The University of Asia and the Pacific is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning that offers some of the most outstanding academic programs in Asia. All programs of study at UA&P are grounded in liberal education, which prepares students for their specific specialization by giving them a well-rounded education that cultivates genuine intellectual discipline—a prerequisite to acquiring any specialized knowledge.

An intrinsic part of education in UA&P is mentoring, through which the University’s interdisciplinary offering of knowledge, skills, and values is reinforced through regular, confidential conversations between the student and his or her mentor.

The formation of UA&P students is facilitated by an environment conducive to learning, qualified and dedicated teachers, a superior faculty-to-student ratio, and well-maintained facilities.

Liberal Education

The liberal education program is the bedrock of university studies in UA&P. The University focuses on developing the whole person, as well as combines breadth of learning and professional specialization, in its educational programs. Our students go through a strong liberal education program in their first years in the University. Thereafter, they begin to take subjects in their chosen field of specialization. If they choose a five-year program and meet all its academic requirements, they may graduate with a master’s degree in five years.

As they take up these various areas of knowledge, the students are trained to look at ideas with a critical eye, an analytical mind, and ethical judgment, and to understand issues from differing points of view. And as the subjects are taught using a multidisciplinary approach, the students learn to make connections across disciplines and see the big picture while understanding the complexity of each part. The liberal arts program also trains students to communicate ideas clearly, precisely and persuasively in speech and in writing.

The University blazes new trails in a tradition of excellence, service, and whole-person education. Faithful to our Credo, we aspire to form “individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good, and capable of making free, morally upright choices, and who can thus act as positive agents of change and service to society.”

While we are constantly looking toward the future, we never lose sight of who we are. Our directive is, and will always be, that of unity. With the UA&P motto, UNITAS, we remind ourselves of our desire to achieve unity in many aspects: unity within the university community, unity between faith and reason, and unity between religion and life. It reflects the commitment of everyone in UA&P toward the pursuit of wisdom, which necessarily entails a unity of life.

The University Credo

1. We believe that:

  • Education is a lifelong process, and its focal point is and should always be the individual person;
  • The primary purpose of education is the integral formation of the human person, the fullest development of everything that is human in the individual;
  • it is an essential part of the mission of a school to help and complement the family in the exercise of its educational rights and duties;
  • A university must be ever attentive and responsive to the real needs of the community that sustains it, seek to significantly contribute to human progress, and do everything it can to uplift the moral, cultural, and material level of the country and the region in which it operates; and
  •  A university fulfills its role best when it forms individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good, and capable of making free and morally upright choices, and who can thus act as positive agents of change in service to society.

2. We who form part of the University of Asia and the Pacific, therefore, dedicate and commit ourselves to:

  • The highest standards of professional excellence in our academic, scientific, and cultural endeavors;
  • The inculcation of sound and time-tested human and social values and attitudes in people, beginning with those we work and live with and reaching out especially to those in most need of help in society;
  • The creation within the University of an atmosphere of academic serenity conducive not only to disciplined and diligent study, high-level research, and the responsible use of the freedom of scientific inquiry, but also to mutual respect, openness, understanding, and friendship, without discrimination of any kind; and
  • Above all the arduous but most spiritually rewarding pursuit of wisdom, the synthesis of love of God and knowledge, faith and reason, culture and life.

Mission Statement

3. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) is an academic community where the pursuit and spread of truth are undertaken according to the highest intellectual and professional standards.  It shall always remain faithful to these foundational aims:

  • To pursue, through world-class research, an interdisciplinary synthesis of humanistic, professional, scientific, and technical knowledge, inspired by a Christian view of man and sense of life.
  • To promote, in an atmosphere of freedom, the integral development of all the members of the University community so that they may work with good will, competence, and team spirit.
  • To form committed professionals and encourage them to serve with personal initiative and civic responsibility the community in which they work, thereby helping build just and harmonious social structures.
  • To create and spread a culture that strengthens the dignity of the human person and the unity of the family, and that promotes understanding and cooperation among persons of all races, beliefs, and social conditions.

4. To achieve these aims, the UA&P shall:

  • Seek to reach a level of excellence in its research and teaching programs that will earn for the University a place among the most prestigious academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Adopt advanced research and teaching techniques so as to become a source of innovative forms of learning, as well as contribute to a better balance between the cost and quality of research, communication, and education;
  • Adapt its teaching programs, founded upon basic research and the study of the humanities, to the actual needs of a society undergoing progressive change and of a wide region promoting international cooperation;
  • Seek, while working closely with other Philippine institutions, wider regional and international recognition so that it can be present in intellectual fora and policy dialogues;
  • Strengthen and broaden the avenues for cooperation so that it can effectively contribute to the spread of proper values and people development and obtain from various sectors of society the necessary support to carry out extension work;
  • Organize itself in a manner conducive to internal efficiency and effective coordination, while keeping enough flexibility, so as to enable all members of the University community to contribute freely and responsibly to the fulfillment of their common tasks; and
  • Strive to attain, as a necessary condition for its autonomous development, a level of economic self-sufficiency that will allow the University to firmly establish itself as a center of academic excellence, to initiate new projects, and to admit well-qualified students from the underprivileged sectors of society.

Statement of Principles (Institutional Goals and Ideals)

5. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) seeks to promote the integral development of the members of the University community, undertake research for the common good of society, and contribute to the enrichment and spread of culture.

