Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2023 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Sat, 09 Dec 2023 06:34:55 GMT https://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 10 InfoCore Engine 3.0 PUP Communication Management Office webmaster@pup.edu.ph Collaborative Symposium Explores Advancement of Continuing Professional Development Programmes PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Open University System (OUS) Executive Director, Prof. Carmencita L. Castolo, recently led a delegation to the LiPACE Symposium on Advancement of Continuing Professional Development Programmes. The event, hosted by the Division of Part-time and Non-local Programmes (PNP) of LiPACE, took place on December 1, 2023.</p> <p>The symposium aimed to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two institutions in the field of continuing and professional education. Prof. Castolo and her team engaged in discussions with LiPACE representatives on various topics, including the positioning, provisions, and quality assurance dimension of continuing and professional education programmes.</p> <p>During the symposium, the PUP OUS Institute of Continuing and Professional Development shared its best practices, showcasing the success and effectiveness of their programmes. This provided valuable insights for LiPACE, which is keen on enhancing its own offerings and ensuring the highest standards of education.</p> <p>Prof. Castolo expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the symposium and highlighted the importance of such collaborations in advancing the field of continuing professional development. She emphasized the need for institutions to continuously evolve and adapt to the changing demands of the workforce, ensuring that professionals are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their respective fields.</p> <p>The symposium concluded with a commitment from both institutions to explore future collaborative initiatives. This partnership aims to further enhance the quality and accessibility of continuing professional development opportunities for individuals seeking to advance their careers.</p> <p>The successful symposium between PUP OUS and LiPACE highlights the importance of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the field of continuing professional development. By leveraging each institution’s expertise and resources, they strive to make a significant impact on the professional development landscape, ultimately benefiting individuals and industries alike.</p> <p><img alt="Collaborative Symposium Explores Advancement of Continuing Professional Development Programmes" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/2ccW1vS/2023-12-07-collab-sympo-explores-adv-of-continuing-professional-dev-progs-1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="Collaborative Symposium Explores Advancement of Continuing Professional Development Programmes" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/DbYrTc6/2023-12-07-collab-sympo-explores-adv-of-continuing-professional-dev-progs-2.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=GWAExDLZlNE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 07 Dec 2023 21:45:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=GWAExDLZlNE%3d PUP wraps up ECOVIP Replication Workshop PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>In a bid to enhance entrepreneurial education and foster innovation, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) recently organized a Replication Workshop for the ECOVIP Project. The event featured insights from three distinguished lecturers, namely Prof. Regina Zuñiga, Prof. Yolanda Montances, and Prof. Krupskaya Valila, who shared their experiences and knowledge gained during their training in University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain, from October 2 to October 6, 2023.</p> <p>The workshop, held at PUP Sta. Mesa campus, aimed to disseminate best practices and strategies in entrepreneurship and innovation that the lecturers acquired during their international training. The event attracted students interested in exploring the intersection of entrepreneurship, tourism, communication and technology.</p> <p><strong>Prof. Regina Zuñiga: Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Spirit</strong></p> <p>Prof. Regina Zuñiga, from the College of Tourism, Hospitality, and Transportation Management, focused her presentation on various entrepreneurship models. Drawing from her training in Alicante, Zuñiga emphasized the importance of adopting innovative business models and cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset among students. She discussed practical approaches to identifying and capitalizing on entrepreneurial opportunities, enriching the audience with real-world examples and case studies.</p> <p><strong>Prof. Yolanda Montances: Navigating the Social Entrepreneurship Landscape</strong></p> <p>Prof. Yolanda Montances, also from the College of Tourism, Hospitality, and Transportation Management, delved into the realm of social entrepreneurship. Montances shared insights into how businesses can align their operations with social and environmental goals while remaining economically sustainable. Her presentation showcased successful social entrepreneurship initiatives worldwide, inspiring attendees to consider the broader impact of business activities.