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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 […]

Funded places: STEP Youth Technology and Society Forum 2019 in Singapore

Funded places: STEP Youth Technology and Society Forum 2019 in Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Continuing And Lifelong Education (SCALE) is inviting University of the Philippines students to apply for an exclusive fully sponsored opportunity to participate in the STEP Youth Technology and Society Forum on 6-13 January 2019 at NUS, Singapore. STEP Youth Technology and Society Forum 2019 is organised by NUS in partnership with Temasek Foundation International. This forum provides a platform to connect youth leaders of tomorrow with industry experts to discuss and discover the impact of technology on society today.  Participants will immerse themselves in networking opportunities with other young leaders around the region and engage in pre- and post-dialogue activities to solidify […]

Funding for exchange students to Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University has allocated funding to support exchange students from ASEAN countries to enroll at the Faculty of Psychology for a duration of one semester (January to April 2019). The funding includes: – Airfare ticket (economy class round-trip, actual paid but not more than 7,500 Baht) – Tuition and fee (special fee by the program is excluded) – Stipend and accommodation in the amount of 16,000 Baht/month. Applications should be submitted by email to Karin Vilavorn at [email protected] on or before 6 November 2018.  Download the guidelines and application forms here. Please note that the Faculty of Psychology currently offers international courses […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aplikasyon at nominasyon para sa Gawad sa Natatanging Publikasyon sa Filipino

Bukas na ang opisina sa mga aplikasyon at nominasyon para sa Gawad sa Natatanging Publikasyon sa Filipino. Ito ay bukas para sa mga regular na fakulti at REPS. May dalawang kategorya ang Gawad:  Gawad para sa Malikhaing Panulat Gawad para sa Publikasyon ng Orihinal na Pananaliksik (sa anumang disiplina maliban sa malikhang panulat) Tatanggapin ng opisina ang mga publikayson na nilimbag: Noong 2012 para sa 2013 Gawad Noong 2013 para sa 2014 Gawad Noong 2014 para sa 2015 Gawad Noong 2015 para sa 2016 Gawad Noong 2016 para sa 2017 Gawad Noong 2017 para sa 2018 Gawad Ang huling araw ng […]

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 […]

Call for nominations: NAST and DOST awards for 2019

Call for nominations: NAST and DOST awards for 2019

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines, the highest recognition body on science and technology in the country is searching for nominees for the following NAST and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) awards for 2019: I. NAST PHL Awards 1. Outstanding Young Scientists 2. TWAS Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines (Chemistry) 3. NAST Environmental Science Award 4. NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists 5. NAST Award for Outstanding Research in Tropical Medicine 6. Geminiano T. De Ocampo Visionary Award for Medical Research 7. Outstanding Book/Monograph Award 8. Outstanding Scientific Paper Award II. DOST Awards 1. […]