6. The UA&P shall always affirm its fidelity to:

  • God, the Supreme Truth and Wisdom, Creator, Redeemer of the world, and Lord of history;
  • The Catholic Church, guardian of the deposit of Christian revelation, which contains the supreme truth about God, man, and all creation;
  • The truth, including the basic commitment to intellectual honesty, the pursuit and communication of which give professional, scientific, and cultural endeavors their focus, goal, and meaning;
  • Man as a spiritual, rational, and free being, to whose genuine welfare and development the University must contribute; and
  • The common good of the people, fully respecting the legitimate authorities and the laws of the state.

7. The UA&P seeks to remain faithful to the Magisterium of the Church because it regards such fidelity as a solid foundation of human wisdom.  The University is open to all those who abide by the goals and ideals embodied in the Statement of Principles, regardless of their religious persuasion; they may become members of the University community, itself characterized by an atmosphere of freedom.

8. The UA&P entrusts its spiritual guidance to the Prelature of Opus Dei, so that:

  • The spiritual legacy of Saint Josemaría Escrivá may continually inspire all the activities of the University;
  • The members of the University community may be provided not only professional formation, but also, for the ones who freely want them, spiritual attention and opportunities to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith; and
  • While fully respecting the freedom of the consciences of its constituents, the University may foster in them a firm love for the Church, the Pope, and the Magisterium, as well as a strong unity of life built upon the practice of human and Christian virtues.

Statement of Principles cont’d

9. The UA&P shall carry out:

  • Research in diverse fields of human endeavor, in accord with scientific and moral norms and aimed at achieving a cultural synthesis that shows the coherence between faith and reason;
  • Teaching programs that are founded on research and that lead to higher academic degrees;
  • Communication programs that draw from the results of competent research and that enrich culture by harmonizing the diversity of knowledge with the unity of truth;
  • Personal development programs that impart professional specialization and expertise, along with a general humanistic culture and an abiding commitment to serve society; and
  • Extension programs, particularly in those fields related to the University’s research and teaching activities, that broaden the opportunities of people, particularly the less privileged, to help themselves.

10. To fulfill its tasks, particularly those related to research and teaching, the UA&P demands:

  • From its faculty and administrative personnel: the highest level of commitment and professional competence;
  • From its students: diligence and the highest standards of excellence in their studies and work, as well as an operative interest in their integral personal formation; and
  • From all: a great love for freedom, combined with a deep sense of responsibility and active cooperation for the common good of the University community and society.

11. The UA&P seeks to inculcate in people a firm conviction about work as:

  • A proof of the primacy of man over material realities;
  • A means of developing one’s personality, especially a spirit of service to others, thus contributing to human progress; and
  • An eminently human activity that brings people together and unites them.

Statement of Principles cont’d

12. The UA&P holds that genuine academic freedom and respect for diversity of opinions can be assured only if the inseparable principles of personal freedom and responsibility are fostered.  Hence, the University considers these two principles indispensable in the search for excellence and truth, and makes them the basis of all its research, teaching, communication, and extension work.

13. The UA&P likewise believes that research and teaching require of its faculty a keen interest in the integral development of their students, to whom they will therefore give due attention.  The University also expects its faculty to be exemplars of unity, solidarity, and teamwork, shown in deeds of service to one another, to the students, to the University community, and to society in general, thereby reinforcing their genuine authority as pillars of the University as an educational endeavor.

14. The UA&P promotes interdisciplinary programs conducted jointly by Schools, Centers, and Institutes in the University for the achievement of institutional aims.  These programs are not isolated entities, but are parts of a whole.

15. The UA&P shall strive to be:

  • A community of persons truly committed to the ideals and values articulated in its Credo;
  • A place where persons of diverse backgrounds and persuasions work and study together in friendship and with mutual respect; and
  • An institution always sensitive to social problems and open to opportunities to contribute to understanding and cooperation.

Statement of Principles cont’d

16. While taking care not to involve itself as an institution in political and other activities proper to other kinds of organizations, the UA&P encourages its constituents to:

  • Develop the capacity for critical analysis and positive appraisal of social problems; and
  • Freely form their own convictions and proposals for the solution of these problems within the ambit of legitimate pluralism.

17. In accord with existing laws and its statutes, the UA&P enjoys academic autonomy.  It is free to select its professors, admit qualified students, and formulate and carry out its research and teaching programs within the bounds set by law and its charter.

18. The Administration of the UA&P is inspired by the principles of collegiality and participation.  The President of the University is charged with highest executive responsibility but, in accord with its statutes, shares this responsibility with the different members of the University community through the channels of participation that have been established.

19. The moral unity of the University community requires of all its members adherence to the goals and ideals of the UA&P, manifested in their effective participation in the key tasks of research, teaching, communication, and extension.  In particular, the faculty are called upon to distinguish themselves by their professional competence and upright personal conduct, their conscientious fulfillment of contractual obligations and respect for University authorities, and their ability for service to the University.

The UA&P Seal

The University of Asia and the Pacific seal (or logo) consists of two major components: the coat of arms and the wordmark. Both are needed to present a consistent visual image of UA&P.

The UA&P Coat of Arms has four elements:

  • Star – the star represents a guiding star because we cannot count on our own human efforts alone. It is a representation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stella Orientis (Star of the Orient), to whom the oratory of UA&P is dedicated.
  • Galleon – the galleon represents the University’s aim to be a bridge of mutual understanding and cooperation between Asia and the rest of the world.
  • Sea – the sea represents the Pacific Ocean, the body of water on whose rim lie the countries that belong to the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Unitas – the motto of UA&P is Unity: unity between faith and reason, unity between religion and life, as well as unity with each other. It reflects the commitment of everyone in UA&P toward the pursuit of wisdom, which necessarily entails a synthesis and, therefore, a unity of life.

