The UP NOAH Center

The UP NOAH Center is a core component of the UP Resilience Institute. It was formally adopted by the University of the Philippines during the Board of Regents 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017 as a research center for climate actions and disaster risk reduction and management. An Executive Order signed by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, (EO PLDC 17-03), established the NOAH Center as a research institute in the UP System.

The core of UP NOAH’s work is producing freely accessible, accurate, reliable, and relevant scientific disaster data. It also highlights a multidisciplinary approach in assessing risk and using the lens of different scientific areas. This ensures that Filipinos are provided an integrative appraisal of the natural hazards that put them in danger.

College of Development Communication

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The College of Development Communication (CDC) is home to a vibrant community of learners and teachers, encompassing about 600 students and 30 faculty and research and extension staff. Its rigorous yet rewarding curriculum has set a trend and is now the template for similar degree programs offered by other academic institutions in the Philippines and other developing countries. As a matter of fact, the College was named one of two CHED national centers of excellence in communication in 1999.

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