Monday 18 March 2019 -
14:00 to 17:00

The South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC) in the Philippines is seeking new collaborations with UK universities for developing faculty and research capacities in following areas:

  • health and medical sciences
  • gender studies
  • music
  • digital designs
  • hotel, restaurant and institutional management 

We would like to invite interested UK universities which share the same areas of priorities of partnerships to meet the SMEC universities. There will be opportunity for brief presentation of the SMEC institutions and discussions between SMEC and UK universities. 

The South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC) is a consortium of 12 Philippine public and private universities whose collective goal is to promote the cause of quality and accessible education through internationalisation in their respective universities. SMEC is set to visit the UK on 18-22 March 2019 to conduct follow through meetings with existing links in the UK and meet new potential partners. 

SMEC is a valued partner of British Council and a constant collaborator on a number of internationalisation activities since 2016. Attached is a brief profile of SMEC universities. 

The SMEC institutions will be represented by the institution’s Presidents or Vice Presidents.  

  • University of the Philippines Manila
  • De La Salle University
  • College of St Benilde, De La Salle University
  • Philippine Normal University
  • Philippine Women’s University
  • Emilio Aguinaldo College
  • St Paul’s College
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University 
  • St Scholastica College
  • Santa Isabel College

There will be opportunity for SMEC Presidents/Vice Presidents to introduce their own institutions.


The opportunity is open to all UK universities with interest to partner with Philippine higher education institutions on areas identified above.

How to register

Please email

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