</p> <p><strong>Prof. Krupskaya Valila: The Synergy of Communication and Technology in Business</strong></p> <p>Prof. Krupskaya Valila from the College of Communication, explored the dynamic interplay between communication, technology, and business. Valila discussed the transformative power of effective communication in conveying business ideas, emphasizing the role of communication for innovation.</p> <p>The Replication Workshop not only served as a platform for knowledge dissemination but also facilitated interactive discussions and networking opportunities among participants. Attendees appreciated the diverse perspectives offered by the lecturers, showcasing the interdisciplinary nature of entrepreneurship education.</p> <p><img alt="PUP wraps up ECOVIP Replication Workshop" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/sFszcp2/2023-12-05-pup-wraps-up-ecovip-replication-workshop.jpg" /></p> <p>Student participants also presented their business ideas and were critiqued and given suggestions towards the end of the workshop.</p> <p><sub>*assisted by ChatGPT, fact-checked and verified</sub></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=gN3A3eqoRi0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 06 Dec 2023 01:36:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=gN3A3eqoRi0%3d Training of Trainers 1 Study Visit at the University of Alicante: A Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship and Tourism PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, <br/><p>In a bid to foster a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship principles and promote th<a href="javascript:WebForm_DoPostBackWithOptions(new WebForm_PostBackOptions("ctl00$bdy$btnPublish", "", true, "", "", false, true))" id="btnPublish">Publish Now</a>e development of effective business models, the Training of Trainers 1 Study Visit took place at the University of Alicante, Spain from October 2-6, 2023. The event aimed to bring together educators and practitioners to engage in practical exercises, discussions, and activities that would enhance their skills in imparting entrepreneurship knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Key Objectives:</strong></p> <p>The study visit included a range of objectives designed to provide participants with a well-rounded experience:</p> <p><strong>Practical Exercises:</strong> Conduct practical exercises based on the theory delivered in online training sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of essential entrepreneurship principles.<br /> <strong>Business Model Development:</strong> Elaborate effective business models through group work and discussions, obtaining immediate feedback from trainers, and understanding their applicability in real-world contexts.<br /> <strong>Communication Skills:</strong> Enhance skills to effectively communicate business ideas to potential investors through a variety of practical activities.<br /> <strong>Online Course Design:</strong> Begin working on the design of an online course in the scope of “Introduction to Entrepreneurship.”<br /> <strong>Entrepreneurship Competition Design:</strong> Begin working on the design of an entrepreneurship competition in the scope of the designated task.<br /> <strong>Overview of Tourism Programs:</strong> Provide an overview of research and degree programs in Tourism at the University of Alicante.<br /> <strong>Networking:</strong> Meet and discuss with practitioners in the field of Tourism, particularly in sustainable tourism or ecotourism, and learn from their experiences.</p> <p><strong>Insightful Sessions and Speakers:</strong></p> <p>The study visit featured a lineup of distinguished speakers who shared their expertise and experiences:</p> <p>Prof. Maria Elena Fabregat presented “Bringing the Stakeholders into the Classroom,” citing examples from the UA Masters in Social Innovation.<br /> Mr. Israel Pastor discussed “Supporting Employability and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alicante” from the perspective of the Employment Centre.<br /> Ms. Loren Moreno Monteagudo explored “University of Alicante: Emprende,” shedding light on the institutional framework for entrepreneurship.<br /> Ms. Penélope López Benito shared insights into sustainability in the tourism industry, using the example of the company ALISUB.</p> <p><strong>Exploration of Alicante:</strong></p> <p>Beyond the sessions, participants engaged in a pitch challenge, akin to a reality show format, leveraging the knowledge gained during the visit. The group also enjoyed a campus tour and visits to key landmarks, including the Estación Biológica de Torretes & Museo de la Biodiversidad, Alicante Castle, Hestia Lucentum, and more.</p> <p>CMO Director Krupskaya Valila, project manager of ECOVIP Work Package 11 Dissemination and Visibility; College of Tourism, Hospitality and Transportation Management Chairperson Prof. Yolanda Montances, and Department of Tourism and Transportation Management Faculty Prof. Regina Zuniga attended the training in Spain.