Research has always been embedded in the culture of the University of the Philippines. As mandated by RA 9500, or the UP Charter of 2008, the University must lead in initiating innovations in research and serve as a research university by promoting and implementing research and development in various fields of expertise. Now, more actively than ever, UP Diliman (UPD) has been taking its research initiatives to a higher level not only by implementing groundbreaking research, but also by promoting the dissemination and application of research and creative work outputs, fulfilling its other mandate to lead as a public service university through the deployment of outputs that are beneficial to society, a process known as knowledge transfer or technology transfer.
UPD, the largest constituent unit of the national university, has one of the most diversified program offerings in the Philippines with 27 degree-granting units in the fields of science and engineering, social sciences, management, economics and law, education, and arts and humanities. With its vast creative and scientific resources, UPD leads in the advancement of science and technology in the country, continues to shape Philippine culture and arts, and exercises leadership in responding to the needs of the nation and the global community for sustainable development and social transformation.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) formulates policies and guidelines on research and development, provides assistance in the generation of resources needed to support research and development thrusts, coordinates with offices, agencies and institutions in the regular dissemination of information to the UPD research community, and assists UPD personnel in the protection, licensing, patenting and/or copywriting of their work, as well as the marketing of their publications. The OVCRD also has a reward and incentive system for publication, including commercial application arising from research and development activities.
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