University of the Philippines

Atty. Gladys SJ. Tiongco joins BOR anew

Lawyer and former University of the Philippines (UP) Alumni Regent Gladys SJ. Tiongco has returned to the UP Board of Regents (BOR) following her November 14 appointment by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. UP President Danilo L. Concepcion administered her...
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End the year strong with health, exercise—UP webinar shows how

Physical activity is a major factor in staying healthy. It improves overall well-being and contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. It also reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety and enhances the mental capacity. However, 80...
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UP clinches UAAP Season 85 Finals Game 1

  The UP Fighting Maroons are set to claim a back-to-back championship title after clinching the Finals Game 1 last December 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Zavier Lucero (14 points), JD Cagulangan (12 points), and Harold Alarcon...
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Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Land Bank UP Diliman building

  On November 21, 2022, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of the new Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) branch located on the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines. Notable attendees for this event...
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Grand’s Ideas

The University of the Philippines (UP) takes pride in its students, passionately generating and sharing their ideas to address real-world problems and encouraging fellow scholars to thrive. A UP Visayas 4th year student, Grand C. Gascon, was recognized as the only Chemical Engineering undergraduate and Filipino who became a finalist of Bayer’s International Youth Agriculture […]

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The Premier National University

The University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s national university. This premier institution of higher learning was established in 1908 and is now a university system composed of eight constituent universities spread throughout 17 campuses all over the archipelago.

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Philosophy of Education
and Graduate Attributes

A UP education seeks to produce graduates imbued with an abiding sense of responsibility to their people and nation, the skills and mindsets to improve human life, and a commitment to the freedom and welfare of all.

Aside from mastery of knowledge in their specific disciplines, UP graduates must possess breadth of mind, strength of character, and generosity of spirit, fostered by a firm grounding in both the arts and sciences, and such specialist courses as their programs may require.

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Constituent Universities

Much has changed in UP over the past 100 years. From one campus in Manila, it now has eight constituent universities in 17 campuses all over the country; it has 258 undergraduate programs; and 438 graduate programs with students from almost every region in the country.

On April 29, 2008, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed the new UP Charter or Republic Act 9500. Efforts for the enactment of a new UP Charter go back to the term of UP President Edgardo Angara and were further studied during the term of UP President Jose Abueva. With the new mandate, the university faces the challenges of the 21st century by continuously exercising its distinctive leadership in higher education and development.

From the education of ordinary Filipinos under Americans at the time of UP President Bartlett to its journey onto another century under the stewardship of President Danilo Lardizabal Concepcion, the university has produced at least 37 National Scientists; at least 39 National Artists; 7 out of the 16 Presidents of the Republic; 13 Chief Justices of the Supreme Court; at least 15,000 doctors; 8,000 lawyers; 15,000 engineers; 23,000 teachers and hundreds of thousands of graduates in other academic fields.

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