</p> <p>The study visit successfully provided a platform for knowledge exchange, practical skill development, and networking opportunities, reinforcing the commitment to promoting entrepreneurship and tourism at the University of Alicante.</p> <p>(Read the original article <a href="https://www.ecoviperasmus.eu/news/training-trainers-1-study-visit-university-alicante-deep-dive-entrepreneurship-and-tourism" target="_blank">here</a> as posted on the ECOVIP website.)</p> <p><sub>*supported by ChatGPT; edited and fact-checked</sub></p> <p><img alt="Training of Trainers 1 Study Visit at the University of Alicante: A Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship and Tourism" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/JsDMKyX/2023-11-21-training-of-trainers-1-study-visit-at-the-university-of-alicante-a-deep-dive-into-entrepr.jpg" /><br /> <sub><strong>Photo source:</strong> Training of Trainers 1 Study Visit at the University of Alicante: A Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship and Tourism. (2023, October 6). ECOVIP Website. https://www.ecoviperasmus.eu/news/training-trainers-1-study-visit-university-alicante-deep-dive-entrepreneurship-and-tourism</sub></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Zj8Id9OgQVE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 21 Nov 2023 17:54:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Zj8Id9OgQVE%3d Empowering Future Entrepreneurs: ECOVIP Training of Trainers Module 1 Focuses On Entrepreneurship Fundamentals PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, <br/><p>In an initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurship on a global scale, the ECOVIP Training of Trainers Module 1 recently kicked off, providing a comprehensive discussion of Entrepreneurship Fundamentals. Hosted by the University of Alicante, this module gathered renowned experts to delve into key aspects of entrepreneurship, offering valuable insights for teachers of aspiring business leaders.</p> <p><strong>1. The Principles of Entrepreneurship by Prof. Eduardo Sánchez García and Prof. Javier Martínez Falcó</strong></p> <p>The inaugural session haf Prof. Eduardo Sánchez García and Prof. Javier Martínez Falcó, distinguished faculty members of the University of Alicante, shed light on the principles of entrepreneurship. Their presentations delved into the concept, origins, and evolution of entrepreneurship, providing participants with a solid foundation to understand the dynamic world of entrepreneurial endeavors.</p> <p><strong>2. From Idea to Opportunity: Prof. Antonio Antón Baeza Explores Different Perspectives of Entrepreneurship</strong></p> <p>Prof. Antonio Antón Baeza discussed the various perspectives of entrepreneurship, emphasizing the crucial transition from a mere idea to a viable opportunity. Drawing on his expertise, participants gained valuable insights into the nuanced journey of transforming innovative concepts into sustainable business ventures.</p> <p><strong>3. Crafting the Entrepreneurial Profile: Prof. Antonio Antón Baeza Guides Participants</strong></p> <p>Continuing his impactful contributions, Prof. Antonio Antón Baeza delved into the intricacies of the entrepreneurial profile. Participants received guidance on identifying and honing the key attributes that define successful entrepreneurs, empowering them to cultivate the skills necessary for navigating the challenges of the business landscape.</p> <p><strong>4. Ms. Cristina Beans Explores Social Entrepreneurship</strong></p> <p>The module also featured a session on social entrepreneurship, spearheaded by Ms. Cristina Beans from the University of Alicante Institutional Project Management Office (OGPI). With a focus on creating positive social impact through innovative business models, Ms. Beans provided a fresh perspective on the role of entrepreneurship in addressing societal challenges.</p> <p><strong>5. Prof. Victor Climent Measures Entrepreneurial Intention</strong></p> <p>Prof. Victor Climent brought a quantitative aspect to the discussion by exploring the measurement of entrepreneurial intention. Drawing on research and practical examples, he offered participants a deeper understanding of how entrepreneurial intentions can be assessed and leveraged for effective business development.</p> <p><strong>6. Ms. Cristina Beans on Supporting Entrepreneurship</strong></p> <p>Ms. Cristina Beans returned to discuss the vital topic of supporting entrepreneurship. From identifying resources to navigating challenges, participants gained insights into the various ways institutions can provide the necessary support for aspiring entrepreneurs to thrive</p> <p><strong>7. Prof. João Carvalho Intensively Discussed the Base Business Creation Model</strong></p> <p>Expanding the horizons of Entrepreneurship Fundamentals, Prof. João Carvalho took the stage to present the base business creation model. Drawing upon his expertise, Prof. Carvalho elucidated the foundational elements that underpin the establishment of a successful business including economic and financial viability. Participants gained valuable insights into the essential steps and considerations involved in creating a robust business model that can weather the challenges of the competitive market.