Institutional Vision



The University of the Philippines sees itself as a leading regional and global university in an environment that sustains 21st century learning, knowledge creation, and public service for society and humanity.

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Mission

As the national university, UP is mandated to lead in the practice and development of higher education, in terms of:

  • Setting academic standards and initiating innovation in teaching, research, and faculty development in an environment of academic freedom;

  • Serving as a graduate university providing advanced specialized studies, especially to the faculty members of state and private colleges and universities;

  • Serving as a research university in various fields of expertise and contributing to the dissemination and application of new knowledge;

  • Leading as a public service university by providing different forms of community, public, and volunteer service to the government, the private sector, and civil society;

  • Protecting and promoting the professional and economic rights and welfare of its academic and non-academic personnel;

  • Providing learning opportunities in various forms to promote such special concerns as responsible citizenship, sustainable development, sports and health development, and cultural development;

  • Serving as a hub for regional and global academic networks; and

  • Applying the highest standards of academic and institutional governance within a meritocracy based on collegiality, representation, accountability, transparency, and active participation of all constituents.

The UP Strategic Plan 2017-2023

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