February 20, 2024

USM, PhilRice-MES revisit partnership

In line with improving the initiatives for the rice stakeholders in the region, the University of Southern Mindanao personnel and the dignitaries from the Philippine Rice […]
February 20, 2024

DA-PCC at USM Celebrates 29th Founding Anniversary, Dr. Atok reassures transformation

Guided by its theme, β€œπ™‹π™–π™œπ™—π™–π™—π™–π™œπ™€ 𝙩π™ͺπ™£π™œπ™€ 𝙨𝙖 π™ˆπ™–π™œπ™žπ™£π™π™–π™¬π™–, π™ˆπ™–π™©π™–π™©π™–π™œ, 𝙖𝙩 π™‹π™–π™£π™–π™©π™–π™œ 𝙣𝙖 π™‹π™–π™œπ™ π™–π™ π™–π™‘π™–π™—π™–π™¬π™–π™£β€, the Department of Agriculture- Philippine Carabao Center at University of Southern Mindanao (DA-PCC […]
February 20, 2024

USM, PCIA Inc. convene for Cacao Initiative

The University of Southern Mindanao (USM) and the Philippine Cacao Industry Association (PCIC/PCIA, Inc.) gathered through a blended form of meeting on February 05, 2024. Held […]


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The university is inclined to the development of products, technologies, innovations and discoveries of new ideas and information. This is facilitated through research engagements of faculty, full-time researchers and undergraduate/graduate students. The activity is geared towards providing products and services to the end-consumers and other stakeholders of the university from various fields.

Research and development outputs must be disseminated through extension. This is materialized through seminars, trainings, community engagements and various approaches. In addition, as part of its information dissemination, the university also promotes publication and patenting of research outputs and provides subsequent incentives.

As a research univeristy, the University of Southern Mindanao is committed to produce quality research, development and extension (RDE) engagements and activities. Research directions are geared towards the university themes and priority areas.

These are:

1) Quality Learning, Skills Development, and Literacy,
2) Social Development and Strong Institutions,
3) Preservation of Culture,
4) Environmental Protection, Conservation, and Risk Reduction,
5) Food Security and Poverty Reduction,
6) Good Health and Well-being,
7) Innovations in Science, Engineering, and Technology, and
8) Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Management.

The USM Research, Development, and Extension Committee

Dr. Francisco Gil N. Garcia

USM President – URDEC Chair

Dr. Debbie Marie B. Verzosa

Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension – URDEC Co-Chair

Prof. Lydia C. Pascual

Director, Research and Development Office

Dr. Mary Joy S. CaΓ±olas

Director, Extension Services Office

Dr. Ma. Teodora N. Cabasan

Director, Research Publication Services Office

Dr. Efren E. Magulama

Director, USM Agricultural Research and Development Center

Dr. Abubakar A. Murray

Director, Philippine Industrial Crops Research Institute