On February 12, 1949, a motorcade made its way from Padre Faura all the way to a cogon-strewn expanse in Quezon City. At its head, borne on an open vehicle, was the Oblation, bronzed symbol of the University of the Philippines, on its way to its future home. This ceremony marked the university's transfer from its original site in Manila to its 493-hectare campus Diliman, which would have more room for the University's expansion as it fulfilled its role as educator to the nation.
UP Diliman is the flagship university of the UP System. It is the administrative seat of the system as well as an autonomous university in its own right. UP Diliman is not only the home of diverse colleges, offering 94 graduate and undergraduate courses, it also runs several centers of research, many of which have been declared by the Commission on Higher Education as National Centers of Excellence.
The University of the Philippines was established in 1908 with three initial colleges, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Medicine and Surgery occupying buildings distributed along Padre Faura and R. Hidalgo in Manila as well as a School of Agriculture in Los Banos, Laguna. The succeeding years saw the establishment of additional colleges: the College of Law and the College of Engineering in Manila, as well as units in Los Ba?os for the College of Agriculture and Forestry.
The student population had shot up from the original 67 to 7849 in 1928, and continued to rise in the succeeding years. It was soon necessary for UP to make room for new colleges and create more academic programs. By 1939 the Board of Regents decided that it was time to look for a larger site, and sought funding to acquire a 493-hectare lot in Diliman. Construction began on that same year. However, with the outbreak of World War II and the invasion of Japanese troops in 1942, the university had to close some of its colleges while maintaining only some units such as the Colleges of Medicine, Engineering and Pharmacy operational. At the same time, two buildings-which were intended for the College of Liberal Arts and the Colleges of Law and Business Administration--and had already been built in Diliman, were occupied by Japanese forces.
When the war ended in 1946, the College of Law and College of Liberal Arts buildings were left with extensive damages. UP President Bienvenido Gonzales immediately endeavoured to restore the university to normal operations. He sought a grant of P13 million from the US-Philippines War Damage Commission, and this amount was used for an intensive rehabilitation and construction effort during the post war years. A map of Diliman campus made in 1949 shows the areas designated for future construction: the map records the optimism with which UP embarked upon its expansion projects; soon after the Diliman landscape was dotted with new buildings: the Library, the College of Engineering, the Women's Residence (what is now Kamia Residence Hall, the Conservatory of Music, the Administration Building and the President's Residence. Meanwhile, the rest of the colleges and administrative offices had to make do with temporary shelters, quonset huts made of sawali and galvanized iron.
It was amidst these bucolic surroundings that UP's 40th anniversary celebration was held in February 1949, highlighted by the transfer of the Oblation. By then, administrative functions of the whole university were already relocated to the new campus, and the governance of UP's regional units in Manila, Los Ba?os, Baguio, and Cebu were also located in Diliman. It was also in 1949 that general commencement exercises were first held at the new campus.
The following decade saw the establishment of new institutes at Diliman, UP's response to the demand for more specialized fields of study at the same time that it was reformulating its approaches to tertiary education. One reform introduced into the university in 1959 was the General Education Program, a series of core courses prescribed for all students at the undergraduate level. Most of these courses were being taught at the then College of Liberal Arts, and UP President Vicente Sinco saw fit to reorganize the college. He created the University College, which would offer the core subjects to be taken in the first two years of the undergraduate course, and the College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, which would offer major courses in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
At the same time UP also set up additional training centers for spawning the nation's bureaucrats and technocrats and some of these institutes were subsequently elevated into colleges. Thus, during President Sinco's term these institutes and colleges were already in place: the Institute of Public Administration (1952), the Statistical Center (1953), the Labor Education Center, which would become the School of Labor and Industrial Relations (1954), the Asian Studies Institute (1955), the College of Home Economics(1961), and the Institute of Library Science (1961).
By the end of Carlos P. Romulo's term as UP President in 1968, UP had also become not only an institution of education, but also a center of research, a veritable think tank, while many of its faculty served as advisers and consultants in the national government. Romulo's administration was marked by the establishment of the Population Institute, the Law Center and the Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry Training Center in 1964, the Institute of Mass Communications, the College of Business Administration, and the Institute of Planning in 1965, the Computer Center, the Institute for Small-Scale Industries in 1966, the Institute of Social Work and Community Development in 1967 and the Asian Center in 1968.
Despite the period of unrest that followed under the yoke of Martial Law, UP's administrators tried to sustain the university's educational priorities and institutional autonomy. At the height of activism in the university, President SP Lopez began the system of democratic consultation in which decisions such as promotions and appointments were made through greater participation with faculty and administrative personnel. Lopez also initiated the reorganization of UP into the UP System to decentralize governance. The Los Ba?os campus was the first to be declared an autonomous unit under a chancellor in November 1972. Giving a boost to UP's growth was the P150 million grant from the national budget for UP's Infrastructure Development Program, which was distributed throughout the System. In Diliman, it funded the construction buildings for the College of Business Administration, Zoology, the Institute of Small-Scale Industries, the Transport Training Center and the Coral Laboratory of the Marine Sciences Institute. Kalayaan Residence Hall and housing for lwo-income employees were also built around this time.
Onofre D. Corpuz continued the reorganization initiative by declaring UP Manila, then known as the Health Sciences Center, and UP Visayas as autonomous units. At the same time, the prioritization of tourism as a national industry also led to the establishment of the Asian Institute of Tourism. New centers for research and degree granting units such as the Third World Studies Center (1977), Creative Writing Center, National Engineering Center (1978), UP Extension Program in San Fernando (1979), Institute of Islamic Studies (1973), UP Film Center, National Center for Transportation Studies (1976) were also established. UP celebrated its 75th year 1983.
President Edgardo Angara's Diamond Jubilee project rallied the alumni all over the country and abroad in a fund-raising blitz which eventually raised P80 million. This money was earmarked for the creation of new professorial chairs and faculty grants. Angara also organized two committees, the Management Review Committee (MRC) and the Committee to Review Academic Programs (CRAP) to evaluate and recommend measures for improving UP's operations. The MRC report led to the wide-ranging reorganization of the UP system, most importantly, the further decentralization of UP administration and the declaration of UP Diliman as an autonomous unit in March 23, 1983. UP College Baguio was then placed under the supervision of UP Diliman. Meanwhile, the College of Arts and Sciences also underwent a reorganization to become three separate colleges, the College of Science, the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. As the flagship university, UP Diliman leads the rest of the units in sheer size.
By 1997, UP Diliman had 18,935 students distributed among 12 pre-baccalaureate, 74 baccalaureate and 8 post-baccalaureate programs, which in turn are handled by 2,441 faculty members. Students enjoy the low board and lodging rates at 10 residence halls and the extensive collection of publications, including those in multimedia format, in its libraries. Ensuring that all the administrative and academic functions of the university is a job that falls on the shoulders of its chancellors. UP Diliman has also kept up with the information-driven culture all over the globe. Installation of a fiber-optic network linking the various colleges in the campus, or DilNet, which in turn serves as UP's gateway to the global network of the Internet, was begun in the term of Roger Posadas as Chancellor, and continues apace under Chancellor Claro T.Llaguno. The campus has also welcomed fledgling technology companies in its technology park.
Throughout its history, UP has had to cope with cost-cutting measures dictated by the national government. The Commonwealth Property Development Project was conceptualized as latest solution to the problem of funding the UP System's continuing expansion. It proposes the development of a 98.5-hectare lot on the northwestern side of the UP Diliman property into a commercial zone through a joint venture partnership with a private developer. The project went through several rounds of consultations in 1997 with constituents from the entire UP System, and revisions to the original terms were incorporated into the proposal that has been submitted to Malaca?ang. Many faculty members, students and alumni from UP Diliman have also gained national recognition for their contributions and achievements in the fields of science and technology, arts and culture and sports.
As UP looks forward to the centenary of its founding in the year 2008, UP Diliman affirmed its own commitment to modernizing its facilities and services. Many of the libraries are already computerized and are providing automated services. It has also identified specific growth areas, foremost of which are in engineering education, interdisciplinary programs such as Material Science, Technology Management and Archaeological Studies and International Studies. In concordance with the UP System's plans of serving the population in Northern Luzon, UP College Baguio will be expanded into an autonomous university, while the UP Extension Program in San Fernando will be upgraded to provide programs in technology training.
With the strengthening of its research base under an Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, the construction of a Science Complex and an Engineering Complex, the development of various colleges into National Centers of Excellence, and an outpouring of investments into modernization, UP Diliman is poised to reassert its place among the leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
UP Office of Scholarships and Student Services Scholarships
Wheelchair & Disabled Association Of The Philippines, Inc. (Wdap) Scholarship Study Grant Qualification 1. Recipients must qualify for admission to the University and must be physically handicapped. Benefit 1. Actual interest earnings of the funds but not exceeding P5,000/semester.
