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In which subject areas did UP publish more?

In which subject areas did UP publish more?

Every year, UP generates more international journal articles and scholarly books and book chapters across fields of study. But which subject areas have more publications than others? According to Scopus, almost half of UP’s publications in its indexed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings in the last 100 years were in agriculture and biological sciences, and medicine. Of its 10,835 publications from 1911 to 10 May 2018, 24.5 percent were research papers in agriculture and biological sciences while 23.5 percent were related to medicine. Scopus currently has the most extensive abstract and citation database of refereed publications in the world, with […]

UP graduate students on eight-day Korea study tour

UP graduate students on eight-day Korea study tour

A group of graduate students from the MA Asian Studies program of UP Diliman is in Korea for the eight-day Korea Study Tour organized by the UP Korea Research Center (KRC), a unit under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The tour aims to provide students with an opportunity to visit Korean universities to motivate them to pursue research works on Korea as well as undertake further graduate studies in the country. During the academic visit, they will participate in seminars and discussions with Korean professors and graduate students. With the students are UP Diliman faculty members Dr. […]

IPA Recipients for May 2018

IPA Recipients for May 2018

Vicente Y. Belizario, John Paul Caesar R. de los Trinos and Chiqui  M. de Veyra Department of Parasitology College of Public Health UP Manila The Use of Geographic Information System as a Tool for Schistosomiasis Surveillance in the Province of Davao del Norte, the Philippines. Geospatial Health, 12 (2): 199-209, 2017. Schistosomiasis (SCH) in The Philippines is caused by Schistosoma japonicumand remains endemic in 28 provinces in 12 regions. Effective SCH control requires describing areas at risk where control efforts may be focused. This study aims at demonstrating the utility of geographical information system (GIS) as a tool for SCH surveillance in […]

UP rises to top 50% of ranked universities from emerging economies

UP rises to top 50% of ranked universities from emerging economies

London-based publication Times Higher Education (THE) has placed the University of the Philippines in the top 50% of the 2018 Emerging Economies Universities Rankings. UP has been ranked 166th, a massive leap from its 201st-250th position among 300 universities in 2017. It is the only Philippine university in this year’s list which includes 378 universities from 42 countries. The rankings consider only institutions from countries classified by FTSE as advanced emerging, secondary emerging or frontier markets. THE evaluates their accomplishments in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook based on the same indicators used in the World University Rankings. But to […]

Guidelines for UPCAT appeals and pending cases

Below are the guidelines released by the UP Office of Admissions (OA) for UPCAT appeals and pending cases. OA is is still waiting for the complete list of cut-offs for appeals from the different constituent universities. These should be received by Friday, 11 May 2018. The list will be posted at the OA. INQUIRIES ABOUT PENDING CASES What are pending cases? These refer to UPCAT applicants with incomplete application documents (e.g. no proof of payment of application fee, no transcript, missing grades). Deadline for submission of required documents of pending cases is Monday, 21 May 21 2018. If your name was originally […]

Scholarships: 5th AUN-BE International Week at Universitas Gadjah Mada

Scholarships: 5th AUN-BE International Week at Universitas Gadjah Mada

The ASEAN University Network (AUN) for Business and Economics Network or AUN-BE (AUN thematic network on business and economics education) hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada is holding the 5th International Week 2018 on 23 July – 10 August 2018 at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. International Week is a short academic program that feature a series of lectures, expert talks, company visits, case study discussions, and social and cultural activities. This year, the topic is ASEAN Business Environment. The participants can be students from both undergraduate and graduate levels from business or relevant faculties of your institution. Five scholarships for […]

UP’s pioneer articles in int’l journals: 1911 to 1920

UP's pioneer articles in int'l journals: 1911 to 1920

The University of the Philippines is a major producer of scientific articles in the country. In the last 18 years alone, UP published over 7000 articles in prestigious journals, all refereed. A survey of Scopus, the biggest database of peer-reviewed literature, reveals that during its initial years, UP was able to publish in what are now some of the world’s longest running international journals. Furthermore, UP’s submissions came from prominent practitioners and researchers in the Philippines. American scholars as authors UP’s first international journal article “Practical Experiences with Beriberi and Unpolished Rice in the Philippines” made an appearance in the Journal […]

British Council, CHED, DOST open new opportunities under the Newton Agham Programme

The British Council, the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Science and Technology are pleased to announce a new opportunity under the Newton Agham Programme. 1 . Newton Institutional Links Newton Institutional Links aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development. This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private and third sector (e.g. SMEs, NGOs, […]

On UPCAT 2018

On 16 April 2018, Vice President for Academic Affairs Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista issued a memorandum to the chancellors, vice chancellors, deans, directors, department chairs, faculty and staff to “provide additional information to facilitate a better understanding of the UPCAT situation”. Below is the content of the memo, which is available in PDF format here. This year, several universities and colleges set their deadlines for paying non-refundable reservation fees for first year college slots in March and April 2018. The University was criticized heavily in social media for not releasing UPCAT 2018 results before these deadlines. To clarify matters, […]

Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature is accepting submissions through April

Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature is accepting submissions through April

The UP Institute of Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the twelfth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The deadline for submission to Likhaan 12 is April 30.