University of the Visayas
Pamantasan sa Bisayas
The First University in Cebu
|Motto||Amor, Servitium, Humanitas (Latin)|
Motto in English
|Love, Service to Humanity|
|Type||Private Research Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution|
|President||Eduardo R. Gullas|
|Vice-president||Jose R. Gullas|
|Students||35,000 (Main campus)|
Corner Colon and D. Jakosalem Streets, Cebu City,
|Campus||Main campus – |
Downtown Cebu City
Satellite campuses –
Pob. Pardo, Cebu City
Banilad, Mandaue City
Cambaro, Mandaue City
|Alma Mater Song||Green and White March|
Vicente Gullas (1898–1970) founded the University of the Visayas in 1919 aiming to educate young people from average-income families. It was initially called the Visayan Institute, and occupied two rooms rented at the City Intermediate School. The number of students had increased from 37 in 1919 to 87 in 1920, and kept growing, but Gullas could not find a permanent building for the institute and kept moving over various locations in Cebu, borrowing auxiliary facilities from other schools nearby, such as physical education grounds of the Cebu Normal School and the public library near Fuente Osmeña. Finally, in 1946 the institute moved to its present site at Colon Street, and in 1948 received the university status.
In the 1980s–90s, the university added new master's degrees, in education, engineering, maritime studies, criminology and nursing. In 1994, four of the university programs were recognised by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation. Earlier in 1994 the Gullas Medical Center and the College of Medicine were opened in Banilad.
Campuses and locationEdit
The university has nine campuses:
- Main Campus along Colon Street, Cebu City
- Banilad Campus along Gov. Cuenco Ave., Brgy. Banilad, Mandaue City, Cebu
- Minglanilla Campus along N. Bacalso Ave. (Cebu South Road), Brgy. Poblacion Ward I, Minglanilla, Cebu
- Toledo Campus along S. Osmeña St., Brgy. Poblacion, Toledo City, Cebu
- Pardo Campus along E. Sabellano St., Brgy. Poblacion Pardo, Cebu City
- Mandaue Campus along Demetrio M. Cortes St., Brgys. Alang-alang and Cambaro, Mandaue City, Cebu
- Danao Campus along P.G. Almendras St., Brgy. Poblacion, Danao City, Cebu
- Dalaguete Campus along Pedro Calungsod St., Brgy. Poblacion, Dalaguete, Cebu
- Compostela Campus along P. Cabatingan St., Brgy. Poblacion, Compostela, Cebu
The College of Dentistry and Nursing is located in a separate campus in Banilad, Mandaue City at the site of Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital and the Gullas College of Medicine. The Gullas College of Medicine Mandaue Campus (formerly Mandaue Academy) is located in downtown Cambaro, Mandaue City.
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