</p> <p><strong>8. Prof. Waltraud Jelinek-Krickl Shares Entrepreneurship Implementation and Communication Techniques</strong></p> <p>Diving into the practical aspects of entrepreneurship, Prof. Waltraud Jelinek-Krickl from the Applied University FH Joanneum in Austria brought a wealth of knowledge on entrepreneurship implementation and communication techniques. Her session provided participants with hands-on strategies for translating entrepreneurial ideas into action. Prof. Jelinek-Krickl emphasized the significance of effective communication in navigating the complexities of entrepreneurship, ensuring that innovative concepts resonate with stakeholders and potential investors.</p> <p>As the module progressed, participants were exposed to a rich tapestry of perspectives, ranging from theoretical foundations to real-world applications. The diversity of topics covered by these renowned experts reflects the multifaceted nature of entrepreneurship and equips participants with a holistic understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape.</p> <p>The ECOVIP Training of Trainers Module 1 has emerged as a pivotal platform for knowledge exchange and capacity building in the field of entrepreneurship. By incorporating insights from esteemed professionals like Prof. João Carvalho and Prof. Waltraud Jelinek-Krickl, the program not only imparts theoretical knowledge but also arms participants with the practical tools needed to navigate the dynamic world of entrepreneurship.</p> <p>Faculty members from the PUP College of Tourism, Hospitality and Transportation management attended the said training. This training aims to emphasize the importance of including ecotourism and entrepreneurship in the curriculum of tourism graduates.</p> <p>The ECOVIP Training of Trainers Module 1 on Entrepreneurship Fundamentals has set a high standard for future training of trainers session. By bringing together esteemed experts and covering a diverse range of topics, the program equips participants with the knowledge and tools needed to embark on their entrepreneurial journeys. As the global community continues to grapple with economic shifts, initiatives like ECOVIP play a pivotal role in empowering individuals to drive innovation and contribute to a more dynamic and resilient economy.</p> <p>(Read the original article <a href="https://www.ecoviperasmus.eu/news/empowering-future-entrepreneurs-ecovip-training-trainers-module-1-focuses-entrepreneurship" target="_blank">here</a> as posted on the ECOVIP website.)</p> <p><sub>*supported by ChatGPT; edited and fact-checked</sub></p> <p><img alt="Empowering Future Entrepreneurs: ECOVIP Training of Trainers Module 1 Focuses On Entrepreneurship Fundamentals" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/KGzWKXp/2023-11-21-empowering-future-entrepreneurs-ecovip-training-of-trainers-module-1-focuses-on-entrepren.jpg" /><br /> <sub><strong>Photo source:</strong> Empowering Future Entrepreneurs: ECOVIP Training of Trainers Module 1 Focuses On Entrepreneurship Fundamentals. (2023, September 29). ECOVIP Website. https://www.ecoviperasmus.eu/news/empowering-future-entrepreneurs-ecovip-training-trainers-module-1-focuses-entrepreneurship</sub></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=tDBBLBRCINE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 21 Nov 2023 17:42:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=tDBBLBRCINE%3d CoEd students showcase language research at the 4th ICALLE Rhanna Claire Presidente, Gilland Ramos, News, College of Education <br/><p>Selected fourth-year students under the Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English program from the College of Education- Sta. Mesa Campus presented different research at the 4th International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Education held on October 19–21, 2023 at the De La Salle University, Manila.</p> <p>Elirie A. Abalin, through her study titled “Iskotutorial: Development of an Educational Website Using Wordpress,” explored the creation and utilization of an educational platform using Wordpress. Her research was about the development of a website to enhance learning experiences for students.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Kenneth Del Rosario’s study, “Improving English Vocabulary of First year BSED students through Quizlet,” focused on the integration of a digital learning tool—Quizlet in a classroom setup to enhance the vocabulary acquisition of freshmen students.</p> <p>The last research, “Translanguaging in Action: Practice, Benefits, and Challenges,” by Reynaline De Guzman delved into the application, advantages, and problems associated with translanguaging, emphasizing its role in language teaching and learning.</p> <p>ICALLE 2023 led the discussions on applied linguistics and language education, bringing together applied linguists, language educators across levels, and graduate and undergraduate students, who teach or are involved in the teaching of English or any other first or second language.</p> <p>Intended as a triennial conference, ICALLE aims to sustain this exchange of ideas so that more research-based instructional practices could be explored and developed.