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In photo: Dr Juliet Dalagan receives the award from CHED Deputy Executive Director Atty. Lily Milla (left) and CHED Chair Popoy De Vera

Last August 26, 2022, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan was recognized by CHED as an exemplary higher education institution that championed the global reputation of the Philippine higher education. Dubbed as ASEAN-ICONS (ASEAN Philippine Higher Education Internationalization Champions of Nation-building and Sustainability) Awards Night, the event was organized by the CHED-International Affairs Staff in celebration of the 55th Founding Anniversary of the ASEAN.

Dr Juliet Dalagan, XU’s Vice President for Higher Education, received the award on behalf of the university. The award is in recognition of Xavier Ateneo’s institution’s efforts and commitment to continuously advance the Philippine higher education by participating in recognized international league tables such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE), World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) and contributing to the country’s economic and societal goals.


After the awarding ceremonies, Dr Dalagan also represented Xavier Ateneo in a networking function and gala to foster strategic partnerships and collaborations with other HEIs for better societal impact and greater contribution to the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and ultimately, the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs 2030).