Alfredo E. Pascual is the 20th President of the University of the Philippines (U.P.), the country’s national university. He assumed the position in February 2011 for a term of six years. He teaches finance and management.
President Pascual is implementing a strategic plan to launch U.P. on a trajectory of becoming a great university in the 21st century—a university that takes leadership in the development of a globally competitive Philippines. He has carried out reforms, programs, and projects to transform U.P. into a research-intensive university, promote internationalization, modernize pedagogy, formalize quality assurance, and strengthen public service and sports development. He has ensured that qualified students with financial difficulties are able to enroll, while continuing to address the challenge of increasing the admission to U.P. of students from the underserved sectors. To strengthen the faculty, he has allocated more funds for doctoral studies abroad, interdisciplinary research grants, professorial chairs, international publications, and other performance awards.
This page contains some of the messages, speeches and keynote addresses delivered by the President in some of the events where he represented the national university and shared his views on education, social issues and role of UP in the 21st Century.