Filipino American Military Medical Officers Society (Fammos) Scholarship Qualification 1. The scholarship award shall be for any financially needy student (parents' annual gross income must not exceed P200,000.00) who can prove descent from any active or veteran members (deceased or alive) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; Benefit 1. Interest earnings of the fund but not to exceed P25,000/semester
Malampaya Sustainable Development Scholarship Qualifications 1. Must be an indigent. 2. Must be of good moral character and has not been held liable in any disciplinary action; 3. Post-graduate applicants must have at least three (3) years of work experience; 4. Must not be more than 40 years of age at the time of application; 5. Must enroll or be enrolled in at least 9 units per semester for post-graduate studies and at least 18 units for bachelor degree programs; 6. Must have obtained a general weighted average of at least "2.0" for a minimum load of 15 academic units for undergraduate student, if already enrolled; for graduate student, must have obtained a general weighted average of at least "1.75" based on baccalaureate degree program, if newly admitted or for a load of at least 9 units, if already enrolled. 7. Must be a bona fide resident of Palawan, Batangas and Oriental Mindoro, currently classified as a 3rd year student in any bachelor's degree or admitted/enrolled in any post graduate studies in the following disciplines: Undergraduate - BS Mechanical Engineering - BS Geology - BS Fisheries Post Graduate - MS Energy Engineering - MS Geology - MS Fisheries - MS Environmental Science - MA Urban Regional Planning: Environmental and Natural Resources Planning and Management Specialization - MS Marine Science - Ph D Marine Science - Ph D Geology - Ph D Environmental Science Benefits 1. Post-graduate Program - School fees as assessed but not to exceed P25,000 - Book allowance of P10,000/sem. - Monthly stipend (P10,000 x 5 months) - P50,000/sem. 2. Undergraduate - School fees as assessed but not to exceed P35,000 - Book allowance of P10,000/sem. - Monthly stipend (P10,000 x 5 months) - P50,000/sem.
Insular Life Foundation (Bs Math) Qualifications 1. 1. must be a bona fide student of UP Diliman enrolled in BS Mathematics; 2. 2. must be an incoming 1st year, and must have passed the UPCAT; 3. 3. must be enrolled in at least 15 units at the time of the award of the grant; 4. 4. must be financially needy (parents’ annual gross income must not exceed P500,000); 5. 5. must not have been held liable for any disciplinary action worse than a five-day class suspension; 6. 6. must not be a recipient of any other scholarship. Benefits 1. Tuition and miscellaneous fees as assessed but not to exceed P25,000/sem.; 2. Monthly stipend of P5,000/month 3. Transportation allowance of P50/day x 30 days x 5 months – P3,000.00
Philippine Vending Corporation Qualifications 1. must be a bona fide Engineering, BS Math or BS Physics student of the University of the Philippines Diliman; 2. if an entering freshman, must have passed the UPCAT; if already enrolled, must have obtained an average of “2.5” or better and must have carried a load of at least 15 units with no grade of “5.00” or unremoved “4.00” or “incomplete” in the semester preceding the application; 3. must be financially needy (parents’ annual gross income must not exceed P325,000); 4. must be active in Christian work; 5. must have potentials for leadership (as evidenced by his/her extra-curricular activities rendered in the community); 6. must not have been the subject of any disciplinary action worse than a five-day class suspension. Benefits 1. School fees as assessed but not to exceed – P10,000.00/sem. 2. Book allowance – P2,500.00/sem. 3. Transportation allowance and miscellaneous expenses at P2,500 x 5 months – P12,500.00/sem. 4. Total: P25,000 per semester
Dr. Chio Shih Lin Scholarship Grant (Department Of Mathematics) Qualifications 1. The applicant must be recommended by the Program Adviser through the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics. 2. Must not be a holder of any other scholarship; 3. Must be a 4th year BS Mathematics student; 4. Applicant must have passed all the subjects with an overall weighted average of at least "2.5"; 5. Must be of good moral character, as evidenced by a certificate issued by the following: - Dean of Student Affairs - Dean of the College - A faculty member of the University Benefit 1. Interest earnings of the fund.
Emilia A. Alzona Undergraduate Scholarship Grant Qualifications 1. Must have a weighted average of at least “2.0” or better and must not have a grade of “5.00” or unremoved grade of “4.00” or “Inc” during the immediately preceding semester; 2. Must be actively involved in co-curricular activities as evidenced by supporting documents. 3. Must be of good moral character as evidenced by a certificate issued by any of the following: - Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs - Dean of the College, a faculty member of the College 4. Must be a full-time senior student in the College of Education; Benefit 1. P10,000 per semester.
Student Assistance Fund For Education For Scholarship (Safe Scholarship) Qualifications 1. Must be a Filipino citizen; 2. Must have passed the UPCAT; 3. Must be FIRST YEAR student enrolled in the following: • College of Education (2 slots) • English Studies (1 slot) • BS Mathematics (2 slots) and SECOND YEAR Engineering (5-year course) student (1 slot) 4. Must be financially needy (parents’ annual gross income must not exceed P300,000). Benefit 1. P7,500 per semester
Iska Academic Scholarship Qualifications 1. Must be a female citizen and a bona fide sophomore student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Economics, Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics, all of the University of the Philippines Program; 2. Must not have been held liable of any disciplinary action by the University, as certified by the Student Disciplinary Council; 3. Must not be a recipient of another academic scholarship; 4. Must write an essay about himself/herself. 5. Must have qualified under PD 80%, or FD (Full Discount), of the Socialized Tuition Program of the University and whose parents' annual gross income does not exceed P325,000; 6. Must have a minimum general weighted average ("GWA") of "2.0" and must have carried a load with no grade of "5.00", unremoved grade of "4.00" or uncompleted grade of "INC" in the semester immediately preceding the application; Benefits 1. Monthly stipend at P3,000 x 5 months - P15,000/semester 2. School fees as assessed but not to exceed P6,000/semester
Baa Batch 2004 Scholarship Program Qualifications 1. Must be a bona fide Filipino student of the University of the Philippines, Diliman; 2. Must be a 3rd year student enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy; 3. Must have a general weighted average of "2.5" or better; 4. Must be under FD and FDS of the Socialized Tuition of the University; 5. Must be enrolled in at least 15 units at the time of the award of the grant; 6. Must not have been held liable in any disciplinary action. Benefits 1. Book allowance - P5,000/semester 2. Monthly stipend at P3,000 x 5 months - P17,500/semester
Up Class 1958 Intercollege Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Grant Qualifications 1. must be a bona fide Graduating Student of UP Diliman enrolled in any four (4) or five (5) year degree program; 2. must have obtained a General Weighted Average grade of "2.50" for the past three (3) years immediately preceding the application; 3. must be enrolled in at least 15 units at the time of the award of the grant; 4. must be financially needy (must belong to STS PD 80% & FD); 5. must not have been the subject of any disciplinary action; 6. must write a short essay not exceeding one page on "Why should I be awarded the scholarship?". Benefits 1. Book allowance - P2,500.00 per semester 2. Monthly stipend of P3,000 x 5 months - P15,000 semester 3. Monthly transportation allowance of P1,500 x 5 months - P7,500 per semester
Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Qualifications 1. Must be a Filipino citizen enrolled in BS Elementary Education (3rd or 4th yr); 2. Must be financially deserving. A student is financially deserving if his/her financial situation qualifies him/her for STFAP Bracket 7 or lower; 3. Must have obtained a general weighted average of at least “2.50” during the semester immediately preceding the application with no grade of “5.00” or unremoved grade of “4.00” or “Inc.”; 4. Must study on a full time basis and must carry the normal load; 5. Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship that will make the combined monthly stipend more than P5,000.00; 6. Must not have been found guilty of participating in any violent incident such as hazing and/or fraternity rumbles, whether on campus or off campus; 7. Must not have been found guilty of cheating or committing any act of misconduct. Benefit 1. Interest earnings of the fund, not exceeding P37,000.00 per year.
Dean Armando J. Malay Memorial Scholarship In Journalism Qualifications 1. Must be a bona fide third year BA Journalism student in UP Diliman; 2. Must have obtained an average of “2.5” or better for a load of at least 15 units with no grade of “5.00” or unremoved grade of “4.00” or “Inc.” in the immediately preceding semester; 3. Must be enrolled in at least 15 units at the time of the award of the grant; 4. Must have graduated from a public school. Benefit 1. P2,000 per semester
Carlos Palanca Foundation Qualifications 1. Must belong to underprivileged family with parents’ annual gross income of not more than P300,000.00 a year; 2. Must be an incoming freshman student; 3. Must undergo and passed the UPCAT; 4. Must not be a holder of any other scholarship or financial assistance. In case he/she holds or gets another scholarship/financial assistance, the student must inform the UP Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS) so that there will be no duplication of benefits; 5. Must be enroll in B.A. Malikhaing Pagsulat, B.A. Araling Filipino major in Malikhaing Pagsulat or Creative Writing at U.P. Diliman or U.P Mindanao, or any other U.P. campus where the degree of Bachelor of Arts, major in Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat is offered. 6. Must not have been the subject of disciplinary action by the University of the Philippines. 7. Must be inclined towards literature as supported by literary works submitted to the screening committee. Benefits 1. Book allowance – P4,000/semester; 2. School fees as assessed but not to exceed P20,000.00; 3. Monthly stipend (P3,000.00/mo. X 5 months) – P15,000/semester; 4. Transportation and other miscellaneous Expenses (P500/mo. X 5 months) – P2,500.00/sem.
