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 …
UPCAT 2015 Results now available!The Office of Admissions has published the results of the UPCAT 2015 held last August 2014. To view the list of successful examinees, please click this slide. For questions and other concerns regarding the UPCAT, you may visit the Office of Admissions website (http://upcat.up.edu.ph/).
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.
New Faculty Regent Takes OathTaking oath before University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual as the UP System’s new Faculty Regent is Associate Professor Philip Ian Prieto Padilla, MD, PhD of University of the Philippines Visayas. The oath taking was held on 6 January 2015 at Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
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.
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.
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
UP Pep Squad, nagpamalas ng galing sa ‘Elevision’
Muling pinahanga ng University of the Philippines Varsity Pep Squad (UP Pep Squad) ang kanilang mga tagasuporta sa kanilang concert na pinamagatang ‘Elevision.’
Ang concert ay itinanghal sa University Theater, UP Diliman, noong ika-28 ng Pebrero 2015. May tema itong “pantay-pantay” bilang pagpapatuloy ng mission-vision ng UP Pep Squad na una nilang ipinakita noong UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2014.
Tulad ng kanilang tanyag na pagganap noong nakaraang taon, binigyan ng iba’t-ibang interpretasyon ng tinaguriang ‘Pep Squad ng Bayan’ ang tema sa pamamagitan ng sayaw. Binigyan ng partikular na pansin ang pagiging ‘pantay-pantay’ ng mga indibidwal na may iba’t-ibang kasarian at estado sa lipunan.
- ASEAN open universities add voices to ASEAN Studies
- Top innovation experts grace Think[box] Manila 2015
- Alumni in Wisconsin now ‘adopting’ students
- French Delegation of Universities visit UP
- UPLB graduate school responds to UP mandates
- UP Asian Center Alumna’s ‘Imbisibol’ in Sinag Maynila Indie Film Fest
- Grand art exhibit depicting history opened at mall
- UP and UST orchestras in historic concert
- UPLB gets P7.5-M sugar research fund
UP Vargas Museum presents Reroute
UP Vargas Museum presents the group exhibition titled Reroute on March 3, Tuesday, 4pm at the 3F Galleries and Porch.
Curated by Dayang Yraola, Reroute features site-specific works (with the exception of the sound works) that were only shown once prior to this exhibit. These works were previously located in non-traditional art venues, and are now resituated in the UP Vargas Museum. These works are from Listening Terminals (includes works by Erick Calilan’s “Fault Summary”, Syo Yoshihama’s “Untitled”, and Kabaitan Bautista’s “Pagbanat”) shown on February 2015 in UP Diliman, Transi(en)t Manila (includes Mark Salvatus’ “Ghost Writer”, Ian Carlo Jaucian’s “Laser Crabber”, …
- Call for Nominations: UP Gawad Plaridel 2015
- Fifteen countries unite for the 13th IFLC in Manila
- International Conference of Fossil Experts to Gather in the Philippines for the First Time
- The Mamasapano question and its implications and challenges to peace in the Bangsamoro by Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer
- UP, Rizal-Blumentritt Pamathalaan Academy and DENR to commemorate Gomburza Day
- “Offsite/Out of Sight” exhibit to open in UP Diliman on 16 Feb
- Asian Center to hold Conference on PH-Iran Relations
- NYU dean talks about his genomics
- Alumni in America set up scholarship grant
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)