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  • University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo

Units Supervised

The Philippine Genome Center Visayas is the genomics-focused multidisciplinary research facility under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension at University of the Philippines Visayas Miag-ao, Iloilo.

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

The UP Visayas Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (UPV TTBDO) was institutionalized last June 10, 2019. This office was established in accordance with the UP Intellectual Property Rights Policy of 2011, specifically Article 9 of UP IPR Policy and runs parallel to similar developments in other constituent universities of UP.

UPV TTBDO seeks to promote and facilitate transfer of UPV’s innovations for the benefit of society; enhance the research experience of UPV researchers; and promote economic development.

The main function of UPV TTBDO encompasses supervision, management, and protection of disclosed works created or invented by UPV researchers and clients. Our duties also include assistance, facilitation and promotion and commercialization of UPV technologies among others. The office also serves to assist and coordinate with other universities on matters relating to intellectual property protection.
The National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology U.P. Visayas (also known as UPV-NIMBB) was established through 1080th BOR Meeting in 1994 and was later supported by the issuance of Proclamation No. 526 in January 20, 1996 as an effort to support the biotechnology research in the country. Effective October 1, 1998, the Institute was operationalized through Memorandum No. 98-10-65.

UPV-NIMBB aims to become the lead agency in the field of fisheries and aquatic biotechnology by conducting impactful researches and providing learning opportunities for its stakeholders and partner agencies through trainings, research and development programs and extension activities related to molecular biology principles and techniques. As part of the capacity-building efforts of the institute, services such as providing technical assistance and granting access to facilities and equipment for carrying out various laboratory analyses in support of ongoing research activities have also been initiated.

To further strengthen aquatic biotechnology research and development in the region, UPV-NIMBB also helps in augmenting existing research capabilities in molecular biology and biotechnology by forging collaborations and establishing linkages with national and international institutions.
The UP Visayas Sentro ng Wikang Filipino (UPV SWF) is a research and public service hub for the development and promotion of the Filipino language and the formulation of policies for the integration of the various Philippine languages into the national language. It maintains linkages with the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), concerned government agencies, and non-government organizations for the use of Filipino as the medium of instruction in education and as the language of communication in the government.

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.