The wordmark is the standardized graphic representation of the name of the University. It is in ITC Galliard Std font. There are two versions of the wordmark: the UA&P acronym over the full name of the University, and the other is the full name over the subunit’s name.

Identity Standards

The UA&P Identity Standards Manual is designed to present a standard and consistent corporate look for the University, particularly in such visual representations as its coat of arms, name and motto for various applications, including stationery, promotional materials, signage, and merchandise.

It contains the guidelines and rules necessary to ensure the projection of a truly strong institutional image at all levels of the University’s activities.

The UA&P Identity Standards Manual may be downloaded here.

We encourage everyone to be faithful to the guidelines in this manual in order to maintain the unity and consistency of the University’s corporate image. Electronic files of the seal and the secondary marks may be downloaded here.

Do not use second-generation versions, such as photocopies or other lower-quality reproductions.

Any question you may have regarding these guidelines should be directed to the Corporate Communications Office at local 301 or 342.

University Hymn


We stand together,
Joyful we gather,
As we remember
Our Alma Mater.

Herald of the East light,
Beacon of true life,
Star of the Orient,
Lead us through the light.
With your radiance in the sky,
Guide us through the night.

Kindled by your bright flame,
We will strive in your name.
Star of the Orient,
Shine forth your light!

Let our Alma Mater
Flourish forever!
Let our Alma Mater
Flourish forever!

UA&P and Opus Dei

St. Josemaria Escriva in Argentina, 1974. Taken from

The spiritual formation in UA&P is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei ensures the doctrinal and moral soundness of the other aspects of formation imparted in the University.

Founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá in 1928, Opus Dei strives to spread the universal call to holiness and apostolate. The faithful of the prelature come from different parts of the world.

St. Josemaria’s spiritual legacy underpins the University’s educational principles, which guide all policy and procedural decisions and actions:

Lay spirituality provides the means to enable ordinary men and women to have a deeper appreciation of their faith and be closer to God in the middle of the world.

Freedom of conscience guarantees the right of everyone to express his opinion and hold on to his beliefs, bound only by truth, prudence and charity.

Love for the poor pushes us to go beyond our own concerns and take on the personal responsibility to contribute to the material and moral betterment, especially of those who are in most need in society.

Care for details makes us actively think about the well-being of our colleagues, students, and the rest of the staff, in both intellectual and material realms.

Passionate love for the world helps us value reality and teach and learn deeply its various facets, in unity and coherence, through the different disciplines we teach and learn in school.

Love for the Church and the Pope makes certain our fidelity to the pronouncements of the teaching authority of the Church.

Christian identity marks our common mission in the University of appreciating and understanding our world, ourselves, and God’s mission and destiny for each of us.

Collegiality in governance ensures against tyranny and in favor of deliberation and study in every decision made.

Read more about the Prelature:

Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao and Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas established the Center for Research and Communication (CRC), a private, not-for-profit think-tank that catered to private sector businesses by analyzing developments in the business economic environment and translating their implications on business strategy.

CRC was formally inaugurated in its second site: 1607 Bocobo St., Malate, Manila.

The first batch of Master of Science in Industrial Economics (MSIE) students graduated.

CRC moved to its new site in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The Center for Food and Agribusiness (CFA) was established.

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, then prelate of Opus Dei, reminded CRC of the challenge of St. Josemaría Escrivá to consider putting up a university in the soonest time possible owing to its greater influence on society.

(March 19) The College of Arts and Sciences was put up as a start-off for university conversion. There were 158 enrollees.

The first Equatorial Rites was held. 

The Sancta Maria Stella Orientis Oratory was first inaugurated.

(April 25) The first batch of CAS students graduated.
(August 15) The School of Economics was established.
(September 15) The School of Education (now named School of Education and Human Development) was established.

(June 26) CRC officially became the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) created via conversion by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
(August 15) UA&P was installed in a formal academic rite led by CHED Chairman Angel Alcala, Education Secretary Gloria, and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Rosario Lopez.
(November 28) Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao was installed as UA&P’s first president. The Regional Vicar of Opus Dei in the Philippines, Fr. Ramon Lopez, is conferred the honorary title of Vice Grand Chancellor of the University.
UA&P put up a straight five-year master’s program.

(December 6) The School of Management (SMN) was established.
(June 15) UA&P held its first Graduation Rites.
The first University play was staged. “Masdan ang Iyong Ina” was directed by Antonio V.S. Flores and Reynaldo Antonio J. Leuterio.

(November 28) Dr. Mario D. Camacho was installed as the second University President.
The seven-story APEC Communications Building was completed.

(August 12) The University’s Honorary Grand Chancellor, Bishop Javier Echevarría, visited UA&P.

(November 28) Dr. Jose Maria Mariano was installed as the third University President.

UA&P became the first Philippine university to offer a mandatory subject on corporate social responsibility ahead of the CHED Memo 39 issued in 2006.

The 1st Marketing Communication Effectiveness Awards (precursor of the Asia Pacific Tambuli Awards) is launched, the only award in the country that salutes marketing communications campaigns that carry both business and societal values.
(October 7) The first Eucharistic procession in UA&P was held.

(April 29) The School of Communication was established.

Bishop Javier Echevarría visited UA&P for the second time.

