CEU Inks Shared Vision with Asian Eye Institute
3 October 2023
Photo shows Dr. Patricia Dimanlig-Manuel, SVP, Asian Eye Institute, Mr. Joaquin Quintos IV, President, Asian Eye Institue, Dr. Ma. Cristina D. Padolina, CEU President and Chief Academic Officer, and Dr. Elena C. Borromeo, Dean, CEU School of Optometry
Centro Escolar University School of Optometry signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Asian Eye Institute to formalize their extensive and dynamic partnership that aims to advance knowledge, innovation and societal welfare through collaborative efforts in instruction, research, and extension services.
The signing of the MOA marks the convergence of CEU’s dedication to holistic education and Asian Eye Institute’s pioneering advancements in ophthalmology. The collaboration will be multi-faceted, impacting various aspects of education, research and community outreach.
During the MOA signing ceremony, CEU and Asian Eye Institute expressed their enthusiasm for this collaborative endeavor.
Asian Eye Institute President, Mr. Joaquin Quintos IV shared that this agreement is just a reboot, since they already had an agreement before the pandemic.
“We are very excited about this partnership. This is really a start of a long-term mutually beneficial partnership between two leaders in the eye care industry, as we both share in our vision and mission improving the overall health care in the Philippines”, said Mr. Quintos.
CEU President and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Ma. Cristina Padolina, responded, “This is an important partnership because in the academe, we should respond to what is required in the industry. We also like that the industry would in turn inform us what they need from our graduates and also help us carry out our mission.”
Also present to witness the occasion were Dr. Elena C. Borromeo, Dean, CEU School of Optometry, Atty. Jayson Ramos, University Legal Counsel, Dr. Sherwin William Suarez, Assistant to the Dean, School of Optometry, other School of Optometry faculty members, Dr. Patricia Dimanlig-Manuel, Senior Vice President, Asian Eye Institute, and other officers.
This partnership is not only a union of educational and medical excellence but also a celebration of both institutions’ shared values of compassion, service, and the pursuit of knowledge for the betterment of the society.
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