About the OVCRE


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) is mandated to plan programs and activities that respond to research needs across the different colleges of the U.P. in the Visayas and shall work with these colleges to assist them in their particular research challenges. It is also mandated to initiate development of grant proposals that are interdisciplinary and not limited to a single field, and to initiate linkages which will enhance and bring in resources for research. Furthermore, it will identify and propose policies that will enhance and vitalize research culture and undertakings, and represent the university at critical meetings and fora for networking research institutions with research councils and sources of grants.

Offices Under OVCRE

  • Office of Continuing Education and Pahinungod (OCEP)
    Director: Prof. Ma. Joji B. Tan
    Graduate and Continuing Education Building, UPV Iloilo City
    Tele/Fax: (+63 33)3365561
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  • National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) 
    Director: Dr. Augusto E. Serrano Jr.

    UPV Miagao, Iloilo
    Contact No.: (033) 315-9014
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  • Sentro ng Wikang Filipino (SWF)
    Coordinator: Prof.
    Jose Julie E. Ramirez
    UPV Iloilo City
    Contact No.: (+63 33) 337-0550
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  • Gender and Development Program (GDP)
    Director: Dr. Mary Barby Badayos-Jover

    UPV Iloilo City
    Contact No.: (+63 33) 5090980
    Website: GDP
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The OVCRE undertakes the following functions:

  1. To ensure that the research programs/projects are in accordance with priorities and policies of the University.
  2. To coordinate and monitor research activities of the different UPV units.
  3. To constitute ad hoc committees to assist in the evaluation of research proposals for funding allocation from both the University’s research funds and funds from external grants. Researchers from other agencies may be included in these committees.
  4. To undertake continuing evaluation of University research efforts for the purpose of assisting in the formulation of policies which shall facilitate and enhance the conduct of research.
  5. To generate projects and activities which shall encourage an integrated multidisciplinary approach to research in close collaboration with all units in the University.
  6. To develop linkages with other institutions for assistance and collaboration in the research efforts of the University.
  7. To undertake activities and projects which shall enhance the capability of the University, e.g., training, seminars and workshops.
  8. To publish research results regularly through abstracts publication, and to publish research-based papers in UPV's peer-reviewed journals: the UPV Journal of Natural Sciences and Danyag (UPV Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences).
  9. To give technical assistance to UPV researchers who wished to publish in the local or international journals.
  10. To conduct research symposia that will enable researchers to discuss results with peers and special public.
OVCRE Personnel Chart

UPV LInkages

  • Bureau of Agricultural Research
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
  • Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • WorldFish Center - Harnessing research that makes a diffirence
  • Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium

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We are pleased to serve you! For any question or inquires regarding research and extension, you may reach our good office through the following:

New Administration Building,
University of the Philippines Visayas,
Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines 5023

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Telefax: (033) 3158382

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Email: ovcre@upv.edu.ph or ovcre_upv@yahoo.com


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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) is mandated to plan programs and activities that respond to research needs across the different colleges of the U.P. in the Visayas and shall work with these colleges to assist them in their particular research challenges.