UST strengthens int’l academic ties through ISBC Founders’ visit

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) recently hosted the founders of the International Student Broadcasting Championship (ISBC), solidifying the University’s commitment to internationalization and academic excellence in communication. The visit, which coincided with the Metro Manila Student Broadcasting Networking Summit, was organized by students under the guidance of Mr. Earl Pantoja from the College of Commerce and Business Administration. 

The ISBC delegation, composed of Ramp Media Agency Managing Directors Mr. Phillip Vinciullo and Ms. Annwen Burrows, with Southern Cross Austereo Video Producer Mr. Marcel Marais, personally awarded the prestigious “Station of the Year” honor to UST’s Tiger Radio. Members of the delegation were also given the opportunity to interact with the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Prof. Melanie Turingan, Ph.D. and academic staff of the Department of Communication and Media Studies. 

The insightful discussions during the interaction highlighted UST’s dedication to building strong international collaborations among industry partners, directly enriching the curriculum and instruction for students. Furthermore, the visits of the ISBC founders provided an opportunity for valuable feedback to be given to students enrolled in Television Production classes. The direct interaction with industry leaders enriched the classroom experience by exposing students to international best practices.  

This engagement not only elevates UST students’ learning by exposing them to global best practices, but also positions UST’s communication programs on the world stage. The interaction with ISBC founders underscores UST’s vital role in shaping future generations of media professionals equipped to navigate international landscapes.

In December 2023, The UST Tiger Radio won Station of the Year during the 2023 run of the International Student Broadcasting Championship Awards.

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