The University of the Philippines Visayas – Regional Research Center (RRC) is a newly established unit in 2018 that aims to strengthen the research and innovation capabilities of UP Visayas, by providing researchers access to and training on advanced analytical equipment and method development.
It is a centralized facility that provides various services catering to different fields of natural and physical sciences, specifically – Applied Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Microbiology and Bioengineering, and Computational Science. Soon to be included in the fields catered to by the RRC are Advanced Instrumentation and Device Engineering and Marine Field Studies. The UPV RRC aims to establish UPV as a leader in inter-, trans-, and multidisciplinary research in the fields of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and allied disciplines by serving as a hub of knowledge and technology development, driven by the needs of the society through research, innovation, training, extension, and other services
In 1989, a core group of women from the three UP Visayas campuses (Iloilo, Tacloban, Cebu) conceptualized a mechanism that would promote and protect the welfare of other women. The UPV Women’s Desk was then established in 1990 as a body of women and men from the various sectors and colleges of UP Visayas, who were interested in women’s studies and women’s welfare. The UPV Women’s Desk eventually became institutionalized as the UPV Gender and Development Program (GDP) upon the approval of the UP Board of Regents on April 17, 1997.
The UPV Gender and Development Program Building in the UPV Iloilo City Campus was constructed in 2006, through the efforts of the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, a UP Visayas alumna. Located on the ground floor of the building are the GDP office, Balay Balay Child- Minding Center, GAD Library, Lactation Station, Conference Room and the UPV Retirees’ Lounge.
The second floor houses the Anti-Sexual Harassment Office and a hostel composed of seven rooms for transient accommodation of UP employees and gender advocates.
A center for regional development committed to the promotion of life-long learning and public service.
-To recommend and enforce policies, standards and basic procedures forcontinuing education and for rendering public service;
-To coordinate, assist, monitor, review and evaluate public service and continuing education activities of the University, and to administer approved, selected programs;
-To assist in the generation of funds through continuing education activities;
-To initiate and undertake training programs requested by government agencies and private enterprise;
-To assist the colleges or units in the marketing of training programs and the like;
-To provide assistance to colleges, units or agencies in relation to public service activities.