Emilia A. Alzona Undergraduate Scholarship Grant Effective 1st semester, AY 2016-2017. Qualifications 1. Must be of good moral character as evidenced by a certificate issued by any of the following: Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs Dean of the College, a faculty member of the College 2. Must be a full-time senior student in the College of Education; 3. Must have a weighted average of at least “2.0” or better and must not have a grade of “5.00” or unremoved grade of “4.00” or “Inc” during the immediately preceding semester; 4. Must be actively involved in co-curricular activities as evidenced by supporting documents. Benefit 1. P10,000.00 per semester
Angelo King Foundation 2 slots Applied Physics, 1 slot Physics and 1 slot Chemistry Qualifications 1. For freshman, must have qualified for admission in the University of the Philippines by passing the UPCAT; 2. For Junior and Senior students, must have an average of at least “2.5” or better in the previous semester with no grade of “5.0” or “incomplete”. Benefit 1. P12,000 per semester
Smpfc Future Leaders Scholarship Program Qualifications 1. Must be a Filipino citizen residing in the Philippines for at least four (4) years prior to the grant of the scholarship; 2. Must be a bona fide student of the University of the Philippines Diliman; 3. Must have obtained an average grade of 2.00 or better and must have carried a load of at least 18 units with no grade of “5.00” or unremoved “4.00” or “inc” in the semester preceding the application; 4. Must be a 3rd year student enrolled in BS BA or BS Economics; 5. Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grant including educational plan; 6. Must be financially needy (parents’ annual gross income must not exceed P500,000); 7. Must not have been held liable in any disciplinary action. Benefits 1. Full tuition & other school fee – Variable (Exact amount wil depend on the billing statement from OUR to be given before payment) 2. Stipend per semester @ P3,500 x 5 months – P17,500 3. Book allowance per semester – P2,000 4. Clothing or uniform allowance per semester – P3,000 5. Travel allowance per semester – P1,000
Prof. Victoria D. Reidenbach Scholarship Qualifications Benefits 1. Must be a first year student enrolled in BS Chemistry; 2. Must have passed the UPCAT; 3. Must carry a load of at least 15 units every semester. 4. Actual interest earnings of the funds but not to exceed P10,000 per semester.
Tria Kerkvliet Scholarship Qualifications 1. Admitted to the University, subject to the University of the Philippines College Admission Test; 2. Be a first year student enrolled in any degree program, at the University; 3. Be a graduate from a public high school in any of the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga or Tarlac; 4. Be enrolled in at least 15 units at the time of the award of the grant; 5. Be qualified for at least tuition Partial Discount (PD) of 60% of the University's Socialized Tuition System and whose combined gross family income is not more than P350,000; 6. Not have been held liable in any disciplinary action. Benefits 1. School fees as assessed up to - P15,000 2. Monthly stipend of P6,000 x 5 months - P30,000
Up-Aci Philippines Scholarships Qualifications 1. must have been accepted to any of the following courses in the School of Economics, Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business and School of Statistics: BS Economics, BS Business Economics, BS BA, BS BAA, BS Statistics; 2. must be an incoming freshman at the University of the Philippines, Diliman; 3. must have passed the University of the Philippines College Admission Test; 4. Must be a Filipino citizen; 5. must not be a recipient of any private scholarship or financial assistance; 6. must be financially needy (parents's annual gross income must not exceed P500,000). Benefits 1. School fees _ P20,000 per semester 2. Book allowance - P5,000 per semester 3. Monthly stipend @ P4,000 x 5 months - P20,000 per semester
Upaa British Columbia Scholarships Qualifications 1. Must not been the subject of any disciplinary action. 2. Must be enrolled at least 15 units; 3. Must not earned grade of “5.00” and has no unremoved grade of “4.00” or “inc”; 4. Must be a bona fide undergraduate student of the University of the Philippines Diliman; 5. Who is an STFAP Bracket C (ST PD 60%) or D (80%) recipient; 6. Must be a sophomore student enrolled in any bachelor degree; Benefit 1. P15,000.00/semester
Filipino American Heritage Association (Faha) Scholarship Qualifications 1. Must be a Filipino citizen; 2. Must be enrolled in any course in Education; 3. Must have obtained a general weighted average of at least “2.50” and must have carried a load of at least 15 units with no grade of “5.00” or unremoved grade of “4.00” or “Inc.” in the semester immediately preceding the application; 4. Must be financially deserving. A student is financially deserving if his/her parents’ annual gross income qualifies him/her for STFAP Bracket 7 or lower; 5. Must not have been found guilty of violation of any of the rules and regulation of the University, including but not limited to hazing and/or fraternity rumbles, whether on campus or off-campus. 6. Must be a bona fide undergraduate student of the University of the Philippines who is at least in his/her third year; Benefits 1. Monthly stipend of P1,000 x 5 months - 5,000.00 per semester 2. Book allowance - 750.00 per sem. 3. School fees as assessed but not to exceed - P5,000.00 per sem. 4. Actual interest earnings of the fund but not to exceed P10,750.00 per semester, broken down as follows:
Upaa-Tomas S. Fonacier, Delfin J. Jaranilla, Et Al., Scholarship For Cultural Minorities In The Phil Qualifications 1. must be financially needy (parents' annual gross income mus not exceed P200,000); must not have been the subject of any disciplinary action worse than a five day class suspension. 2. must have qualified for admission; if already enrolled, must have a weighted average of at least "2.5" during the immediately preceding semester; 3. An applicant for the grant must be a bona fide freshman student of the University of the Philippines; 4. must be enrolled in any four or five-year degree program and must carry a normal load of at least 15 units per semester; Benefits 1. School fees as assessed but not to exceed up to P6,500/sem. 2. Book allowance of P1,000/sem. 3. Stipend of P1,500/month 4. Board and lodging at P1,500/month 5. Transportation allowance
Bank Of Tokyo - Mitsubishi (BS BA, BS BAA, ECON, LAW) 1 slot 1st year (Deadline is on Aug 22, 2016) 1 slot 2nd year and 1 slot 5th year (Deadline is on Aug 5, 2016) Qualifications 1. must not have been found guilty of violation of any rule and regulations of the University, including but not limited to hazing and/or fraternity rumbles, whether on-campus or off-campus. 2. must not have a grade of “5.00” or unremoved “4.00” or” incomplete”; 3. must be a Filipino citizen; 4. must have obtained a general weighted average of at least “2.50” in all subjects taken; if an entering freshman, must qualified for admission; Benefits 1. School fees – P6,000/sem. 2. Book allowance – P1,000/sem. 3. Monthly stipend of P1,000 x 5 months 4. Board and Lodging allowance of P1,000 x 5 months 5. Transportation allowance of P200 x 5 months.
Augusto A. Alzona Qualifications 1. Must be a Senior B.S. Mathematics student; 2. has completed at least 45 units in Mathematics with an average of at least “2.0” and is enrolled in at least 15 units at the time of award; 3. does not have a grade of “5.0” or unremoved grade of “4.0” or “Inc.” in the immediately preceding semester; 4. is of good moral character as evidenced by a certificate issued by any one of the following: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Director of Student Affairs Dean of the College, a faculty member of the University 5. 5. is recommended by the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics Benefit 1. P10,000 per semester.
Ninoy And Cory Aquino Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Qualification 1. Must be a regular 3rd year student enrolled in any degree program at the National College of Public Administration and Governance or at the College of Education; Benefit 1. School fees as assessed but not to exceed - P30,000/sem.
Dr. Jose And Celestina Raymundo Scholarship Fund Applicants must be descendants of Dr. Jose and Celestina Raymundo, as identified by the Trustee. A family tree will be provided to include the current members. Future members will be certified by birth certificates and signatures of Trustees; must have passed the UPCAT; must obtained a General Weighted Average of at least "2.00" in the semester immediately preceding application; Must be financially needy (income must not exceed P400,000).
