New Era University

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New Era University
New Era University.svg
University seal.
Former name
New Era College (1981-1995), New Era Educational Institiute (1975-1995)
Motto "Godliness is the foundation of knowledge."
Type Private, Non Sectarian
Established June 17, 1975
Affiliation Iglesia ni Cristo
President Nilo L. Rosas
Students approximately 30,000 up
Address No. 9 Central Avenue, New Era
(Central Office Complex of the Iglesia ni Cristo
, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines
Colors Green, White, Red             
Nickname New Era Hunters, Erans
Affiliations Iglesia Ni Cristo, NAASCU, PAASCU, ACSCUAA
Mascot Hunter
Website www.neu.edu.ph

New Era University (NEU) is a private educational institution in the Philippines, run by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). Although it is linked with the INC, it is a non-sectarian university. Its main campus is at New Era, Quezon City, within the Central Office Complex of the INC. Aside from its Quezon City campus,it has three campuses around the Philippines, including one in San Fernando City, Pampanga, in Lipa City, Batangas, in General Santos City and soon in Santa Maria, Bulacan.

Founded in 17 June 1975, it was known as the New Era Educational Institute, and was located in Echague, Quiapo, Manila, along Carlos Palanca St. It initially offered only secondary education (high school) but later expanded in 1977 to serve technical and vocational courses under its Center for Livelihood and Skills Training (CLST). It also offers graduate programmes.

In 1981, it was renamed New Era College after the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS) granted collegiate status, and later in June 1995, to its present name, New Era University, when the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted university status.

It is run by the INC for the educational needs of INC members although it accepts enrollments from non-INC members as well. Formerly, under the university umbrella, it ran the College of Evangelical Ministry (now Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) School for Ministers), where the INC trains male members to become ministers.

Other colleges include College of Engineering and Technology, College of Nursing, College of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Music, College of Law, College of Computer Studies, College of Accountancy, School of Graduate Studies, and the new then College of Communication, College of Medicine and Center for Medical and Health Allied Sciences. It offers new courses in the Philippines including BS Real Estate Management and BS Criminology.

NEU is the legal owner of the Philippine Arena, which will be the largest indoor arena in the world with a seating capacity over 50,000.[1]

It annually hosts its graduation ceremonies at the Philippine Arena in Ciudad Victoria which is being developed because there are proposal to move the main campus of NEU in this location.[2]

Networks[edit]

The University is a member of National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU), an athletic association of colleges and universities in the Philippines, established in 2001. It is a member of Philippine Association for Technological Education (PATE) and is affiliated with Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.[3]

Developments[edit]

New Era University bus, San Fernando City, Pampanga

New Era University submitted itself to voluntary accreditation. Today, four programs of the University enjoy Level II step 1 reaccreditation with the benefit of full curricular deregulation (Master of Arts in Education, Business Education and Administration courses, Arts and Sciences Courses, and Education Courses).

The students, faculty and staff members, and administration conduct community extension services.[1] The Balik-Aral Program for out-of-school youths is conducted by NEU in coordination with the Department of Education Culture and Sports, now the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Iglesia ni Cristo Social Services Department. This programme brings classes for the out-of-school youth right in their own vicinity using the local facilities of the Church, the expertise of NEU-trained teachers and the teaching-learning modules from DepEd.

With the CHED implementation of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) in June 2002, NEU received commendations from town mayors and community leaders for its implementation of all three NSTP components: Literacy Training Service, Community Welfare Service Training, and Reserved Office Training Corps.[2]

New Era University will soon have its Bocaue/Santa Maria Campus being built as part of Philippine Arena complex in Ciudad de Victoria at Bocaue, Bulacan. It has also established two more colleges – College of Medicine and College of Architecture.

Academic Highlights[edit]

Inspired by the attainment of university status and motivated by the challenge of excellence in education, New Era University submitted itself to voluntary accreditation. Today, four programmes of the University enjoy Level II step 1 reaccredidation with the benefit of full curricular deregulation (Master of Arts in Education, Business Education and Administration courses, Arts and Sciences Courses, and Education Courses).

Side by side with its academic functions, NEU also fulfills its socio-civic responsibility towards the larger community that lies beyond its walls. The students, faculty and staff members, and administration all do their share in conducting community extension services. Another project is the Balik-Aral Programme for out-of- school youths conducted by NEU in close coordination with the Department of Education Culture and Sports, now the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Iglesia ni Cristo Social Services Department. This programme brings classes for the out-of-school youth right in their own vicinity using the local facilities of the Church, the expertise of NEU-trained teachers and the teaching-learning modules from DepEd.

With the CHED implementation of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) in June 2002, NEU received commendations from town mayors and community leaders for its implementation of all three NSTP components: Literacy Training Service, Community Welfare Service Training a, and Reserved Office Training Corps.

In April 2013, the New Era Junior Marketing Association (NEJMA) under College of Business Administration was hailed as the country's top junior marketing association and most outstanding organization of the year by the Philippine Junior Marketing Association (PJMA) marking as the inaugural winner of prestigious Marketista Awards 2013 which also organized by PJMA. This is the first time since 2002 that New Era University bagged the title beating De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo De Manila University and University of the Philippines.

Notable alumni[edit]

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Basa, Mick (26 July 2014). "Iglesia ni Cristo's centennial project draws world's attention to PH". Rappler. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  2. ^ "New Era University Philippine Arena". PWP Landscape Architecture. PWLPA. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ Callejos, Cesar. "EBC 50th year kicks off with forum on responsible journalism". Eagle News. Eagle News. Retrieved 15 June 2018.