Twenty-three inventions were awarded incentives by the University in the 5th Invention Disclosure Incentive Awarding Ceremony. Of the 23, six were invention disclosures while the remaining 17 were technology transfers.

A modern library-learning commons will soon rise in UP Manila. The 12-story building will centralize the campus libraries. It will feature longer hours of operation, an open ground floor, individualized thesis-dissertation rooms, small-group study and collaborative areas, a coffee shop, and free drinking water.

Update on UP’s assistance to earthquake-hit communities in Mindanao

A team of engineers from the UP College of Engineering (UP-CoE) further assured the safety of people gravely affected by the recent Mindanao earthquakes by conducting structural assessment of vital buildings in North Cotabato Province and the hard-hit Municipality of Makilala.

UP Manila leads constituent universities in establishing their own research ethics boards to harmonize research protocols and ensure ethical–including data privacy–compliance of all university research.

Officials from the University of the Philippines and the University of Rhode Island, including deans of their colleges of Business, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fisheries, held a meeting that aimed to increase academic engagements between the two institutions.

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.