</p> <p>Two of the conference activities were Competitions and Awards for 3-Minute Thesis (3MT), Pitch, ICALLE OPAs (Outstanding Paper Award), and Round Table Discussion.</p> <p>The Round Table Discussion were divided into two (2) categories 1) AI in English Language Teaching and Language Research which featured the current debate on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in ELT and Language Research where panelists shared the benefits, threats, issues, challenges, and how teachers and students and scholars should deal with them and 2) English Language Education in the Philippines: Current Situations and Future Directions where the chairpersons of different English departments in the NCR were invited to share the status of applied linguistics and language education in their own universities.</p> <p>The three-day conference also invited speakers, panelists, mentees, and plenary speakers such as, Prof. Nicola Galloway from the University of Glasgow of United Kingdom, Prof. Jong-Bok Kim from Kyung Hee University of South Korea, Prof. Rochelle Lucas from De La Salle University of Philippines, Prof. Andrew Moody from the University of Macau of Macau SAR, and lastly, Prof Eric Friginal from Hong Kong Polytechnic University of Hong Kong SAR.</p> <p>Following the success of past ICALLE conferences, ICALLE 2023 brings similar questions to the fore by facilitating a dynamic discussion of the application of research in the many branches of linguistics to language education. It strengthens the language educator the interface between skill in the method and practice of language teaching and information about theoretical and methodological developments and issues concerning how languages such as English are learned and taught.</p> <p>The ICALLE served as a platform for these Iskolars to showcase their academic and technological skills, innovation, and potential contributions to the field of language and linguistics.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=D1FLVOOwGDE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 20 Nov 2023 13:39:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=D1FLVOOwGDE%3d PUP SMB hailed as overall champion in 2023 University Intramurals Hezron Malubag, News, PUP Sta. Maria Bulacan <br/><p>PUP Sta. Maria Bulacan (PUP SMB) Campus was proclaimed the overall champion in the 2023 University Intramurals which culminated on Friday, October 27, at the PUP Sta. Mesa Gymnasium. The PUP SMB Goldstars PepSquad defended their three-peat reign with their routine performance of pop hit mix “Gento” by SB19.</p> <p>“While on vacation, we began UI 2023 preparations by sending out a Facebook invitation to interested athletes. Similar to how 2019 preparations were made, since the epidemic hit, everyone had to start over,” said three-peat head coach champion Justin Angelo.</p> <p>“We concentrate on the things we can influence and do. Our intention is to wow the audience with a spectacular performance and instill pride in our cherished school,” he added.</p> <p>With overall efforts, PUP SMB also bagged achievements in different categories, including Volleyball Men’s Team (1st runner-up), Salindak in the hip-hop competition (2nd runner-up), and the Basketball Team which placed 4th in the ranking.</p> <p>The University Intramurals were part of the month-long celebration of PUP’s 119th Founding Anniversary. It was the first-time the intramurals were held given its hiatus since the height of the pandemic.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=tPfYICGYKzI%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 17 Nov 2023 16:04:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=tPfYICGYKzI%3d EOW shortlisted for Access, Diversity & Inclusion Award by QS Reimagine Education Melanie Jimenez, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>PUP’s flagship extension program Education on Wheels has been shortlisted for the Access, Diversity & Inclusion Award under the 2023 QS Reimagine Education. Out of a staggering 1200+ submissions across 17 awards categories, this project emerged as one of the top 30%.</p> <p>“Malaking karangalan pong makilala ang ating initiative para mas mapalawak ang access to education dito sa ating bansa. To be recognized by a global award-giving body is also a badge of honor for PUP. Good job sa ating EOW Team at sa lahat ng mga sumusuporta sa advocacy nating ito,” University President Dr. Manuel Muhi shared when he received the news of this achievement.</p> <p>Initiated with the aim of providing education to underserved communities, the Education on Wheels project employs innovative methods to reach students in remote areas. EOW has already deployed the bus-turned-classroom in the slums of Tondo and expects to expand its reach as the project progresses.</p> <p>As part of the shortlisted initiatives, the project is entitled to use the official e-badge provided by QS Reimagine Education across all web, social, and printed channels. The badge proudly displays the project’s achievement and emphasizes the significance of its impact in the education sector.