Adamson University

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Adamson University
Pamantasang Adamson
Adamson University Official Seal.png
Former names
Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry
Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering (1936–1941)
MottoVeritas in Caritate (Latin)
Motto in English
Truth in Charity
TypePrivate Research Non-profit Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution
EstablishedJune 20, 1932
(89 years and 97 days)
FounderGeorge Lucas Adamson
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Academic affiliations
PresidentFr. Marcelo V. Manimtim, CM[1][2]
Vice-presidentFr. Rafael K. Eloriaga, CM
(VP for Financial Affairs)
Fr. Andrew S. Bayal, CM
(VP for Student Affairs)
Catherine Q. Castañeda ( VP for Academic Affairs)
Venusmar C. Quevedo
(VP for Administrative Affairs)
PrincipalDaniel B. Saroca Jr.
(Grade School & Jr.High School) Lorna A. Espeso
(Senior High School)
Academic staff
Students16,247 (S.Y. 2015-2016)
900 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila
Metro Manila
CampusUrban 10.7 hectares
Patron saintVincent de Paul
Alma Mater songAdamson Hymn
ColorsBlue and White Adamson colors.svg
NicknameSoaring Falcons
Sporting affiliations
UAAP PBL PVL FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup

Adamson University (AdU; Filipino: Pamantasang Adamson) is a private university in Manila, Philippines, founded on June 20, 1932, by Greek immigrant George Lucas Adamson as the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry. On February 5, 1941, the school was granted university status by the Department of Education, and on December 4, 1964, the university was turned over to the Vincentian Fathers of the Congregation of the Mission, and was incorporated into the Adamson-Ozanam Education Institutions, Inc. Adamson University is also a Member of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines.[3] Its patron saint is Saint Vincent de Paul.

Adamson University has programs in graduate school, law, the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, architecture, business administration, and education, as well as secondary, elementary, and preparatory education. Adamson University has eight courses listed as centers of development and centers of excellence by the Commission on Higher Education and has been granted Autonomous status.[4]

Adamson University was included in the top 201+ universities in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2011.[5] This made Adamson University as top nine in the rankings nationwide and top five in the Metro Manila area.[6] In the 2021 edition of the QS University Rankings: Asia released on November 23, 2020, only 14 Philippine universities, including Adamson University, made it to the top-ranked list.[7][8]

Adamson University is also a part of University Athletic Association of the Philippines and was awarded as UAAP Season 80 Cheerdance Champion.[9]


Francis Regis Clet Building
Saint Vincent Hall

Adamson University is located in San Marcelino Street, Ermita. The Technological University of the Philippines, Santa Isabel College Manila, Emilio Aguinaldo College, and Philippine Normal University are its nearest neighbors. Adamson University has eight buildings occupying 10.7 hectares of land.[10]


Politics and governance[edit]


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Science and Research[edit]

Presidents of Adamson University
George Lucas Adamson, 1932–1967
Leandro I. Montañana, 1967–1985
Rolando S. Dela Goza, 1985–1994
Jimmy A. Belita, 1994–2003
Gregorio L. Bañaga Jr., 2003–2015
Marcelo V. Manimtim, 2015–present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ viewnews&newsid=1065
  2. ^ "New President of Adamson University - Congregation of the Mission". July 3, 2015. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "History". Adamson University. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "CHED awarded Adamson University Deregulated Status" (PDF). Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "QS World University Rankings". Topuniversities. 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  6. ^ Student Manual 2020.pdf Archived September 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "QS World University Rankings: Asia". Topuniversities. 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  8. ^ Adonis, Meg (November 27, 2020). "7 PH universities join best in Asia". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  9. ^ Isaga, J. R. "Adamson University is UAAP Season 80 cheerdance champion". Rappler. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Peso Economics: Adamson University unveils its new building". September 6, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "Kenneth Duremdes, nag-aadjust pa bilang bagong head coach ng Senate Defenders sa UNTV Cup Season 3".
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "UAAP: Adamson star Nuyles out for the season". GMA News Online. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Adamson University | UAAP Season 77 - Basketball | Sports |". Archived from the original on November 2, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2017.

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Coordinates: 14°35′10″N 120°59′10″E / 14.58611°N 120.98611°E / 14.58611; 120.98611