Far Eastern University, through its wholly own subsidiary East Asia Computer Center Inc. (EACCI), has begun its grand expansion plan for its Technology Education, dubbed "Tech to the Power of Two." In addition to its original tech school, FEU – East Asia College, EACCI is constructing FEU Tech, on P. Paredes St. Sampaloc, in Manila.
FEU Tech will be housed in a new 17-story building in the heart of Manila's famous University Belt. This brand new building will feature all the accouterments of an ultra-modern institute of higher education, including scenic elevators, electronic library facilities, a covered gym and basketball court, a 25 meter indoor swimming pool, eco-friendly Green Building Technology, e-Building high tech security, standby power supply and generators, energy efficient air conditioning, fully equipped classrooms and laboratories, secured garage parking, building-wide WiFi accessibility, and an observation deck with a view of the entire city.
Construction of the FEU Tech Building is scheduled to be completed in May 2014, but early enrolment is currently open. Program offerings will include Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Students enrolled in either FEU Tech or FEU East Asia will have access to all that FEU has to offer, including FEU's historic campus and the new Tech Building.
"We call it 'Tech to the Power of Two' because students will get to enjoy both the Classic Prestige that comes with the FEU campus, and the Modern Marvel of the new FEU Tech building. They get twice the size, twice the quality, and twice the power," said Mr. Benson T. Tan, Executive Director of both FEU East Asia and FEU Tech.
The original FEU East Asia Technology Building is along Morayta and located within FEU's prestigious campus, which has been a vital part of Manila's legacy for over 85 years. The Main Campus features a natural ecological environment of grassy parks and shady trees. It is also home to award winning art and architecture, including five Art Deco buildings designed by architect Antonio Pablo, a National Artist of the Philippines. FEU's notable alumni include world-renown businessman, retail king, and shopping mall mogul, Henry Sy, the founder and chairman of SM; president and CEO of San Miguel Corporation, Ramon Ang; chairman of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Alfonso Yuchengco; and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Artemio Panganiban.
"Students will get to have the ultimate academic experience. They'll be immersed in the prestige of history, while also having eyes toward progress and the future. Progress and change are always important, but we must never forget the past, or where we come from. It's important for students to keep their cultural heritage alive," said Mr. Tan.
Both FEU Tech and FEU East Asia will operate simultaneously, and, according to Mr. Tan, will offer students at both institutions the opportunity to "experience both history and the future."