System Projects

eUP

The eUP Project is a 3-year project that aims to design, develop and implement integrated, interconnected, harmonized and interoperable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems and infrastructure across all UP campuses. This project will help promote administrative efficiency and help create an enabling environment conducive to academic excellence. The project, which officially starts January 2012, involves all UP constituent units and satellite campuses, and will have the following components: policy formulation, organization and mobilization; benchmarking and ICT audit; information systems development and deployment; infrastructure development; ICT competency building.

UP alumni can support the eUP Project through donations of funds for the setting up of IT Offices around the UP campuses, as well as for the capital outlay needed for the development and acquisition of IT; through gifts of quality hardware such as VOIP equipment, videoconferencing equipment, computer terminals, servers, routers and so on; and through support for connectivity development, including the expansion of Internet/Intranet bandwidth, premises wiring, intercampus connections, and Wi-Fi hotspots.

UP alumni donors will receive naming rights to gifts of buildings and facilities; 150 percent tax credits for the donation; and a chance to be part of the UP President Alfredo Pascual’s flagship project. For donations and inquiries, contact Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, UP Vice President for Development, and Dr. Jaime DL Caro, Assistant Vice President for Development and Director of the UP Information Technology Training Center.

UP System-wide Master Development Plan

The UP administration is set to formulate and implement a Master Development Plan that will serve as the framework for all development in all UP campuses, with the aim of ensuring proactive and optimal development and utilization of the University’s properties with the view of generating resources to support UP’s primary functions of research and creative work, education and public service. This framework will encompass physical growth and change in the University’s campuses and properties over the next 15 years; land allocation strategies and guidelines for all developable UP properties; and the formulation of building design and landscape policies and guidelines that address energy and environmental concerns. Targeted to be completed by July 2013, the Master Development Plan will involve the conduct of geodetic and topographic surveys, geologic and other technical studies; conceptual framework planning; land use planning, and master development planning.

The UP System needs approximately P50 million to carry out the system-wide implementation of the. For UP alumni architects, landscape architects, environmental planners, geodetic engineers, civil/sanitary engineers, electrical engineers, environmental engineers and real estate planners, gifts of your help, time and expertise are also deeply appreciated.

UP alumni donors will receive naming rights to gifts of buildings and facilities; 150 percent tax credits for the donation; and a chance to play a role in the future development of the UP campuses. For donations and inquiries, contact Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, UP Vice President for Development, and Arch. Christopher S.P. Espina, Director of the UP Office of Design and Planning Initiatives.

Tatak UP

Through the Tatak UP project, UP aims to maximize value from its intellectual properties by increasing Intellectual Property Rights awareness throughout the UP system, increasing UP’s innovation index, and harmonizing and streamlining Intellectual Property management and the technology transfer campus. Each UP constituent unit and campus shall be involved in capacity building, setting up technology transfer and business development officers, information dissemination on the UP IPR Policy and IP Protection guidelines, and the exploration of commercialization options and consultancy services. The Tatak UP project is envisioned to promote entrepreneurship and innovation through leveraging the UP brand, harnessing UP’s expertise across various fields, and encouraging consultancy as a first step to knowledge transfer.

The Tatak UP project, which aims to be a continuing program of the University, requires P19.7 million for 2012 alone, and will need about the same amount yearly. In addition to this, the technology transfers offices in each UP constituent unit will need computers and other office equipment, as well as additional office space. UP is also in need of UP alumni IP and technology transfer lawyers, scientists, engineers and artists who will be able to help evaluate IPs for possible protection.

UP alumni donors will receive naming rights to gifts of buildings and facilities; 150 percent tax credits for the donation; and the chance to directly help in building up the University’s knowledge transfer capacities. For donations and inquiries, contact Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, UP Vice President for Development, and Dr. Reynaldo Garcia, Director of the UP Technology Transfer and Business Development Office.

UP Professional Schools at Bonifacio Global City

In 1996, the UP Colleges of Law, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, School of Statistics and the UP Open University proposed to establish a UP presence at the Bonifacio Global City, and extend the University’s reach in responding to the demand for quality graduate education in specialized fields by offering select academic programs in a facility close to their target clientele. On July 19, 2011, the MOA-DOC was signed between UP and the BCDA to establish the UP Professional Schools. Construction of the buildings and facilities is targeted to be completed by mid-2013.

