The APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) Global Health Conference 2019 will be held at The University of Hong Kong from November 17 to 20. This conference aims to facilitate inter-sectoral exchanges of world-class expertise and cutting-edge findings on global urban health. It provides an important platform for Hong Kong-based academics and overseas scholars to exchange ideas on urban health challenges and brainstorm for solutions with policymakers and practitioners from high, middle to low-income settings. A series of pre-conference workshops, keynote addresses, parallel breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions will be held with the objective of translating scientific knowledge into public […]
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The new musical Lunop Han Dughan (Voice of Yolanda), a collaboration between the UP Diliman College of Music and the UP Visayas Tacloban College, was staged for the first time on the evening of April 26 and 27. An audience of about a thousand, including critics, witnessed the premiere at the open grounds of UP Visayas Tacloban College. The original contemporary Waray sarswela revolves around lovers Yolanda and Urbano who went their separate ways and saw each other again in tragic circumstances during a severe storm. Thousands of people, including the main characters, drowned in the flood caused by the […]
The University of the Philippines is now in the top 100 for Asia in two of the world’s most influential university rankings, after placing 95th in the newly released 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings. Since 2017, the national university has featured in the THE rankings for Asia but this is the first time that it made the top 100. UP soared 61 places from its 156th position in 2018 to sit in the upper 23 percent of 417 universities from 27 countries for 2019. It is one of only five universities from Southeast Asia in the top […]