UP placed in the top 38% in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It was 384th among the 1,011 institutions from 85 countries that were ranked. It also maintained its position as the Philippines’ leading university, despite dropping 17 places from 2018. UP scored particularly well in employer reputation at 49.6 . It ranked 168th globally–an improvement of 23 places from last year–based on the results of a world survey that collected the views of employers “on institutions providing the best professionals”. According to QS, employer reputation is the “strongest indicator” for UP. Around 43,000 survey responses were analyzed by […]
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Alternative modernity and integrity of local knowledge: UP College of Music’s Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Project on Arts and Culture
It was “a product of thinking about the arts and its relationships to Philippine culture and society and a creative and imaginative re-envisioning of the possibilities that Philippine traditions can possibly make in the present moment.” This was how Dr. Jose S. Buenconsejo, professor at the UP College of Music, described the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) program he led from 2015 to 2017. Called “Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Project on Arts and Culture”, the program of the College of Music consisted of four projects that not only “spelled out an alternative modernity” but believed in the “integrity of local knowledge, giving […]
Juan Miguel R. Guotana, Bechaida D. Payot, Carla B. Dimalanta and Noelynna T. Ramos National Institute of Geological Sciences College of Sciences UP Diliman Petrological and Geochemical Characteristics of the Samar Ophiolite Ultramafic Section: Implications on the Origins of the Ophiolites in Samar and Leyte Islands, Philippines. International Geology Review, 60 (4): 401-417, 12 March 2018. Fragments of fossil oceanic lithospheres are called ophiolites. Studies dealing with the petrological and geochemical characteristics of ultramafic sections of Philippine ophiolites are primarily interpreted in a regional perspective. It is believed that ophiolites exposed in the different parts of the Philippines were emplaced from […]