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Seven UP researchers named 2020 Outstanding Young Scientists

Seven researchers from the University of the Philippines won the 2020 Outstanding Young Scientist Awards given by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). They are Dr. Jaime Alfonso M. Aherrera (UP Manila), Dr. Aries A. Arugay (UP Diliman), Dr. Marlon T. Conato (UP Diliman), Dr. Remil L. Galay (UP Los Baños), Dr. Francis Norman C. Paraan (UP Diliman), Dr. Betchaida D. Payot (UP Diliman) and Dr. Rodney H. Perez (UP Los Baños). They were chosen based on the quality and number of scientific works and publications, contributions to the advancement of science in general and in the Philippines, […]

UP shortlisted for research excellence category in Times Higher Education Awards Asia

The University of the Philippines is one of the eight universities shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) DataPoints Merit Award in THE Awards Asia 2020. This was announced at yesterday’s Virtual THE Live Asia webinar. The DataPoints Merit Award looks at “Asian universities that could be considered ‘unsung heroes’ — those whose research excellence outpaces the recognition of their strength among the 10,000+ academics polled across the globe in [the] annual reputation survey.”  THE Awards Asia seeks to recognize outstanding leadership and institutional performance in ten categories: Outstanding Leadership and Management Team, International Strategy of the Year, Teaching and Learning Strategy of […]

UP advances to 65th in THE Asia University Rankings

The University of the Philippines rose 30 places to 65th in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings, further securing its position as one of the leading universities in the region. It is one of the five Southeast Asian institutions and the only university from the Philippines that figured in the top 100. A total of 489 institutions made it to the rankings. UP has steadily moved forward in the rankings, from its 156th position in 2018 to 95th in 2019. Its climb in the regional rankings reflects its dramatic progress in the THE World University Rankings, where […]