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University of the Philippines Cebu

The University of the Philippines Cebu (Cebuano: Unibersidad sa Pilipinas sa Sugbo; Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas sa Cebu; also referred to as UPC or UP Cebu) is a public research university and the youngest constituent university of the University of the Philippines System located in Cebu City, the capital city of Cebu province in the Philippines. It was founded on May 3, 1918, ten years after the founding of UP in 1908.[2]

University of the Philippines Cebu
Unibersidad sa Pilipinas sa Sugbo
MottoHonor and Excellence
TypeNational, research university
  • 1918 as a campus
  • 2010 as an autonomous unit
  • 2016 as a constituent university
ChancellorLiza D. Corro
PresidentDanilo L. Concepcion
Academic staff
124 (2013)[1]
Students1,611 (2013)[1]
Undergraduates1,179 (2013)[1]
Postgraduates274 (2013)[1]
Other students
158 (high school) (2013)[1]
10°19′21″N 123°53′55″E / 10.32250°N 123.89861°E / 10.32250; 123.89861
CampusUrban, 29.6526 acres (12.0000 ha)
Hymn"U.P. Naming Mahal" ("U.P. Beloved")
ColorsUP colors.svg UP Maroon and UP Forest Green
NicknameFighting Maroons
UP logotype.svg
University of the Philippines Cebu is located in Philippines
University of the Philippines Cebu
Cebu campus location (Cebu, PH)

UP Cebu was formerly under the administrative supervision of UP Visayas, along with three other satellite campuses, namely Miag-ao campus, Iloilo City campus and Tacloban College. On September 24, 2010, the UP Board of Regents elevated the status of UP Cebu to that of an autonomous unit, in preparation for its elevation to the status of a constituent university of the UP System in around five to seven years.[3] On October 27, 2016, UP Cebu was elevated to constituent university status.[4]

The college has two campuses. The Lahug campus is located in Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City. It occupies a 12-hectare site which was donated by the Cebu Provincial Government in 1929; however, a fraction of the land is occupied by informal settlers. The new UP Cebu SRP campus features the UP Professional Schools which offers degree programs such as Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Education and Master of Science in Environmental Studies.

In 2007,[5] the Philippines' Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized UP Cebu as a National Center of Excellence (COE) in Information Technology.[6]

Name changesEdit

UP Cebu has undergone multiple name changes as a result of its varied history.[7]

  • 1918: Junior College of Liberal Arts
  • 1922: Junior College of the Philippines
  • 1930: Cebu Junior College, UP
  • 1947: Cebu College, UP
  • 1963: University of the Philippines Graduate School in Cebu
  • 1966: University of the Philippines School in Cebu
  • 1971: University of the Philippines at Cebu
  • 1975: University of the Philippines College Cebu
  • 1987: University of the Philippines Visayas Cebu College
  • 2010: University of the Philippines Cebu College
  • 2016: University of the Philippines Cebu


University of the Philippines Cebu Deans and Chancellors
Name Tenure of office

Dr. Nestor Nisperos 1970's
Dr. Primitivo Cal 1980's
Dr. Soccoro Villalobos 1989-1997
Dr. Jesus Juario 1997-2003
Dr. Enrique Avila 2003-2011
Dr. Richelita Galapate (OIC) 2011-2012
Prof. Teresita J. Rodriguez (OIC) 2012
Atty. Liza D. Corro 2012–present

As a constituent university of the UP System, UP Cebu is headed by a Chancellor who serves as the chair of the University Council. Management and handling of the College's various administrative functions are divided between the following offices:

  • Office of the Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA)
  • Office of the Vice Chancellorfor Administration (OVCA)
  • Office of the University Registrar (OUR)
  • Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
  • Campus Development and Maintenance Office (CDMO)
  • Colleges
    • College of Communication, Art, and Design
    • School of Management
    • College of Science
    • Department of Computer Science
    • College of Social Science
    • UP High School Cebu

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  1. ^ a b c d e "U.P. Statistics 2013" (PDF). University of the Philippines. University of the Philippines system. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 25, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
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  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Encarnacion, Andre (November 25, 2016). "UP Cebu is now UP's 8th Constituent University". Archived from the original on November 28, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2007" (PDF). Commission on Higher Education (Philippines). Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Table 8. List of Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs)" (PDF). Commission on Higher Education (Philippines). Retrieved January 27, 2017.
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