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“Panday” by Toym Imao. Left photo: Shows the base which is both an anvil and a seafaring vessel. It also features a a stylized Philippine flag. Center photo: Shows the Oblation at the helm, and “padayon” spelled in baybayin (pre-colonial Filipino scripts). It also shows a stylized rendition of the brain and the letters “UP”. Right photo: Traditional okir patterns created a sail for the ship. The sculpture, when turned sideways, also shows a heart shape. (UP System Information Office).
It all began last week with my fellow chancellors at UP. With the term of the current president, Alfredo E. Pascual, …
UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan joined by the Tsinghua University officials in an academic visit. Photo by El Bacani.
On November 11, Tsinghua University (TU) officials from Beijing, China visited the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
UP System President Alfredo E. Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan, and Professor Herman Joseph S. Kraft welcomed TU School of Sciences Vice Dean Chen Qi, International Office Assistant Director Zhang Jian, along with other officials of TU.
The meeting aimed to “develop an academic and educational cooperation and promote mutual understanding between the two …
UP President Alfredo Pascual recounts how the EIDR and Balik-PhD programs were among the earliest initiatives implemented during his administration. Photo by Misael Bacani
The Balik-PhD Faculty and Research, Extension and Professional Staff Recruitment (Balik-Phd) and the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) programs of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) were celebrated at the 4th President’s Toast, an event that recognizes outstanding UP initiatives, on October 28 at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman (UPD).
In his speech, UP President Alfredo Pascual recalled how these programs were implemented in the early years of his administration. These were part of …
UPOU Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria. Photo by Misael Bacani
UP Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria is the next president of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU).
Bandalaria was selected at the organization’s 31st executive committee meeting on October 26. This was announced by incumbent AAOU President Yuk-Shan Wong in a press conference held after the meeting. The media event was held before the opening of the 30th AAOU annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
Bandalaria told UP News that the selection process began early this year, with UPOU getting nominations from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia and Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.
According to …
More than 70 participants attend the 7th Biennial International Conference of the Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
UP hosted the 7th biennial international conference of the Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia (Kosasa), on September 28 and 29, 2016 at Novotel, Cubao and the UP Diliman campus in Quezon City.
More than 70 scholars, academic administrators, and Korean Studies stakeholders from the Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Japan, and Korea attended the conference that focused on “Glocalisation of Korean Studies: Strategic Cooperation in Research and Education between Southeast Asia and Korea.”
In his …
Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr. of UP Manila is the world’s busiest editor.
This was according to Publons, the UK company behind the inaugural Sentinel of Science awards.
Lapeña received the award for handling the highest number of manuscripts across all the world’s journals. As this year’s top contributing editor, he will get $100 cash and a $200 credit with Wiley.
Publon created the awards to “honour the expert peer reviewers and editors who stand guard over research quality, and lead the charge for better, faster science.”
On 20 September 2016, Dr. Lapeña was recognized by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in San Diego, California with the Star …
To view the University of the Philippines profile on the Times Higher Education website, please click through this graphic. Graphic from THE.
Expanding its coverage, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings now includes institutions from 10 more countries for 2016-2017, including one from the Philippines, its national university, the University of the Philippines.
In its communication to UP, THE said UP ranked “in the band of >800 this year out of 980 institutions” from 79 countries. UP got its highest scores in knowledge transfer and lowest in research influence.
THE ranks universities based on five “pillars”: 1) teaching or the learning …
The University of the Philippines, in collaboration with the Academy of Korean Studies, will host the 7th Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia (KoSASA) Biennial Conference from September 28 to 30, 2016, at the Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Quezon City and at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, Quezon City.
With the theme Glocalisation of Korean Studies: Strategic Cooperation in Research and Education between Southeast Asia and Korea, the 3-day conference will be attended by university scholars from at least 8 Southeast Asian nations: the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Malaysia. Scholars from Australia, Japan and Korea will …
Address of the President at the 14th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Senior Staff Meeting
7-9 September 2016, Crimson Hotel, Mactan Island, Cebu
Good morning to you all!
It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 14th Senior Staff Meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), here on the historic island of Mactan, Province of Cebu. It is here in Mactan where Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan fell in battle in 1521 against the warriors of the island, led by Datu Lapu-Lapu. Cebu Province is also where the first seeds of Christianity were planted in the Philippines, and …
To view the University of the Philippines’ ranking on the QS website in detail, please click this graphic.
The University of the Philippines has reappeared in the top 400 universities in the world.
In the list published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) on 6 September, UP placed 374th alongside Aalborg University and the University of Colorado, Denver.
UP has been consistently in the top 400 except last year when it slipped to #401. Its best performance in recent years was in 2012 when it landed on the 348th spot.
The national university was the only Philippine university to enter the top 400 this year.
Three other Philippine universities made it to the …