Retired professors and professors emeriti to continue service in teaching, mentoring and admin

The UP Board of Regents (BOR) in its 1321st meeting on 27 October 2016 has given the green light to increase and extend the involvement of retired professors and professors emeriti in teaching, mentoring, research, creative work and administrative work in the university. With this approval, retired professors and professors emeriti may already serve as co-advisers, readers or panel members for master’s theses and PhD dissertations, and hold positions as professorial administrators and professorial K11-12 teacher trainers. They may also be appointed professorial researchers of UP-funded programs such as OVPAA’s Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program or of externally funded projects. The Office of […]

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Video produced in 2012. With sincere thanks to Prof. Antoinette Bass Hernandez and Marie Ramona Virginia Alfon for their significant contributions to the project. Kindly take note of the following errata: At Original text Correction 4:53 Prof. Rey Ibora, Ph.D. Prof. Rey Ebora, Ph.D. 10:41 National Chemistry Institute National Institute of Physics 11:18 UP College of Engineering National Institute of Physics 13:44 Institute of Microbiology National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 15:42 Marine Science Institute UP Baguio 16:59    “Chancellor, UP Diliman and” should not have been there 18:23 Philippine General Hospital National Institutes of Health 19:49 National Institute of […]

Winner of Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning shortlisted for int’l awards

Winner of Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning shortlisted for int'l awards

Almost a year after winning the 2nd Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning, Dr. Luis Sison of the College of Engineering is now vying for an international award in higher education pedagogy.  Sison was selected to advance in the Reimagine Education competition with his project “HIRIT: Higher education Institutional Readiness for Innovation and Technopreneurship,” the same entry that secured him the Gawad Pangulo title in December 2015. The entry, based on his MS-level course IE 298, helps students identify and pursue market opportunities that can be addressed by technology. IE 298 is delivered via flipped classroom with lectures and readings posted on UvLe (University […]

1st Biodiversity and Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region Conference kicks off in Bohol, Philippines

The BCBMTP conference kicked off on October 16 with opening remarks from Governor Edgar Chatto of Bohol and DENR undersecretary Isabelo Montejo.  After welcoming the participants to Bohol, everyone was treated to a medley of songs from the Loboc Children’s Choir.  On October 17, the morning plenary lectures began with talks from Dr. Baltgazar Aguda of the Philippine Genome Center and Dr. Hiroyuki Ogata of Kyoto University.  Dr. Aguda’s talk focused on ecosystem stability, biodiversity, and genomics.  He highlighted the importance of food webs and keystone species and discussed how an ecological community can have overlapping genomes as a result […]

DENR, Bohol seek help of scientists in ongoing biodiversity conference

At the opening dinner of the First International Conference on Biodiversity & Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region on 16 October, newly appointed secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez and Atty. Edgardo Chato, governor of Bohol, emphasized the value of science-based decisions when they appealed to researchers to help in the conservation and development of marine biodiversity in the Philippines. Lopez, who could not come to the event due to the typhoon, sent her message through Undersecretary Isabelo Montejo. For four days, local and foreign scientists will be in Panglao Island in Bohol to talk about technological innovations […]

UP Manila prof is world’s most prolific editor

UP Manila prof is world's most prolific editor

Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr. of UP Manila is the world’s busiest editor. This was according to Publons, the UK company behind the inaugural Sentinel of Science awards. Lapeña received the award for handling the highest number of manuscripts across all the world’s journals. As this year’s top contributing editor, he will get $100 cash and a $200 credit with Wiley.  Publon created the awards to “honour the expert peer reviewers and editors who stand guard over research quality, and lead the charge for better, faster science.”  Lapeña, who is a professor of otorhinolaryngology at UP Manila, an attending otolaryngologist, aerodigestive tract, and cleft and craniofacial plastic surgeon at the […]

Latest invention disclosure awardees come from UP Visayas

Latest invention disclosure awardees come from UP Visayas

Two faculty members from the UP Visayas recently qualified for the Invention Disclosure Incentive, a monetary award launched last year to enlarge and enhance the University’s intellectual property portfolio. At the Invention Disclosure Clinic held on 7 September 2016 in UP Visayas, Prof. Ernestina Peralta reported her research on producing oyster powder while Prof. Ernesto del Rosario described his work on the fish feeder, both by means of confidential forms. Their works were chosen by the Executive Committee of the UP System Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) for their inventiveness, industrial application and commercial potential. Under the incentive, each invention will receive 40,000 pesos to be released in two […]

UP Diliman takes home grand prize in new Gawad Pangulo Student Debates

UP Diliman takes home grand prize in new Gawad Pangulo Student Debates

UPD A of UP Diliman became the first title-holder of the Gawad Pangulo Student Debates after it bested seven other teams on 3 September 2016 at the UP College of Law in the Diliman campus. UPD A battled it out in the grand finals with UPB 1, one of the two participating teams from UP Baguio. UPD A had Nicole Tomas (3rd year, BA Political Science), Leomar Doctolero (4th year, BA Political Science) and Jose Antonio Sison (4th year, BA Political Science) as members. UPB 1 was represented by Niko Aguilar (4th year, BA Social Science and History – Political Science), Joemer John De Vera (3rd year, […]

UP regains title as one of world’s top 400 universities

UP regains title as one of world's top 400 universities

The University of the Philippines has reappeared in the top 400 universities in the world. In the list published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) on 6 September, UP placed 374th alongside Aalborg University and the University of Colorado, Denver. UP has been consistently in the top 400 except last year when it slipped to #401. Its best performance in recent years was in 2012 when it landed on the 348th spot. The national university was the only Philippine university to enter the top 400 this year. Three other Philippine universities made it to the overall rankings: Ateneo de Manila University (501-550), De La Salle University (701+) and […]