University of the Philippines, Los Baños

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University of the Philippines, Los Baños

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The Centennial Logo of UP
Motto Honor and Excellence
Established

1908 (UP System);
March 6, 1909 (UPLB)

Type State university
Chancellor

Dr. Luis Rey I. Velasco

President Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman
Undergraduates 8, 638
Postgraduates

1, 500

Location Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Campus 36 km²
Hymn

"U.P. Naming Mahal"

Website www.uplb.edu.ph

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), founded on March 6, 1909, is an autonomous constituent of the University of the Philippines.

U.P. Los Baños has one of the largest campuses in the Philippines having been situated at the foot of Mount Makiling in Los Baños, Laguna. It has a total land area of 36km2 or roughly the size of the city of Manila. Several of its buildings were designed by National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin.

U.P. Los Baños has made significant contributions to science and technology research in the Philippines and abroad. It continues to do so despite limited funding support from the government. A proof of this, at least 22 of the 56 members of the prestigious National Academy of Science and Technology have studied and/or taught at U.P. Los Baños. The University has likewise produced 11 of the 29 national scientists.

The University offers different degree programs housed in one of the following divisions: College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Development Communication, College of Economics and Management, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Human Ecology, College of Public Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Environmental Science and Management, and Graduate School.

UPLB main entrance

Contents

Programs and Services

Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Development Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Graduate Degree Programs

  • Masters in Communication Arts
  • Masters in Forestry
  • Masters in Information Technology
  • Master of Arts in Communication Arts
  • Master of Arts in Language and Literature
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Management in Agribusiness Management
  • Master of Management in Business Management
  • Master of Management in Cooperative Management
  • Master of Management in Development Management
  • Master of Management in Public Management
  • Masters in Professional Studies in Development Communication (distance mode)
  • Masters in Professional Studies in Education Management
  • Masters in Professional Studies in Food and Nutrition Planning
  • Masters in Professional Studies in Land and Water Resources Engineering
  • Masters in Public Affairs in Agricultural and Urban Development Studies
  • Masters in Public Affairs in Cooperative Management
  • Masters in Public Affairs in Education Management
  • Masters in Public Affairs in Local Governance and Development Management
  • Masters in Public Affairs in Strategic Planning and Public Policy
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Economics
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Agriculture
  • Master of Science in Agroforestry
  • Master of Science in Agrometeorology
  • Master of Science in Agronomy
  • Master of Science in Animal Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Botany
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Community Development
  • Master of Science in Development Communication
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Science in Entomology
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Science in Extension Education
  • Master of Science in Family Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Food Science
  • Master of Science in Forestry
  • Master of Science in Genetics
  • Master of Science in Horticulture
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Molecular Biology
  • Master of Science in Plant Breeding
  • Master of Science in Plant Genetic Resources
  • Master of Science in Plant Pathology
  • Master of Science in Rural Sociology
  • Master of Science in Soil Science
  • Master of Science in Statistics
  • Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine
  • Master of Science in Wildlife Studies
  • Master of Science in Zoology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Chemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Nutrition
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Botany
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Community Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Development Communication
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Extension Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Breeding
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Pathology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics

Diploma/Non-Degree Programs

  • Diploma in Agroforestry
  • Diploma in Computer Science (distance and on-campus modes)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Environmental Science
  • Diploma in Home Technology and Management
  • Diploma in Physical Education
  • Diploma in Power Electronics
  • Diploma in Statistics
  • Certificate in Forestry

University Research Institutes

The University has a total of 33 research and training centers/institutes renowned in the region for their science and technology studies. Six research institutes of UPLB were recognized as Center of Excellence by virtue of Presidential Decree for their significant contributions to national development. The accredited institutes are the following:

  • Institute of Plant Breeding
  • Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • National Crop Protection Center
  • National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH-UPLB/ UP-BIOTECH)
  • Institute of Animal Science
  • Farming Systems and Soil Resources Institute

Philippine Research Institutes

Local institutions are headquartered at UPLB. These institutions are:

  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Department of Agriculture
  • The Philippine Rice Research Institute
  • Philippine Carabao Center

International Research Institutes

UPLB is the center of biotechnology education and research in South East Asia. It is home to at least four international research and extension centers:

  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • APEC Center for Technology Exchange and Training for Small and Medium Enterprises (ACTETSME)
  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO-SEARCA)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nation's (ASEAN) Center for Biodiversity


Recognitions

Freedom Park and Carillon with Mt. Makiling as backdrop

UPLB is one of only three schools in Asia that received institutional recognition in the Ramon Magsaysay Awards regarded as Asia's Nobel Prize. The UPLB College of Agriculture received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding in 1977 for its pivotal role in the continent's development through agricultural research and education. The College is also home to the country's first and only Thomson Scientific/Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)-accredited journal The Philippine Agriculturist.

The University likewise has research partnerships and student/faculty exchange programs with the Asian Development Bank Cornell University Yale University and Michigan State University among others.

UPLB is the center of biotechnology education and research in South East Asia. It is home to at least four international research and extension centers - the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the APEC Center for Technology Exchange and Training for Small and Medium Enterprises (ACTETSME), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO-SEARCA), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Center for Biodiversity.

