John Gokongwei brings multimedia gaming hub to DLSU
Bilyonaryo John Gokongwei must be feeling a great sense of satisfaction in giving back to an institution that prepared him to succeed in the corporate world.
He donated a four storey world-class innovation center to the De La Salle University’s Laguna campus which aims to be a major hub of multimedia gaming revolution and interactive entertainment in the ASEAN region.
Gokongwei, who earned his Masters in Business Administration from DLSU in 1977, was present during the launch of the John Gokongwei Jr. Innovation Center last Friday (Jan. 11) along with his wife Elizabeth, son Lance, daughter Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng and brother James Go.
Funded by the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF), JGIC currently houses the Philippine studio of international gaming giant, Ubisoft.
DLSU’s partnership with Ubisoft has resulted in joint curriculum development, collaboration in teaching and research, and industry-oriented on-the-job training. The university offers Bachelor of Science in Interactive Entertainment major in Game Development and Bachelor of Science in Interactive Entertainment major in Game Art and Design.
GBF was established in 1992 with the goal of having lasting impact on education in the Philippines. Guided by its mission to build the future through education, the foundation works toward the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.