September 20, 2023

USM Cacao Post-Harvest Center Inaugurated

The inauguration and launching of the USM Cacao Post-Harvest Center was held on September 15, 2023 with the presence of key officials from the Department of […]
September 12, 2023

USM Institutionalizes Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Business Development Office; Marohom Designated as Head

To safeguard the intellectual property of the University and strengthen IP and technology commercialization (TC) operations, the University institutionalized the USM Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and […]
September 9, 2023

CA Faculty Serve as Resource Persons During First Regional Conference on Research-Based Economic Agricultural Technologies and Enterprise (Re-Create 1)

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Regional Office XII sponsored the First Regional Conference on Research-based Economic Agricultural Technologies and Enterprise which was held at […]

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About RDE

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. Ma. Teodora N. Cabasan

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

Prof. Lydia C. Pascual

Director, Research and Development Office

Dr. Mary Joy S. Cañolas

Director, Extension Services Office

Dr. Debbie Marie B. Verzosa

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