COMMUNITY AND CAMPUSES

Application deadline for ‘Omics int’l workshop extended

Application deadline for ‘Omics int’l workshop extended

The applications of ‘Omics technologies in health is huge, and improving local capability in this area is among the priorities of the Philippine Genome Center’s Health Program. To increase the level of awareness and correct misconceptions in pursuing ‘Omics research in the country, the Philippine Genome Center in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites early career researchers to apply to the international workshop on infectious diseases focusing on ‘Omics technology on November 5-9, 2018. To engage more researchers from colleges, state universities and research institutes outside Manila, particularly from the Visayas and Mindanao regions, […]

Korean Migration to the Philippines Forum

Korean Migration to the Philippines Forum

In recent decades, the influx of South Koreans in the Philippines generated a host of questions, most of which remained unanswered. How did the pattern of Korean migration to the Philippines evolve over the last decade? Why did some Koreans choose to stay in the Philippines longer than the others? How did the government adjust its legal and institutional framework to incorporate the foreign migrants effectively? UP CIFAL Philippines initiated a pilot study on the Korean migration to the Philippines by consolidating current and unpublished data from the different government agencies in the Philippines and South Korea. This pilot study was […]

UP continues upward trend in world rankings; joins top 5 from Southeast Asia

UP continues upward trend in world rankings; joins top 5 from Southeast Asia

The University of the Philippines moved up once again in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Securing a place in the 501-600 bracket, it joined universities from Singapore and Malaysia in the top 5 from Southeast Asia. UP has consistently made progress in the rankings since its entry in 2017. Before breaking into the top 600 for 2019, it climbed to 601-800 in 2018 from its inaugural 801-1,000 position. The continued rise in the rankings is an indication of the national university’s hard work and commitment to excellence in teaching, research and public service. THE world rankings are based on the achievements […]

UP professor named Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino

UP professor named Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino

Dr. Carla Dimalanta, professor at the UP Diliman National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS), is one of the 10 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos recognized for rendering service “above and beyond the call of duty”, inspiring and influencing peers, and transforming communities through works that have a lasting positive impact on the people and the country.  Dimalanta, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geology from UP and her PhD degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of Tokyo, leads the research laboratory Rushurgent Working Group at NIGS. She and her colleagues have carried out various research projects in […]

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 […]