History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of the Philippines is a coeducational, public research university established in 1949 as the nation's primary educational institution. It is located in the Philippines' urbanised metropolis of Quezon City. It is accredited by the ASEAN-European University Network, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, and ASEAN University Network. The university is affiliated with the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). This university has been ranked #412 by the QS World University Rankings 2023. Whereas the Asia University Rankings as declared by THE (Times Higher Education) for the year 2022 rank UP at 129th.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The academic branches of the University of the Philippines are its distinguishing feature. It consists of eight constituent universities and a stand-alone college that offers affordable access to top education. Due to its position in a peaceful residential area, the school has produced a calm and focused learning atmosphere for its pupils. It focuses on providing everyone with access to high-quality education. The University of the Philippines Diliman, which is in Quezon City and has 22,765 students enrolled, is its flagship campus and administrative hub. More than any other university in the nation, the University of the Philippines System offers 362 graduate degree programmes and 246 undergraduate degree programmes. The highest number of degree programmes are offered at the Diliman campus, however other campuses are renowned for being leaders and experts in particular fields. The university's 57 degree-granting institutions, which might be a college, school, or institute that provides undergraduate or graduate programmes, are spread out over the whole system.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Among all higher education institutions in the nation, UP boasts the most National Centers of Excellence and Development. It is also one of just three universities in Asia to have won institutional distinction from the Ramon Magsaysay Awards. The institution is acknowledged as "the nation's flagship university" by Senate Resolution No. 276 of the Senate of the Philippines. At least 37 National Scientists, at least 39 National Artists, seven of the sixteen Presidents of the Republic, thirteen Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, at least 15,000 physicians, 8,000 attorneys, 15,000 engineers, 23,000 teachers, and hundreds of thousands of graduates in other academic fields have all come from the university.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
By guaranteeing democratic and equitable employment and student admission, and by upholding safe spaces that do not support any form of discrimination based on age, gender, nationality, religious belief, economic status, ethnicity, physical disability, or political opinion or affiliation, the University works to foster an ideal learning and working environment.Out of every 100 students at UP, 57 are females and 43 are males. And it holds only 1% of students as international students.