</p> <p>The EOW team also has the opportunity to further showcase their work at the Reimagine Education Awards & Conference, which includes a 2-minute video pitch hosted on the virtual platform, full access to the virtual platform, in-person conference, and Gala Dinner, as well as a five-minute in-person elevator pitch at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, from December 11–13, 2023. For more information on the project and the Reimagine Education Awards & Conference, visit www.reimagine-education.com</p> <p>#QSReimagine, #EdTech, and #Innovation</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=9B6DpM8Cuds%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 09 Nov 2023 11:49:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=9B6DpM8Cuds%3d PUP makes it to the QS World University Rankings 2024 Angelo Acedera, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) makes it to the top 16 universities in the Philippines according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in Asia for 2024. This recognition reflects PUP’s commitment to providing quality and high-impact education at par with global standards.</p> <p>University President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi expresses his heartfelt appreciation to those who contributed to this remarkable achievement, “Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga tumulong at nagpursige para maabot natin ang karangalan na ito na makapasok sa QS World University Rankings in Asia for 2024. Bihira po ang makapasok dito sa prestigious (QS) World University Rankings. Asahan po ninyo na we will continue to work hard and adhere to international quality education standards para sa mga estudyante at sa bayan.”</p> <p>This is the first time PUP entered the world rankings alongside the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu, Far Eastern University (FEU), and Mindanao State University (MSU). Among the 16 universities included in the list, PUP is at top 7, securing a global rank within #551-600.</p> <p>Early this year, PUP received a Three-Star rating from the QS Stars Rating System, recognizing its potential in achieving international education standards, conducting complex research activities, and implementing innovative pedagogical teaching. The University’s strengths and areas of expertise include excellent in employability and online learning; very good in teaching, academic development, and inclusiveness; and good in social responsibility. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSND) program received a specialist criteria rating.</p> <p>The QS World University Rankings feature 1,500 institutions across 104 countries. Its 20th edition implemented the largest methodological enhancement in introducing these three new metrics: sustainability, employment outcomes, and the International Research Network.</p> <p>This recognition is beneficial to the institution because it can provide valuable information to students, increase visibility and reputation, and promote competition and innovation. The QS World University Rankings can help the university improve its performance and provide better service to students and communities.</p> <p>For more details, please reach us at <a href="mailto:commcenter@pup.edu.ph">commcenter@pup.edu.ph</a>.</p> <p><img alt="PUP makes it to the QS World University Rankings 2024" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/Hp1ydyK/2023-11-09-pup-makes-it-to-the-qs-world-university-rankings-2024.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=aknx8ApjLq4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 09 Nov 2023 08:26:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=aknx8ApjLq4%3d Maiden publication from RICL-CPS is finalist in National Book Awards Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>“Sining at Kamalayang Pilipino na Maka-Tao” edited by University of the Philippines (UP) Professor-Emeritus Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson and published under PUP Research Institute for Culture and Language – Center for Philippine Studies (RICL-CPS) is one of the finalists for the 41st National Book Awards. It will compete against four (4) other works under the Literary Criticism/ Cultural Studies Category.</p> <p>The anthology of academic essays was the culminating output of the three-year Masterclass on Philippine Arts at PUP: Desk and TP Seminar-Workshop organized since 2021 until this year. The Masterclass is a joint project of the University Center for Culture and Arts (UCCA) headed by Prof. Bely Ygot, College of Arts and Letters (CAL) headed by Dr. Romeo Pena, and RICL headed by Prof. Joseph Reylan Viray, while CPS is led by Prof. Jomar Adaya.</p> <p>Sining at Kamalayang Pilipino na Maka-tao is the first publication facilitated by RICL-CPS. This is also the first time a publication from the research center gained recognition from a national award-giving body.