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Japanese students undergo training in UPV Miagao

Two graduate students from Kagoshima University, Faculty of Fisheries (KUFF) attended a 40-day exchange student program for Postgraduate (Master) Programme on Tropical Fisheries with International Linkage of UP Visayas (UPV) through the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS). The training was conducted at CFOS, UPV, Miagao campus from October 22 to November 29, 2018.

The participants were Ms. Chikata Miyuki and Saori Nishida. They took subjects on fish health management, fish preservation and special topics. They attended lectures, hands-on laboratory experiments, field trips and conducted a mini research.

Interested with fish diseases, Miyuki conducted a mini research on the identification of fish parasite under the supervision of Prof. Erlinda Lacierda, faculty member of the Institute of Aquaculture, CFOS.

Nishida, on the other hand, learned about fish processing. She conducted a short study on digestion of protein in frozen fishery products under the tutelage of Prof. Sharon Nuñal, director of the Institute of Fish Processing Technology (IFPT), CFOS.

Both presented the summary of their studies as part of the requirement of the training course at the closing ceremony on November 29, 2018. They also shared their learning experiences here in UPV.

The Japanese graduate students found the training as a good opportunity to study abroad and understand more about the Philippines. They said that they would make use of the results of their mini research when they go back to Japan.

CFOS Dean Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap said that the College was glad to have Miyuki and Nishida as well as delighted for the latter to have chosen UPV. She hoped that the College would be accommodating more students from KU in the future.

Miyuki and Nishida were the fourth batch of students from KU to undergo training here in UPV since the program was implemented in 2015.

UPV, thru CFOS, is one of the member schools in the Philippines of the Postgraduate (Master) Programme on Tropical Fisheries with international linkage (ILP). The other collaborating universities for this post graduate program on tropical fisheries include Sam Ratulangi University, Republic of Indonesia; Kasetsart University, Kingdom of Thailand; Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia; Kagoshima University, Japan; and Nha Trang University, Vietnam. The program enables the students from collaborating institutions to take at least 6 credit units from any of these universities to earn additional certification.

Three Master of Science in Fisheries graduate students of the CFOS attended a 40-day training in KUFF, Japan from August 16-September 27, 2018.

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