As the University Research and Development Office (RDO) upholds the status of excellence in research and development, it continues to be the catalyst of technology development and information. The office research track has been focusing into different themes such as access to education and literacy; environmental protection & conservation; food security and poverty alleviation; health and proper nutrition; engineering and technology; preservation of arts, culture, language and literature; promotion of peace, gender equality and development; and halal.

RDO is primarily under the umbrella of the Vice-President for Research, Development and Extension, whose prime function is to monitor and supervise students’ researches, at the same time evaluate and monitor research projects conducted by full-time and faculty researchers. In addition, the office is mandated to:

  • Improve knowledge products through collaborative and interdisciplinary R & D activities that are anchored on the University’s vision/mission;
  • Do research, generate/develop new technologies and information as solutions to improve and address local, regional and national concerns and related issues;
  • Develop mechanisms to ensure that the research results are effectively and efficiently delivered and disseminated to the target clientele for appropriate utilization and commercialization; and
  • Support resource generation efforts for continuous and sustainable R & D programs that are geared toward ensuring money availability and food security, global competitiveness and socio-cultural and socio-economic responsiveness that eventually improve the quality of life of the clienteles.

OFFICE

Edward A. Barlaan

Director


Jasmin A. Pecho

Science Research Specialist II


Honey Grace E. Silva

Clerk


USM FUNDED RESEARCHES

EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCHES

FACULTY, STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS IN-HOUSE REVIEW – BEST PAPERS

FACULTY, STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS IN-HOUSE REVIEW – BEST POSTERS

REVISED USM RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION AGENDA FOR 2015-2020
AS APPROVED BY THE USM BOARD OF REGENTS THROUGH BOR RESOLUTION NO. 79, SERIES OF 2015

CHED MANDATE FOR RDE (as read)

  • Pursuant to CHED Republic Act 7722, the national government’s commitment to transformational leadership puts education as the central strategy for investing in the Filipino people, reducing poverty, and building national competitiveness shall:
  • Sec a. Promote relevant and quality higher education (i.e. higher education institutions and programs are at par with international standards and graduates and professionals are highly competent and recognized in the international arena);
  • Sec c. guarantee and protect academic freedom for continuing intellectual growth, advancement of learning and research, development of responsible and effective leadership, education of high level professionals, and enrichment of historical and cultural heritages;
  • Specifically, CHED aims to achieve that the overall societal goal is the attainment of inclusive growth and sustainable development while the higher education sub-sector goals are: the formation of high-level human resource, and generation, adaptation, and transfer of knowledge and technology for national development and global competitiveness.

As indicated in Section 5. PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, AND PROJECTS and Article 5.1.1 Aligning HEI programs with national development goals the relevant and Responsive Research, Development and Extension (RDE), CHED supports the conduct of RDE aimed at generating, adapting and transferring or applying new knowledge and technologies for improving productivity and livelihood, promoting peace, empowering women, protecting the environment, reducing disaster devastation, and alleviating poverty.

USM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION AGENDA 2015-2020
THEMATIC AREA UNIT CONCERNED
Access to education and literacy CED, CEIT, IMEAS, CIT, CAS
Promotion of peace, gender equality and development   CBDEM, IMEAS, CED, CAS, CA
Preservation of arts, culture, language and literature CAS, IMEAS, CIT
Environmental protection & conservation CAS, CEIT, CBDEM, CA, CIT, GS
Food security and poverty alleviation All Colleges, USMARC, PICRI
Health and proper nutrition CHEFS, CHS, ISPEAR, CAS, CVM, CA, CBDEM
Engineering and Technology CEIT, KCC-CIT, DIT

Focus Commodities in Agriculture (corn, cacao, banana, rubber, oil palm, and goat)