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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.

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Internationalizing the National University: The UP President Speaks

In an interview with the UP FORUM, the UP President shares his insights on internationalization and what it means to UP as the national university. In particular, he discusses (1) UP’s purpose and how it contributes to the internationalization efforts of the higher education sector; (2) the challenges in pursuing internationalization; (3) UP’s strategies to pursue it; (4) key points in the internationalization of higher education institutions (HEIs); and (5) the impact of ASEAN Community 2015 on Philippines HEIs.
President Alfredo E. Pascual
UP FORUM: Why internationalize higher education? What does internationalization mean to UP as the national university?
For me, internationalization is …

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Message of the UP President: ICCAs at the Core of Development

Editor’s Note: This message was delivered during the First National Conference on Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) held on 29-30 March 2012 at the UP Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance Assembly Hall.
We are here today to give due recognition to the historic role of our indigenous peoples in protecting and preserving our environment. Yes, this conference is a tribute to our lumads whose cultural heritage and religious practices have ensured the preservation of what little is left of our environment.
This tribute is only fitting given our penchant to squander our resources in the mistaken belief that it …

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In Stephanie S. Cabigao’s article on the “Health Impacts of Climate Change: The Case of Dengue and Malaria,” which appeared on page 20 of the UP Forum May-June 2013 issue on climate change, the word dermatological in the fifth and seventh paragraphs of the article should read “climatological.” We apologize for the error.

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