(November 15) The School of Sciences and Engineering was established.

The Leo Parma-AsiaPro Professorial Chair for Social Entrepreneurship was created.

(June 22) The School of Law and Governance (SLG) was established.
The Mariano and Estelita de Jesus Que Professorial Chair on Family and Education Youth was created.
UA&P became the first university in the Philippines to publish a sustainability report following the reporting framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

The BPI Professorial Chair for Migration and Overseas Filipino Work was created.
UA&P became the first organization in Asia to be granted the Corporate Family Responsibility (CFR) accreditation by the International Center for Work and Family (ICWF) of the IESE Business School (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa) in Spain.
UA&P switched on its 300kW photovoltaic solar power system, making it the first school in Pasig City, and perhaps the first university in the Philippines, to switch to solar power.
The Parking and Sports Building was completed.

Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog was installed as the fourth University President.

CHED designated the Teacher Education program of UA&P as a Center of Development.

CHED officially granted Autonomous Status to UA&P.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the main gateway to the University.

CAS’s three-year Liberal Arts program gives students a solid foundation in the humanities. After completion of the undergraduate program, students move on to their field of specialization.

Education in CAS has the following features:

  • A liberal education curriculum that integrates learning skills with knowledge of the basic principles of major disciplines.
  • A tutorial system with one-on-one sessions between mentor and student to help bring general theory down to a personal level and integrate intellectual skills and knowledge with values.
  • A co-curricular program with activities that foster professionalism and a spirit of solidarity with those in greatest need in society, and contribute to the integration of skills, knowledge, and values with action.

CAS confers the following degrees:

For inquiries, call us at 637-0912 local 277.

School of Communication

The School of Communication (SCM) offers the pioneering program in integrated marketing communications (IMC) in the Philippines and is a leader in IMC education in Asia.

Formerly the Institute of Communication, SCM aims to form leaders, pacesetters, global thinkers and strategists of the communication industry, and foster in them a personal commitment to the highest standards of professional excellence and of sound human and social values.

The School organizes the Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards annually. The Tambuli Awards is the first and only award in the Philippines that recognizes both the business and societal values of marketing communications campaigns.

SCM confers the following degrees:

For inquiries, call us at 637-0912 local 232.

School of Economics

The School of Economics (SEC) traces its roots to the very early days of the Center for Research and Communication (CRC), the University’s forerunner.

SEC was conceived when CRC began offering courses in Industrial Economics and Applied Business Economics.

For more than 40 years now, the School has produced professional economists, corporate planners, and business analysts occupying key positions in private firms and government institutions.

Recognized as a leading economics school and as a catalyst of economic progress in the Philippines and in Asia, SEC has earned a reputation for highly relevant economic research. The major areas of its research activities include the fields of economic forecasting, financial markets, wage determination, and macroeconomics.

SEC confers the following degrees:

For inquiries, call us at 637-0912 local 367.

School of Education and Human Development

The School of Education and Human Development (SED) aims to be a catalyst to enable educators, parents, and teachers in the Asia-Pacific region to carry out their teaching work with personal and professional excellence anchored on technical competence and human virtues.

To carry out its vision, the School reaches out to a broad sector of educators—parents, teachers, education officials, community organizers—and others directly engaged in development or professional education. The School carries out institutional, national, and regional research in major areas of development education. It organizers lectures and seminars and develops programs for community leaders from the national down to the barrio level.

SED confers the following degrees:

For inquiries, call us at 637-0912 local 271.

School of Management

The School of Management (SMN), formerly Center for Management, traces its roots to 1973 when the Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP), one of the School’s core programs, was established.

The Center of Management was then composed of SBEP, Cooperatives Development Unit, and the Institutes of Management; Agribusiness Development; and Policy, Ethics, and Excellence in Enterprise. In May 1996, the Board of Trustees established the School of Management and appointed Dr. Jose Rene Gayo as the first Dean. The School was formally launched on December 13, 1996.

The School of Management, which offers continuing education seminars for corporate staff, is envisioned to be an innovative molder of business leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region. It will be known for management education programs that foster competent, dynamic, ethical, and socially responsible enterprises.

SMN confers the following degrees:

For inquiries, call us at 637-0912 local 237.

School of Sciences and Engineering

The School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE) aims to form its students into Renaissance scientists and engineers with a unique portfolio of knowledge, abilities, skills and habits, ensured by the University’s long-standing tradition in the liberal arts.

UA&P’s pioneers saw the need to humanize the sciences and engineering, both of which experienced rapid technological growth at the turn of the century. The sense of the transcendent—of the ‘beyond what is apparent’—was lost on the way and such loss led to greater materialism. Today’s engineers and scientists may have effective models to earn profits or invent things, but all at the cost of ethical conduct. The School of Sciences and Engineering aims to address that.

SSE confers the following degrees:

For inquiries, call us at 637-0912 local 336.

Departments Under the School

  • Department of Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Natural Sciences
  • Department of Information Science and Technology

School of Law and Governance

The School of Law and Governance (SLG), the erstwhile Institute of Political Economy, has been providing theoretical and practical training in politics, governance and diplomacy since 1995.

The Political Economy program, the SLG’s pioneer program, seeks to equip students with skills that will enable them to examine society through different lenses—philosophy, political science, economics, history, sociology—and to consider social issues not merely from a local but also from a regional and global perspective.

