The faculty spend two-thirds of their time in teaching and one-third in research and extension activities. Awards Received: ¢It was recognized as a Centre for the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program, which allows the PUP to confer degrees on many professionals who have yet to obtain their baccalaureate degrees after enrolling in a non-traditional structure course of learning. ¢President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo proclaimed PUP as Philippine National Comprehensive University in 2004, during the universitys centennial.
¢The PUP has obtained recognition as a Centre for Development in the field of Information Technology from the Commission on Higher Education. ¢Named as the Virtual Centre for Technology Innovation by the Department of Science and Technology. ¢The university was deemed the First Cyber University IT Park in the Philippines by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. ¢Ave Perez Jacob Palanca Awardee, Writer ¢Domingo De Guzman, Lecturer Palanca Awardee, Psychoanalyst UP Almost 26. 6 per cent of its faculty have doctorate degrees and 36. 2 per cent have masters degrees.
The rest are working on their graduate studies. Awards Received: ¢Dr. Caesar Saloma, Dean of the College of Science, UP Diliman was awarded the ASEAN Outstanding Scientist and Technologist Award. The awarding took place during the 8th ASEAN Science and Technology Week held in Manila on July 7, 2008. The award is given every three years. ¢Dr. Walden Bello, a professor of Sociology at UP Diliman, received the Outstanding Public Scholar Award for 2008 from the International Political Economy (IPE) Section of the International Studies Association (ISA).
He is only the second person to receive the award, the first being Dr. Susan George of France in 2007. George wrote the book How the Other Half Dies, which deals with global hunger. Bello received the award on March 28, 2008 during the ISAs 49th annual meeting in San Francisco, California. ¢Wayne Dell Manuel, a software developer at the National Telehealth Centre of the University of the Philippines, bested more than 700 other international contestants to win the Google Map Maker Global Competition.
The contest encourages Google Map users from around the world to map universities, schools and hospitals to enable humanitarian organizations to navigate countries during times of crisis. ? ¢Lourdes Cruz, a professor at the Marine Science Institute of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City is one of the recipients of the 2010 LOreal-UNESCO Awards in the Life Sciences, for discovering the use of snail toxins to study brain functions.
She is one of five exceptional women scientists in the world to be awarded by the UNESCO on March 4, 2010, in Paris, France. ¢Filipino environmental advocate and UP College of Law professorial lecturer, Antonio Oposa Jr. was among the recipients of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for his path breaking crusade to engage Filipinos in acts of enlightened citizenship that maximize the power of law to protect and nurture the environment for themselves, their children, and generations still to come.
Awarding ceremonies was held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Aug. 31, 2009. ¢Prof. Matthew M. Santamaria of the UP Asian Center was among the eight professors and students who made up the Philippine delegation to the Shanghai Theatre Expo 2009. The delegation, headed by Prof. Ricardo Abad of Ateneo de Manila University and Nick Lizaso of UNESCO ITI-Philippines, represented the country in the scheduled Theme Workshops. ¢Distinguished writer and UP professor Jose Butch Dalisay Jr. became the first Filipino to participate in the PENÑŽ
World Voices Festival of International Literature, a gathering of about 160 writers from more than 50 countries, held from April 27 to May 3, 2009. EARIST EARIST in its 10 colleges consists of 400 faculty members and staffs. 350,000 Alumni members are presently working in the different fields of discipline all over the world with special mention; in the USA, Europe, Asian countries, and in the Philippines as Government Officials such as; Secretary, Deputy Secretary in the Philippine Cabinet, Senate, member of the Congress, etc.
Recognition: ¢Baccalaureate College for Liberal Arts ¢Comprehensive Teaching and Baccalaureate University Level II ¢Graduate Capable HEIs Level III ¢(Results of the CARNEGIE 2003 Classification Evaluation on the Typology of Philippine Higher Education) ¢Awarded Level II Status in the fourteen Degrees Programs (Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines) ¢Rated SUC Level II by CHED-DBM-PASUC Leveling EvaluationÑŽ
SOURCES: http://www. pup. edu. ph/academic/colleges. asp UP employee wins Google map contest, Manila Standard Today, March 3, 2010. Science prof chosen for UNESCO award in the life sciences, Philippine Star, October 25, 2009. Environmentalist wins Ramon Magsaysay Award, Manila Standard Today, August 4, 2009. Manila Bulletin, June 5, 2009. First Filipino in PEN World Voices Festival in New York, Manila Bulletin, May 23, 2009.