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University of the Visayas

Coordinates: 10°17′54″N 123°54′04″E / 10.29847°N 123.90122°E / 10.29847; 123.90122
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University of the Visayas
Pamantasan sa Bisayas
Former names
Visayan Institute (1919–1948)
MottoAmor, Servitium, Humanitas (Latin)
Motto in English
Love, Service to Humanity
TypePrivate, Research university, Coeducational, Basic and Higher education institution
FounderVicente A. Gullas
Academic affiliations
PresidentDr. Condrado E. Iñigo, Jr.
EmeritusEduardo R. Gullas, Sr.
Students35,000 (Main campus)
(Satellite campuses)
Corner Colon and D. Jakosalem Streets, Cebu City
6000 Cebu
10°17′54″N 123°54′04″E / 10.29847°N 123.90122°E / 10.29847; 123.90122
CampusMain campus:
Downtown Cebu City
Satellite campuses:
Pob. Pardo, Cebu City
Banilad, Mandaue City
Cambaro, Mandaue City
Toledo City
Danao City
Dalaguete, Cebu
Minglanilla, Cebu
Compostela, Cebu
Alma Mater SongGreen and White March
Colors Green  and  White 
Sporting affiliations
MascotGreen Lancers
University of the Visayas is located in Visayas
University of the Visayas
Location in the Visayas
University of the Visayas is located in Philippines
University of the Visayas
Location in the Philippines

The University of the Visayas (UV) is a private institution located in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first school in the province of Cebu to attain university status.[1]



Vicente Gullas (1898–1970)[2] founded the University of the Visayas in 1919 aiming to educate young people from average-income families. It was initially called the Visayan Institute, and occupied two rooms rented at the City Intermediate School. The number of students had increased from 37 in 1919 to 87 in 1920, and kept growing, but Gullas could not find a permanent building for the institute and kept moving over various locations in Cebu, borrowing auxiliary facilities from other schools nearby, such as physical education grounds of the Cebu Normal School and the public library near Fuente Osmeña. Finally, in 1946 the institute moved to its present site at Colon Street, and in 1948 received the university status.[3]

In the 1980s–90s, the university added new master's degrees, in education, engineering, maritime studies, criminology and nursing. In 1994, four of the university programs were recognised by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation. Earlier in 1994 the Gullas Medical Center and the College of Medicine were opened in Banilad.[3]

Campuses and location


The university has nine campuses:

  • Main Campus along Colon Street, Cebu City
  • Pardo Campus along E. Sabellano St., Brgy. Poblacion Pardo, Cebu City
  • {Banilad Campus/uvgullascollegeofmedicine.com} along Gov. Cuenco Ave., Brgy. Banilad, Mandaue City
  • Mandaue Campus along Demetrio M. Cortes St., Brgys. Alang-alang and Cambaro, Mandaue City
  • Minglanilla Campus along N. Bacalso Ave.(Cebu South Road), Brgy. Pob Ward I, Minglanilla, Cebu
  • Compostela Campus along P. Cabatingan St., Brgy. Poblacion, Compostela, Cebu
  • Dalaguete Campus along Pedro Calungsod St., Brgy. Poblacion, Dalaguete, Cebu[4]
  • Toledo Campus along S. Osmeña St., Brgy. Poblacion, Toledo City, Cebu

The College of Dentistry and Nursing is located in a separate campus in Banilad, Mandaue City at the site of Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital and the Gullas College of Medicine. The Gullas College of Medicine Mandaue Campus (formerly Mandaue Academy) is located in downtown Cambaro, Mandaue City.[citation needed]


  • President: Dr. Conrado E. Iñigo, Jr.
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Anna Lou C. Cabuenas
  • Vice President for Finance & QMS: Dr. Rosemarie Cruz- Español
  • Vice President for Administration: Mr. Elmer S. Ocaba

University facilities


[view UV Facilities]

  • Academic Resource Center
  • Altair Laboratory
  • Anatomy Laboratory
  • Architecture Laboratory
  • Auditorium Event Hall
  • Basic Laboratory
  • Biology Laboratory
  • Center for Research and Innovation
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • University Clinic
  • Community Extension Office
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Criminology Laboratory
  • Engine Laboratory
  • Engineering Laboratory
  • Gender Development Office
  • Guidance Office
  • Gymnasium
  • Inday Pining Teatro
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Safety & Security Office
  • Micromedia Laboratory
  • Moot Court
  • Multimedia Center
  • Nursing Skills Laboratory
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Simulation Room
  • Speech Laboratory
  • Student's Lounge
  • Teacher's Lounge

Academic affiliations


Notable alumni


See also



  1. ^ "The University of the Visayas' "Gahom 100" | The Freeman". philstar.com. Philstar Corporation.
  2. ^ Don Vicente Gullas' book re-launched. PhilStar. March 13, 2007
  3. ^ a b 100 Years University of the Visayas. PhilPost. January 15, 2019
  4. ^ Fajardo, Fernando (June 26, 2019). "The need for a college in Dalaguete". cebudailynews.inquirer.net. Cebu Daily News. Retrieved June 26, 2019.