The Juris Doctor (JD) or Law program provides training in standard competencies expected of lawyers. Following worldwide trends in the field of legal education, and helped by its integration within UA&P and within SLG, the JD program is envisioned to increasingly adopt interdisciplinary and international perspectives.

SLG programs are anchored on the core principles of human dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity and the common good.

SLG confers the following degrees:

For inquiries, call us at 637-0912 local 323.


Formally established in May 2014, the Quality Assurance Office (QAO) was entrusted with the full responsibility of the management, enhancement and assessment of processes and procedures governing, among others, accreditation of programs. With this mandate, QAO assiduously engaged  the academic community in the implementation of the stringent standard processes of self-assessment exercises in close collaboration with academic and administrative units. Henceforth, the University undertook several accreditation visits which have progressed from consultancy to higher levels of accreditation of programs.

Intensifying initiatives for the development of the culture of quality across academic and administrative units remains to be a primary objective of the QAO as it continues to be the lead unit in its advocacy for the continuing improvement in the delivery of programs and services of the University.

Thus, in its pursuit for educational excellence through quality enhancement and improvement, UA&P continues to submit voluntarily its academic programs in the undergraduate and graduate levels for evaluation by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and by external accrediting agencies such as the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities – Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).


Institutional Assessment

In September 2015, UA&P submitted itself to CHED’s Institutional Sustainability Assessment (ISA) in which the following five (5) key results areas were assessed:

  • Governance and management (including management of resources);
  • Quality teaching and learning (including competency, programs and faculty);
  • Quality of professional exposure, research and creative work (including linkages);
  • Support for students (including learning resources and support structures), and;
  • Relations with the community (including extra-curricular linkages, service learning, outreach).
The validity period of autonomous status of UA&P has been extended to three more years from June 1, 2021 to May 30, 2023. by virtue of CMO NO. 7, series 2021. As such, the University shall continue to enjoy the benefits of its status as an autonomous institution of higher education provided by CMO No. 19, s. 2016


To date, 100% of accreditable undergraduate programs of the University have been re-accredited by PACUCOA while 88% of the total number of graduate programs have Level III reaccredited (RA) status. The Liberal Arts Program of the College of Arts and Sciences  will have its Level IV reaccreditation tentatively set in SY 2021-2022.

Three graduate programs of the School of Economics were cited by PACUCOA for being the first graduate programs designed for working professionals involved in corporate planning, economics research and general management to have been granted Level III reaccredited status in NCR and in the Philippines. These are the Master of Science in Industrial Economics, Master in Applied Economics, and Master in Business Economics.The Master of Arts in Communication Program of the School of Communication was also cited for being the first Master’s Program in Communication to be granted Level III Reaccreditation status in NCR.

The list of degree programs with their respective re-accredited statuses may be viewed below:

Sustainability Reporting

The University has earned international credits from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an Amsterdam-based international independent organization that provides the world’s widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure. The Sustainability Reports have gained for the University the following outstanding record:

  • UA&P is the first academic institution in Southeast Asia to have produced a Sustainability Report in 2012.
  • It is the first university in Asia to produce a report in 2014 that is ‘In Accordance’ with the Global Reporting Initiative or GRI G4 Guidelines – Comprehensive option that is externally assured and which successfully completed the GRI Materiality Disclosures Service.
  • UA&P is also the only university that included a fourth perspective—academic performance—in its sustainability reports that is in keeping with the University mandate to be socially relevant and responsive to the needs of its stakeholders.

University  recently received the 2019 Organizational Mark from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for its 2014-2017 Sustainability Report (SR) with the theme “Taking Stock of our Footprints and Imprints”. The organizational mark is a formal confirmation by GRI that the submitted report has undergone and successfully completed the Materiality Disclosures Services. GRI is an Amsterdam-based international independent organization that provides the world’s widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure.

The third Sustainability Report which covers reporting period from 2014-2017 marks another achievement of the University for its disclosure according to  international sustainability performance standards and for being the first academic institution in Southeast Asia to produce a sustainability report based on the 2019 GRI Standards issued by the Global Sustainability Standard Board (GSSB), the GRI’s independent standard-setting body. The set of GRI standards include three universal standards and thirty-three topic-specific standards organized into economic, environmental and social series.

It went through a rigid process of sustainability assurance conducted by a third-party review (the ERC or External Review Committee) composed of prominent external reviewers in the country in the field of finance, social, environment and education.

The sustainability reports may be accessed here.

Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings 2020

UA&P was placed in the 2020 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Impact Rankings based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This year’s rankings also included University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University, and Mapua University.

For its first time participating in the THE Impact Rankings, UA&P submitted data on the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), where UA&P ranked 201-300th among the 766 participating universities form 85 countries; and SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) where the University ranked 500-600th.

Below are the links to the results:

SDG 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 12- Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 4- Quality Education
SDG 17- Partnership for the Goals
Overall rank of UA&P

The full results of the THE Impact Rankings are available here.

THE Impact Rankings measure global universities’ success in delivering the United Nation’s seventeen SDGs. Its methodology utilizes calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas, namely, research, outreach and stewardship. Universities submit data on as many of the SDGs as they are able. Each SDG has a series of metrics that are used to evaluate performance of the university on a particular SDG.

Read MSN News’ coverage of the story here.

The University’s operations are always geared toward its distinguishing features: values education, people development, and research and communication.


UA&P is committed to the inculcation of time-tested human values and attitudes, and its academic programs always include courses in social and professional ethics. This task is institutionally entrusted to the Center for Student Affairs (CSA).


