In Summer of 2021, the United Nations published an extensive report on the main causes and major implications of climate change. As a response, member states of the UN pushed for an international approach to climate change collaboration as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In support of this, an insights report by ISI provides an overview of climate change research and the evolution in climate change topics. An analysis was conducted with data from Web of Science papers and topics published from 2000-2019. Data shows three main topics dominating climate change research: Oceanology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences […]
Insights Report: Climate Change Research Collaborations
FINAL CALL: APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) 2021 application is closing soon!
With the theme, “Sahaya: Science and Arts Harnessing the Youth’s Advocacies”, this year’s ULP will be hosted by the University of the Philippines from 18 – 29 October 2021. The deadline for nominations is on August 31, 2021. For more information, visit https://apru.org/event/apru-undergraduate-leaders-program-2021/.
New Research Papers
Cecilia A. Jimeno, Ma. Cecile Anonuevo-Cruz, Adrian Oscar Bacena, Angelique Love Tiglao-Gica, Angelique Bea Uy, Mark David Francisco, Dianne Grace Corpuz Philippine General Hospital University of the Philippines Manila UP Philippine General Hospital Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Consensus Recommendations for In-Patient Management of Diabetes Mellitus among Persons with COVID-19 There have been many management guidelines for blood sugar control in the hospital that have been published. However, the occurrence of COVID-19 among persons with diabetes has led to some difficulty of blood sugar control among those with severe infection, which is worsened by the use of certain drugs […]
Apart But Together: The UP Remote Teaching and Learning Expo
The Apart But Together: The UP Remote Teaching and Learning Expo was launched on 11 January 2021. The Expo aims to showcase simple, practical, innovative, and effective remote teaching strategies and tips implemented by UP faculty in response to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. You may access the Expo at https://expo.up.edu.ph. To guide you in accessing the portal, please see the infographic below. Video submissions are still welcome. Submit your entries at https://bit.ly/submitUPRemoteExpo. For more information, you may visit https://bit.ly/UPRLExpoCallforEntries.
Vote for UP at Quarantunes: A Music Competition for Students, hosted by APRU
Quarantunes was recently launched by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) for students and their friends to create music that expresses their hopes for the world and the future. The entries include at least two students whether as composer, instrumentalist, soloist, sound technician, video effects artist, etc. Out of 100 entries, 40 have been shortlisted and 4 entries are from UP students. Winning entries will be chosen by online voting. Please go to this link https://bit.ly/APRUQuarantunes. Voting is until 27 July 2020. Let us support our UP students. Cast your votes now!
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 […]
IPA Recipients for May 2020
Allan Abraham B. Padama Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics College of Arts and Sciences UP Diliman Dilute Concentrations of Sb (Bi) Dopants in Sn-site Enhance the Thermoelectric Properties of TiNiSn Half-Heusler Alloys: A First-principles Study, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 59(3): 035003, 2020 In this work, we studied the properties of thermoelectric materials based on Titanium-Nickel-Tin (TiNiSn) alloys. Thermoelectric materials are used to convert thermal energy to electric energy. They are used to harvest waste heat for energy efficiency and for cooling related applications. By performing computational investigations based on density functional theory, we showed that it is possible […]
IPA Recipients for April 2020
Jose P. Peralta1, Lhumen A. Tejano1 and Honey Lyn R. Gomez1 1Institute of Fish Processing Technology, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (UP Visayas) True Bulk As-antisite Defect in GaAs(110) Identified by DFT Calculations and Probed by STM/STS Measurements, Applied Surface Science, 511: 145590, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.145590, 2020 Most people nowadays are suffering from different health problems (hypertension, diabetes, cancer, etc.,) even at a very young age. To control/ minimize the occurrence of these diseases, synthetic drugs have been developed and administered to patients. However, these synthetic or “unnatural” drugs have caused some negative effects such as cough, skin rashes, taste […]