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Adamson University is a private and Catholic university in Manila, Philippines, founded on June 20, 1932, by Greek immigrant George Lucas Adamson as the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry. On February 5, 1941, the school was granted university status by the Department of Education, and on December 4, 1964, the university was turned over to the Vincentian Fathers of the Congregation of the Mission and was incorporated into the Adamson-Ozanam Education Institutions, Inc. Adamson University is also a Member of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines.[3] Its patron saint is Saint Vincent de Paul.

Adamson University
Pamantasang Adamson
Former names
Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry (1932-1936)
Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering (1936-1941)
MottoVeritas in Caritate (Latin)
Motto in English
Truth in Charity
TypePrivate, Roman Catholic, Research Non-profit Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution
EstablishedJune 20, 1932
FounderGeorge Lucas Adamson
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Academic affiliations
PresidentMarcelo V. Manimtim[1][2]
Vice-presidentRafael K. Eloriaga (VP for Financial Affairs)
Andrew S. Bayal (VP for Student Affairs)
Catherine Q. Castañeda ( VP for Academic Affairs)
Venusmar C. Quevedo (VP for Administrative Affairs)
PrincipalDaniel B. Saroca Jr.
(Grade School & Jr.High School) Lorna A. Espeso
(Senior High School)
Academic staff
Students16,247 (S.Y. 2015-2016)
900 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila
Metro Manila
CampusUrban 10.7 hectares
Patron saintSaint Vincent de Paul.
Alma Mater songAdamson Hymn
ColorsBlue Adamson colors.svg White
AthleticsVarsity team names:
(college men's varsity teams)
Lady Falcons
(college women's varsity teams)
Baby Falcons
(High School boys' varsity teams)
Lady Baby Falcons
(High School girls' varsity teams)
Sporting affiliations
UAAP PVL FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup PBL

Adamson University has programs in graduate school, law, the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, architecture, business administration, and education, as well as secondary, elementary, and preparatory education. Adamson University has eight courses listed as centers of development and centers of excellence by the Commission on Higher Education and has been granted Autonomous status.[4]

Adamson University was included in the top 201+ universities in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings 2011.[5][6] This made Adamson University as top 9 in the rankings nationwide and top 5 in the Metro Manila area.[7]

Adamson University is also a part of UAAP and was awarded as UAAP Season 80 Cheerdance Champion.[8]



Francis Regis Clet Building
Saint Vincent Hall

Adamson University is located in San Marcelino Street, Ermita in Manila. The Technological University of the Philippines, Santa Isabel College Manila, Emilio Aguinaldo College, and Philippine Normal University are its nearest neighbors. Adamson University has seven buildings occupying 10.7 hectares of land.[citation needed]


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Arts, culture, religion, and entertainmentEdit

Presidents of Adamson University
George Lucas Adamson, 1932–1967
Leandro I. Montañana, 1967–1985
Rolando S. Dela Goza, 1985–1994
Jimmy A. Belita, 1994–2003
Gregorio L. Bañaga, Jr., 2003–2015
Marcelo V. Manimtim, 2015–present

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "New President of Adamson University - Congregation of the Mission". July 3, 2015. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "History". Adamson University. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "CHED awarded Adamson University Deregulated Status" (PDF). Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "QS World University Rankings". Topuniversities. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ [2] Archived September 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Isaga, J. R. "Adamson University is UAAP Season 80 cheerdance champion". Rappler. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
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  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2018.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "UAAP: Adamson star Nuyles out for the season". GMA News Online. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "Adamson University | UAAP Season 77 - Basketball | Sports |". Archived from the original on November 2, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2017.

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