Through its social development arm, UA&P works with integrated development programs that enable people, particularly the poor and marginalized, to help themselves. These programs include values formation, general and technical education, health and nutrition, environmental quality, and cooperativism. This role is carried out by the Center for Social Responsibility (CSR).


Research at UA&P aims, above all, at a synthesis of humanistic, professional, scientific, and technical knowledge, inspired by a Christian view of man. As an academic community, the University continues to undertake high-level, interdisciplinary research for the good of society and to communicate the results of such research through various media and varied audiences. This is promoted by the Center for Research and Communication (CRC).

The centers push forward the University’s commitment to carry out its hallmarks according to the highest ideals.

Welcome to UA&P.

With 50 years of experience in the academe, UA&P is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning that offers some of the most outstanding academic programs in Asia. We provide our students with a powerful combination of liberal education and professional specialization.

As an employer, we are committed to providing our faculty and administrative staff with an environment that supports their total and continuous development. We provide specific venues for our employees to develop their full potential as persons capable of achieving their personal and professional goals which are congruent with the mission and vision of the University.

We are urgently looking for people who can contribute to the growth of the University in the following capacities/positions:

  • Academic Quality Assurance Coordinator (project-based)

  • Administrative Assistant
     – Center for Food and Agribusiness
     – College of Arts and Sciences

  • Agribusiness Specialist (Center for Food and Agribusiness)

  • Alumni Affairs Officer (Information and Events)

  • Fund Development Officer (Fund Development Office)

  • Guidance Counselors (Center for Student Affairs)

  • Librarians (licensed)
    – Acquisition
    – Law Librarian
    – Reference and Information Services Librarian
    – Librarian – Archives Organization and Management
    – User Services Librarian

  • Library Associates

  • Marketing Officer (School of Social Sciences, Law, and Governance)

  • Treasury Accountant (Financial Management and Reporting – Banking and Investment Section)

  • Faculty – Center for Social Responsibility

  • Faculty – College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Filipino

  • Faculty – School of Management
                – Accounting
                – Basic Computing
                – Business Ethics
                – Data Engineering
                – Finance
                – Human Resource Management
                – International Business
                – Programming for Databases
                – Project Management
                – Research
                – Strategic Management


    CAS Review is an annual peer-reviewed journal of the University of Asia and the Pacific, College of Arts and Sciences. CAS Review accepts articles from all faculty members and graduate students of the University of Asia and the Pacific.

    Industry Monitor by the School of Economics gives reviews and analysis of industry performance, prospects, and competition. Research and Development experts or multidisciplinary individual or teams are assigned to monitor and analyze specific industries in Agribusiness, Manufacturing, and Services.

    Innovatus is the official research journal of the Department of Information Science and Technology.  ‘Innovatus’ is the past participle of the Latin word ‘Innovare‘ or Innovate. The research journal is a compilation of double-blind peer-reviewed research articles from the Yearly International Research Conference on Emerging Information Technology Trends in Asia and the Pacific and best research papers of UA&P Information Technology students. The journal accepts original scholarly works in the areas of Information Technology, Computer Science, Information System, Computer Engineering, and allied disciplines.

    Market Call, a monthly publication of the School of Economics in partnership with First Metro Investment Corporation, gives the latest forecasts on the Philippine economy, especially on capital markets, made up of the stock market, the bond market and the money market.

    Recent Economic Indicators by the School of Economics gives estimates and forecasts of macroeconomic indicators that affect the nation and your institution such as exports, interest rates, exchange rates, and price indices.

    Staff Memos by the School of Economics provides impact assessment of current and urgent domestic and international issues to guide executives and managers in their action plans and decisions.

    Synergeia is refereed journal on interdisciplinary research in the humanities and the social sciences published by UA&P. When business and science articles are published, they are less on the functional areas (such as marketing, finance, production, and policy) and more on their humanistic and social aspects, such as business ethics, corporate social responsibility and the like.

    Urban Markets Adviser by the School of Economics explores or validates the risk and opportunities in consumer spending, trade and investments, and government projects in Metro Manila and the 16 countryside regions.

    Roundtable  is a magazine and forum of the Institute of Political Economy that provides in-depth analyses, commentaries, and perspectives on contemporary issues.  Its serves as a vital link of the institute to the university community and its institutional partners.

    Food and Agri Business Monitor by the Center for Food and Agri Business is a monthly magazine that features short articles on selected agri-food industries. It provides news summaries of important developments in the sector both local and overseas, and it includes agri-food related notes and commentaries from the CFA staff.  It also presents monthly price monitors of selected fresh and processed agricultural commodities. At the end of each quarter, FAM comes with the Food and Agri Business Papers which provides in-depth analyses of food and agri industries including relevant policy issues, and quarterly statistics on the country’s leading agricultural exports and imports.


    University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc.

    UA&P is a project of the University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc. (UA&PFI), in line with its broad research, training, and educational purposes.

    UA&PFI is a non‐stock, non‐profit corporation whose primary purpose is that of establishing and operating colleges, schools, centers, etc., where activities may be undertaken in a manner that will significantly serve the integral formation of the human person according to the Christian spirit and ideals. These activities must aim to uplift the moral, cultural, and material level of the country and region in which the University operates.

