UP Vice President for Administration Maragtas SV Amante.
With the global movement of capital, people and resource issues in work and employment, as well as labor and capital relations, have become prominent. How would people, technology and resources from various countries and cultures effectively produce desired results? How would the gains or losses arising from competition be shared through improvements in income distribution and living standards? In what areas of work systems—hiring, job design, employment terms and conditions, compensation, skills development, social security and disputes settlement—will there be more convergence?
These questions have been asked during many periods of industrial history, and …
Internationalizing the National University: The UP President SpeaksIn an interview with the UP FORUM, the UP President shares his insights on internationalization and what it means to UP as the national university. In particular, he discusses (1) UP’s purpose and how it contributes to the internationalization efforts of the higher education sector; (2) the challenges in pursuing internationalization; (3) UP’s strategies to pursue it; (4) key points in the internationalization of higher education institutions (HEIs); and (5) the impact of ASEAN Community 2015 on Philippines HEIs.
Finding plants that eat metals: The story behind this important new discoveryScientists from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños have discovered a new plant species with an unusual lifestyle — it eats nickel for a living — accumulating up to 18,000 ppm of nickel in its leaves without itself being poisoned, says Professor Edwino Fernando, botanist and lead author of the report.
We have a new tarsier species – UP biologistsThe genes have spoken. The Dinagat tarsier is a new Philippine tarsier species. Dr. Perry S. Ong of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Institute of Biology (IB) shared the good news today, after the group’s paper, “Conservation Genetics of the Philippine Tarsier: Cryptic Genetic Variation Restructures Conservation Priorities for an Island Archipelago Primate,” was published on PLOS ONE.
UP names hibiscus hybrid after senator, CHED chairThe University of the Philippines has named two new hibiscus hybrids after Senator Pia S. Cayetano and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan. Created through the hibiscus breeding program at the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, UP Los Baños (UPLB), the ornamentals, locally called gumamela, were presented to the honorees at the Executive House, UP Diliman on August 28.
UP scientists set sail to explore new Phl territoryA team of scientists from the University of the Philippines (UP) left Manila last Saturday, May 3, on board a Philippine research vessel to conduct surveys of Benham Rise, a 13-million-hectare area off the eastern coast of Luzon which has just been acquired by the Philippines.
CampusesThe University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s national university. This premier institution of higher learning was established in 1908 and is now a university system composed of seven constituent universities and one autonomous college spread throughout 15 campuses in the archipelago. As of 2012, the UP System’s student population was at least 57,000.
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UPLB gets P7.5-M sugar research fund
The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) has received an endowment fund amounting to P7.5 million from sugar producer Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI) to finance research and development initiatives in the sugar industry.
“We are optimistic that our partnership with RHI, which has the competence and facilities, will enable us to make a difference in a short time,” UPLB chancellor Rex Victor Cruz said in a statement.
Cruz, along with other UPLB officials, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with RHI led by its chairman Pedro Roxas.
“We are optimistic that this partnership will boost efforts to transform the Philippine sugar industry… …
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Memorandum No. PAEP 14-63: Mandatory Holiday Break 2014
Let us all enjoy the Yuletide season with our family and loved ones. A mandatory holiday break will ensure the promotion of work and life balance for UP faculty and staff, generate savings in utilities and maintenance, as well as encourage administrative efficiency in planning and scheduling work.
Please disseminate and exercise due diligence for compliance with the following guidelines:
Mandatory holiday break: 18, 19,22,23 and 29 December 2014 (5 working days).
Kindly plan and schedule your work to ensure that all transactions and the relevant required reports are completed by Wednesday, 17 December 2014.
All offices will be closed during the mandatory holiday …
- UP to host forum on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on November 27
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- UP faculty and employees get big promotion
- Memorandum No. PAEP 14-62: Half day work on Friday, 31 October 2014
- World-renowned biologist to lecture at UP Diliman on 22 Oct
- Memorandum No. PAEP 14-61: Suspension of Classes in connection with the Formal Affirmation of Chancellor Michael L. Tan
- UP Forum July-August issue off the press
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The UP Forum
UP Vice President for Administration Maragtas SV Amante.
Dr. Teofilo A. Abrajano, Jr.
I am not an expert in education and research specific to the ASEAN region or the on-going effort to set a common framework for ASEAN educational integration and internationalization. I will therefore make no effort to regurgitate what I have just recently learned about these important discussions, as I was attempting to contextualize my present contribution. I will simply use the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework as an inevitable supposition for any realistic strategy for promoting science and technology in the ASEAN region. One message from this contribution is that ASEAN educational and research integration is not …
Calingo (center) receives his plaque as UPAA Alumni Awardee during the UPAA General Homecoming and Reunion in June 2014. With him are UP President Alfredo Pascual (right) and UPAA President Ponciano Rivera.
Comprehensive internationalization is a commitment, conﬁrmed through action, to infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research, and service missions of higher education. It shapes institutional ethos and values and touches the entire higher education enterprise. It is essential that it be embraced by institutional leadership, governance, faculty, students, and all academic service and support units. It is an institutional imperative, not just a desirable possibility. (NAFSA, 2011)