The total cost for the construction of facilities for the UP Professional Schools has been estimated at approximately P400 million, with equipment and furniture requiring an additional P200 million. At present, the UP System has P130 million, with P100 million from a special allotment made possible by Senator and UP alumnus Franklin Drilon. UP alumni may also give in the form of state-of-the-art ICT equipment and Internet connectivity, and in the form of the physical structures themselves. (This will expedite completion of the project since there would be no need for bidding anymore.)

UP alumni donors will receive naming rights to gifts of buildings and facilities; 150 percent tax credits for the donation; and a chance to be part of the new UP presence at the Bonifacio Global City. For donations and inquiries, contact Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, UP Vice President for Development.

Green UP

Under the Green UP project, the UP administration will formulate a Policy Framework leading to the development of the UP System as a green university with environment-friendly and energy efficient campuses. Specific objectives include the development of green concepts that can be adopted by the different colleges and campuses; the development of an effective information dissemination scheme that utilizes sustainable practices and green concepts in both administrative and academic processes; the implementation of management policies to lessen energy consumption and the use of other resources; the construction of new and retrofitting of existing buildings to make them more climate-responsive; the formulation of a landscape plan and transportation systems aimed at developing and preserving the natural ecologies; and identification of areas for proper solid waste and waste water management practices. While Green UP is intended to be a continuing program of the University, its initial phases, which include comprehensive audits, organization and mobilization, are targeted to be completed by mid-2013.

The initial phases of the Green UP project require a budget of approximately P60 million. This budget will encompass the retrofitting of buildings in all UP campuses. UP is also in need of UP alumni-experts who can offer their services as consultants and resource persons.

UP alumni donors will receive 150 percent tax credits for any donations to this project, as well as a chance to be part of UP President Pascual’s flagship project. For donations and inquiries, contact Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, UP Vice President for Development, Dr. Maragtas Amante, Vice President for Administration, Prof. Nestor Rañeses, Assistant Vice President for Administration, and Arch. Christopher S.P. Espina, director of the UP Office of Design and Planning Initiatives.

Titling of UP Land Assets

The UP administration aims to secure the Transfer Certificate Titles and other pertinent documents and permits for the University’s land assets in all UP constituent units as part of an initial assessment of UP’s total land assets. This entails inventorying and reviewing existing documentation and UP land titles; determining required legal and administrative procedures; coordinating with offices and agencies concerned; and securing requisite permits, clearances and certificates. This project is targeted for completion by December 2013.

UP alumni willing to contribute in this project may do so through cash donations—the estimated cost of titling is seen to reach P200 million, and UP has about 15,000 hectares of untitled properties—or through gifts of equipment to digitize land asset records, or through professional advice/assistance, particularly of UP alumni lawyers, in securing  documentary requirements, follow-ups, etc.

UP alumni donors will receive 150 percent tax credits for any donations to this project, as well as a chance to help protect land UP’s assets to support the University in the years to come. For donations and inquiries, contact Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, UP Vice President for Development.

East Campus-UP Integrated School

Construction has begun for the new UP Integrated School’s high school building, to be located on the site of the decommissioned Narra Residence Hall. Under the project, Ayala Land, which won during the public bidding held for the development of the properties, will construct the new, modern high school building for the UPIS as a donation. However, the new high school building is in need of equipment, furnishings and support facilities before it can be utilized. In addition, the K-2 and 3-6 buildings also need to be rehabilitated and refurbished. Construction and refurbishment of the UPIS buildings are targeted to be completed by the 3rd quarter of 2012. The vacated UPIS site along Katipunan Avenue, on the other hand, will be developed into a mixed-use, retail and office development and academic-support facilities, consisted with the UP Diliman campus setting and academic development goals.

UP and UPIS/UP Elementary and High School/UP Preparatory School alumni can contribute to the construction of the new UPIS building by providing funds needed to acquire equipment and furniture for the classrooms, or by donating computers, office equipment and classroom furniture. Maintenance of the new structures will also require a steady inflow of funds.

UP alumni donors will receive naming rights to gifts of buildings and facilities; 150 percent tax credits for the donation; and the chance to help give future generations of UPIS students a new home within the campus. For donations and inquiries, contact Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, UP Vice President for Development.

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