University of the Philippines Visayas – Miag-ao

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.

New Administration Building, Universtity of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines 5023

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Zhing Cabasag
Zhing Cabasag
10:12 08 Jun 23
"If you love nature, you will find beauty anywhere." Happy visiting the campus, it's my first time and I love it.😍
RuR cHaN
RuR cHaN
04:06 22 Apr 23
Elvie Aranzado
Elvie Aranzado
10:43 21 Apr 23
Being one of the leading universities in the Philippines, UP Visayas has really uphold their name and reputation.
John Meldwin Bathan Baronia
John Meldwin Bathan Baronia
05:33 21 Apr 23
Faculty are highly qualified.We can learn a lot,not only subject but many other things apart from academics.Most important thing to be noted is faculty are very much friendly with us the students and encourage us.
Lyca Dedi
Lyca Dedi
03:12 21 Apr 23
It such a nice university a lot of places and fields that you can enjoy and have a time to your self. Best place ever!!
Jonna Llido
Jonna Llido
03:03 21 Apr 23
Its nice that they have a football field already. Clean & cool campus. Affordable dorms & a chance to work as a student assistant to help students needing extra allowance.Photo 1 in review by Edgar Chu
Leah Cioco
Leah Cioco
01:05 19 Sep 22
Great place. Great people. Great food.
Brainerd George Totica
Brainerd George Totica
02:01 29 Dec 20
Quality education, Christian atmosphere, high tech library, and wonderful university campus.
Ricky Cruz
Ricky Cruz
07:24 20 Mar 20
The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV or UP Visayas) is a public research university in the Philippines. A constituent university of the University of the Philippines system, it teaches management, accountancy, marketing, economics, chemistry, applied mathematics and physics, marine science education and research, fisheries, and aquaculture. It offers regional studies programs on the preservation and enrichment of the Visayan cultural heritage.UP Visayas has three campuses--Miagao, Iloilo City, and Tacloban—with Miagao being the main campus with its central administration offices. The University of the Philippines Cebu College was part of UP Visayas but it separated in September 2010, after being declared an autonomous unit. Most of the students of the university are drawn from the Visayas and the Visayan linguistic groups. Many of the leaders of the Visayas graduated from UPV or its predecessor institutions. As of 2007, the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines awarded four National Centers of Excellence and Development to UPV including Fisheries (UPV-Miagao), Marine Science (UPV-Miagao), and Biology (UPV-Miagao).UPV was created by merging four UP colleges: UP College of Fisheries founded in 1944; UP Cebu founded in 1918, UP Iloilo founded in 1947, and UP Tacloban founded in 1973. When the Miagao campus was established, many of the academic programs offered in the Iloilo City campus were moved there. To this day, the faculty, staff and students travel between the Iloilo City and Miagao campuses.During the term of UP President Onofre D. Corpuz in 1975 an interdisciplinary team within the university conceived of an autonomous unit which would become an institution for fisheries and marine science education and research. The idea was fleshed out in a proposal entitled "Education Development Plan for the University of the Philippines in the Visayas", a six-volume report by the interdisciplinary team. The new university would evolve from the UP College of Iloilo and the College of Fisheries in Diliman, which would transfer to its new site in the Visayas. Funding was to come partly from a government loan, to be negotiated with the World Bank for the development of fisheries education.On September 21, 1977, President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued Presidential Decree 1200, known as the Philippine Five-Year Development Plan (1978–1982), which provides, among others, that Region VI would be the site of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) with emphasis on fisheries and marine sciences. A second UPV Project Development Team was then organized in December 1977 to review and update the plans. The development plan was approved by the UP Board of Regents on May 28, 1978. The fisheries educational loan was then re-negotiated with the World Bank inasmuch as its appraisal team had earlier favorably endorsed the development plan.
Edgar Chu
Edgar Chu
08:46 05 Apr 18
Its nice that they have a football field already. Clean & cool campus. Affordable dorms & a chance to work as a student assistant to help students needing extra allowance.
Ey Ron
Ey Ron
23:31 09 Jan 18
Impressive display of culture and excellence in education.
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