The Office of Research (OR) formerly part of the Office of Research, Planning, and Development under the Office of the Rector and President was separated as an independent department in May 2017. It is intended to oversee research activities and scholarly works of the students and the faculty members in the university. OR also provides a supportive environment for different educational research projects from outside the university.
The Office of Research envisions itself to be the hub and incubation center of the research endeavors of UST-Legazpi in advancing the frontiers of knowledge from across disciplines that are significant and applicable to the local, national, and international contexts.
The Office of Research commits itself to:
Anchored on the research philosophy framed by the DOMNET Research Committee, UST Legazpi shall “involve the systematic and continuing search for truth based on reason illumined by faith and permeated with Christian values to increase human knowledge and contribute to the development of the human person in harmony with nature”. Furthermore, with seamless education the University endeavors to engage more in the search for knowledge through rigorous research through the synergy of Instruction, Research, and Extension in close partnership with other institutions and agencies both local and international to realize undertakings of the university.
The university research program emphasizes the interdependence of Instruction, Research, and Extension as an integral part of the trifocal function of a university. Through such integration, the University is towards the complete realization of being a research university responsive to global, national, and local needs and realities.
The Office of Research sets the University Research Agenda with the following directions:
1. To conduct basic researches that will provide the basis for developing new knowledge and applied researches that will contextualize prevailing knowledge in the different academic disciplines which are relevant to UST-Legazpi transformative education defined by UST-LEGAZPI research categories:
2. To integrate research and extension program of the university through its advocacy:
3. To conduct research that will provide data and information for administrative policy making in quality assurance key result areas:
Jet G. Guerrero, R.Ch., M.Sc.
Christine Grace M. Azul, MAEd
Reymond B. Adra, LPT
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