First Filipino NUASC-SEARCA scholar completes doctorate degree under the Nagoya University Transnational PhD program
Dr. Ronilo de Castro (second from L), pose for a souvenir photo with program supervisors Prof. Satoshi Ohkura of NU (left) and Prof. Rommel Sulabo of UPLB (third from left), and GSBS Dean Dr. Kazuhito Kawakita after graduation ceremony.
NAGOYA, Japan – Ronilo de Castro, swine research manager at the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development – Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), successfully completed his doctorate program in Nagoya University (NU) under the Transnational PhD program for leading professionals in Asian countries. The graduation ceremony was held on 25 March 2019 at the Toyoda Auditorium of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan and was attended by 1,500 masters and doctorate students. The ceremony was graced by NU President Seiichi Matsuo and Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, president of NU alumni association who delivered an inspirational message. Dr. de Castro who obtained the Doctorate Degree in Agriculture Science (Animal Production) is one among 18 successful graduates of the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences (GSBS).
Three years ago, the Nagoya University Asian Satellite Campus (NUASC) based at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) formally started its operation in the Philippines and welcomed Mr. de Castro as its first Filipino Doctorate scholar during the opening and entrance ceremony held on 8 March 2016 at Acacia Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
GSBS Dean Kazuhito Kawakita handing over the graduation diploma to Dr. Ronilo de Castro.