Last 1 August 2019, a technical team of officials and faculty from Cavite State University (CvSu) and Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) underwent an intensive learning session with Kevin Van Cauter on database management at the Holiday Inn Manila Galleria. The CvSu and TUP experts are set to start the development of the project Higher Education Cooperation towards Transnational Education Open Resource (HECTOR). Project Hector is a two-year database management system that will support transnational education (TNE) initiatives in the country.
Hosted by the British Council, the session provided the team the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of TNE in terms of trends, drivers, strategies and models. Kevin van Cauter, the British Council’s TNE expert shared the TNE classification framework and data collection guidelines recently developed with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The HECTOR team identified data elements that are relevant to the Philippine context which will be considered in project HECTOR.
Project HECTOR is part of CHED’s broader initiatives to internationalise the Philippine higher education institutions.