University of the Philippines Baguio

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Coordinates: 16°24′19″N 120°35′53″E / 16.405145°N 120.597932°E / 16.405145; 120.597932

University of the Philippines Baguio
Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Baguio
MottoHonor and Excellence
TypeNational, research university
Established1921 (as Vigan extension campus of the UP College of Liberal Arts)
1938 (transfer to Baguio)
1961 (as branch campus of UP Diliman)
2002 (UP Baguio)
ChancellorRaymundo Rovillos
PresidentDanilo L. Concepcion
Academic staff
143 (2013)[1]
Students3,148 (2013)[1]
Undergraduates2,987 (2013)[1]
Postgraduates161 (2013)[1]
Hymn"U.P. Naming Mahal" ("U.P. Beloved")
ColorsUP colors.svg UP Maroon and UP Forest Green
NicknameFighting Maroons
UP logotype.svg

The University of the Philippines Baguio (also referred to as UPB or UP Baguio) is a public research university in the Philippines.


The university began on April 22, 1961. UP Baguio is one of the fastest growing constituent universities of the University of the Philippines system in terms of curricular and infrastructure development. Currently, UP Baguio operates five academic units: the College of Arts and Communication, College of Science, College of Social Sciences, Institute of Management, and Program in Human Kinetics. The colleges are headed by their respective deans, the Institute of Management by a director, and the Program in Human Kinetics by a coordinator. As of 2001, the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines has identified three National Centers of Excellence/Development (COEs/CODs) in UP Baguio. The COEs/CODs in the university are biology, mathematics, and physics.

Colleges and degree-granting units[edit]

Academic programs[edit]

U.P. Baguio Administration Hall Lobby
(Iskolar ng Bayan Hall)


+ choice of minor in one of these three areas (Broadcast Communication, Journalism, or Speech Communication)

++ UPCAT qualifiers must pass a talent test

+++ choice of minor in one of the following: Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology



  • MA Language and Literature
  • M Management
  • MS Conservation and Restoration Ecology
  • MS Mathematics
  • MA Social and Development Studies
  • PhD Mathematics


The UP Baguio Oblation statue
"Inang Laya", Statue of Alma Mater

The university has several research centers.

  • Cordillera Studies Center (CSC) - The University's Main Research Unit
  • Social Science Research and Extension Institute (SSREI) - research and extension unit of the College of Social Sciences
  • Sentro ng Wikang Filipino (SWF) - research unit of the College of Arts and Communication
  • Cordillera/Northern Luzon Archives - repository of valuable historical Northern Luzon/Cordillera materials
  • U.P. Baguio Northern Luzon Herbarium - botanical museum
  • Gender Studies Program (KASARIAN)
  • Galerya Kordilyera - art and cultural museum
  • Institute of Management (IM)

Extension service[edit]


  • Summer Institute for Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SINSM) - research and extension unit of the College of Science
  • Summer Arts Extension Program (SAEP) - extension unit of the College of Arts and Communication
  • Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop
  • Social Science Research and Extension Institute (SSREI) - extension unit of the College of Social Sciences
  • Committee on Culture and The Arts
  • Ugnayan ng Pahinungod
  • Institute of Management (IM)
  • Human Kinetics Program Extension Service (HKP)

Buildings and venues in the campus[edit]

International affiliations and memberships[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "U.P. Statistics 2013" (PDF). University of the Philippines. University of the Philippines system. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 25, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2015.

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