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UP and JCU officials discuss future partnerships

Officials of the University of the Philippines (UP) and James Cook University (JCU) of Australia, one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on the tropics, explored prospects for collaboration at a meeting held last May 9, 2017 in the UP Board Room in Diliman, Quezon City.
The JCU panel was composed of Chancellor Bill Tweddell, who served as Australia’s ambassador to the Philippines from 2012 to 2016; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Ian Wronski of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Iain Gordon of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies; and, ‎Pro Vice Chancellor International Melissa Banks. UP was …

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The UP Forum Roundtable Discussion: Public Service in Higher Education

Raul G. Bradecina, Ph.D.
SUC President III
Partido State University
Camarines Sur
The University of the Philippines is succeeding in making public service an essential part of the higher education program. For Partido State University, the public service arm of UP has enabled a budding and growing University to access UP’s expertise to capacitate its faculty members as well as help enhance PSU students’ competency in highly technical courses where faculty members having advanced degrees are lacking or inadequate. For instance, UP has been consistently sending its experts from the National Institute of Geological Sciences (UP-NIGS) to conduct lectures for our geology students.
UP has …

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UP Forum Public Service issue off the press

This is volume 18, number 1 of the quarterly UP Forum. This issue features public service programs of the University of the Philippines, particularly those conducted by its constituent units.
Also included are thoughts on public service programs in higher education from Camarines Sur Partido State University President Raul Bradecina, PhD and Pamantasang Lungsod ng Pasig President Amihan April Alcazar, PhD.
UP President Danilo L. Concepcion’s Acceptance Speech at the Turnover Over Ceremony of the UP Presidency, which highlights ‘malasakit’ as a corner stone of his term, is also featured in this issue.

To download a copy of this issue, please click here.
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The ‘Panday’ Conspiracy

“Panday” by Toym Imao. Left photo: Shows the base which is both an anvil and a seafaring vessel. It also features a a stylized Philippine flag. Center photo: Shows the Oblation at the helm, and “padayon” spelled in baybayin (pre-colonial Filipino scripts). It also shows a stylized rendition of the brain and the letters “UP”. Right photo: Traditional okir patterns created a sail for the ship. The sculpture, when turned sideways, also shows a heart shape. (UP System Information Office).
It all began last week with my fellow chancellors at UP. With the term of the current president, Alfredo E. Pascual, …

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UP figures in Times Higher Education rankings

To view the University of the Philippines profile on the Times Higher Education website, please click through this graphic. Graphic from THE.
Expanding its coverage, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings now includes institutions from 10 more countries for 2016-2017, including one from the Philippines, its national university, the University of the Philippines.
In its communication to UP, THE said UP ranked “in the band of >800 this year out of 980 institutions” from 79 countries. UP got its highest scores in knowledge transfer and lowest in research influence.
THE ranks universities based on five “pillars”: 1) teaching or the learning …

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Open Letter of the UP President to the UP Community

On 25 August 2016 incident at the Board Room in Quezon Hall

5 September 2016
Dear Members of the UP Community:
Last 25 August, as you may have already heard, a group identifying themselves to be students mainly from UP Los Baños and UP Diliman stormed into the UP Board Room in Quezon Hall shortly after the adjournment of the Board of Regents (BOR) meeting, but with several Regents still around. The students came to decry, among other issues, the alleged “failure” of the new computerized registration system, known as the Student Academic Information System (SAIS), during the registration period in UP Los …

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474 graduate from UPB

The shifting of the UP Sablay from right to left symbolizes the official conferment of titles by the UP President upon the graduates. (Photo by Misael Bacani)
UP Baguio (UPB) conferred degrees and titles to 474 graduates, withfour earning magna cum laude honors and 39, cum laude,at commencement exercises on June 23 at the Baguio Convention Center.
Called “Pagtatapos 2016,” the ceremony featured UP President Alfredo Pascual as its commencement speaker.
In his address, Pascual distinguished between “making a living” and “making a life of service.” He described the former as something that everyone needs to do, “excellent and honorable.” Being the best …

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UP Forum Election Issue off the press

This is volume 17, number 1 of the bi-monthly UP Forum. In this election-oriented issue, members of the University of the Philippines community share their views and studies on the issues which confront the nation. Among the issues discussed are the exercise of the right of suffrage, foreign policy, election data, legislation, children’s rights, law enforcement and migration.
These articles are also contributions of the UP community to the university’s election initiative, UP sa Halalan 2016. For online versions of the articles, please visit http://halalan.up.edu.ph/
To download a copy of this issue, please click here.
For past issues of the UP Forum, UP …

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2nd Gawad Pangulo for teaching goes to technopreneurship prof

President Alfredo Pascual hands over the 2015 Gawad Pangulo for progressive teaching and learning to Prof. Luis Sison of UP Diliman’s Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute. Sison teaches a technopreneurship class which has launched startups while fulfilling its aim of market validation for student ventures through parallel product and customer development.

Also shown are other Round 2 finalists: Alleli Ester Domingo of UPLB Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics; Reginald Neil Recario of UPLB Institute of Computer Science; and Maria Cecilia Gonaco of UP Diliman Marine Science Institute.
The Round 2 presentations and awards ceremony were held 18 December 2015 at UP …

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Vice President Concepcion elected to The World Academy of Sciences

Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion is among the 44 new Fellows  elected to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The election took place at the Academy’s 26th General Meeting in Vienna, Austria on 19 November 2015.
TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy that seeks to recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in developing countries.
Founded by Abdus Salam, a Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate, it consists of distinguished scientists from the developing world.  TWAS started with 42 Fellows in 1983, nine of whom were Nobel laureates.  The number has since grown to over 1,000  — including 15 …

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