On 25 June 2015, Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion spoke before the graduates of the University of the Philippines Baguio. Her words of advice and reflection drew from a well of memories – from that child captivated by the natural beauty of Baguio on family holidays, to the student who survived UP during the turbulent Martial Law years, and finally to the academic whose character was shaped not only by the rigors of science but also by the freedom offered by the arts and humanities. KEYNOTE SPEECH AT THE 2015 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES OF UP BAGUIO Gisela P. Concepcion 25 June 2015 Greetings to everyone! […]
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Nine USAID STRIDE awards for education and collaborative research go to UP
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Program handed out 30 awards to 18 universities from the Philippines during the grants reception on 18 June 2015 at the Makati Diamond Residences. Three out of the 16 Professional Science Master’s scholarships were given to students of the University of the Philippines (UP). Christi Florence Calina of (UP Visayas), Givette Kristine Esguerra (UP Diliman) and Julieanne Camille Lacsina (UP Los Baños) will be attending higher studies at Rutgers State University of New Jersey from August 2015 to May 2017. For one […]
DOST-Newton Fund PhD Scholarship programme is now open for applications
The British Council is pleased to announce that the DOST-Newton Fund PhD Scholarship programme is now open for applications. The aim of the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarship programme is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between the UK and the Philippines. The scholarships are for full-time PhD study in the UK from December 2015 until January 2019. This opportunity is open to students who are eligible to apply for the DOST-Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) and the DOST-Accelerated Science & Technology Human Resource Development Programme (ASTHRDP). Applications are now being accepted using the online form. Deadline […]
For the first time, physicists are using a statistical approach to process complex light patterns
Everybody uses digital cameras to take a picture of a particular subject or, once in a while, to take a selfie. When we take pictures, we are measuring the intensity of light from the surface of our subject. There is, however, another property called the phase or wavefront of light which is much more sensitive to the state of the subject we are imaging. Modern technologies are ubiquitous, for example, in the opto-electronic and biomedical research fields. Modern instrumentation systems require faster and more precise evaluation tools. Optical evaluation methods, particularly those that are wavefront-based are in great demand. Developing […]
UP roadshow heads Down Under to reach more Filipino scholars
After its successful run in Europe and the United States, the University of the Philippines (UP) international roadshow headed south to connect with Filipino scholars and researchers from top-notch Australian universities. Dr. Aaron Joseph Villaraza, deputy director of the UP Office of International Linkages, was in Brisbane on June 6 and in Melbourne on June 9 to meet with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty members from the University of Queensland, Griffith University, Monash University-Caulfield, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Melbourne, and Deakin University. Villaraza presented UP’s new initiatives and increased financial support to strengthen infrastructure, research, and faculty recruitment. He also shared how UP […]
Who will be the next model of progressive teaching in the University?
The search is on for the faculty’s “best of the best” in course development. Now on its second year, Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning aims to recognize UP faculty members who have shown remarkable achievements in enriching course content and innovating in pedagogy while continuing to uphold the fundamental value and relevance of their courses. Nominees, who will compete in two rounds, will be judged according to the excellence and progressive quality of their teaching philosophy, course syllabus and content, course materials, and course activities. Those selected from the first round will each receive 50,000 pesos to prepare audio-visual teaching materials. They will present these along […]
Master of Public Policy and Management at Universiti Brunei Darussalam
The Master of Public Policy and Management is an 18-month study program that will commence on 27 December 2015. Students will spend 12 months at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and undertake their third semester (six months) in one of UBD’s partner policy schools in the United States. These institutions are Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, and Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. A visit to Washington, D.C. will also be a key feature of the third semester. It will […]
Program for Fostering ASEAN Future Leaders Program 2015/2016
A Program for Fostering ASEAN Future Leaders Program 2015/2016 is an ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Project between the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Daejeon University (DJU). The project is jointly funded by the ASEAN-ROK Future Oriented Cooperation Programs Funds and Daejeon University. The program offers exchange scholarships for 20 undergraduate students from ASEAN student to study at Daejeon University, the Republic of Korea (ROK). The scholarship includes tuition fees, room and board, round-trip ticket, basic medical insurance and monthly living allowance for one academic year. Application guidelines and other information may be read here.
ASEF Summer University on Sustainable Urbanisation in Heritage Cities
In cooperation with Symbiosis International University, the Indian Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, ASEF will organise the 19th ASEF Summer University on “Sustainable Urbanisation in Heritage Cities” from 9-21 August in Pune, India. This two weeks project offers an exciting programme which fuses lectures, workshops and trainings as well as a hack-a-thon where the participants will jointly develop physical & digital prototypes, social impact models and business plans. ASEF has just launched the Open Call for Application and warmly invites students from all academic fields to apply. We would be very happy to see a number of applications […]