University of the Philippines College of Science

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Coordinates: 14°38′59″N 121°4′18″E / 14.64972°N 121.07167°E / 14.64972; 121.07167

UP College of Science
Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman - Dalubhasaan ng Agham
College panorama
TypeUniversity of the Philippines College (officially Degree-Granting Unit)
EstablishedOctober 26, 1983
DeanJose Maria P. Balmaceda, Ph.D.
Associate Deans
  • Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla Ph.D. (Academic Affairs)
  • Giovanni A. Tapang, Ph.D. (Student and Public Affairs)
  • Laura T. David, Ph.D. (Research and Extension)
  • Christine C. Hernandez, Ph.D. (College Secretary)
Academic staff
147 Ph.D. (Sem 1, 2010-11)
Students1,650 (BS)
35 (MA)
595 (MS)
182 (Ph.D., Sem 1, 2010-11)
National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Science Library and Administration Building (Admin)
WebsiteUP College of Science
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The U.P. College of Science is one of the several colleges (or degree-granting units) of the University of the Philippines Diliman, the flagship campus of the University of the Philippines System.

The college is not only the largest, but also a foremost pacesetter of academic excellence in the university due its recognition as the national center of excellence in academics and research in the field of natural sciences and mathematics, and boasts of the largest concentration of Ph.D. holders in its faculty in the whole country.[citation needed]

The college is composed of eight institutes, two inter-programs and three affiliated units.


Deans of the
College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Dr. Roger Posadas 1983–1993
Dr. Danilo Yanga 1993–1999
Dr. Rhodora Azanza 1999–2006
Dr. Caesar Saloma 2006–2011
Dr. Ronald Banzon March–April 2011
(Acting Dean)
Dr. Jose Maria P. Balmaceda May 2011
(Acting Dean)
Dr. Jose Maria P. Balmaceda June 2011–present


Academic Department and Inter-programs[edit]

Affiliate Units[edit]

Student Publications[edit]


Scientia (Latin for science) is the official student publication of the College. It is the only student college publication which has its own office located at the basement of the CSLAB Building.


Access is the newsletter published by the College of Science Student Council (CSSC). For the past two academic years prior to this year, the publication is incorporated into Scientia.

National Centers of Excellence[edit]

As of 2016, the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines has identified 23 centers of excellence (COEs) in U.P. Diliman, eight (8) of which can be found in the College of Science. (See all UP Diliman Centers of Excellence/Development).

The COEs in the College are Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (MBB) and Physics.


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