The University of the Philippines is a major producer of scientific articles in the country. In the last 18 years alone, UP published over 7000 articles in prestigious journals, all refereed. A survey of Scopus, the biggest database of peer-reviewed literature, reveals that during its initial years, UP was able to publish in what are now some of the world’s longest running international journals. Furthermore, UP’s submissions came from prominent practitioners and researchers in the Philippines. American scholars as authors UP’s first international journal article “Practical Experiences with Beriberi and Unpolished Rice in the Philippines” made an appearance in the Journal […]
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The British Council, the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Science and Technology are pleased to announce a new opportunity under the Newton Agham Programme. 1 . Newton Institutional Links Newton Institutional Links aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development. This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private and third sector (e.g. SMEs, NGOs, […]
On 16 April 2018, Vice President for Academic Affairs Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista issued a memorandum to the chancellors, vice chancellors, deans, directors, department chairs, faculty and staff to “provide additional information to facilitate a better understanding of the UPCAT situation”. Below is the content of the memo, which is available in PDF format here. This year, several universities and colleges set their deadlines for paying non-refundable reservation fees for first year college slots in March and April 2018. The University was criticized heavily in social media for not releasing UPCAT 2018 results before these deadlines. To clarify matters, […]
The UP Institute of Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the twelfth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The deadline for submission to Likhaan 12 is April 30.
The University of the Philippines, together with Goldsmiths University of London, is sponsoring the Philippines’ first National LGBTQ Poetry Workshop as part of the international research and arts consortium called GlobalGRACE (Global Gender and Cultures of Equality). GlobalGRACE is funded by the Research Council UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The workshop will take place on 24-28 July 2018 at the University Hotel in UP Diliman and will be facilitated by a panel of established LGBTQ poets led by Prof. Romulo Baquiran, Jr. of UP Diliman and Prof. Nerisa del Carmen Guevara of the University of Santo Tomas. Prof. J. Neil […]
Since Korea and the Philippines established diplomatic relations in 1949, the two countries have been nurturing ties to build a closer relationship. Last decade, a significant milestone was reached when Korea became the top source of foreign tourists visiting the Philippines. The Filipino community in Korea has also been steadily expanding. The Korean popular culture also invaded the archipelago and Korean products are now easily available in the corners of the country’s major shopping malls. In spite of these positive developments, there is often this general impression that the Philippines-Korea relations have somehow been limited to the domains of tourism […]
Rafael Vincent M. Manalo and Paul Mark B. Medina Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology College of Medicine UP Manila The Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response in Disease Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology. Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics, 19 (2): 59-68, April 2018. Many disease of epidemiologic significance, such as infectious and non-communicable diseases, are almost always studied separately. However, the tissues affected in all of these diseases — be it neuronal, muscular, epithelial or connective – all have one thing in common: they all have an endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Surprisingly, this organelle is the principal actor in disease, since it acts to […]
Six UP faculty members and alumni are in the 2018 edition of the Asian Scientist 100, a handpicked selection of Asian researchers in the Asia Pacific region who have been competitively chosen for prestigious scientific awards or have made major scientific contributions. Dr. Aletta T. Yñiguez (assistant professor, Marine Science Institute, UP Diliman), Dr. Phillip A. Alviola (associate professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, UP Los Baños and curator, UP Los Baños Museum of Natural History) and Dr. Nathaniel P. Hermosa II (associate professor, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman) are among the eight Filipinos featured in the latest list. Yñiguez, […]
57th UPNWW lectures: Staying lit and legit in the era of fake news and mistranslations of mythology in Philippine popular culture
What is the role of writers in a fake news and post-truth era? How is mythology seen in Philippine pop culture today? These intriguing questions will be discussed by poet and critic Dr. J. Neil Garcia and playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc at the Abraham Sarmiento Hall, UP Baguio, at 1:30 – 4:30 pm on 4 April 2018. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. Dr. Garcia will speak on “Mythopoeia and Communal Subjectivity: Mistranslations of Mythology in Philippine Popular Culture.” Deldoc will tell us how to “Be Lit and Legit sa Mundong Full of Clickbait and Shi*t”. J. Neil C. Garcia teaches […]
Richard Espiritu Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering College of Engineering UP Diliman Degradation of Radiation Grafted Anion Exchange Membranes Tethered with Different Amine Functional Groups Via Removal of Vinylbenzyl Trimethylammonium Hydroxide. Journal of Power Sources, 375: 373-386, 31 January 2018. The chemical stability of anion exchange membranes (AEM), particularly at high operating temperatures, poses a critical challenge that limits the wide scale use of alkaline fuel cells. Thus, a fundamental understanding of the chemical stability of anion exchange membranes is required to adequately design robust solid-state anion exchange membrane for electrolysers and fuel cells. Previously, we have reported the […]