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The University of the Philippines is the only Philippine higher education institution to make it into the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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 ...
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Sharing an announcement from the Office of the Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents.

For updates on the Search for the Next UP President, please follow the official Facebook page of the Office of the Secretary of the University (
The Search Committee for the selection of the next UP President will hold a Forum on 13 October (Thursday), 9:00AM, at the Cine Adarna, UPFI Film Center,...
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With the theme is 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 also be attending the conference.
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 ...
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"Only state-run University of the Philippines managed to get into the 801+ bracket of the overall list of 980 institutions topped by the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford."
The Philippines barely made it to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings for 2016-2017.
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"The Bulldogs toppled De La Salle, 4-1, in a rematch of last season's Finals, while the Fighting Maroons tripped University of Santo Tomas, 4-1, for their third consecutive win as in many ties."
Defending champion National University and University of the Philippines stayed unbeaten in the men's division after besting their respective foes in the UAAP Season 79 badminton tournament at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.
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"Paul Desiderio and Jet Manuel scored 17 points apiece for the Fighting Maroons. Manuel came up with four straight points down the stretch to break the game's final deadlock at 69-all, and UP held on the rest of the way. "
University of the Philippines scored its first win in UAAP Season 79, fashioning out a 75-71 result over University of the East on on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.
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"This isn’t the only time UP made it to a list of the world’s top universities.

Just this September, UP reported it took on the 374th rank in Quacquarelli Symond‘s Top 400 universities."
The University of the Philippines (UP) is one of the 980 universities that made it to the World University rankings for the year 2016-2017. The country's flagship university landed on rank 801+ with over 175 other universities, according to the Times Higher Education. Taking the top of the pedestal is the University of Oxford, while California Institute of Technology (CalTech) dropped down to the second spot, after five years on the lead. ...
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Deadline for submission of nominations is today, 23 September 2016.

All nominations must be placed in a sealed envelope (two copies), addressed to the Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents, and submitted to the Office of the Secretary of the University located at GF05, University Hotel, Guerrero St. corner Aglipay St., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
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The same guidelines used in the first call will be applied to the second call, as released with Memorandum No. PAEP 16-12. The work evaluated will be the same period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2015. However, the award period will now be six months less, i.e., from 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Deadline for submission of application is on 30 September 2016.
A second call for application to the One UP Professorial Chair and Faculty Grant Awards is hereby announced to commence on 8 August 2016 (Monday) and end on 30 September 2016 (Friday). The same guidelines used in the first call will be applied to the second call, as released with Memorandum No.
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'“We understand that we are struggling but it’s struggling within a struggle,” said UP coach Bo Perasol. “We’re trying to overcome a lot of things, a lot of things in our minds."'
UNIVERSITY of the Philippines finally scored a breakthrough win last Wednesday, outlasting University of the East in a battle of winless teams in the 79th UAAP senior’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.
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"The recently-held PSL-Philippine Inter-schools, Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (PISCUAA) tournament saw the country’s leading student-athletes vie for slots in the national team going to the Universiade, which is the largest multi-sport event in the world, apart from the Olympic Games.

Priscila Loren Aquino of the University of the Philippines (UP) and Sean Elijah Enero of the Mapua Institute of Technology won three golds each to earn the Most Outstanding Swimmer honors.

Aquino dominated the women’s division with victories in the 100m breaststroke (1:21.78), 400m Individual Medley (5:51.81) and 200m breaststroke (2:55.25)."
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"Ka Arman (Simbulan) was among the first batch of students at the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Philippines-Manila Extension when martial law was declared in September 1972. Given his intellectual upbringing, he was one who could never be given to tyranny, and it went without saying that he would form part of the underground struggle against the Marcos dictatorship, albeit in his characteristic quiet way."
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Shaping minds that shape the nation
As the only national university in the country, the University of the Philippines (UP) System takes pride in being the pioneer in higher education through academic excellence, outstanding research, public service and modernized facilities. For more information about UP, please go to

Founded in 1908, UP is composed of seven constituent universities and one autonomous college located in 15 campuses throughout the Philippines. As of 2012, the UP System’s student population was at least 57,000.

UP Diliman offers the most number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is composed of almost 50 percent of the entire UP System student population.

UP Manila is the leading academic institution in the health sciences. It is home to the National Institutes of Health and the UP Philippine General Hospital, the country’s largest government tertiary hospital.

UP Los Baños in Laguna—roughly 65 kilometers south of Manila—is the country’s recognized leader in agriculture, forestry, and environmental management. Because of its location at the foot of Mt. Makiling and its fields of expertise, it is host to two international research institutions: the International Rice Research Institute and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture.

UP Visayas, with its three campuses in Iloilo City, Iloilo; Miag-ao, Iloilo; and Tacloban, Leyte, is the acknowledged authority in marine science education and research, fisheries, and aquaculture in the country. Its research endeavors are supported by the following facilities: Brackishwater Aquaculture Center, Freshwater Aquaculture Station, Batan Mariculture Station, and Marine Biological Station.

UP Open University is the pioneer institution in distance education and open learning in the Philippines. While its base of operations is in Los Baños, Laguna, it is basically a virtual university—providing quality education to students in the country and abroad who are not able to attend conventional colleges and universities due to personal or professional constraints.

UP Mindanao is the only constituent university created by law, in response to the clamor of the people of Southern Philippines to have equitable access to a UP education. Architecture, biotechnology, and agribusiness are UP Mindanao’s strongest programs. 

UP Baguio is the youngest constituent university in the UP System, only attaining its status in 2002. It is a leading institution in the areas of science and mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities in Northern Philippines. Through its research arm, the Cordillera Studies Center, UP Baguio contributes to higher education by focusing on the preservation of the cultural traditions of the Cordilleras, Northern Luzon, and Cagayan Valley.

UP Cebu, formerly one of the UP Visayas campuses, became an autonomous college under the UP Office of the President in September 2010. Autonomy was granted to better serve the needs of its region—a region that is aggressively asserting itself as an area for direct and foreign investments.


The University boasts of 246 undergraduate degree programs and 362 graduate degree programs distributed among its constituent universities—the most offered by any institution of higher learning in the Philippines.

Excluding students in the basic levels (preparatory to high school), undergraduate students comprise 79% of UP’s student population. Graduate students, meanwhile, comprise 21% of the University’s student population, thriving under a continually progressive graduate studies framework of uncompromised excellence.

In the ranks of the UP faculty are some of the best minds in the country, among National Artists, prize-winning writers, renowned scholars, national leaders, and scientists. With full support and encouragement from the University, the faculty is also actively engaged in pioneering researches that have helped redefine academic directions, generate new knowledge and shape national policies.

As of 2012, the Commission on Higher Education has declared 24 units of the university as Centers of Excellence; while 6 units have been declared as Centers of Development.

For a more detailed list of the units and the programs they offer, please click this link:


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