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UP leaps into THE Asia’s Top 200

Riding on its research being cited by the world’s scholars, the University of the Philippines made a big jump in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings or the THE ranking of the top 359 universities of the region. The Philippine national university leaped from the 201st-250th ranked group in 2017 to the top 200, placing 156th, in 2018.


Ireland’s Ambassador to the Philippines visits UP

His Excellency William John Carlos, Irish Ambassador to the Philippines, met with University of the Philippines (UP) President Danilo L. Concepcion and UP System officials in Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, on Aug. 4, 2022, to discuss potential partnerships between UP and universities in Ireland. The visit signals the start of academic collaboration between UP and […]


First PH monkeypox case: Everything we need to know

Last month, the University of the Philippines’ (UP) “Stop C.O.V.I.D Deaths” webinar covered monkeypox as it was emerging in non-endemic countries in Europe and the United States of America. Since then, monkeypox cases have continued to rise, which prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare this a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. And […]


UP mobilizes experts to address Abra earthquake

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Luzon on July 27 and had devastating effects, especially in the province of Abra, where the quake’s epicenter was located. The University of the Philippines (UP) immediately sprang into action. It has deployed its experts and has begun securing the immediate release of its quick response funds, mobilizing University organizations […]


Floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions: Disaster risk management during COVID

With the Philippines a hotspot for disasters and the worsening effects of climate change, how can the country’s health sector protect its facilities and frontline workers, especially during a global pandemic? Find out in this week’s episode of UP’s “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar series, Friday, July 29, 12:00 noon.


How UP tackles teaching, learning in the health sciences in the ‘new normal’

Given the ever-pressing demand for skilled healthcare professionals, how does UP tackle the challenge of teaching medicine, nursing, and dentistry students in the “new normal”? Find out in this week’s UP “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar on Friday, July 22, 12:00 noon.


Another surge? UP webinar to talk about COVID-19 updates, rising cases

COVID-19 cases are again rising, and senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and children under six are still the most vulnerable. What is the course of COVID in children below age six? Find out this Friday, July 15, 12:00 noon, in this week’s episode of UP’s “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series.


To boost or not to boost? UP webinar to focus on COVID boosters

Almost 70% of Filipinos have gotten their primary COVID vaccines, but not even half have gotten their first and second booster shots. How do we encourage more people to get booster shots? Do we need boosters in the first place? Find out this Friday, at 12:00 noon, in this week’s UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar.