The University of the Philippines further climbed international rankings, appearing in the top 33 percent of the 2020 QS World University Rankings. It placed 356th, up by 28 notches from last year, in the top 1,000 institutions from around the world.

This is UP’s fourth climb in the QS world rankings and its highest standing since it moved into the rankings in 2014.

This project organized by Communicating Science and Technology Research and Development at the University of the Philippines (CoST UP), aims to promote science journalism and help enhance the science and technology writing skills of campus journalists. The one-day training will include lectures on the fundamentals of Science Journalism, critical issues, data visualization, and actual engagement with UP scientists and innovators. Workshop fellows will receive training kits, food, and certificates. 

Catching killers, identifying disaster victims, correctly analyzing microbes used in bioterrorism. All these and more are possible applications of Forensic Biology, a field that uses the biological sciences to answer legal questions. For the students of Bio 397, a one-of-a-kind class at the UP Institute of Biology, learning forensics not only boosts their scientific acumen but also helps them answer the fundamental question—what can science offer to society?

While news of giant clam poaching in the disputed Scarborough Shoal drew massive online outrage, it is far from the first wildlife exploitation story in our history. One serious challenge for local law enforcement in these cases has always been visually confirming the presence of our endemic species when specimens have been skinned, ground or similarly processed for the black market.

Luckily a team led by the UP Institute of Biology’s Ian Kendrich Fontanilla and the late Dean Perry Ong have locally pioneered a system called DNA barcoding, which utilizes the molecular fingerprint of genes to assist both scholarship and law enforcement in these tricky cases.

The University of the Philippines, through the Padayon Public Service Office of the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA), will host the 3rd Colleges and Universities Public Service Conference (CUPSCon 3) this October 16-18, 2019 in UP Visayas City Campus Auditorium, Iloilo City.

Congratulations to the 71 UP Scientists for 2018-2020!

Faculty members and researchers from across the UP System earned the rank of UP Scientist in an awarding ceremony on May 28 at the UP Diliman School of Statistics Auditorium. Forty-four were named UP Scientist I, 11 received the rank of UP Scientist II, and 16 were awarded UP Scientist III.

Virtual reality applications for phobia therapies; electronic medical record systems; and medicines derived from Tsaang gubat, Ulasimang bato, Yerba buena, and Akapulko herbs.

These were among the innovative products showcased at the 21st anniversary conference of the National Institutes of Health-University of the Philippines Manila early this year.

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), in partnership with the ALIGUYON-UP Folklorists and the University of the Santo Tomas Center for Religious Studies and Ethics, is organizing an international conference on folklore to be held on December 11-12, 2019 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

  The UP Forum was created to serve as a venue for University-focused and University-related think pieces. Appearing quarterly, it’s different from a newsletter or a research journal; it was meant to talk about issues important to the University community—not just the faculty or administration, but also the students, the staff, and even the campus […]