Clearing the paths while laying new foundations to transform the Polytechnic University of the Philippines into an epistemic community.


Reflective of the great emphasis being given by the country's leadership aimed at providing appropriate attention to the alleviation of the plight of the poor, the development of the citizens, and of the national economy to become globally competitive, the University shall commit its academic resources and manpower to achieve its goals through:

  1. Provision of undergraduate and graduate education which meet international standards of quality and excellence;
  2. Generation and transmission of knowledge in the broad range of disciplines relevant and responsive to the dynamically changing domestic and international environment;
  3. Provision of more equitable access to higher education opportunities to deserving and qualified Filipinos; and
  4. Optimization, through efficiency and effectiveness, of social, institutional, and individual returns and benefits derived from the utilization of higher education resources.


As a state university, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines believes that:

  • Education is an instrument for the development of the citizenry and for the enhancement of nation building;
  • Meaningful growth and transformation of the country are best achieved in an atmosphere of brotherhood, peace, freedom, justice and a nationalist-oriented education imbued with the spirit of humanist internationalism.

Strategic Objective: 8-Point Agenda

  1. Pursuing Academic Excellence through Disciplinal Integrity
  2. Embedding a Culture of Research in PUP
  3. Assuring Transparency and Participatoriness in Giving Rewards and Sanctions
  4. Modernization and Upgrading of Physical Facilities, Equipment, Library and Campus Development
  5. Reconceptualization of Academic Freedom
  6. Institutionalizing Civil Society Engagement and Involved Extension Service Program
  7. Fiscal Responsibility
  8. Assessment of the Institutional Processes and Critical-Rational Review of the Entire Organization

(View more information on the PUP 8-Point Agenda)

Shared Values

  • God-Fearing
  • Love for Humanity and Democracy
  • Collegiality
  • Integrity and Credibility
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Passion for Learning
  • Humanist Internationalism


Presidential Decree No.1341 mandated the PUP to expand the program offerings of the University to include courses in polytechnic areas and has also given the University the authority to expand diametrically through the establishment of branches, consortia and linkages.

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