    UA&P endeavors to give its students a complete education, which includes the pursuit of Christian ideals and formation in Catholic doctrine and morals. To this end, the UA&PFI desires that all the activities of the University (teaching, research and publication, and extension) be imbued with the spirit and Christian ideals of Opus Dei as taught and lived by its Founder, Saint Josemaría Escrivá. In order to achieve this objective, the UA&PFI signed an agreement with the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei which created permanent consultation mechanisms and established specific channels through which the spirit of Opus Dei can be transmitted to the academic community. Thus, the Office of the Vice Grand Chancellor (OVGC) was instituted to serve as a consultant for the objective mentioned above.

    Board of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees runs the University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc., which operates the University.

    The UA&PFI Board of Trustees governs the University by guiding and directing the Management Committee (ManCom) to align its strategic plans, decisions, and policies to the University’s educational philosophy.

    The Board meets in plenary every quarter while its Executive Committee holds meetings in the intervening months. Its mandate is to manage the affairs, business, and property of the Foundation. The Executive Committee (ExCom), made up of the Chair, President, Vice Chair, Treasurer and two other Trustees, decides on matters raised during the regular quarterly meetings on behalf of the plenary Board as well as consultations from the ManCom which need urgent resolutions. The ExCom also studies ManCom proposals before a formal recommendation is elevated to the plenary Board.

    Members of the Board of Trustees
    Amb. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. (Chairman)
    Mr. Omar T. Cruz (Vice Chairman)
    Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog (President)
    Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas (Vice President)
    Ms. Shirley M. Sangalang (Treasurer)
    Mr. Manuel F. Ayala
    Mr. Javier J. Calero
    Ms. Judy Rosario G. Cam
    Mr. John Eric T. Francia
    Mr. Paul Joseph M. Garcia
    Ms. Jane A. Pulido
    Dr. Roberto Miguel S. Roque
    Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian
    Mrs. Grace Q. Tomelden
    Dr. Antonio N. Torralba

    Members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees
    Amb. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. (Chairman)
    Mr. Omar T. Cruz (Vice Chairman)
    Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog (President)
    Ms. Shirley M. Sangalang (Treasurer)
    Ms. Judy Rosario G. Cam (Member)
    Mrs. Grace Q. Tomelden
    Roberto Miguel S. Roque
    Mr. Anthony C. David (Corporate Secretary)

    Management Committee

    The UA&P Management Committee (ManCom) is the University’s governing body.

    It was formed to steer the University in the path set out for it. It makes sure that all plans, activities, and projects undertaken advance the mission, goals, and values of the University.

    The ManCom is a collegial decision-making body made up of the President, Vice Presidents, and the University Secretary, and it meets in plenary session once every two weeks. It governs the University with the help of the different Operations Committees of each College, School, or hallmark center and the Managing Directors or unit heads of the different supporting units. The prerogatives of the ManCom extend to the implementation of the strategic directions for the University set by the Board of Trustees and to the decision-making necessary in running the educational institution, which is not reserved to the Board or to the Executive Committee.

    (from left to right)

    University President: Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog

    Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Amado Saquido

    Vice President for Administrative Affairs: Mr. Rolando Sison

    Vice President for Faculty Affairs: Dr. Marya Svetlana Camacho

    University Secretary: Mr. Anthony David

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Dean & Chair
    Dr. Maria Asuncion L. Magsino

    Vice Dean, Research
    Dr. Grace Liza Y. Concepcion

    Vice Dean, Academic Affairs; Student Affairs
    Dr. Philip Samuel Z. Peckson

    Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs
    Dr. Ma. Concepcion R. Lagos

    College / OpCom Secretary
    Ms. Agnes S. Enriquez

    Program Director, AB Humanities; MA Humanities
    Dr. Sophia Martha B. Marco

    Program Director, 6-Year Integrated Program
    Ms. Margeaux Marie R. Valdez

    Department Chair, Arts
    Dr. Laya B. Gonzales

    Department Chair, Asia Pacific Studies
    Dr. Elizabeth T. Urgel

    Department Chair English
    Mr. Victor A. Primo

    Department Chair, Filipino
    Dr. Moreal N. Camba

    Department Chair, History
    Dr. Arnel E. Joven

    Department Chair, Literature
    Mrs. Meryl Kei C. Hernandez

    Department Chair, Philosophy
    Mr. Guillermo Dionisio

    Department Chair, Physical Education
    Mr. Chistian S. Dominguez

    Department Chair, Religion
    Fr. Peter Edward M. Cabreros

    School of Communication

    Dean & Chair
    Dr Jerome G. Kliatchko

    Vice Dean
    Dr. Francine C. Racho

    Operations Committee Secretary
    Dr. Veronica L. Isla

    Program Director, AB Integrated Marketing Communications; MA Communication major Integrated Marketing Communications
    Dr. Francine C. Racho

    Program Director, AB Media and Entertainment Management
    Dr. Veronica L. Isla

    School of Economics

    Dean & Chair
    Dr. Peter L. U

    Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs
    Ms. Viory Y. Janeo

    Operations Committee Secretary
    Mr. Paul Argamosa

    Program Director, AB Economics; MS Industrial Economics
    Program Director, M Applied Business Economics
    Dr. Roberto E. de Vera

    Program Director, M Business Economics
    Deputy Program Director
    Dr Victor A. Abola
    Mr. Danilo Mojica (Deputy PD)

    Program Director, PhD in Business Economics
    Dr. Jovi Dacanay

    School of Education and Human Development

    Dean & Chair
    Dr. Angelito Z. Antonio

    Vice Dean
    Dr. Ernesto D. Grio

    Executive Assistant to the SED OpCom
    Mrs. Rosan Agbayani

    Program Director, MAE Educational Leadership, MAE Adolescent Development and Education
    Dr. Ernesto D. Grio