International Awards The Galileo Galilei Award of the International Commission of Optics (ICO) is given for outstanding contributions to the field of optics achieved under “comparatively unfavorable circumstances,” refering to “difficult economic or social conditions or lack of access to scientific or technical facilities or sources of information.” The outstanding contributions must be documented, if applicable, by internationally-acknowledged publications. The award is normally given to one person; however, if a collective contribution is judged to be worthy of the award, a team of several persons may be selected. The award consists of the Galileo Galilei Medal, a silver medal with the portrait of Galileo Galilei donated by the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics, SIOF (Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica); assistance in travel to present an invited paper and receive the award at the ICO Congress or another ICO meeting mutually agreed to by the Bureau and the award winner, a cash donation and special attention and appropriate measures of ICO to support the future activities of the award winner. Caesar A. Saloma, PhD (2004) National Institute of Physics, College of Science (To date, he is the only Filipino to receive the prestigious recognition.) The Ramon Magsaysay Award is given to persons, regardless of race, nationality, creed or gender, who address issues of human development in Asia with courage and creativity, and in doing so have made contributions which have transformed their societies for the better. Given since 1958, the roster of awardees includes social and political leaders who have led independence movements; established, restored, or strengthened democratic institutions; and reformed inept government systems. Other awardees have modernized their post-war economies; preserved and promoted indigenous cultures; and pioneered in setting up basic human services programs in health, education and social welfare especially for the poor and marginalized. Bienvenido Lumbera Jr., PhD Professor Emeritus, College of Arts and Letters Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication The Southeast Asian Writers Award honors leading poets and writers in 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Presented annually since 1979, the winners are recommended by peers from the Southeast Asian region, although not all countries in ASEAN are represented every year. The award is sometimes given for a specific work by an author, or it could be awarded for lifetime achievement. The types of works that are honored vary, and have included poetry, short stories, novels, plays, folklore and scholarly and religious works. Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., PhD (2011) Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, College of Arts and Letters Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr., PhD (2006) Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, College of Arts and Letters Domingo Landicho, PhD (2003) Professor Emeritus, College of Arts and Letters Virgilio S. Almario, PhD (1988) National Artist for Literature Professor Emeritus and former dean, College of Arts and Letters The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) Young Scientist Award puts the spotlight on the initial phases of a career in Food Science and Technology. Established eight years ago, it recognizes the recipient’s potential to make outstanding scientific contributions to the field of food science and technology and the potential for future scientific leadership. The (IUFoST) is the global scientific organization representing over 300,000 food scientists and technologists from more than 75 countries. IUFoST aims to stimulate the ongoing exchange of knowledge in those scientific disciplines and technologies relating to the expansion, improvement, distribution and conservation of the world’s food supply. Alonzo A. Gabriel, PhD (2013) Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Home Economics (To date, he is the only Filipino scientist to receive the prestigious international recognition.) The Premio Feronia is Italy’s top literary award for foreign authors. Established 1992 and promoted by the City of Fiano Romano in the province of Rome, the award is divided into four sections namely: Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Special Recognition to a foreign author. According to the organizers, the award is considered “antipremio” and choices are based on the quality of the texts rather than the “marketing strategies of dominant publishing houses.” Gemino H. Abad, PhD Foreign Author category, 2009 Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Letters (To date, he is the only Filipino to receive the prestigious literary award.) The John D. Rockefeller III Award is presented yearly by the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) to an individual from Asia or the United States who has made a significant contribution to the international understanding, practice, or study of the visual or performing arts of Asia. This award for outstanding professional achievement commemorates the deep and long standing interest of John D. Rockefeller III in Asian art and culture and given to individuals active in their field. Candidates must be nominated by artists, scholars, and others professionally involved in Asian art and culture. Recipients are selected by the ACC trustees in consultation with various specialists in the candidates’ fields as well as with qualified individuals having firsthand knowledge of the nominees’ professional activities and accomplishments. (+) Jose Maceda,PhD National Artist for Music, 1987 Former Dean, College of Music
University of the Philippines Diliman is the No.1 university in the country. Ranked 70 QS Asian University Ranking of top 300 university of Asia. According to the results of the 2015-2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the University of the Philippines (UP) remains to be the leading university in the country. However, it now dropped to the 401 to 410 mark from 367th place last year.
University of the Philippines Diliman-DMBL posters win awards at Seoul conference on Molecular and Cell Biology Kenneth Roquid and Jolo Ferrer from the Disease Molecular Biology and Epigenetics Laboratory (DMBEL) were 2 of 38 (out of some 1200 posters) conferred the Sigma-Aldrich Best Poster Award at the 26th International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Gangnam, Seoul, Korea held October 21-23, 2014.
On the Job Training for Undergraduates The National Institute of Physics also extends to students about to finish a baccalaureate degree a possibility to be immersed in research through an on-the-job-training (OJT) program. Students in this immersion program are given the opportunity to participate in actual research by being part of the team that produce samples, man machines, do calculations and simulations, and make reports. Students interested in participating in the immersion program must accomplish and submit the following documents directly to NIP Deputy Director for Research and Extension (email: email@example.com). A letter of intent which should also indicate at least three areas of interest (prioritize); Instrumentation Physics Group Photonics Research Group Theoretical Physics Group Condensed Matter Physics Group - Semiconductor Condensed Matter Physics Group - Superconductor Structure and Dynamics Group. Details regarding these research groups can be found by following this link. Your final assignment will depend on the availability of each group in accepting interns. A letter of support from the highest approving authority from your school indicating why you need to go through an OJT. Your school must also be willing to undertake a MOA/MOU and OJT agreement with the University of the Philippines and our Institute. Updated resume or curriculum vitae (CV) with picture (ID Size) Transcript of record/certified or true copy of grades At least two(2) letters of recommendation from your teachers [NIP recommendation form*. For students from other autonomous U.P. units, a cross enrollment may be required. You will be notified of the extent of NIP support for your OJT upon approval. This approval may include certain conditions that you may have to agree to or bind yourself with before you can proceed. The National Institute of Physics is only open for public visits and laboratory tours during the College of Science Week usually held on the month of February. The weeklong NIP open house features lectures and exhibits. *- adapted from CS Recommendation Form. Sample MOA/MOU with UPD Sample OJT MOA with UPD NIP OJT Recommendation Form email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Structure and Dynamics Group known as SanD of the National Institute of Physics University of the Philippines Diliman is the host for its Summer and Mid-year internship program. ON-THE-JOB TRAINING College students who want to intern at SanD during the midyear term must send a letter of intent to the program coordinator and the NIP Director. For List of detailed requirementsContact us Mailing address Structure and Dynamics Group National Institute of Physics University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City 1101, Philippines SanD program coordinator Francis N. C. Paraan Web administrator
University of the Philippines is said to be the seat of the country's top Leaders, here's the list: the ALUMNI IN GOVERNMENT Philippine Presidents Jose P. Laurel Manuel A. Roxas Elpidio R. Quirino Carlos P. Garcia Diosdado P. Macapagal Ferdinand E. Marcos Fidel V. Ramos Gloria M. Macapagal-Arroyo Benigno Simeon C. Aquino, III Alumni in the Senate Cynthia A. Aguilar-Villar, BSBA 1970 Juan Edgardo Angara, LLB 2000 Maria Lourdes “Nancy” Binay-Angeles, BS 1997 Tourism Alan Peter “Compañero” S. Cayetano, AB 1993 Pol Sc Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. Cayetano, AB 1985(cl); LLB 1991 Miriam P. Defensor-Santiago, AB 1965(mcl); LLB 1969(cl) Franklin M. Drilon, AB 1965; LLB 1969 Jose P. Ejercito, Jr., AB 1994 Juan Ponce Enrile, LLB 1953(cl) Francis Joseph “Chiz” G. Escudero, AB 1988 Pol Sc; LLB 1993 Gregorio Honasan, Mechanical Eng’g & Economics Program (1965-1967) Lorna Regina “Loren” B. Legarda, AB 1981 (cl) Aquilino Martin “Koko” Pimentel III, LLB 1990 Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Development Studies Program (1988-1988) Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes, IV, MPA 2005 Alumni in the House of Representatives Abellanosa, Rodrigo A., (2nd Dist., Cebu City) BSMetE 1984 cl Acosta-Alba, Maria Lourdes, (1st Dist., Bukidnon) AB 1988 Psych; MS (36 units) Amatong, Isagani S., (3rd Dist., Zamboanga del Norte) AB 1964; MBA 1970 Angara-Castillo, Bellaflor J., (Lone Dist., Aurora) LLB 1962 cl; BSJ 1962 cl Aragones, Marisol C., (3rd Dist., Laguna) BSDC 1999 Baguilat, Teodoro, Jr. Brawner “Teddy”, (Lone Dist., Ifugao) Mass Comm 1990 Banal, Jorge, Jr. “Bolet” B., (3rd Dist., Quezon City) MPA 2002 Belmonte, Jose Christopher Y., (6th Dist., Quezon City) AB 1997 Eco.; LLB 2002 Binay, Mar-Len Abigail S., (1st Dist., Makati City) BSHEc 1997 Bondoc, Juan Pablo P., (4th Dist., Pampanga) BSBA 1990 Bulut-Begtang, Eleanor C., (Lone Dist., Apayao) BS 1987 Castelo, Winston “Winnie” T., (2nd Dist., Quezon City) AB 1986 Philo Cayetano, Lino S., (2nd Dist., Taguig City) AB 1999 FAVC Collantes, Nelson P. “Sonny”, (3rd Dist., Batangas) AB 1975 Cosalan, Ronald M., (Lone Dist., Benguet) AB 1974; LLB 1984 Cua, Dakila Carlo E., (Lone Dist., Quirino) BSBA 1999 Defensor, Arthur Jr., R. (3rd Dist., Iloilo) AB 1992 Philo Deloso-Montalla, Cheryl P., (2nd Dist., Zambales) AB 1990 Linguistics Fuentebella, Felix William “Wimpy” B., (4th Dist., Camarines Sur) BSBA 1997 Garcia, Gwendolyn F., (3rd Dist., Cebu) AB 2000 Broad Comm. Gerona-Robredo, Ma. Leonor G., (3rd Dist., Camarines Sur) AB 1986 Econ Gomez, Lucy Marie T., (4th Dist., Leyte) BBMgt 1995 Gorriceta, Arcadio H., (2nd Dist., Iloilo) BSBA 1966 Guevara-Escudero, Evelina B., (1st Dist., Sorsogon) BSHE’64; MAEd’99 Educl. Adm.; PhD’05 Educ. Guiao, Joseller M.”Coach Guiao”, (1st Dist., Pampanga) CEngg 1985 Gunigundo, Magtanggol Jr. T., (2nd Dist., Valenzuela City) AB 1985 Hofer, Dulce Ann K., (2nd Dist., Zamboanga Sibugay) MMgt 2996 Bus. Mgt.; DPubAd 2005 Lacson-Noel Josephine Veronique R., (Lone Dist., Malabon City) ABC 1991 Jour Lagman, Edcel Greco B., (1st Dist., Albay) AB 1993 Pol. Sci. Lanete, Scott Davies S., M.D., (3rd Dist., Masbate) BSPhar 2005 Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria, (2nd Dist., Pampanga) MA 1979 Econ; PhD. 1985 Econ Madrona, Eleandro Jesus F., (Lone Dist., Romblon) LLB 1978 Marcos, Imelda R., (2nd Dist., Ilocos Norte) LLD 1977 Plaza, Ma. Valentina G., (1st Dist., Agusan del Sur0 BSAB 1992 Quimbo, Romero Federico S., (2nd Dist., Marikina City) AB 1991; LLB 1996 Rodriguez, Rufus B., (2nd Dist., Cagayan de Oro) LLB 1980 Romualdez, Ferdinand Martin G., (1st Dist., Leyte) LLB 1992 Romulo, Roman Gabriel T., (Lone Dist., Pasig City) BS 1991; LLB 1994 Sarmiento, Cesar V., (Lone Dist., Catanduanes) LLB 1982 Sato, Josephine R., (Lone Dist., Occidental Mindoro) LLB 1978 Teodoro, Marcelino R., (1st Dist., Marikina City) AB 1990 Philo cl Tupas, Neil Jr. C., (5th Dist., Iloilo) AB 1994 mcl; LLB 1997 Ungab, Isidro T., (3rd Dist., Davao City) ROTC 1982; BSA 1983 Villarica, Linabelle Ruth R., (4th Dist., Bulacan) AB 1969 Yap, Susan A., (2nd Dist., Tarlac) AB 1987 Linguistics Zamora, Ronaldo B., (Lone Dist., San Juan City) AB 1965 ncl; LLB 1969 mcl Sectoral Representatives Aglipay, Emmeline Y., (Democratic Independent Workers’ Assoc. – DIWA) LLB 2006 Batocabe, Rodel M., (Ako Bicol Political Party – AKB) AB 1986 Econ.; LLB 1991 Colmenares, Neri J., (Bayan Muna) LLB 1997 Cortuna, Julieta R., (A-Teacher) DipPubMgt 2012 Garin, Sharon S., (AAMBIS-Owa) BSBA 1993 Acctg. Gutierrez, Ibarra III, M., (AKBAYAN) BS 1994 Econ. cl; LLB 1998 Manalo, Jesulito A., (ANGKLA) AB 1977 Paquiz, Leah Primitiva S., (ANG NARS) MPH 1986; DEd 1994 Ridon, James Mark Terry L., (Kabataan Partylist) AB 2006 Dev’t. Stud. cl; DJuris 2011 Rodriguez, Maximo Jr., B., (ABAMIN) BSBio 1980 Tinio, Antonio L., (ACT Teachers) AB 1990 Comp. Lit. (mcl)
Philippines scores its first gold in Int’l Mathematical Olympiad - Twenty-eight years after its maiden entrance, the Philippines has won its first gold medal – and two at that – in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the most prestigious competition in mathematics for high school students around the world.The 57th edition of the olympiad, held in Hong Kong from 6 to 16 July 2016, was participated in by 110 countries. by upovpaa on July 15, 2016 in UP WINNERS AND ACHIEVERS
A faculty member of the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies of the UP Open University (UPOU) won the Education Researcher of the Year Award at the SM2016/ICT2016 25th International Education and Technology Conference in Hong Kong on 11 April 2016. Asst. Prof. Roberto Figueroa Jr. was nominated after his presentation at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities in Malaysia where he shared his research on the comparative evaluation of web-based tools that showcased social media and video conferencing for distance education. The nomination was recommended by Springer book editor Prof. Phillip M. Tsang, and endorsed by the award committee composed of academics in teaching and learning and chaired by Prof. James Henri of the University of Hongkong. The ICT Education Researcher of the Year Award recognizes rising academics who have made excellent use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning, as well as to authors, researchers or conference speakers who have made extended contribution in ICT research and business education. Asst. Prof. Figueroa is the program chair of the Diploma in Computer Science program and the Program Development Associate for Multimedia Innovative Technology of the UPOU Multimedia Center.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion is among the 44 new Fellows elected to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The election took place at the Academy’s 26th General Meeting in Vienna, Austria on 19 November 2015. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy that seeks to recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in developing countries. Founded by Abdus Salam, a Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate, it consists of distinguished scientists from the developing world.
Hostel Location UP Diliman is a 493-hectare (1,218 acres) tourist and sight-seeing destination—one of the few remaining zones of green, with country-like open spaces in Metro Manila. The campus boasts of famous landmarks cultural heritage sites, artworks by national artists, beautiful canopies of old acacia trees, a bike and joggers’ lane and sprawling open spaces that serve as picnic grounds on Sundays. UH sits in a cozy nook at the fringe of the campus’ residential area. Nearby UH is a primary-care hospital, places of worship, a small shopping center that caters to the needs of the campus dwellers, access to major shopping malls, recreational facilities outside the campus is fairly easy. UH being 2 to 7 km away from malls such U.P. Town Center, U.P. Ayala Techno Hub, Trinoma and SM North. Public utility vehicles and cabs can be hailed from the Campus to get to these commercial establishments. The University Hotel is located at: Guerrero St. Cor. Aglipay UP Campus Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Hostel Amenities Safety Deposit Box Room Service (with 15% sc) Hot/Cold Shower Individually Controlled AC Mini Refrigerator Cable TV Wi-fi
Terms and Conditions Payment upon reservation Check-in time is 2pm and check-out time is 12nn Credit cards are accepted (MasterCard/Visa/JCB/American Express) Additional guests 12-years old above will be charged Visitors are not allowed in the room after 10pm In compliance with the Philippine Hotel Code, all occupants of the room must be properly registered at the Front Office Rates are subject to change without prior notice
The University Hotel offers a range of seminar and function rooms suited for your business meetings and events. Fitness facilities can be found at the lower ground floor. For a list of event/party packages available, please view our page for Event Packages.
Room Pax 1st 4hrs Succeeding/hr GF-05 15 1,600.00 430.00 SR 101 30 2,900.00 850.00 SR 102-103 35 4,200.00 1,330.00 SR 104 100 6,300.00 1,820.00 SR 105-106 35 4,200.00 1,330.00 SR 107 15 2,000.00 610.00 SR 108 50 4,850.00 1,570.00 Carillon 55 4,850.00 1,600.00 Carillon A 15 920.00 (first 2 hrs) 460.00 Oblation 100 5,100.00 1,450.00 Patio 80 4,230.00 1,210.00 Pannex 60 3,000.00 750.00 Garden Main 100 5,100.00 1,210.00 Garden Annex 80 4,080.00 1,275.00 Gazebo 25 2,425.00 610.00 **Prices are subject to change without prior notice**
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The College is presently located at the University of the Philippines Science Complex and in several buildings and annexes which mostly form part of the former College of Arts and Sciences complex. It occupies a total working space of 16,359 square meters. As the College's research and instructional programs continue to expand, a 30-hectare area at the southeastern portion of the UP Diliman campus has been reserved for the construction of a UP Science Complex where separate buildings for each institute of the College will be erected. At present, the following buildings have been constructed at the UP Science Complex: Science Library and Administration Building, NIGS Building, MSI Building, Mathematics Building, and the Computational Science Research Center Building. The construction of the NIP Building and the Phase-II of the Mathematics Building is currently underway. The different Institutes and Departments of the College have some of the best facilities for research and instruction in the Philippines which meet international standards. The College of Science Facilities: Library also has the country's largest collection of science books and journals, numbering about 53,704 volumes and 1,119 serials.
