Mindanao State University Main Campus (Marawi City)

International Affairs and Linkages Office

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About IALO

Welcome to the International Affairs and Linkages Office (IALO) of the Main Campus of Mindanao State University in Marawi City. Established with the vision of fostering global connections and promoting cross-cultural understanding, IALO plays a pivotal role in advancing the university’s international initiatives and partnerships.


We are committed to facilitating local, national and international collaborations, exchanges, and partnerships that enrich the academic experience of our students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is to promote a diverse and inclusive environment that encourages global engagement, intercultural dialogue, and mutual understanding among individuals and institutions worldwide.


At IALO, we are dedicated to supporting the internationalization efforts of Mindanao State University and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters global citizenship.

Contact Info

Ms. Jobairah D. Dangcal

Domocao Alonto Sr. Bldg (New Administrative Bldg)

1st Street MSU Campus
Marawi City, Philippines


+63 910415292

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Social Info


Melba Magandia-Angni, M.Sc., Ph.D. (hc) dir.ialo@msumain.edu.ph

“Fostering Global Unity, Advancing Sustainable Solutions”

Key Objectives

  • International Partnerships: We actively seek to establish partnerships with renowned universities, research institutions, and organizations around the world to facilitate academic exchange programs, joint research projects, and collaborative initiatives.
  • Student Mobility: Through various exchange programs, scholarships, and study abroad opportunities, we aim to provide our students with enriching international experiences that broaden their perspectives and enhance their academic and personal growth.
  • Faculty Development: We support the professional development of our faculty members through international training programs, conferences, and research collaborations, enabling them to stay abreast of global trends and best practices in their respective fields.
  • Research Collaboration: IALO serves as a hub for fostering research collaborations and knowledge exchange among scholars and researchers across borders, facilitating interdisciplinary research projects and promoting innovation and knowledge creation.
  • Cultural Exchange: We celebrate diversity and promote cultural exchange through various initiatives, including international student festivals, cultural immersion programs, and language exchange activities, fostering friendships and understanding among individuals from different backgrounds.
  • Global Outreach: Through our outreach programs and initiatives, we strive to engage with international communities and contribute to global development efforts, addressing shared challenges and promoting sustainable solutions through collaboration and partnership.

Academics, Research and Conferences

Study and Teach Abroad, Fellowships, Internships and Educational Experience

Networks, Affiliations and Linkages

International Partnerships
Events and Activities

Services Offered by the Office

  • Management of International Agreements and Partnerships
  • Coordination of Student and Faculty Exchange Programs
  • Support for International Research Collaborations
  • Overview of Strategic International Partnerships
  • Highlights of Collaborative Initiatives and Joint Projects
  • Benefits of Partnering with Us
  • Calendar of Upcoming International Events and Conferences
  • Past Activities: Seminars, Workshops, and Visiting Scholar Programs
  • Academic Exchanges: Guest Lectures and Cultural Exhibitions

Why Study Here?

The Academic offers include 14 majors, 15 minors, and more than 100 in major specializations so your degree will surely reflect your interests and strengths.

Not only does Mindanao State University provide you the practical skills that is necessary to transition seamlessly into the workforce upon your graduation, but we also make sure that you will have a good sense of social justice so that you make the transition responsibly.

Come & Join Us!