Over the past decade, Korean studies in the Philippines has grown in scope as an academic discipline. This can be attributed to two factors. First, there are more local institutions now that offer Korea-related courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Second, more Filipino students go to Korea to pursue higher degrees and they return to the Philippines with greater knowledge of Korea. Recognizing these developments, the UP Korea Research (UP KRC) convened the 1st Philippine Koreanist Congress on 26 May 2018 at Microtel by Wyndam in Quezon City. With the theme “Building Ties, Fostering Collaboration”, the congress aimed to forge […]
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In which subject areas did UP publish more?
Every year, UP generates more international journal articles and scholarly books and book chapters across fields of study. But which subject areas have more publications than others? According to Scopus, almost half of UP’s publications in indexed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings in the last 100 years were in agriculture and biological sciences, and medicine. Of the 10,835 publications of UP from 1911 to 10 May 2018, 24.5 percent were research papers in agriculture and biological sciences while 23.5 percent were related to medicine. Scopus currently has the most extensive abstract and citation database of refereed publications in the world, […]
UP graduate students on eight-day Korea study tour
A group of graduate students from the MA Asian Studies program of UP Diliman is in Korea for the eight-day Korea Study Tour organized by the UP Korea Research Center (KRC), a unit under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The tour aims to provide students with an opportunity to visit Korean universities to motivate them to pursue research works on Korea as well as undertake further graduate studies in the country. During the academic visit, they will participate in seminars and discussions with Korean professors and graduate students. With the students are UP Diliman faculty members Dr. […]
IPA Recipients for May 2018
Vicente Y. Belizario, John Paul Caesar R. de los Trinos and Chiqui M. de Veyra Department of Parasitology College of Public Health UP Manila The Use of Geographic Information System as a Tool for Schistosomiasis Surveillance in the Province of Davao del Norte, the Philippines. Geospatial Health, 12 (2): 199-209, 2017. Schistosomiasis (SCH) in The Philippines is caused by Schistosoma japonicumand remains endemic in 28 provinces in 12 regions. Effective SCH control requires describing areas at risk where control efforts may be focused. This study aims at demonstrating the utility of geographical information system (GIS) as a tool for SCH surveillance in […]
UP rises to top 50% of ranked universities from emerging economies
London-based publication Times Higher Education (THE) has placed the University of the Philippines in the top 50 percent of the 2018 Emerging Economies Universities Rankings. UP has been ranked 166th, a massive leap from its 201st-250th position among 300 universities in 2017. It is the only Philippine university in this year’s list which includes 378 universities from 42 countries. The rankings consider only institutions from countries classified by FTSE as advanced emerging, secondary emerging or frontier markets. THE evaluates their accomplishments in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook based on the same indicators used in the World University Rankings. But […]
Guidelines for UPCAT appeals and pending cases
Below are the guidelines released by the UP Office of Admissions (OA) for UPCAT appeals and pending cases. OA is is still waiting for the complete list of cut-offs for appeals from the different constituent universities. These should be received by Friday, 11 May 2018. The list will be posted at the OA. INQUIRIES ABOUT PENDING CASES What are pending cases? These refer to UPCAT applicants with incomplete application documents (e.g. no proof of payment of application fee, no transcript, missing grades). Deadline for submission of required documents of pending cases is Monday, 21 May 21 2018. If your name was originally […]
Scholarships: 5th AUN-BE International Week at Universitas Gadjah Mada
The ASEAN University Network (AUN) for Business and Economics Network or AUN-BE (AUN thematic network on business and economics education) hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada is holding the 5th International Week 2018 on 23 July – 10 August 2018 at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. International Week is a short academic program that feature a series of lectures, expert talks, company visits, case study discussions, and social and cultural activities. This year, the topic is ASEAN Business Environment. The participants can be students from both undergraduate and graduate levels from business or relevant faculties of your institution. Five scholarships for […]