training seminars on trade and development with
Southeast Asian universities, as well as other developing countries.

As a core member of th
 Vi, the Ateneo can help facilitate exchanges with faculty members and
graduate students interested in the Philippines. The core university status
also allows the Ateneo to endorse participation of additional members in
the country to be subsequently given the title “affiliate members.”

 Marissa Maricosa Paderon
Assistant Professor of the Department and Economics, and Director of the
European Studies Program,
will serve as the university’s Vi coordinator, supported by
​Mr. ​
Philip Arnold Tuaño
Lecturer, Department of Economics.

​For more information, please refer to ​the following link:

Ateneo 1st PHL school in UN virtual academic network


Source: http://www.goodnewspilipinas.com

Office of the Dean
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Tel. No.: 426 6001 ext. 5200
Fax No.: 426 1277
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