Computing Facilities Laboratory Our Computer Facilities Laboratory consists of several desktop units for students, faculty and staff for Diliman Network (DilNet) account activities such as DilNet account creation and DilNet account troubleshooting (e.g. lost password retrievals, etc.). If you have a laptop or portable device, a Diliman Network WiFi hotspot is also available in the laboratory for wireless access. Videoconferencing Facility The Computer Center is equipped with a Polycom Videoconferencing Unit for UP Diliman students and faculty to communicate with other academic institutions here and abroad. Please inquire through our Contact Page for more inquiries or if you wish to schedule a videoconferencing session. Datacenter The Computer Center is home to almost sixty servers powering various services and systems essential to UP Diliman. The data center is equipped with decent air-conditioning as well as redundant power supply and a back-up generator to ensure continuous operation during power outages and calamities. Network Operations Center (NOC) The Network Operations Center is located at the heart of the Systems and Network Operations room, which interactively displays the campus’ network and connectivity status. With this, the Systems and Network staff can monitor and pinpoint network anomalies and rectify them immediately. The Operations Center is also equipped with hotline-style VoIP phones for staff to immediately log and respond to network problems from clients.
The athletic facilities of the College are spread over a vast area of the University compound. The complex consists of an indoor gymnasium, a 50-meter competition-size swimming pool, a four-court tennis area, a Track and Field Oval, and an archery range. Indoors, the gymnasium has two basketball courts, four volleyball courts, nine badminton courts, two dance areas, a judo-karate-wrestling room, a weight-training area, fencing area, and a table tennis area. Outdoors, the gymnasium has two volleyball courts. Gymnasium CHK POLICIES ON THE USE OF GYM FACILITIES Smoking is not allowed in the gym area and its immediate surrounding, academic bldg. and passage areas Gym users must be in appropriate sports attire (shirts, shorts, jogging pants, rubber soled shoes or dance attire (dance outfit, dance shoes) Students and varsity athletes MUST present their valid UP I.D. and form5 before entering the gym only those with scheduled PE classes, HK majors classes and varsity training are allowed to enter the gym Others who may want to use the gym facilities must secure a permit by obtaining a reservation from the CHK administration office one week in advance Loitering inside the gym, bleachers and dressing rooms is not allowed food is not allowed inside the gym beverages will have to be in plastic bottles/ containers P.E. students may use the lockers during their scheduled classes only. The students will provide for their own padlocks which are to be removed right after their class hours. Any locker found padlocked after the class hours will be forced open LET US USE THE GYM, ITS EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES PROPERLY PLEASE HELP KEEP IT CLEAN AND ORDERLY THANK YOU FOR YOU COOPERATION WOODEN FLOOR (PER AREA) PRIVATE USERS UP EMPLOYEE STUDENTS First 2 hrs. 3,000.00 1,200.00 900.00 Charge per additional hr. 1,500.00 600.00 450.00 Light per hour/per area 250.00 250.00 250.00 * subject to change FACILITY PRIVATE USERS UP EMPLOYEE STUDENTS Table tennis area 750.00 300.00 225.00 Dance area 750.00 300.00 225.00 Dance studio 750.00 300.00 225.00 Gymnastics area 750.00 300.00 225.00 All purpose room 750.00 300.00 225.00 LIGHT (PER AREA) 250.00 250.00 250.00 New Gym Per hour PRIVATE USERS UP EMPLOYEE STUDENTS First 2 hrs. 1,800.00 720.00 540.00 Charge per additional hour 900.00 360.00 270.00 Track Oval FACILITY PRIVATE USERS UP EMPLOYEE STUDENTS Soccer Field (per hr.) 750.00 300.00 225.00 Track oval 750.00 300.00 225.00 light (per area) 250.00 250.00 250.00 TERMS & CONDITIONS WHEN USING THE FACILITY: FOR U.P. STUDENTS (Enrolled in any track & field class) Proper attire: Boys- Shorts, rubber shoes, white shirt Girls- Shorts/jogging pants, shoes, white shirt The use of alcoholic drinks or any other intoxicating substance such as that might put the user in grave danger is strictly prohibited FOR PRIVATE USE / OUTSIDERS Proper attire: Boys- Shorts, rubber shoes, white shirt Girls- Shorts/jogging pants, shoes, white shirt Reservations must be made prior to use of the said facility Reservations must be made in the College of Human Kinetics (CHK) office through Jeng Borillo The use of alcoholic drinks or any other intoxicating substance such as that might put the user in grave danger is strictly prohibited Tennis Court FACILITY PRIVATE USERS UP EMPLOYEE STUDENTS Tennis court 250.00 150.00 100.00 Swimming Pool The University Swimming Pool is located beside the U.P. Chapel *The pool is opened to the public on Sunday's and holidays. *A fee of P 100.00/hour is allotted to the life-guard *A P 150.00 user's card is issued to those who wish to use the swimming pool The card is issued at the CHK office located at the second floor of the CHK building besides the Gymnasium The card is consumable for six (6) months starting from the day it was issued TERMS & CONDITIONS WHEN USING THE FACILITY: FOR U.P. STUDENTS (Enrolled in a swimming class) Proper swimming attire: Boys- swimming trunks Girls- bathing suit The use of alcoholic drinks or any other intoxicating substance such as that might put the user in grave danger is strictly prohibited FOR U.P. STUDENTS (Not enrolled in a swimming class) Must be enrolled in the ongoing academic year Presentation of valid school ID (must have a countersign from the College) Proper swimming attire: Boys- swimming trunks Girls- bathing suit (preferably, one piece-swim suit attire) A life-guard is present It is not used by the service PE or the UP Varsity Swimming Team for practice The use of alcoholic drinks or any other intoxicating substance such as that might put the user in grave danger is strictly prohibited. FOR PRIVATE USE / OUTSIDERS Reservations must be made prior to use of the said facility Reservations must be made in the College of Human Kinetics (CHK) office through Jeng Borillo The use of alcoholic drinks or any other intoxicating substance such as that might put the user in grave danger is strictly prohibited FEES Private users UP personnel UP students Less than 200 users First 4 hours PHP2,800 PHP960 PHP720 Charge per additional hour PHP720 PHP240 PHP180 At least 200 users First 4 hours PHP3,600 PHP1,440 PHP1,240 Charge per additional hour PHP900 PHP900 PHP300 Archery Range per hour per area PRIVATE USERS UP EMPLOYEE STUDENTS Individual rate 150 60 60 Group rate 750 750 750
University of the Philippines Film Institute at the forefront of Filipino film education, practice, and scholarship. Film Center Location: Cine Adarna (Main Theatre),UP Film Institute, Magsaysay ave. and Osmeña Ave. UP Diliman, QC
The Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) of the College of Science aims to be the core for high performance scientific computing at the University of the Philippines and the country as a whole. The CSRC is located close to the country’s hub for higher learning and research institutions to facilitate a straightforward collaboration of interdisciplinary researchers who venture into computing-related research activities leading to scientific and engineering breakthroughs. The CSRC also provides basic computing resources to faculty, researchers and students of the University of the Philippines and training programs available for interested parties from other schools. The Computational Science Research Center originated from the Research Computer Sytem (RCS) Project of the College of Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1992 under the Engineering and Science Education Project of the Department of Science and Technology(ESEP-DOST) and World Bank. ESEP-DOST provided the hardware and network infrastructure while UP committed to construct the building to house the system. CSRC's primarily goal is to provide computing support to researchers and graduate students who are engaged in information systems development, algebraic computations for modeling and simulations. The CSRC facilities are also available for use by researchers and students of other universities, as well as those in other government units and the industry.
The Bolinao Marine Laboratory (BML) is the official marine station of the Marine Science Institute (MSI), University of the Philippines, Diliman. It is located in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Northwest of the Philippines. BML serves as a research base for the scientific activities of MSI’s senior staff, visiting scientists, graduate students, and other collaborating institutions. It is the focal point for coastal-based resource management activities involving the municipality of Bolinao and its adjacent areas. The Bolinao Marine Laboratory, a 5-ha marine station located on the northwestern shore of Lingayen Gulf, has 9 buildings together with facilities for ecological experiments, mariculture, field sampling, diving, lectures and workshops/conferences. Housing is available for resident and transient researchers, students, and workshop/conference participants.
Composite Materials Laboratory The composite materials laboratory of the Department was established to develop products that utilize locally available raw materials such as abaca fibers and nanoclay which are indigenous and abundant in our country. At present, facilities of this laboratory include different types of ultrasonicators, high shear mixers, vacuum bagging assembly, electrospinning set-up, universal testing machine, thermal conductivity meter, viscometer, zeta meter, high-speed centrifuge, ultracentrifuge, and modeling software which are vital for the execution of activities for the different R&D projects being pursued in this laboratory.
