UPLB at a Glance

A bustling academic community

UPLB keeps up with increasing mobility in the higher education arena through regular interactions and collaborative work with renowned national and international scholars and scientists.

UPLB entered into joint, collaborative, and inter and multi-disciplinary programs with other universities and international R&D organizations and secured the certification of its programs through international quality assurance modalities.

UPLB is a founding member of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) aimed to foster collaborative efforts with partner institutions to enhance graduate education in agriculture, environment, and natural resources in the region.

Best and the brightest

UPLB alumni are leaders in in scientific research and university administration. More than a third of the Philippines’ National Scientists are from UPLB.

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These are: Eduardo A. Quisimbing, 1980 (Plant Taxonomy, Systematics, and Morphology); Francisco M. Fronda, 1983 (Animal Husbandry); Francisco O. Santos, 1983 (Human Nutrition and Agricultural Chemistry; Julian A. Banzon, 1986 (Chemistry) Dioscoro L. Umali, 1986 (Agriculture and Rural Development), Pedro E. Escuro, 1994 (Genetics and Plant Breeding), Dolores A. Ramirez, 1998 (Biochemical Genetics and Cytogenetics), Jose R. Velasco, 1998 (Plant Physiology); Gelia T. Castillo, 1999 (Rural Sociology); Bienvenido O. Juliano, 2000 (Organic Chemistry); Clare R. Baltazar, 2001 (Systematic Entomology); Benito S. Vergara, 2001 (Plant Physiology); Ricardo M. Lantican, 2005 (Plant Breeding); Teodulfo M. Topacio, Jr., 2008 (Veterinary Medicine)and Ramon C. Barba, 2014 (Horticulture)

Alumnus Romulo G. Davide (Class ’57) is a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2012 for “his steadfast passion in placing the power and discipline of science in the hands of Filipino farmers.” The College of Agriculture, now the College of Agriculture and Food Science,  was awarded the 1977 Ramon Magsaysay Award (International Understanding) in 1977.

Three UPLB alumni have served as UP President. These are Bienvenido Maria Gonzalez (1939-1943; 1945-1951), Emil Q. Javier (1993-1999), and Emerlinda R. Roman (2005-2011). Moreover, 24 UPLB alumni have held the presidency of various state universities and colleges across the country. Meanwhile, 17 from UPLB hold the much-coveted Scientist positions under the Scientific Career System of the Philippines, a reward and recognition to qualified full-time researchers in academic institutions.

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Accreditation

Some degree programs in UPLB are internationally certified while others are preparing to undergo the certification process. These certifications mean that UPLB graduates of these curricular

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  programs are at par with their ASEAN counterparts and are globally competitive.  

Aside from its outstanding academic standards, Some UPLB’s research facilities also have international standards certification.

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Arts and Culture

UPLB is home to many groups and individuals whose passion is in the arts- visual arts, poetry, theater and dance, creating a vibrant arts and culture community.

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The University has become a dynamic melting pot with people from various cultures taking up residence inside and within the vicinity of the campus.

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University Health Service

Also known as the UPLB Infirmary or UPLB Health Serve, the University Health Service (UHS), a secondary-level hospital, delivers the highest level of promotive,

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curative, diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventive health care service to university constituents and its surrounding communities. Nominal rates are given to students, faculty and staff who wish to be treated in this campus health facility.

Other tertiary-level hospitals can also be found near the campus: The Los Baños Doctors Hospital and Medical Center, and the Healthserv Los Baños Medical Center which carries most HMO cards and accept credit card transactions for payments of medical fees.

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Library and Museum

The University Library provides materials and services to meet the instructional, research and extension needs of the various constituents of the University.

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It has a rich collection of agricultural materials in the country. It is composed of the Main Library and around it, satellite libraries found in the different Colleges that are virtually linked to the Main Library. An Interactive Learning Center was also created to provide access to learning resources online.

The Museum of Natural History serves as the center for research and documentation of Philippine biodiversity. It is home to a diverse collection of more than 300,000 preserved Philippine animals, plants, microorganisms and other biota that showcase the country’s rich biodiversity. It is one of the most visited educational sites in the campus.

The Anatomy Museum and Parasite Collection Center, found at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), exhibits terrestrial and aquatic animals at various stages of development, while the parasite collection houses parasites from domesticated and wild animals. 

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Honor and Excellence

Established in 1908, UPLB is steeped in the same tradition of honor and excellence upheld by UP. UPLB’s forebears generated countless

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breakthroughs in research and established trailblazing leadership in agriculture, veterinary medicine, and forestry education in the country and in Southeast Asia. Its pioneering programs in these fields have been the models and norms of colleges and universities offering the same programs nationwide. The younger programs have, likewise, become models for universities in the Philippines and in the Southeast Asian region. These are in the fields of engineering, environmental science, development communication, economics and management, policy and governance, human ecology, information and communication technology, human and environmental management, and basic sciences.

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Campus Life

UPLB gives students the perfect relief from restricted, confined spaces through immersion in nature’s very own playground.

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Being at the University brings surprises and new experiences every day, in an extraordinary community of the best and brightest students from across the country prepared for a successful career and responsible citizenship.

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Athletics

Sports and physical development is also a priority of the University. It is home to much-sought after sports clinics in soccer and baseball. 

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 It offers programs providing all students opportunities for athletic participation and physical fitness at varying levels of skill and interest as well as activities promoting health and wellness.

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Security on Campus

The University Police Force, together with a Community Support Brigade, commits to provide a safe and secure environment for every member of the campus 

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community. They enforce campus policies and collaborate with other security personnel of nearby baranggays in Los Banos.

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Professors
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Associate Professors
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Scientists under the Philippine Scientific Career System