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UP remains in top 100 universities in Asia

UP remains in top 100 universities in Asia

UP is still the number one university in the Philippines, placing 70th in the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings. With an overall score of 58.4 out of 100, it received the highest points in employer reputation (87.9), academic reputation (74.8) and faculty-student ratio (69.2). Other indicators used by QS were citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with PhD, proportions of international faculty and international students, and proportions of inbound and outbound exchange students. Employer and academic reputation was determined through a global survey while publications and citations through Scopus data. In 2015, UP was the only Philippine university in the top […]

UP, NTU and Academia Sinica firm up plans for joint “sandwich programs”

UP is set to offer “sandwich programs” in biology and chemistry at the National Taiwan University (NTU) and Academia Sinica. Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, Professor Flerida Cariño of the Institute of Chemistry (IChem) and Professor Windell Rivera of the Institute of Biology (IB) mapped out the plans with NTU on May 29 and 30, and with Academia Sinica on May 31 in Taiwan. The programs will allow IB and IChem graduate students to conduct their research at the two foreign universities. Student mentoring, which will begin as soon as the research problem has been formulated and assigned to the student, will […]

UP biodiversity conference to focus on innovations, interdisciplinary research

UP biodiversity conference to focus on innovations, interdisciplinary research

The University of the Philippines (UP), through the UP Diliman Marine Science Institute (MSI) and Institute of Biology (IB), is hosting the conference Biodiversity & Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region (BCBMTP) on 16-20 October 2016 at the Bellevue Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol. Gathering researchers from around the world, BCBMTP will highlight technological innovations that harness the wealth of biodiversity in the Philippines and have useful applications in healthcare and community development. It will be an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration, connecting evolving fields within the life sciences at varying scales of inquiry, from the molecular level to the […]

PH and Taiwan strengthen academic ties with UP visit

PH and Taiwan strengthen academic ties with UP visit

Since 2014, the Office of International Linkages (OIL) under the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) has been implementing the Continuous Operational and Outcomes-based Partnership for Excellence in Research and Academic Training Enhancement (COOPERATE) program for faculty and students. It provides financial support to a UP master’s or PhD student (preferably at the thesis or dissertation level), together with the UP faculty adviser/co-adviser, wishing to conduct a research or creative work in a partner university abroad through advisorship or co-advisorship. The program has seen success such that recently, a “focused COOPERATE” has been explored by UP. From 22-27 May 2016, forty-four representatives of UP were in […]

CFA thesis exhibit is about “triggering paradigm shifts”

CFA thesis exhibit is about "triggering paradigm shifts"

“We seek to show the life within the walls of UP College of Fine Arts (CFA), and the life that we wish to breathe into Filipino society as designers.” This was the idea behind PULSO, the undergraduate thesis exhibit of this year’s CFA graduating class. Held from 29 May to 1 June 2016 at Pineapple Lab in Makati City, PULSO showcased the works of the students from the visual communication and industrial design programs. It was attended by CFA faculty members as well as by friends and families of the students. Industry professionals also came, including Melvin Mangada, managing partner and chief creative officer of advertising […]

IPA Recipients for June 2016

Storm tracks of three deadly typhoons crossing the central Philippines: Ty 1897, Nov 1991 Tropical Storm Thelma, and Nov 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon track sources: (a) Algué (1898) and (b) International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) database of Knapp et al. (2010). The inset shows the comparative tracks of Ty 1897 (black dashed line) and Haiyan (colored solid lines) across Leyte Gulf.

Christian Joseph R. Cumagun Crop Protection Cluster College of Agricluture UP Los Baños “Significance of Biocontrol Agents of Phytonematodes” in Biocontrol Agents of Phytonematodes. Tarique H. Askary and Paulo Roberto P. Martinelli (editors). Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: CAB International, 2015. Cesar L. Villanoy, Princess Hope T. Bilgera, Olivia C. Cabrera, Fernando P. Siringan, Yvainne Yacat-Sta. Maria and Ian Quino Fernandez Marine Science Institute College of Science UP Diliman Repeat Storm Surge Disasters of Typhoon Haiyan and Its 1897 Predecessor in the Philippines. Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society, 97 (1): 31-48, January 2016. Catchy title of research: Why was typhoon Haiyan so bad and how […]

Call for Proposals: Cycle 8 of the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) Program

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs announces the Call for Proposals for the Cycle 8 of the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) Program. Researchers are invited to submit full proposals (not capsule proposals) that represent the niches of their respective constituent universities (CUs) in creative or research work. Program proposals must show significant and measurable output that can be generated in two years with a budget not exceeding PhP 10M per program each year. Proposals must exhibit strong foreign and external collaborators, preferably those that belong to a co-member institution of UP in international academic research networks (e.g. APRU, ASEA-Uninet, AUN, […]