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UP climbs higher in world university rankings

UP climbs higher in world university rankings

The University of the Philippines further climbed international rankings, appearing in the top 33 percent of the 2020 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings. It placed 356th, up by 28 notches from last year, in the top 1,000 institutions from around the world. As with previous editions, UP held the top spot in the Philippines, ahead of three other Philippine universities that made the latest rankings. It is the only Philippine university among the 16 Southeast Asian institutions in the upper half of the list. This is UP’s fourth climb in the QS world rankings and its highest standing since […]

Call for proposals: 2020 MOFA Taiwan Fellowship

The Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) calls for research proposals from across the globe, including the Philippines, for the 2020 MOFA Taiwan Fellowship. The MOFA Taiwan Fellowship was established to award financial assistance/subsidies to foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, Cross-Strait relations, Asia-Pacific region and Sinology to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Now, Taiwan is gaining more recognition as a research destination for foreign scholars as a product of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, promoting to strengthen ties with its neighboring countries through more people-to-people exchanges in certain fields such as […]

IPA recipients for June 2019

IPA recipients for June 2019

Steve P. Janagap Department of Chemistry College Arts Sciences UP Visayas Application of experimental design and multivariate analysis in the on-line reaction monitoring of a Suzuki cross-coupling reaction by Raman spectroscopy, Vibrational Spectroscopy, 100, 93-98 In this study, the amount of a chemical product from a chemical reaction was measured. The amount of product produced at specific time intervals and varying experimental conditions (temperature of the reaction and concentration of one of the ingredients) was determined using conventional instrumental methods and Raman method. The data from both the conventional and Raman methods were used in building a mathematical model that […]

Eight UP researchers among the 2019 Outstanding Young Scientists

Eight researchers from the University of the Philippines have been chosen by the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) to receive the 2019 Outstanding Young Scientist Award for their important contributions in their field of specialization. They are Dr. Rico C. Ancog (UP Los Baños), Dr. Pia D. Bagamasbad (UP Diliman), Dr. Nathaniel S. Orillaza Jr. (UP Manila), Dr. Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes (UP Diliman), Dr. Patricia J. Sanchez (UP Los Baños), Dr. Raymond Francis R. Sarmiento (UP Manila), Dr. Michael Francis Ian G. Vega II (UP Diliman) and Dr. Michael C. Velarde (UP Diliman). Ancog is an […]

Call for applications: 2019 Korea Foundation Public Diplomacy Camp

The Korea Foundation, through the UP Korea Research Center (UP KRC), is calling for participants to the 2019 KF Public Diplomacy Camp which will be happening from 18th to 23rd of August 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. The Public Diplomacy Camp is an annual program hosted by the Korea Foundation to promote mutual understanding and foster friendship among people from all over the world. It is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to share cultural experiences, broaden their networks and work together to establish collaborations among young leaders. This year, as the atmosphere on the Korean peninsula has become […]

Call for applications: NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia)

The Industrial Systems Engineering and Management Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is looking for potential candidates for a Research Fellowship opportunity at NUS. The fellowship is open to young professors who have experience in supply chain management. NUS is building an international think tank consisting of Research Fellows from Southeast Asian universities to be hosted by NUS for a 6 to 12-month fellowship. This team would work on the supply chain topics for ASEAN nations. More information about the NUS ASEAN Think Tank here. The NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia) aims to attract bright young faculty members […]

List of recent visiting professors and host units

2019 Gerard G. Dumancas Department of Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences UP Visayas May-August 2019 Alan Gerhard Johnson Department of English and Comparative Literature College of Arts and Letters UP Diliman June-July 2019 Dula Fara-On Pacquiao College of Nursing UP Manila January-February 2019 Russ Patrick Alcedo Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts College of Arts and Letters UP Diliman January-July 2019 Ingo Petzke Film Center College of Mass Communication UP Diliman January-May 2019 Wolfgang Reichardt Marine Science Institute College of Science UP Diliman January-July 2019 Greg Baker College of Science UP Cebu January-February 2019 Klaus Maximilian Stiefel Marine […]

Gender mainstreaming for students opens with consultative workshop

Gender mainstreaming for students opens with consultative workshop

Officials and coordinators of the Gender Office, Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment, Office of Student Affairs and other UP offices delivering student services as well as the chairs of the university student councils gathered on April 29 and 30 in UP Diliman to draft recommendations for strengthening gender sensitivity and responsiveness among UP students and student organizations.  Organized by the newly constituted Technical Working Group (TWG) on Gender Sensitivity and Equality, the workshop is the first phase of a gender mainstreaming program that will bring training-workshops to all student organizations in all UP campuses.  In her keynote message read by UP […]

U-M CSEAS Library and Special Collections Fellowship 2019-2020

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), the University Library, and the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan (U-M) offer a four-week research fellowship to Southeast Asian scholars to use the research resources of the University of Michigan. The fellowship includes international airfare, research funds, housing, and a living stipend while the scholar is in residence in Ann Arbor. The scholar will enjoy research space and computing privileges at the university, as well as assistance from the Southeast Asia research librarian and CSEAS. Information on U-M collections and other specialized collections on the Philippine-American period, Philippine ethnology and […]

IPA Recipients for May 2019

IPA Recipients for May 2019

Ann Selma C. Morata Department of Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences UP Visayas Trace organic chemical pollutants from the lake waters of San Pablo City, Philippines by targeted and non-targeted analysis, Science of the Total Environment, Vol 639, p 588-595. The study investigated the water of the seven lakes of San Pablo City in Laguna, Philippines to determine the occurrence of pollutants and their sources. Three out of the seven lakes were focused to represent different human activities surrounding the lakes – Lake Sampaloc is found in the middle of the city that has large population and high load […]