RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK

System-wide conference for research, extension and professional staff

System-wide conference for research, extension and professional staff

Around 400 members of the research, extension and professional staff (REPS) from the University’s different constituent universities are at the UP System-wide REPS Conference 2018 to review the contributions of REPS to UP’s vision and mission, and discuss the issues and concerns of the REPS as a sector. The conference, which will be held until tomorrow 19th October, includes three plenary discussions and two workshops on the contributions, representation and career path of researchers, extension specialists, librarians and guidance service specialists. The participants were welcomed by UP Diliman chancellor Michael Tan. During the opening program, Staff Regent Analiza Fulvadora and […]

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, […]

IPA Recipients for September 2018

IPA Recipients for September 2018

Marie Chela B. Cenia, Milli-Ann M. Tamayao*, Virginia J. Soriano and Benette P. Custodio Department of Industrial Engineering Environmental Engineering Program* College of  Engineering UP Diliman Life Cycle Energy Use and CO2 Emissions of Small-Scale Gold Mining and Refining Processes in the Philippines. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, , 23 (10): 1928–1939, October 2018. Process-based LCA to estimate the energy use and CO2 emissions of small-scale gold mining (SSGM) in the Philippines per100 g of refined gold. We used observed data from 2010 to 2011 for mining, comminution, recovery, and refining. Four gold production paths were observed in the provinces […]

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 ranked in world’s top 500 for graduate employability

UP ranked in world's top 500 for graduate employability

UP is still among the top 500 institutions in the world with the most employable alumni, based on the 2019 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Graduate Employability Rankings. It was included in the 301-500 bracket, with an overall score of 14.7-26.8 out of 100. UP is one of the four Philippine institutions that have been ranked.  But the national university’s performance continues to decline in graduate employability rankings.  UP entered the rankings for the first time in 2017 where it was placed in the 201+ group. In 2018, it went down to the 251-300 cluster. Four indicators are used by QS to compare graduate […]

2017 International Publication Award: Facts and Figures

2017 International Publication Award: Facts and Figures

A total of 564 submissions were given the International Publication Award (IPA) in 2017. Nearly half of these came from UP Diliman, the biggest constituent university (CU) in terms of student population, faculty and degree-granting programs. It received the IPA for 239 journal articles and 22 books and book chapters. The College of Science and College of Engineering were the major producers of journal articles with the IPA. Their combined output translated to more than half of all journal articles with the IPA across campuses. The number of books and book chapters with the IPA from UP Diliman made up […]

IPA Recipients for August 2018

IPA Recipients for August 2018

Melchizedek I. Alipio and Nestor Michael C. Tiglao Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute College of Engineering UP Diliman RT-CaCC: A Reliable Transport with Cache-Aware Congestion Control Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 17 (7): 4607-4619, July 2018 Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) consists of tiny nodes that are equipped with embedded computing devices interfacing with sensors or actuators. A sizable set of these nodes is dispersed over a wide geographical area to monitor a physical event like temperature, humidity, etc. Packets generated at source nodes are usually transmitted to the sink through a multi-hop communication. Because of these […]

UP CIFAL Philippines champions sustainable development goals

UP CIFAL Philippines champions sustainable development goals

For CIFAL Philippines, knowledge must radiate towards those who most need it. Established in March 2016 by the University of the Philippines and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), CIFAL Philippines serves as a hub for training, advocacy and research on the interwoven themes of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, migration and gender equality. CIFAL stands for Centre International de Formation des Acteurs Locaux or the International Training Center for Local Actors, which is implemented by UNITAR under its Local Development Programme. Today, the global CIFAL network has nine centers in Africa, North and South America, Europe […]

IPA Recipients for July 2018

IPA Recipients for July 2018

Rosario R. Rubite Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences UP Manila Three New Species of Begonia (section Baryandra, begoniaceae) from Luzon Island, the Philippines. Phytotaxa, 347 (3): 201-212, 17 April 2018. Luzon is the largest island of the Philippines, and because of its isolation from other landmasses it has developed a unique diversity of flora and fauna. Included in this rich biodiversity of flora are members of genus Begonia of the family Begoniaceae. In a joint expedition to the island, botanists from Taiwan and the Philippines found three unknown Begonia species and compared them with potentially allied species. The […]

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 […]