Advance Alloys Laboratory The current research studies involve (1) Surface modification of polymers by plasma treatment using ion shower facilities and (2) The development of smart alloys by plating route, considering initially the Ti-Ni, Cu-Zn-Sn, and Cu-Zn-Al systems. The laboratory is equipped with a hull cell, tube furnace, video camera, analytical balance, and butane torches for smart materials processing; digital microscope for contact angle measurement, and ion shower facility for surface modification.
Surface Science Laboratory Equipped with flotation apparatus that separates valuable mineral from waste by altering the surface properties of the mineral of interest. Other equipment such as analytical balance, air compressor, and dissolved air flotation are also available.
Advanced Ceramics Laboratory Studies in ceramic processing. Our objective is the production of advanced ceramics from suitable starting materials such as solid, liquid and gaseous phases. The laboratory is equipped with planetary ball mill and sintering furnace.
Electrometallurgy Laboratory Studies in electrowinning, electro-refining, electroplating, corrosion and electromigration. Equipped with potentiostat/galvanostat and constant voltage sources.
Computational Materials Laboratory The facility provides a venue for undertaking advanced simulation and modelling using: finite difference, finite element, spectral and pseudo-spectral methods, monte-carlo, genetic, and neural net to solve metallurgical and materials problems.
The Microbiological Research and Services Laboratory (MRSL) is one of the four technical laboratories of the Natural Sciences Research Institute mandated to: 1) provide research support to graduate students and researchers of the College of Science of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2) provide extension services, such as training and analytical services, to students and researchers of other schools, government agencies, private institutions, and individuals and 3) undertake researches and projects related to microbiology to expand the capability of the laboratory. MRSL houses the UP-NSRI Culture Collection (UPCC) which maintains about 500 cultures of bacteria, fungi and yeasts in viable and pure form. In 1965, UPCC evolved from a collection of microorganisms of the late Dr. Flordeliz R. Uyenco, based at the Department of Botany, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD). It was formally established in 1971 through a grant from the National Research Council of the Philippines. Eventually, the microbial culture collection was transferred to the Natural Sciences Research Center (NSRC), presently the Natural Sciences Research Institute (NSRI), in December 1972. For more than four decades, UPCC has provided microbial cultures for instructional, research and industrial purposes. UPCC is a member of the World Federation of Culture Collections (WFCC) (WDCM 238) and the Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections, Inc. (PNMCC).
The Marine Science Institute occupies a 10,000 sq.m. building with space for research laboratories, classrooms, audio-visual facilities, a library, museums (corals and other invertebrates, fish), and herbarium. The Biophysicochemical Technology Incubation Center of the National Science Complex is housed at the Institute. A pilot seaweed processing plant and laboratories for marine colloids are also situated within the campus.
The Marine Science Institute Library (MSILib) is one of the satellite libraries of the College of Science Library System. It is an academic research library that supports the Institute’s mandate in research, graduate level training and extension services. The MSI Library provides physical and digital access to a comprehensive collection of marine science resources in marine biology, biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, geological oceanography, physical oceanography, marine biotechnology and other related discipline. It primarily serves the faculty, students and staff of the Marine Science Institute (MSI) but is likewise open to the public.
CORAL MUSEUM The coral museum started in the year 2004 (date) with the commencement of the GEF- CRTR (Global Environment Facility – Coral Reef Targeted Research) World Bank- funded project. Coral taxonomy is one of the project components under the CRTR headed by Dr. Wilfredo “Al” Y. Licuanan, who is also the present curator of the museum. The aim is to enhance and expand coral taxonomy through-out the Philippines and also to upgrade the existing coral collection in the institute.
The G.T. Velasquez Phycological Herbarium of the UP Marine Science Institute Herbarium facilities At present, the herbarium collections are housed in two rooms with the following floor dimensions: one 5 x 8 sq m and one 5 x 5 sq m. The bigger room has an airconditioning unit and exhaust fan, as well as, two units of built-in hanging cabinets. There are two types of herbarium cabinets: (1) the typical one has a dimension of 1.2 m x 1.2 m with 18 shelves which store dried exsiccatae specimens mounted in white velum papers; there are 28 units of these; (2) The other herbarium cabinet (8 units of these) has the same dimension as the first, but the shelves are replaced by drawers which accommodate the small boxes storing crustose coralline algae and other bulky seaweed samples. Counters serving as laboratory tables are comfortably positioned for the users. Also, two compound microscopes and one stereomicrosope are available for detailed examination of specimens.
Partial list of FPI placement partners and visa sponsors for various work, travel, internship and training programs worldwide.
Alliance Abroad Group AAG has been a U.S. Department of State-designated program sponsor for the J-1 visa Work/Travel since 2002 and the Intern/Trainee and Teacher programs since 2009. This designation is granted only after a lengthy review, so you can trust that you are in good hands with our visa programs. And, as with each of our programs, we pride ourselves on world-class service, high-quality placements and 24/7 personal assistance prior, during and after the experience.
American Scandinavian Student Exchange ASSE was originally founded in Sweden, in 1938 by the Swedish national Ministry of Education. It sponsored exchange programs between Germany and Sweden. In the late 1940s, the program was expanded to include exchange programs with France, Great Britain and other countries in Europe. In March, of 1976, at the recommendation of the United States State Department, ASSE was incorporated as a not for profit organization in the US designated as a designated sponsor of secondary academic year programs with Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. In the 1980s ASSE (originally ‘American Scandinavian Student Exchange’) expanded its exchange program countries to include most of ‘Western Europe’, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Australian Internships (AI) is well recognised as the market leader in career development programs for international candidates. The programs are designed to meet the growing demand for internationalisation. Programs include: 1. Professional Internships; 2. Paid Hospitality Program; 3. Professional Year Program. The professional team at AI work to support and assist each candidate expand on their skills and gain the experience necessary for success in the highly competitive global workplace.
Center for Cultural Interchange Established in 1985, CCI Greenheart is a nonprofit international educational exchange organization based in Chicago, IL. Our Mission: To promote cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace CCI Greenheart organizes high school exchange, short-term homestays, ESL camps, intern and trainee, summer work travel programs in the U.S. and through the Greenheart Travel division, study, teach, work, volunteer, and language programs in over 35 countries around the world. CCI now sends and receives close to 10,000 participants annually — a remarkable increase since our first seven students participated in the high school exchange program in 1985. In 2004, we adopted Greenheart as our environmental and social initiative. Greenheart connects people and planet through environmentalism, fair trade, social transformation and cross cultural understanding.
Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1980 by Tom and Lilka Areton to promote international understanding and goodwill through people-to-people exchanges. We believe that the best way to build bridges of friendship and trust among people is to experience directly each others' customs, languages and values. To live, study or work together leads to a transformational experience of acceptance and genuine affection. Young people who live with Americans as a family member, participate in the local community, or train in an American business open their minds to the values of volunteering, democracy and freedom. CHI aspires to share the benefits of cultural interchange with the many nations of the earth in the deeply held conviction that such exchanges ultimately contribute to a more prosperous and peaceful world.
Janus International Hospitality Student Exchange is a leader in international recruitment and a major “staffing” resource for companies, both small and large. Whether you need to increase your staff for the summer season or require some extra hands for the holiday rush, we provide effective staffing solutions. Each year we recruit thousands of J-1 visa program participants for hotels, stores, restaurants, resorts and amusement parks around the world and all across the U.S. Our team has extensive experience working with immigration, visas and embassies to implement international work and training programs. We have built relationships with established partners in over 30 countries and we are a designated Work/Travel visa sponsor by the U.S. Department of State.
Pan Atlantic International Training (PAIT, Maine, USA) places qualified international candidates in need of practical training to top American companies looking to diversify company environment. The PAIT J-1 visa sponsorship provides detail-oriented and personalized attention to ensure successful training and internship programs.
World Wide Cultural Exchange WWCE is a leader in International Recruitment and an Innovative Recruiting Solution provider for Host Companies in the United States. WWCE specializes in custom tailored J1 Visa programs for our Host Companies and Participants, and the unsurpassed level of service that WWCE provides has earned us the praise and confidence of thousands of J1 Visa participants and hundreds of Host Companies. WWCE provides world class service, high-quality placements and 24/7 individual assistance prior, during and after our participants' program experience. WWCE promotes the exchange of United States and foreign Participants on a reciprocal basis thereby assuring that the operation of our programs does not have an adverse impact on labor opportunities for United States youth.
