CBA studes grab 4th RU spot in 2017 MonsoonSIM Enterprise Resource Planning Competition grand finals

Right strategies and right decision making led the National University students to the grand finals of the MonsoonSIM Enterprise Resource Planning Competition held last October 7-8, 2017 in Kasetsart Business School, Kasetsart University in Bangkok Thailand.


Team JunnyMoto, who represented the Philippines after finishing at the top spot in the national competition held at NU last September, competed against eleven other teams, one from the Philippines (Team Capitalists also from National U), two each from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and four from Thailand.


The competition aimed to encourage students to learn about Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) via gamification and to incubate future ERP talents.


Through the fun and interactive cloud-based Monsoon Simulation (MonsoonSIM) platform, students experienced managing virtual companies in real time and learned how different business modules are interlinked. Teams are tasked to run a successful virtual enterprise as they apply the right business strategies and solve problems that are similar to real-life situations.


Teams were judged based on its strategy and implementation, understanding of the market competitions, adaptation to changes and challenges and teamwork and went head-to-head in the semi-finals round.


Six teams entered the finals including Garuda and TMNT of Universitas Budi Luhur from Indonesia, FabuliciousFive, Chevere and YOLO from Kasetsart U in Thailand and National University’s Junny Moto.


Team PH successfully secured the 4th runner up spot. This is the second straight year National U represented the Philippines in the said competition.

NU grads top August 2017 Sanitary Engineer board exam


The National University achieved another significant feat after topping the August 2017 Sanitary Engineer board exam.

In the results released by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), two NU bets garnered the highest scores to finish in the top two spots.

Paulo Vincent Juan Jose grabbed the number one spot with a score of 82.75% while John Ray Abaquita Labandero placed second with a score of 82.31%.

National U also registered a 65% passing rate on this edition, higher than the 51% national passing rate set by the PRC.

According to Sanitary Engineering program chair Engr. Alan Alzona, the college is very happy with this recent accomplishment.

“It is very fulfilling on our part because the program is delivering satisfactory results which means that the curriculum content is right and aligned to what the industry needs.”

Dean Alexa Ray Fernando shared, “Producing top notchers and board passers mean producing the best industry-ready graduates. We are integrating more curricular activities in the curriculum, which give our students more exposure to the real world. We are also investing on state-of-the-art laboratories which allow our students to use industry equipment and software to complement classroom learnings, thus equipping them better not just for the board exam but also for industry practice.

NU College of Engineering goes international; sets up ties with three Thai universities

Aiming to bring the quality of program offerings to the next level, the National University-College of Engineering took a huge leap after setting up ties with three universities in Thailand.

National U is currently gearing towards internationalization and this benchmarking activity and partnership with Thai universities aims to take the university to its goal.

The National U delegation led by CoE Dean Alexa Ray Fernando, together with CE and SE program chair Engr. Allan Alzona, EE and CE program chair Engr. Jonrey Ranada, Electrical Engineering Program Chair Engr. Rogelio Aniez Jr., Ria Liza Canlas the school’s Asst. Director for Research and Innovation Office and QMO Director Arlene Trillanes, flew to Thailand last June 1-7 to seal the deal with Sripatum University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and Bangkok University.

Among the mutual benefits the university and its partners agreed with are research collaboration, student and faculty exchange programs, internship programs for the students and conducting of industrial visit in university industry partners. “We actually chose the top engineering universities in Thailand. The primary objective is to be recognized internationally in teaching and research. By benchmarking, we learn how to be at par or even become better than the universities in our neighboring countries as we adopt or enhance on their best practices in the delivery of quality higher education.” Fernando shared.

Fernando also said that the college aims to visit and set up partnership with other universities within and beyond ASEAN region.

National U already signed a memorandum of agreement with Sripatum University and is looking to send two faculty members for the faculty exchange program which is targeted to happen in January 2018.

National U-College of Dentistry hosts first-ever Continuing Professional Development training

National University-College of Dentistry marked another first, after hosting the university’s first-ever Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training for registered dentists and dental hygienist.

The CPD, according to the Professional Regulatory Commission’s website, aims to continuously improve the quality of the country’s reservoir of registered professionals, update them on the latest on their field and enhance their competencies and the quality of their services.

Under the Continuing Education Program of the college, a one-day event entitled “The Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health, Keys to Successful, Hand Instrumentation and Infection Control in Dentistry” took place last Friday, July 21, 2017 at the NU-Dentistry Building.

The one-day scientific seminar included two parts, the lecture in the morning and the hands-on training in the afternoon.

Invited to speak in the seminar are clinical professor of dental hygiene from Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana Nancy K. Mann, RDH and esthetic dentistry, endodontics and functional occlusion clinician Dr. Cheung Lai Chun.

According to Dean Annalie De Lemos, professionals need 60 credited units in order to renew their license “It is about updating the skills, updating the knowledge, continuous education for us professionals, not just for dentists but for dental hygienists. In the future, we are planning to include dental technologists as well.” De Lemos said.

Dean De Lemos also shared that the CPD program which was issued to the university last June 2016, was awarded to National U after graciously complying with PRC’s requirements.

National U is also one of only four universities in Metro Manila given this accreditation by the commission.

Around 100 participants from different parts of the country participated in the said event which Dean De Lemos confirmed will only be the first of many seminars they are planning to organize.