The UP Resilience Institute

The UP Resilience Institute was established as a proactive hub of benchmark innovative information vital to the nation's efforts in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Its mission is to empower local communities through multidisciplinary actions toward resilience.

As a response through its Memorandum No. PAEP-16-67, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents (BOR) approved on 28 July 2016 the establishment of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) to have the following functions and programs concerning multi-hazard, multidisciplinary, multisectoral, comprehensive disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM):

Research and Creative Work: undertake policy research, action research and interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research or creative work
Knowledge Sharing: disseminate research findings, creative works and innovations
Education: establish non-degree educational programs and support degree programs within the UP System
Institute Building: improve the capability of the UP System as an agent of change for disaster resilience in the Philippines and the Pacific Rim region.

Special Provision in the 2018 General Appropriations Act:

 The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute UP RI together with other state universities and colleges shall support the Climate Change Commission in training LGUs to formulate and complete Local


The UP NOAH Center

The UP NOAH Center is the 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 vital role 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.

"UP NOAH Center's benefits go far beyond its research value. It has literally been a lifesaver for millions of Filipinos threatened by natural disasters like floods, landslides, and storm surges. It deserves a new lease on life, and UP is happy to welcome it into its fold." - UP President Danilo L. Concepcion 

College of Arts and Sciences - UP Manila

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a high-quality liberal arts education to its students, and students from the other colleges at UP Manila. The CAS faculty includes national and international leaders in their respective disciplines that include physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, social sciences, behavioral sciences, arts and the humanities. The College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse community composed of students, faculty members, and staff from all over the country and around the globe. It believes not only in the inclusion of diverse groups in the academic community, but in making the study of diversity an important part of academic inquiry. Students in the college learn to think critically and analytically about race, ethnicity, and the global world through the course offerings of the six CAS departments.. Complementing the course offerings are supplementary programs designed to recognize academic excellence in the students, enhance the undergraduate experience, and prepare students for graduate and professional schools in UP. Established as a University Extension Division in 1951, the College has evolved into a college offering 9 undergraduate courses and 3 masters degrees to more than 2,500 students. The present Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is Dr. Leonardo Estacio of the Department of Behavioral Sciences.

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