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Fatima U, “Sets Off SPARKS” in 2017, Int’l Conference Registration Now Open
June 09,2017

“Academic Diplomacy” is a new buzz phrase in the educational arena. In the spirit of dissecting its meaning, significance and opportunities, the Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) is hosting the upcoming SPARKS 2017 International Conference on September 15 to 16, 2017 at the Novotel Hotel, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.



SPARKS stands for Synergizing Partnerships in Advancing Research, Knowledge and Services. The learning event brings together global and local academicians and professionals, all aligned to the theme, “Fusing Strengths in Building Academic Diplomacy in Higher Education in Asia.”






Inspired by the fact that OLFU is celebrating its 50th Founding Anniversary in 2017, the SPARKS International Conference is another ground-breaking milestone for the University.


Registration is now open. From June 1 to August 31, 2017, fee is at Php6,800 for local delegates, or US$ 200 for international delegates. From September 1 to 15, 2017, late or on-site registrant fee will be Php7,000 for local or US$230 for international attendees.


Access the website: for registration and payment procedures.



The SPARKS Resource Speakers:


Professor Dato Seri Dr. Noor Azlan Ghazali

Chairperson, University Mobility in Asia and Pacific (UMAP)

Vice Chancellor, National University of Malaysia

“Fusing Strengths in Bridging Academic Diplomacy in Higher Education in Asia”


Ambassador Laura Quiambao- Del Rosario

President, Pax Et Lumen International Academy

Former Philippine Ambassador to India, DFA

“Nuts & Bolts of Academic Diplomacy”


Erin Watson- Lynn

Director, Asialink, University of Melbourne Australia

Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education

“Universities as Channels in Receiving Conflicts and as Instruments for Global Change”


Xavier Alpasa

Faculty, Ateneo Graduate School of Business

Chief Strategist of Xavier and Associates

Mentor, Heroic Leadership Philippines

“Fostering Leadership for Sustainable Development through Academic Diplomacy”


Choi Ching Ya

Assistant Vice President, Culture Education & New Growth

Apple Education Chair, Asia Pacific, Singapore

“Academic Diplomacy in the Midst of Technological Age”


Dr. Yasmin Y. Ortiga

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“Academic Centers, Epistemic Differences and the Challenge of Research Collaboration in Higher Education”


Dr. Luis R. Calingo

President, Holy Angel University

“Juxtapositioning Academic Branding and Diplomacy”


Charito S. Ayco

Managing Director and CEO, Habitat for Humanity

“Building Lives and Breaking Barriers”


Julio S. Amador III

Deputy Director- General (Assistant Director)

Foreign Service Institute, Republic of the Philippines

“Ethics and Cultural Integration in Academic Diplomacy”







OPTION 1: Website


  • Register - Confirmation via Email
  • Login- Use username and password
  • Review- Register, Information, Payment
  • Pay- Payment via Transfer Facility
  • Upload- Upload Receipt
  • Wait- Final Confirmation



OPTION 2: Email

Email Registration Form and Receipt to:, and wait for confirmation



Pay to Our Lady of Fatima University Inc.

PH Peso Account #:   029-3-02968329-9

US Dollar Account #: 029-2-02901825-6

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Branch Name: Metrobank Marulas Valenzuela Branch

Address: Km12 McArthur Highway, Marulas, Valenzuela




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