The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) is a constituent unit of the UP System. It boasts of three campuses located in Miagao, Iloilo City, and Tacloban City, with the main campus situated in Miagao, which houses the central administration offices.
Given its strategic location, UPV holds a unique position as the university with the most far-reaching influence in Regions 6 and 7. UPV consists of four colleges and a school, namely, the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the College of Management (CM), the School of Technology (SoTech), and the UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC).
UPV offers academic programs that maintain its standard of academic excellence. The university provides courses in various areas, including fisheries, communication and media studies, political science, history, literature, psychology, sociology, community development, mathematics, sciences, economics, accountancy, management, marketing, food technology, and chemical engineering.
UP Visayas seeks to develop excellence and leadership in the field of fisheries and marine sciences, positioning itself as the center of fisheries education, research, and extension in the country. Its mission is to contribute to the development of the region by offering relevant instruction, research, and extension programs. The faculty and research staff have implemented research projects in various disciplines, supported by national agencies and implemented by different colleges and units. The university also provides training programs in aquaculture, fish processing technology, marine fisheries, aquatic biology, social sciences, arts and culture, and coastal resource management.
UPV is home to the regional research center (RRC), which has different sections for microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, instrumentation, software development, and other fields. The RRC aims to address the lack of facilities that limit the potentials of UPV’s researchers. While primarily designed to support the research activities of UPV’s faculty members, researchers, and students, the RRC also functions as a service laboratory catering to the needs of researchers in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.