    Program Director, BS in Early Childhood Education; MAE Early Childhood Education; and MAE Values Education
    Dr Angelito Z. Antonio

    Program Director, BS Human Capital Development; MS Human Capital and Organization Development
    Dr. Jesusa Reyes

    Center Director, Child Development and Education Center
    Dr. Lexie C. Estacio

    School of Law and Governance

    Dr. Nicomedes Alviar

    Vice Dean
    Atty. Jeremy Benigno Gatdula

    Operations Committee Secretary
    Mr. Garry Perez

    Program Director, AB Political Economy; MA Political Economy with specialization in International Relations and Development
    Dr. Nicomedes Alviar
    Ms. Natividad Gruet (Assistant PD)

    Program Director, Juris Doctor
    Atty. Maria Concepcion S. Noche

    Program Director, Lex Honor
    Atty. Joaquin E. San Diego

    School of Management

    Dr. Anna Maria E. Mendoza

    Vice Dean
    Dr. Eligio Ma. P. Santos

    Operations Committee Secretary
    Ms. Jodie Claire A. Ngo

    Program Director, BS Accountancy
    Dr. Anna Maria E. Mendoza
    Mr. Justin Nery (Deputy PD)

    Program Director, Masters in Management
    Mrs. Lota Kristine S.J. Nable

    Program Director, BS Business Administration
    Ms. Jodie Claire A. Ngo

    Program Director, Masters in Applied Business Analytics
    Dr. Ruel V. Maningas

    Program Director, BS Entrepreneurial
    Dr. Eligio Ma. P. Santos

    Program Director, Southeast Asia Business Studies
    Ms. Elenita C. Soriano

    School of Sciences and Engineering

    Dr Florencio O. Gaa

    Vice Dean
    Dr. Enrique M. Ligot

    Operations Committee Secretary
    Dr. Noemi B. Torre

    Department Chair, Engineering
    Dr Edwin L. Olmos

    Department Chair, Information Science and Technology
    Mr. Cyrus Paolo M. Buenafe

    Department Chair, Mathematics
    Mrs. Kimberly May M. Vallesteros

    Department Chair, Natural Sciences
    Dr. Edwin L. Olmos

    Center for Student Affairs

    Executive Director
    Dr. Cecilia M. Resurreccion

    Vice Director
    Dr. James L. Lactao

    Operations Committee Secretary
    Mrs. Paz Maria D. Santos

    Head, Office of Student Services
    Mrs. Arianne A. Vito Cruz

    Head, Office of Guidance and Counseling
    Mr. James L. Lactao (OIC)

    Head, Office of Student Development
    Mr. Joseph Noel R. Parcon

    Head, Office of Sports Development
    Ms. Jemima Katrina C. Fajardo

    Head, Office of Career and Placement Services
    Ms. Aiza Q. Figuro

    Head, Office of Student Mentoring
    Ms. Karla Ava Marie P. Lozano

    Research and Extension Cluster

    Mr. Colin L. Hubo

    Vice Chair, Extension – Consultancy and Contract Research
    Mr. Daniel Rodrigo D. Reyes

    Vice Chair, Extension – Agribusiness
    Dr. Rolando T. Dy

    Operations Committee Secretary
    Mr. Perry Fernand O. Reyes

    Executive Director, Center for Research and Communication
    Mr. Daniel Rodrigo D. Reyes

    Executive Director, Center for Social Responsibility
    Mr. Colin L. Hubo

    Executive Director, Center for Food and Agri Business
    Dr. Rolando T. Dy

    Administrative Units

    Admissions Office

    Managing Director
    Mr. Rey Vincenzo Cruz

    Assets and Facilities Management Group

    Managing Director
    Engr. Paulino C. Lazarte

    Campus Maintenance and Planning Manager
    Arch. Raymund A. Go

    Academic Quality Assurance Office

    Managing Director
    Ms. Ma. Humildad F. Claro

    Center for Teaching and Learning

    Managing Director
    Mr. Jason De Villa

    Associate Director for Institutional Research
    Dr. Celerino C. Tiongco



    Head Chaplain
    Fr. Emmanuel A. Garrido

    Assistant Head Chaplain
    Fr. Edgar F. Soria

    Fr. Peter Cabreros

    Fr. Alfred Cruz
    Fr. Cecilio Magsino
    Fr. Roque Reyes

    Corporate Communications Office

    Managing Director
    Mrs. Trinidad C. Alcazaren

    Corporate Planning and Review unit

    Managing Director
    Mr. Daniel Rodrigo D. Reyes

    Data Privacy Office

    Data Protection Officer
    Dr. Enrique M. Ligot


    Fund Development Office

    Managing Director
    Dr. Imelda P. Estillore

    Special Projects Office

    Mr. Danilo J. Mojica II

    Financial Management and Reporting Group

    Managing Director
    Mrs Lydia L. Yuson

    Human Resource Management Office

    Managing Director
    Mrs. Ma. Theresa P. Benitez

    Information and Communication Technologies Office

    Managing Director (Acting)
    Mr. Renato Derpo

    Office of Alumni Affairs

    Ms. Carla P. Estanislao

    Office of the University Registrar

    University Registrar
    Dr. Fe Gladys Golo

    Public and International Affairs Office

    Managing Director
    Mrs. Trinidad C. Alcazaren

    University Library

    University Librarian
    Mrs. Hazel Anne T. Pestio

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