Itogon, Benguet – Three landslide sites were visited by Project SCaRP last April 12, 2019 as part of their landslide reconnaissance task. The landslide incidents happened in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet where its most recent event occurred on September 15, 2018 and resulted to 67 casualties while 26 more people remained missing1 as reported by the local government. Engr. Fibor J. Tan with Dr. Georgina Bennett, Mapua and UEA Principal Investigators respectively, met with Itogon Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) Head Engr.
Mapúa University is partnering with General Santos City for better transportation.
General Santos City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera and Mapúa Dean and Professor Francis Aldrine A. Uy signed a memorandum of agreement last April 8, 2019, formalizing a research collaboration between the two parties.
The TOMAS Lab is working on the Data Analytics for Research and Education (DARE), a two-year project funded by the Commission on Higher Education – Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (CHED-PCARI). DARE is a collaboration among Mapúa University, the National Institute of Physics and the National College of Public Administration and Governance at UP Diliman , and the University of California Berkeley, USA. In this regard, the TOMAS Lab is developing TRACES: an advanced, next-generation platform involving transportation measurement, modelling, and optimization, which shall serve as a dynamic decision-making tool for policy-makers and researchers.
Mapúa University has been shortlisted in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2019’s Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year category. The University is the only higher education institution (HEI) from the Philippines that made it to the list of the said category for its teaching and learning strategies known as Digital Day and Digital Rush.
Mapúa University has partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to develop its Technology Licensing Office (TLO) through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed last December 2018. It is the second office to be created in the University geared towards directing Mapúa research to value, following Mapúa’s Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) established in 2011.
Mapúa University, the country’s premier engineering and technological university, registered a 100% passing rate for first-time takers in the January 2019 Sanitary Engineer Licensure Examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission.
The University posted an overall passing rate of 66.67%, or 2 passers out of 3 examinees, above the national passing rate of 49.45%.
Mapúa University was named among 2018’s best schools to study civil, electronics, electrical, and mechanical engineering in the rankings released by social news network Local Pulse. Rankings were based on the following metrics: (1) weighted overall board exam performance; (2) number of total examinees; (3) top performing examinees; (4) level of accreditation; and (5) faculty-student ratio.
What the school offers is analogous to a bridge. A bridge provides passage for development. It offers hope for a progressive future. It links and unites lands and people. It provides access towards new knowledge and wisdom. A bridge has its different forms but its purpose is essential. Our programs, the curriculum, are strong like the foundations of a bridge. The bridge deck, the battle field, are the school grounds, laboratories and other educational facilities.