University of the Philippines Baguio

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Coordinates: 16°24′19″N 120°35′53″E / 16.405145°N 120.597932°E / 16.405145; 120.597932

University of the Philippines Baguio
Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Baguio
University of the Philippines seal.svg
MottoHonor and Excellence
TypePublic state university, research university
Established1921 (as Vigan extension campus of the UP College of Liberal Arts)
1938 (transfer to Baguio)
1961 (as branch campus of UP Diliman)
2002 (UP Baguio)
Academic affiliations
APRU
ASAIHL
ASEA UNINET
AUN
ChancellorCorazon L. Abansi
PresidentDanilo L. Concepcion
Academic staff
143 (2013)[1]
Students2,732 (September 2021)
Undergraduates2,421 (September 2021)
Location
Hymn"U.P. Naming Mahal" ("U.P. Our Beloved")
ColorsMaroon UP colors.svg Forest Green
NicknameFighting Maroons
Sporting affiliations
BBEAL
Websiteupb.edu.ph
UP logotype.svg

The University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB; Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Baguio), also referred to as UP in the North[2] or UP Baguio, is a public research university located in Baguio City, Philippines. It was established in 1921 through the initiative of UP alumni in Baguio and Benguet and was inaugurated as the UP College of Baguio on April 22, 1961.[3] It was eventually elevated to its present autonomous status as a constituent university on December 2, 2002.[3]

It is the seventh constituent university of the University of the Philippines System[4] and is the university's flag-bearer in Northern Luzon.[2] It is also one of the research institutions in the region through its Cordillera Studies Center, with ethnic and interdisciplinary research[5] as well as for its efforts in conserving the biodiversity and indigenous cultures of the Cordillera Region.[6]

Being a former extension of the UP College of Liberal Arts, UP Baguio mainly specializes in the sciences, arts and humanities.[7] It currently offers 16 academic programs through its three degree-granting units.[8] As of 2019, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has accredited three academic programs in the university as Centers of Development, namely in the fields of biology, mathematics, and physics.[9]

History[edit]

UP Baguio campus

The university was initially established in 1921 as an extension of the UP College of Liberal Arts, and was originally located in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.[2][4] In 1938, it was relocated to Baguio as the UP College of Arts and Sciences.[2][4]

During World War II, the buildings and facilities within the college were largely destroyed, and reestablishment efforts were immediately carried out by UP alumni after the war.[2][4] After several years since its post-war restoration, the college then became a branch campus of UP Diliman, becoming known as the UP College of Baguio on April 22, 1961.

On December 2, 2002, the university's distinction was affirmed by the elevation of the UP College of Baguio into a constituent university through a unanimous endorsement by the UP Board of Regents (BOR), in which it became officially known as UP Baguio.[2][4]

Administration[edit]

Chancellors of the
University of the Philippines Baguio
Dr. Priscilla Supnet Macasantos, 2003–2012
Dr. Raymundo D. Rovillos, 2012–2021
Dr. Corazon L. Abansi, 2021–present

UP Baguio is governed by the university system's 11-member Board of Regents. Like all other UP campuses, UP Baguio is headed and supervised by a chancellor, who is assisted by two vice chancellors—one for academic affairs and the other for administration.[10] The first chancellor of UP Baguio was Dr. Priscilla Supnet Macasantos, who oversaw the campus' elevation into a constituent university of UP within her term.[4] The current chancellor selected by the Board of Regents is Dr. Corazon L. Abansi, who succeeded Dr. Raymundo Rovillos after his term ended on April 13, 2021.[11]

Academics[edit]

Oblation monument at UP Baguio
U.P. Baguio Administration Hall Lobby (Iskolar ng Bayan Hall)

Admissions[edit]

Admission to the university is highly selective. Students who wish to enter the university must first pass the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT), which serves as an admission requirement for all constituent units of the university system.[8]

Academic units of UP Baguio
Unit Foundation Notes
College of Arts and Communication 2002 [12]
College of Science 2002 [13]
College of Social Sciences 2002 [14]

Degree-granting units[edit]

UP Baguio constitutes three colleges as its academic arms,[2][4] and offers 9 undergraduate degree programs, 6 graduate degree programs, and a pre-baccalaureate certificate program.[8] The colleges are headed by their respective deans, the Institute of Management―which is part of the College of Social Sciences―by a director, and the Human Kinetics Program―which is part of the College of Science―by a coordinator.

The university has been identified by CHED as a Center of Development in biology, mathematics, and physics since 2001.[2][15]

International affiliations and memberships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.P. Statistics 2013" (PDF). University of the Philippines. University of the Philippines system. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 25, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Resilient Campus Plan – UP Baguio". Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Baguio Midland Courier Website". www.baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g UPB-SysNet. "University of the Philippines Baguio". web.upb.edu.ph. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  5. ^ University of the Philippines Baguio. "Research". web.upb.edu.ph. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Villanueva, Cristina (June 12, 2013). "Preserving Cordillera culture and history through the University of the Philippines Baguio Cordillera Studies Collection Library and UP Baguio Cordillera/Northern Luzon Historical Archives" (PDF). International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  7. ^ "Student Exchange Information - UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES" (PDF). University of Tokyo. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c "University of the Philippines Baguio - Academic Catalogue 2019" (PDF). University of the Philippines Baguio. Retrieved April 5, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Extension of the Validity Period of Designated Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) for Various Disciplines" (PDF). The Official Website of the Commission on Higher Education. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  10. ^ "Administrative Reports". University of the Philippines Baguio. Retrieved April 6, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Dr. Abansi is the new UP Baguio Chancellor". University of the Philippines Baguio. Retrieved April 6, 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ University of the Philippines Baguio. "College of Arts and Communication". web.upb.edu.ph. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  13. ^ University of the Philippines Baguio. "College of Science". web.upb.edu.ph. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  14. ^ University of the Philippines Baguio. "College of Social Sciences". web.upb.edu.ph. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  15. ^ "List of Centers of Excellence and Development" (PDF). CHED - The Official Website of the Commission on Higher Education. Retrieved December 2, 2020.

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