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UP geologist wins medal for pioneering work on geodynamics of the Philippines

UP geologist wins medal for pioneering work on geodynamics of the Philippines

Dr. Carla B. Dimalanta, professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) in UP Diliman and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Research), is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Research and Development Award for Basic Research (Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal). Dimalanta won for the project “The Second Phase of the Philippines-Taiwan Integrated Geodynamics Project” which she implemented with Dr. Decibel Faustino-Eslava, Dr. Betchaida Payot and Dr. Noelynna Ramos from 2011 to 2015 and was funded by the Department of Science and Technology.  The project generated the most recent data on the geologic evolution of the Visayan Region.  Given annually […]

2019 QS World University Rankings: UP has strong employer reputation globally

2019 QS World University Rankings: UP has strong employer reputation globally

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 […]

UP convenes 1st Philippine Koreanist Congress to strengthen academic, cultural ties

UP convenes 1st Philippine Koreanist Congress to strengthen academic, cultural ties

Over the past decade, Korean studies in the Philippines has grown in scope as an academic discipline. This can be attributed to two factors. First, there are more local institutions now that offer Korea-related courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Second, more Filipino students go to Korea to pursue higher degrees and they return to the Philippines with greater knowledge of Korea. Recognizing these developments, the UP Korea Research (UP KRC) convened the 1st Philippine Koreanist Congress on 26 May 2018 at Microtel by Wyndam in Quezon City. With the theme “Building Ties, Fostering Collaboration”, the congress aimed to forge […]

UP is co-organizer of first national writing workshop for LGBTQ poets

UP is co-organizer of first national writing workshop for LGBTQ poets

The University of the Philippines, together with Goldsmiths University of London, is sponsoring the Philippines’ first National LGBTQ Poetry Workshop as part of the international research and arts consortium called GlobalGRACE (Global Gender and Cultures of Equality). GlobalGRACE is funded by the Research Council UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The workshop will take place on 24-28 July 2018 at the University Hotel in UP Diliman and will be facilitated by a panel of established LGBTQ poets led by Prof. Romulo Baquiran, Jr. of UP Diliman and Prof. Nerisa del Carmen Guevara of the University of Santo Tomas. Prof. J. Neil […]

2018 UP KRC Korea Essay Contest

Since Korea and the Philippines established diplomatic relations in 1949, the two countries have been nurturing ties to build a closer relationship. Last decade, a significant milestone was reached when Korea became the top source of foreign tourists visiting the Philippines. The Filipino community in Korea has also been steadily expanding. The Korean popular culture also invaded the archipelago and Korean products are now easily available in the corners of the country’s major shopping malls. In spite of these positive developments, there is often this general impression that the Philippines-Korea relations have somehow been limited to the domains of tourism […]

57th UPNWW lectures: Staying lit and legit in the era of fake news and mistranslations of mythology in Philippine popular culture

57th UPNWW lectures: Staying lit and legit in the era of fake news and mistranslations of mythology in Philippine popular culture

What is the role of writers in a fake news and post-truth era? How is mythology seen in Philippine pop culture today?   These intriguing questions will be discussed by poet and critic Dr. J. Neil Garcia and playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc at the Abraham Sarmiento Hall, UP Baguio, at 1:30 – 4:30 pm on 4 April 2018. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.    Dr. Garcia will speak on “Mythopoeia and Communal Subjectivity: Mistranslations of Mythology in Philippine Popular Culture.” Deldoc will tell us how to “Be Lit and Legit sa Mundong Full of Clickbait and Shi*t”. J. Neil C. Garcia teaches […]

Number of UP Scientists for 2017-2019 is highest in 12 years

Number of UP Scientists for 2017-2019 is highest in 12 years

Seventy-one of UP’s most accomplished researchers in the physical and natural sciences, social sciences, management and economics, and engineering were officially recognized as UP Scientists for 2017-2019 in a ceremony held on 21 March at the Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman. The UP Scientists were chosen through the rigid selection process of the UP Scientific Productivity System where they were assessed for scientific productivity (publications and other output such as patents) and international scientific recognition. President Danilo Concepcion said in a message read by Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa that the awards are given in gratitude of the contributions […]

Job vacancies

1. Office Associate for Quality Assurance The Office Associate will work under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Curriculum)/Chief Quality Assurance Officer as a non-UP contractual. QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a good mix of the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education; Master’s units or degree a plus Knowledge of curriculum development, outcomes-based education, learning outcomes, quality assurance in higher education, or accreditation preferred Experience working in an academic environment preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or Filipino Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Detail-oriented, organized Ability to manage […]

UP hosts PH-UK international workshop on disease control and prevention

UP hosts PH-UK international workshop on disease control and prevention

The International Workshop on Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (GEID Philippines 2017) organized by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of UP in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) opened yesterday, 4 June 2017, at the Institute of Biology in UP Diliman. The five-day event gives scientists a venue for sharing with colleagues their research projects and some best practices in the understanding of the epidemiology of infectious diseases, as well as learning about advanced tools that can aid in the detection, prevention and control of diseases. Resource speakers from UP, the Philippine Department of Health, Research Institute […]

Seven UP researchers included in Asian Scientist 100 for contributions to their fields

Seven UP researchers in the fields of biomedical sciences, mathematics, environmental sciences and geology, and sustainability have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Asian Scientist 100. They are Dr. Maria Czarina Acelajado and Dr. Emmanuel P. Estrella of UP Manila; Dr. Menandro N. Acda of UP Los Baños; and Dr. Joseph M. Pasia, Dr. Windell L. Rivera, Dr. Maria Corazon A. De Ungria and Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion of UP Diliman. Compiled by Asian Scientist Magazine, the list includes scientists, innovators and leaders who have received national or international prizes for their scientific research or have made significant contributions to scientific discovery or leadership […]