Notable Professors and Alumni

Philippine Pegasus, fondly called Pegaraw, at the Main Library
  • Edgardo Angara: Member of the Philippine Senate; former President of the University of the Philippines and Agriculture Secretary
  • Teddy Casiño: Member of the Philippine House of Representatives; former Editor-in-Chief of the UPLB Perspective and National President of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines
  • Juan Miguel Zubiri: Member of the Philippine House of Representatives
  • Cielito Habito: Former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary/National Economic and Development Authority (Philippines) Director-General; currently director of Ateneo de Manila Center for Economic Research.
  • Patricia Sto. Tomas: Former Labor secretary and current Development Bank of the Philippines chairman of the board
  • Salvador Escudero: Former Member of the Philippine House of Representatives and Agriculture Secretary
  • Emil Q. Javier: Former President of the University of the Philippines System; currently President of the National Academy of Science and Technology
  • Emerlinda Roman: Current President of the University of the Philippines System
  • Domingo Panganiban: Former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture; current Secretary of the National Anti-poverty Commission
  • William D. Dar: Former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture
  • William Padolina: Former Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology
  • Ricardo Gloria: Former Education Secretary
  • Dioscoro L. Umali: World renowned plant breeder specializing in rice, corn, abaca and mussaenda; UPLB first gained international recognition during his term as Dean of the College of Agriculture in the 1960s
  • Dr. Candida B. Adalla: the first woman dean of the University of the Philippines Los Banos-College of Agriculture
  • Eliezer Albacea: World renowned computer scientist; first and only computer scientist inducted in the Philippines' National Academy of Science and Technology
  • Ludivina Samson De Padua: Pharmacist, Botanist, multi-awarded Professor; pioneer and recognized authority on Herbalism
  • Vivian A. Gonzales: Pioneered the Values Integration and Promotion-Civic Welfare Service (VIP-CWS) program as a component of Philippine NSTP (National Service Training Program)
  • Lizbeth S. De Padua: 1976 Binibining Pilipinas, Universe (Ms. Philippines, Universe). UP College of Medicine, Cum Laude, 1981; UPLB BS Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 1976; UP Rural High School, Valedictorian, 1972
  • Bonifacio F. Comandante Jr.: Award-winning inventor of waterless fish transport technology (Sleeping Fish)
  • Romulo G. Davide: Plant Pathologist; conceptualized the award-winning Farmer-Scientist Training Program
  • Mercedes Umali-Garcia: Agriculturist; developed the groundbreaking Bio-N fertilizer
  • Milagrosa R. Martinez-Goss: Botanist
  • Salvador Oliveros: Sugar technologist
  • Gelia Castillo: Rural sociologist
  • Ricardo M. Lantican: Plant Pathologist
  • Nelia Teodoro-Gonzales: Businesswoman, economist, public administrator and civic worker

UP Scientists from UP Los Baños

Six UPLB professors were conferred UP Scientist titles under the UP Scientific Productivity System upon endorsement by UP President Emerlinda R. Roman and approval of the Board of Regents (BOR) at its 1211th meeting on July 28, 2006, namely:

Scientist II title:

  • Evelyn Mae Mendoza - from the College of Agriculture

Scientist I title:

  • Ireneo Lit, Jr. - from the College of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Ceferino Maala - from the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Teodoro Mendoza - from the College of Agriculture
  • Florinia Merca - from the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Leonila Raros - from the College of Agriculture

The six professors are among the first batch of 23 faculty members/researchers/research faculty who were given the distinction after being nominated by their constituent universities and evaluated by the System Committee as deserving of the title.

Student Movement

UPLB is the seat of student activism in Southern Tagalog.

Just before the declaration of Martial Law in 1972, the Student Council Chaired by Vicente Ladlad held a barricade at the Los Banos Junction. They were protesting the authoritarian rule of the US backed Marcos Regime. The Barricade was violently dispersed by state forces.

Although Marcos was banned organizations in Universities, students at UPLB were able to maintain the backbone of the student Movement. They were to revive The UPLB Perspective in 1976(?).

The UPLB Student Councils were revived in 1978. This was the First Student council in the whole UP system, if not the whole Philippines, after the declaration of Martial Law. The Council in 1978 was chaired by Monie Nolasco who later became an active organizer of the militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) in Southern Tagalog.

In 28 June 1984, about 1700 militant students in 11 BLTB buses and 10 jeepneys, joined the UP Student claiming Mendiola Bridge. It was a major protest rally to reclaim Mendiola after the declaration of Martial Law.

This was also the time that the students, lead by the Student Council headed by Andrei Tuason, protested the about 160% increase in tuition Fees. They were reasoning that Education is a right and not a privilege. In November(?) 1984 students barricaded UPLB that almost paralyzed the operation of the University.

Some of the University's militant students joined the underground revolutionary movement. A few became martyrs of the revolution.

Student Councils

  • UPLB University Student Council
  • College of Agriculture Student Council
  • College of Arts and Sciences Student Council
  • College of Development Communication Student Council
  • College of Economics & Management Student Council
  • College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology Student Council
  • College of Forestry and Natural Resources Student Council
  • College of Human Ecology Student Council
  • College of Veterinary Medicine Student Council

References