Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Office is the University’s implementing body of its research program. It is under the Office of the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension, and the Research Council which serves as the policy making entity from where the Research and Development Office derives approval for its research program. The Director for Research heads the planning, implementation and evaluation of the research programs/projects of the University. Working under the Director for Research are the five Assistant Directors for the areas: Architecture, Engineering and Technology Research; Agriculture and Natural Science Research; Environment and Biodiversity Research; Entrepreneurial and Business Research; and, Education, Mathematics and Social Science Research.

The general function of the Assistant Directors is to oversee the research activities along their respective offices/research areas within the University.

Research coordinators representing the different colleges work with the Assistant Directors, Directors and Deans of the University, and serve as link between the Research and Development Office and the college in their respective research undertaking.


The Research Office is the University’s implementing body of its research program activities.
It carries the following specific functions:

  1. Serves as mechanism for identifying the University’s research thrusts and priorities and implementing the University’s research program;
  2. Provides information, direction, leadership and encouragement among University faculty and personnel in the development of a research culture and interest in the conduct of research;
  3. Establishes linkages with private or public, industry, educational institutions and other research organizations which may provide the University with the needed research resources and strengthen the University’s capabilities to conduct research;
  4. Provides researchers who may share expertise with other agencies giving collaborative assistance in their research projects;
  5. Implements the policies, guidelines and mechanism in the conduct of research; and
  6. Coordinates and monitors the research projects/programs of the University.
Thrust and Priorities

The University shall pursue thrusts and priorities which may be subjected to review at least annually by each area: Architecture, Engineering and Technology; Agriculture and Natural Science; Environment and Biodiversity; Entrepreneurial and Business; and Education, Mathematics and Social Sciences to make the Research Program of the University responsive to the emerging needs and environmental changes and development depending on research competencies available, appropriateness to the local needs and availability of the resources. The following thrusts and priorities are based on the national, regional and provincial agenda of the government identified through agenda setting and road mapping among research personnel, deans, faculty researchers, students and external stakeholders.
  1. Food
  2. Energy
  3. Environment
  4. Health and Medical Sciences;
  5. Material Science and Engineering;
  6. Information and Communications Technology;
  7. Manufacturing and Process Engineering;
  8. Science and Mathematics; and
  9. Education and Social Sciences.
  1. To develop and implement a functional research program that is relevant to the program thrusts of the University.
  2. To enhance the research capabilities of the faculty and student researchers through human and physical resources development and the creation of an environment that fosters research.
  3. To generate high impact research outputs for the utilization of the educational, communal and industrial sectors.
  4. To provide faculty and students with assistance and support in creating an environment that is conducive for innovation, which will eventually create avenues for technology transfer and commercialization of their research.
  5. To ensure that faculty and students benefit from research activities at the University.
  6. To enrich the existing body of knowledge through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research.
  1. Intensify the research capability of the University through human and physical resources development.
  2. Develop quality research projects on the following key areas such as Architecture, Engineering and Technology; Agriculture and Natural Sciences; Environment and Biodiversity; Entrepreneurial and Business; Education, Mathematics and Social Sciences.
  3. Ensure effective dissemination and application of research through oral and/or poster presentations and publication of results in refereed journals, and when appropriate, research output commercialization to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in faculty and students.
  4. Develop a culture of research among faculty and students by involving them in research activities through seminar workshops, research fora, research assistantships and other research interactions and collaborations.
  5. Strengthen research consortia and linkages to augment research funding of the University.
  6. Optimize the utilization of research outputs for technology transfer and possible income generating projects.

Research Office Personnel and Staff

Vice President for Research, Development and Extension Services

Director for Research

Asst. Director for Environment and Biodiversity Research

Asst. Director for Education, Mathematics and Social Science Research

Asst. Director for Entrepreneurial and Business Research

OIC- Asst. Director for Agriculture and Natural Science Research


Main I and Main II

General Engineering -

Extension Campuses:

Lipa Campus -
Rosario Campus -
San Juan Campus -
Malvar Campus -
Nasugbu Campus -
Lobo Campus -
Lemery Campus -
Balayan Campus -


University Researcher I

University Research Associate I

Administrative Aide VI

Administrative Aide III