Present at the event are University of Strathclyde professors, Prof Dracos Vassalos and Dr. Donald Paterson, and from World Maritime University Prof. Anish Hebbar, Dr. Serdar Yildiz, and Capt. Seyedvahid Vakili; to Independent National Consultant Mrs. Diane Factuar, MARINA Shipyards Regulation Service Director Engr. Ramon Hernandez, Mr. Ninan Oomen Biju and Ms. Hope Gerochi from the World Bank, Atty. Josephine “Ching” Uranza from the International Maritime Organization, and UP College of Engineering faculty members Dr. Joseph Gerard Reyes, Dr. Juvy Balbarona, Dr. Edwin Quiros, and Assistant Professor Paul Rodgers. University of Strathclyde, World Maritime University, MARINA, World Bank, and the International Maritime Organization are present as well.

The University of Strathclyde and the University of the Philippines will enter an academic collaboration for the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program that will open more opportunities for our students, share best practices and teaching and education, and to create relevant and timely research.