/ 1 June 2022

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Los Baños received the “Edukalidad: Parangal sa Kahusayan Award” from the Commission on Higher Education during the Gawad Parangal 2022 awarding ceremony held at the Quezon City University.

The award is given to universities that have more than five CHED Centers of Excellence since 2016.

UPLB has nine COEs in the fields of agricultural and biosystems engineering, agriculture, biology, development communication, environmental science, forestry, information technology, statistics and veterinary medicine.

UPLB Chancellor Jose V. Camacho Jr., together with UPLB vice-chancellors and deans, received the trophy.

“Ang parangal na ito ay magsisilbing inspirasyon upang iangat ang antas at kalidad ng higher education sa ating bansa, lalong-lalo na ngayon na panahon ng pandemya,” Camacho said in his acceptance speech.

CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera III said the Edukalidad awardees have shown the way to excellence in higher education.

These are the universities that ensure that Republic Act 10391 (Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act) will realize its potentials, De Vera said.

Other universities that received the Edukalidad award were the UP Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, Central Luzon State University, De La Salle University, Mapua University, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, University of San Carlos, and University of Santo Tomas.