Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC)

Dr. Cuaresma is no stranger to the UC as she served as the Consortium Coordinator of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) for six years, from 2005 to 2012, in her capacity as the Graduate School College Secretary (2005-2011) and as the Vice Chancellor for Administration (2011-2012). Aside from these posts, she is also an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB.

Dr. Cuaresma took her BS, MS and PhD in Mathematics at the University of the Philippines Diliman, but did her PhD dissertation at the University of Western Australia in 2003 under a sandwich program grant.

SEARCA's Graduate Scholarship Program, initiated in Academic Year 1968/69 is one of the Center’s core programs to realize its mandate of developing highly trained human resources in agriculture and related sciences to accelerate agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia. The Program has been providing graduate scholarships to qualified nationals of the 11 member countries of SEAMEO, and has likewise been administering scholarship funds of other partner institutions. Over four decades, the scope of the Graduate Study Program has expanded to include institutional development, networking, and other services to enhance graduate education in the region.

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  • UC Secretariat
  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
  • College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines
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    • Manila Line: +63 2 8657 1300 to 02
    • Laguna Line: +63 49 554 9330 to 39
      +63 49 536 2290 local 2200 to 2203
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