UP Mindanao

Through its programs in the sciences and the arts, UP Mindanao (UPMin) is committed to lead in providing affordable quality education, scholarly research and responsive and relevant extension services to diverse, marginalized and deserving sectors in Mindanao and neighboring regions. It seeks to inculcate a passion for excellence, critical thinking and nationalism in the context of cultural diversity in a global community.

Established in 1995 under Republic Act No. 7889, UPMin has embarked on an affirmative action program in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to attract more Muslim and Lumad students.

Geared toward becoming the best science university in Southern Philippines, UPMin initiated a major project in 2004—the Mindanao Science and Technology Park Consortium. Though still finalizing its policies and thrusts, UPMin’s S&T Park focuses on food science in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. UPMin also plans to combine local agricultural experience and scientific expertise to alleviate problems in food production. Its colleges are also heavily involved in research. Embracing cultural diversity, UPMin’s College of Humanities and the Social Sciences is currently undertaking studies on the indigenous communities in the area. The School of Management is conducting research on Supply Chain Management. Finally, the College of Science and Mathematics is studying local flora and alternative fuel, particularly coconut diesel.

In line with its aim of developing UPMin as a Center of Culture and Languages, there are activities and studies designed to strengthen and enrich Filipino as the national language and develop other Philippine languages and literatures, especially those spoken in the region. Courses in Philippine literatures and translation courses have been incorporated into the revised curriculum.

UPMin is also involved in the activities of the Davao Colleges and Universities Network-Cultural Committee.

Land Reservation Officer / Officer-in-Charge for Alumni Affairs
Mr. Joel N. Sagadal

  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Tel. No.: (+63)(82) 293-0016 extension 102
  • Fax No.:  (+63)(82) 293-0258