/ 2 April 2023

THE NATIONAL Research Council of the Philippines recognized a unit and a professor from the University of the Philippines Diliman with outstanding institution and achievement awards at its recent scientific conference and general assembly.

UPD’s Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts was named as the 2022 NRCP Outstanding Institution for Humanities for producing distinguished scholars, artists, practitioners, critics, and leaders in speech studies, rhetoric, orality, theatre arts, and performance studies.

The department also produced four National Artists, two NRCP achievement awardees, a Philippine National Book awardee, and a recipient of The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service, among others.

Meanwhile, Dr. Noelyna Ramos of College of Science was given the NRCP Achievement Award under the Division of Earth and Space Sciences for her exemplary contributions to the fields of earth and space sciences in the Philippines.

She is the current officer-in-charge of the National Institute of Geological Sciences and head researcher of NIGS Geomorphology and Active Tectonics Research Laboratory or GEAR Laboratory.

The NRCP Awards are given annually to all deserving members (Achievement Award); senior members (member emeritus); and partner institutions (outstanding institution) of the council for their achievements in research; distinguished membership; and contributions to the growth and development of basic sciences in various fields of natural and physical sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.