The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) conducted its 1st National Genomics Conference on October 10 to showcase its research programs and further encourage collaboration among Filipino scientists to beef up omics research in the country. The daylong event was also part of the Center’s year-long tenth anniversary celebration.

In observance of World News Day today, September 28, UP experts share their thoughts on how fake news affects Philippine society, politics and democracy.

Experts from the University of the Philippines on Friday called on lawmakers to reexamine a bill against fake news filed by Senator Vicente Sotto III. Faculty members and researchers from the College of Mass Communication said Senate Bill No. 9 assumes ‘fake news’ is a problem which only thrives on social media platforms.

The Second Philippine Koreanist Congress, with the theme: “Mapping the Korean diaspora in the Philippines: 70-year history and friendship in retrospect”, was spearheaded by the UP Korea Research Center.

A joint public forum held by the UP Korea Research Center and the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Inc. explores South Korea’s New Southern Policy and what it means for the Philippines and ASEAN.

The ANTENA Consortium, of which UP is a member, held the ANTENA Project’s First National Round Table and Coordination Meeting on July 15 and 16 at De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila.

The ANTENA Project is an initiative on the internationalization of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs), coordinated by the Oficina de Gestión de Proyectos Internacionales (International Project Management Office) of the Universidad de Alicante (UA), Spain. It is co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Program.

With just a few days to go before voters troop to the polling stations for the 2019 midterm elections, several units of the University of the Philippines are busy publishing insights, fact check pieces and other materials aimed at aiding voters in their choice of candidates for the different positions in government.

Spearheaded by three UP units, Tsek.ph, a collaborative fact-checking project, is launched to establish an online repository of fact-checking for the May 2019 elections.

Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics is the 3rd biennial conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association jointly hosted by the University of the Philippines Diliman and the Ateneo de Manila University. It features leading Shakespearean scholars and theatre practitioners from around the globe with a keen interest in Shakespeare as produced in and by Asia and a mini-festival of Shakespearean performances from Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines.