Polytechnic University of the Philippines

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Polytechnic University
of the Philippines
Polytechnic University of the Philippines Seal.PNG
Polytechnic University
of the Philippines Seal
© ™ Logo: Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Motto: Tanglaw ng Bayan
(Torch of the Nation)
Established: Oct. 1904
Type: Public university system
Calendar: Semestral
President: Dante G. Guevarra, DPA
Vice-President: Victoria C. Naval, DEM
City : Manila (Main Campus)
Country: Philippines
Students: 52,000 est.
Faculty : 1483
Staff: 707
Colors  : Maroon and Yellow █
Website: www.pup.edu.ph
Affiliations: Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning(ASAIHL), International Association of Universities(IAU)
(CC) Photo: Thea Quiray Tagle
Main Entrance to Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines System (Abbreviation: PUP or P.U.P. , Filipino: Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) is a government university with its main campus is located in Sta. Mesa District of Manila, Philippines. The university is governed by R.A. 8292 or the Higher Education Act of 1997. PUP is one of the highly competent educational institution in the Philippines. Today, on its 103rd year it aims a vision of a Total University.

The University is a public, non-profit and non sectarian, school system started as Manila Business School (MBS) on October 1904 under Superintendent C.A. O'Reilly. It was established to train professionals to work for the government and to answer the need of skilled workers in the business sector

On the 1900's PUP is one of the three pioneering public education institution in the country, along with Philippine Normal University(1904) and University of the Philippines(1908). After a century of operation, the tradition of public service remains by having a consistent low tuition fee. But despite of the low budget, it was one of the center of excellence in state-of-the-art technology in application to learning.


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Non-Traditional Study Program

Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program

The System

Program Listing

Undergraduate Programs

Program listing for PUP Main Campus an their Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP) accreditaion level.[1] , Manila Campus only.

  1. [1], www.aaccupa.org.ph. Accessed November 27, 2007.