Linkages: Africa Ethiopia 1. Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU)
Linkages: Oceania Australia 1. La Trobe University (La Trobe) 2. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) 3. University of Newcastle (UoN) 4. The University of Queensland (UQ) 5. University of South Australia (UNISA) 6. The University of Sydney (Sydney)*
Linkages: Other Organzations 1. Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) with Meiji University 2. Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network (ProSPER.Net) of the Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University 3. World Forum of Universities of Resources on Sustainability (WFURS)
Linkages: Asia [A - J] ASEAN 1.The ASEAN University Network / Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) 2. Cooperative Consortium with Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia University of Indonesia, Indonesia University of Malaya, Malaysia Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Chulalongkorn University, Thailand University of Economics - HCMC, Vietnam National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Cambodia 1. Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) China 1. CIBT School of Business and Technology 2. Guangxi Normal University (GXNU) 3. Tsinghua University* Indonesia 1. Universitas Advent Indonesia UNAI 2. Bandung College of Social Welfare 3. Binus University (Binus) 4. Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)* 5. University of Tarumanagara* Japan 1. Akita University (Akita-U) 2. Chuo University (Chuo) 3. Doshisha University (Doshisha) 4. Ehime University (Ehime-U), Faculty of Education 5. University of Fukui (U-Fukui) 6. Fukuoka University (Department of Earth System Science)* 7. Hiroshima University (Hiroshima-U) 8. Hokkaido University Hokudai, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology 9. Hokkaido University of Education 10. International University of Japan (IUJ), Graduate School of International Relations 11. Japan Agency for Marine - Earth Science and Technology (Jamstec), Institute for Research and Earth Evolution* 12. Japan College of Social Work (JCSW) 13. Kagoshima University (Department of Earth and Evironmental Science)* 14. Kanazawa University (KU), Faculty of Science 15. Kansai University of International Studies (KUINS) 16. Kobe University (Kobe-U) 17. Kumamoto University (Kumamoto-U) 18. Kyoto University (Kyoto-U), with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Advanced Imaging Technology Laboratory 19. Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) 20. Meiji University (Meiji), with the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration 21. Meiji Gakuin University (Meiji Gakuin) 22. Meiji Pharmaceutical University (My-Pharm) 23. Nagasaki University (Nagasaki-U) 24. Nagoya Gakuin University (NGU) 25. Nagoya University (Nagoya-U)(for renewal) 26. National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS) 27. Nihon Fukushi University (Nihon Fukushi) 28. Nihon University (Nihon-U), College of Economics 29. Okinawa Christian University and Okinawa Christian Junior College* 30. Osaka University (Osaka-U), Graduate School of Engineering / School of Engineering 31. Ritsumeikan University (Ritsumeikan) 32. Sekiguchi Global Research Association 33. University of Kitakyushu 34. University of Shizuoka (U-Shizuoka) 35. Soka University (Soka) 36. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) 37. Toyo University (Toyo) 38. Yokohama National University (YNU)*
Linkages: Asia [K - Z] Korea 1. Ajou University (Ajou) 2. Chonnam National University (CNU) 3. Chonbuk National University (CBNU)* 4. Chung-Ang University (CAU)* 5. Chungnam National University (CNU) 6. Daejin University* 7. Dong-A University* 8. Dongguk University (Dongguk)*, Dongguk Business School 9. Dongshin University (DSU)* 10. Gongju National University of Education* 11. Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) 12. Hallym University (Hallym) 13. Hanbat National University (HBNU) 14. Hannam University (Hannam) 15. Hanyang University* 16. Hoseo University* 17. Jeonju University (JJ) 18. Kangwon National University (KNU) 19. Keimyung University (KMU) 20. Kktongnae Hyundo University of Social Welfare 21. Konyang University* 22. Korea Foundation (KF) 23. Korea Maritime University 24. Korea University of Technology and Education (KUT) 25. Kosin University* 26. Kyung Hee University (KHU) 27. Mokpo National University* 28. POSCO TJ Park Foundation 29. Seoul National University (SNU) 30. Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Seoultech) 31. Silla University* (Silla) 32. Soongsil University (SSU) 33. Sunchon National University (SCNU) 34. Sungkonghoe University (SKHU) 35. University of Seoul (UOS) 36. University of Ulsan* (UOU) 37. Woosong University (Woosung) 38. Yeungnam University* 39. Yonsei University (Yonsei) Laos 1. National University of Laos (NUoL) Malaysia 1. Universiti of Pendidikan Sultan Idris* 2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 3. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Russia 1. Moscow State University* (MSU) 2. St. Petersburg State University (SPBU) Saudi Arabia 1. Non-Destructive Testing Technology Institute* Singapore 1. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 2. Singapore Management University (SMU) Taiwan 1. Academia Sinica, Research Center for Environmental Changes (RCEC), and Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies* 2. Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science (CHNA) 3. Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) 4. Da-Yeh University* 5. National Chengchi University (NCCU) 6. National Penghu University of Science and Technology 7. National Taiwan University (NTU) 8. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) 9. Shih Hsin University (SHU) 10. Tunghai University* (THU) 11. Yu-Da College of Business* Thailand 1. Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Engineering (Chula) 2. Maejo University (MJU) 3. Mahasarakham University (MSU) 4. Mahidol University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Mahidol) 5. National Institute of Development Administration 6. Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) Vietnam 1. Can Tho University (CTU) 2. Dalat University (DLU) 3. Hanoi University of Technology* 4. Ho Chi Minh Polytechnic University 5. Ho Chi Minh University of Technology* 6. Open University of Ho Chi Minh (OU)
Linkages: Europe Austria 1. Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) 2. University of Klagenfurt (Uni-Klu) 3. University of Salzburg (Uni-Salzburg) Belgium 1. University of College Ghent (Hogent) Czech Republic 1. Czech Technical University of Prague (CVUT) Denmark 1. Aalborg University (Research Center on Development and International Relations) (AAU) 2. Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims (RCT) European Commission ERASMUS MUNDUS Mobility with Asia (EMMA) through the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France (UNS) 1. EMMA - EAST European partner universities: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, University of Genoa, Italy, Adam Mickiewicz, University, Poland, "Lucian Blaga" University, Sibiu, Romania 2. EMMA - WEST European partner universities Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, Universitá Degli Studi Di Padova, Italy, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands, Uniwersytet Warszawski,Poland, Universidad de Évora, Portugal, "Lucian Blaga" University Sibiu, Romania France 1. Université Blaise Pascal - Clairemont II (UBP) 2. Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux - Arts (ENSBA) 3. Ecole Superieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA) 4. Institut National Des Langues Et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) 5. Institut d'Études Politiques De Paris (Sciences Po) 6. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (link) 7. University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (UNICE) 8. Université Paul Valery - Montpellier III (Univ-MontP3) 9. Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI (UPMC) (Co-tutelle agreement) 10. Université De La Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III (Univ-Paris3) Germany 1. Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT-Bremen) 2. Technische Universität Dortmund (TU Dortmund) 3. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 4. IBF Electronic GmbH and Co., KG 5. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Goethe) 6. Katholischer Akademischer Auslander-Dienst (KAAD) 7. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Rhein-Waal) 8. Universität Kassel * Italy 1. Universitá di Ferrara (UNIFE) 2. Florence University of the Arts (FUA) 3. Romualdo del Bianco Foundation (link) 4. University of Salerno (UNISA) The Netherlands 1. University of Amsterdam (UVA) 2. University of Twente (UT) Norway 1. University of Bergen (UiB) Poland 1. Adam Mickiewicz University(UAM)* Spain 1. Fundacíon Fernando Rielo (FFR) 2. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID) 3. Universidad de Alcala (UAH)* 4. University of Murcia (UM) Sweden 1. Karlstad University (Kau) Switzerland 1. CERN - (CMS Experiment at the CERN LHC Accelerator) 2. University of Lucerne (Uni Luzern) 3. Swiss Education Group Consortium (SEG) United Kingdom 1. Community Centred Conservation (C3)
Linkages: North America Canada 1. Université de Montréal (UdeM) 2. University of Manitoba (U of M) United States of America 1. California Academy of Sciences (CALACADEMY) 2. Dr. David Wurfel, Seattle, WA -- Asean Lecture Series 3. Florida State University (FSU) 4. Kennesaw State University (KSU) 5. Lamar University (Lamar) 6. New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) * 7. St. Norbert College (SNC) 8. State University of New York Potsdam (SUNY) 9. University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)* 10. University of Houston (UH) 11. University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) 12. University of Michigan (UM) 13. University of North Florida (UNF) 14. University of Redlands (Redlands) 15. University of Southern California (USC) 16. University of Utah (Utah)*
University of the Philippines host company. First Place, Inc. is a Philippine-based career and education counseling organization. We help students and young professionals attend training and internships, cultural exchanges, travel opportunities, and work-study programs in the United States, Europe, Australia, and other countries. Our global partners include nearly a hundred cultural exchange organizations, educational institutions, host companies, and visa sponsors. FPI is the first and only private organization in the Philippines accepted as a member of the WYSE Work Abroad Association, a merger of the Global Work Experience Association (GWEA) and the International Association for Educational Work Exchange Programs (IAEWEP), and a sector association member of the prestigious World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation (WYSETC) based in the Netherlands.