Dr. Dulce F. Atian, College President, was invited by the Kuroshio Science Unit to deliver a lecture based on her work towards a sustainable community in the 11th International Kuroshio Science Symposium held on July 23to 27, 2017 at Kochi University (KU) in Japan.

Titled “A Taste of CSPC’s Sweet Metamorphosis towards a Sustainable Society,” Dr. Atian’s presentation covered the College’s advocacy of excellence, its best practices in the community, and commendable achievements that highlight its tremendous efforts towards quality education and services.

Various dissertations and concurrent and poster sessions were conducted to discuss undertakings aimed at developing a safe and viable society initiated by the promotion of research development. Moreover, the gathering provided the delegates an opportunity to observe leading-edge analytical facilities and visit core repositories of scientific programs in KU as well as an excursion and field wok tour in Muroto Area, a global geopark in the Kochi Prefecture where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed.

The symposium has an objective of bringing together scientists, researchers, and experts to present outcomes of studies, creating a forum for presented papers to provide a better mutual understanding of Kuroshio through the exchange of information, and discussion of issues and challenges encountered and contributing to the enhancement of public awareness of Kuroshio-related studies.

Now in its eleventh edition, it has been previously held in various sites such as the Tanjungpura University in Indonesia, National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, and Bicol University in Albay, Philippines.