/ 14 February 2021

ROMBLON State University secured a funding from the Commission on Higher Education for three major projects worth P39 million.

The CHED Institutional Development and Innovation Grants approved the P12 million worth RSU proposal for a research center mainly to cater IT, engineering, and business students.

From the CHED assistance for smart campuses development, another P25 million was allocated and a P2-million grant for the university’s land use development and infrastructure plan.

The first project is the Pioneering Research Center, which is the first to be established in RSU called Center for Innovative Learning and Enterprise Development at Romblon State University or [email protected].

Before the year, university President Merian Catajay-Mani signed the memorandum of agreement between CHED and RSU to establish the research center which houses the existing woodworking and metalworking school factories and a fabrication laboratory and design studio.

RSU also has a project called SMART ISLA: Integrated SMART Campus for Learning Advancements in an Island Education Setting that “provides reliable and continuous access to cost-effective and effective flexible learning and e-learning delivery, fast internet access and utilization of the proposed learning management system, learning information system, and campus area network services.”

Meanwhile, the last project included in the funding is the RSU-Rise Project or the Comprehensive Land Use and Development Plan for RSU which was recently approved by CHED.

The project is in accordance with the provisions of RA 11392 or the act requiring the SUCs to prepare and implement a land use development and infrastructure plan that will serve as the basis for short, medium, and long-term land utilization and infrastructure development programs and projects of the university.