</p> <p>PUP scholars who contributed to this collection are faculty members from various departments, namely, Elaine Carie Almirante-Andres (College of Human Kinetics and Extension Management Cluster Coordinator), Giselle Cabrera (College of Arts and Letters), Jose Clutario (College of Arts and Letters and Gender and Development Coordinator), Leonardo Dela Cruz (College of Arts and Letters), Marvin Lobos (College of Arts and Letters), Jalaine Joyce Malabanan (College of Arts and Letters and Center for Futures Research), Alvin Ortiz (College of Arts and Letters and Research Institute for Language and Literary Studies), Marianne Ortiz (College of Arts and Letters and Institute of Open and Distance Education – Open University System), Jerome Permejo (College of Social Sciences and Development and Gender and Development Office), Leomar Requejo (College of Arts and Letters), and Federico Rivera Jr. (College of Arts and Letters).</p> <p>Completing the collection are essays from leading Filipino scholars from the different fields of the arts such as literature, theater, visual arts, music, dance, architecture, film, and broadcast media are featured in this collection. Authors include Cecilia De La Paz, Elizabeth Enriquez, Rene Javellana, Rosalie Matilac, Jerry Respeto, Arwin Tan, Nicanor Tiongson, and Galileo Zafra.</p> <p>The National Book Awards is the country’s top prize for book titles written, designed, and published in the Philippines. It is sponsored by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics’ Circle (MCC). The winners will be announced in February 2024, in time for the Philippines’ participation as Guest of Honor in the world’s biggest book fair, Frankfurter Buchmesse 2025.</p> <p>Get a free online copy of the book <a href="https://www.pup.edu.ph/research/ricl/sudlanan" target="_blank">here</a>. Access the full list of finalists <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nbdb.phil/posts/pfbid0314k1Xz1RipZhsB1aCJ5E1EH3d5Bf5VhBu9vRGB8b91J6p8nfidbaGpsYhBdBKjikl" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="Maiden publication from RICL-CPS is finalist in National Book Awards" src="https://i.ibb.co/F8Pg52Q/2023-11-07-maiden-publication-from-ricl-cps-is-finalist-in-national-book-awards.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Awdu6oW20SU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 07 Nov 2023 16:19:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Awdu6oW20SU%3d Biology students bag best oral presenter award in Asian Mycological Congress 2023 Mikaela C. Payong, News, PUP Campus Journalists <br/><p>Three outstanding biology researcher-students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Rommel Aban, Abigail Indong, and Alethea Lopez presented their innovative study in Asian Mycology Congress 2023, clinching the best oral presenter award, in Busan South Korea on October 10–13, 2023.</p> <p>The trio’s thesis, titled “Validation of <em>Colletotrichum asianum</em> Detection: A Comparative Study between PUP DETECT LAMP Assay Kit and Conventional PCR,” presented by Lopez, who won the best oral presenter, focused to validate the recently developed PUP DETECT LAMP Assay Kit (PDLAK) vs. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), both methods to detect <em>Colletotrichum asianum</em> (<em>C. asianum</em>) to the renowned Philippine carabao mangoes.</p> <p>According to Lopez, <em>C. asianum</em> silently infects healthy mango plant tissues, remaining symptomless until the post-harvest stage when it causes unsightly black, rotten-like spots on mango skins.</p> <p>“In the case of <em>C. asianum</em>, it infects healthy mango plant tissues as an endophyte, and the infection’s visible effects are typically most pronounced during the post-harvest stage.” Lopez mentioned.</p> <p>To address this challenge, she emphasized the need to use science to find infected mangoes, whether they show signs or not, to avoid losses.</p> <p>Lopez stated that PCR which is considered the “gold standard for molecular pathogen detection” is time consuming and demands complex and expensive equipment.</p> <p>“This study involves a comparative analysis of both methods’ sensitivity and specificity and explores the potential for PDLAK to serve as a “new gold standard” for fungal pathogen detection of <em>C. asianum</em> in carabao mangoes.” Lopez told PUP Campus Journalists.</p> <p>She explained that their thesis centered on comparing the two methods in terms of “sensitivity and specificity” which refers to “ability to detect the smallest amounts of fungal DNA,” and “capability to accurately detect the targeted fungal pathogen.”</p> <p>Furthermore, the thesis revealed that PLDAK could be a promising cost-effective alternative for on-site and laboratory detection of the <em>C. asianum</em> in carabao mangoes.</p> <p>“Our findings indicate that PDLAK (88%) surpasses PCR (25%) in terms of sensitivity, detecting fungal DNA levels as low as 1.165 x 10^-9 pg compared to PCR’s 2.329 pg.”</p> <p>The research conducted by Lopez along with Aban and Indong hopes to pave the way for sustainable post-harvest treatment by providing a tool for rapid detection of pathogens, aiding in its control and management.</p> <p><img alt="Biology students bag best oral presenter award in Asian Mycological Congress 2023" src="https://i.ibb.co/5vxhqRn/2023-11-07-biology-students-bag-best-oral-presenter-award-in-asian-mycological-congress-2023.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=uASQLX40JGU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 07 Nov 2023 09:04:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=uASQLX40JGU%3d