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 …
President Alfredo E. Pascual is 2014 Presidential Lingkod ng Bayan AwardeeUniversity of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual has been chosen as one of the 2014 Presidential Lingkod ng Bayan awardees. The award serves as a recognition of President Pascual’s continuing efforts to making UP a great university in the 21st century.
Mutual Recognition of University Degrees and Professional Licenses in the Context of ASEAN Integration and InternationalizationIn 2015, the ten ASEAN countries will establish the ASEAN Integration. In this context, the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint will be implemented, featuring a single market and production base, characterized by free flow of professionals and skilled workers, among other things.
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.
In the News
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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President Alfredo E. Pascual is 2014 Presidential Lingkod ng Bayan Awardee
University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual has been chosen as one of the 2014 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardees. The award serves as a recognition of President Pascual’s continuing efforts to making UP a great university in the 21st century.
Asked for a reaction on his selection as among this year’s awardees, President Pascual said “receiving the Lingkod Bayan Award is not just an honor for me, but also for the whole university. The honor really belongs to the entire UP community – administrators, faculty, staff, researchers, students and alumni.” He expressed his gratitude for the help these stakeholders have …
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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)