UP Los Banos

UP Los Baños (UPLB) is located in Laguna, roughly 65 kilometers south of Manila. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Makiling and overlooking Laguna de Bay, UPLB is the first constituent university of the UP System. As the recognized leader in agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine, UPLB has expanded its expertise to include the biological and environmental sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer science and information technology.

The union of science and nature has never been so evident. Because of its strategic location and its fields of expertise, UPLB is host to two international institutions devoted to research and graduate study: the International Rice Research Institute and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture.

Other national and international research centers established on campus are the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB), National Crop Protection Center, Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center, Institute of Plant Breeding, Agriculture Machinery and Testing Center and Asia-Pacific Center for Technology Exchange and Training for Small and Medium Enterprises.

A pioneer in forest conservation, UPLB has stewardship over the 4,244-hectare Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, a venue for instruction, research and extension in the fields of forestry and environment and natural resource management. UPLB’s research programs are geared toward sustainable productivity and the efficient use of natural resources while maintaining ecological balance. They also focus on the safeguarding of biodiversity in the vicinity, as well as the preservation of watershed areas for hydro or geothermal development and downstream water consumption.

Director for Alumni Relations
Dr. Mimosa Cortez Ocampo