Ateneo de Manila President Fr. Jett Villarin SJ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Prof. Jun Murai of Keio University for an exchange of “data packets” that will increase the swap of graduate and undergraduate students and faculty with the School on Internet Asia (SOI Asia).
More than sending “pings”, through a Memorandum of Understanding between Keio Research Institute at SFC, Keio University and Ateneo de Manila University can now increase undergraduate and graduate students’ mobility, joint faculty research programs, and collaboration through SOI Asia.
In the event of the SOI Asia and Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AI3) Joint Meeting co-hosted by the Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST – ASTI) and Ateneo de Manila University, the Father of Japan’s Internet, Prof. Jun Murai of Keio University visited Ateneo President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ on November 27, 2014 for a courtesy call.
Keio University leads and coordinates the advanced networking goals of the Internet through activities such as applications development, network engineering, and partnerships with national R&D agencies and telecommunications and network equipment industries. Specifically, Keio University is currently running the SOI Asia Project, which intends to establish a scheme for sustainable educational collaboration programs utilizing IT among Asia universities by taking the responsibility to keep a sustainable bandwidth for the SOI Asia research and education network traffic.
Ateneo de Manila University is connected to the Philippine Research, Education, and Government Information Network (PREGINET) operated by DOST – ASTI which serves as the university’s hub in connecting to academic partners throughout the world. PREGINET has been an AI3 / SOI member since 1999 through a uni-directional satellite link connection and had its first IPv6 testbed through this early partnership with Keio University, aiming to connect most, if not all universities within the country, in order for them to enjoy global connectivity to other research and education networks.
Co-presenting the SOI AI3 Joint Meeting are the Convergent Platforms and Network Media Laboratory of the Electronics, Computer and Communications Engineering (ECCE) Department, Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC), Ateneo IPTV and the Ateneo Electronics and Computer Engineering Society (AECES).
Present in the courtesy visit and MOU signing are (L-R) Dr. Nathaniel Joseph Libatique (Faculty, ECCE), Dr. Achmad Husni Thamrin (AI3), Goki Mikayita (Keio), Engr. Denis Villorente (OIC, DOST ASTI), Dr. Keiko Okawa (SOI Asia), Prof. Jun Murai (Keio), Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ (Ateneo), Dr. Fabian Dayrit (Executive Director, AIC), Dr. Evangeline Bautista (Dean, SOSE), Dr. Gregory Tangonan (AIC), and Engr. Benjz Gerard Sevilla (Ateneo IPTV).
Details on the internship opportunities and mobility options will be released early next year.
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