The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) is a state university established on August 16, 2016 by virtue of Republic Act 10919 through the amalgamation of the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental and the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT) in Claveria, Misamis Oriental. Both campuses are located in Northern Mindanao, the Gateway to Mindanao, which offers a strategic locational advantage for the institution to train and develop students from all the other regions of Mindanao.
It has maintained its Level IV Status as State University (Highest Distinction) as adjudged by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and continues to be one of the 19 leading state universities in the Philippines.
USTP’s mission is to bring the world of work (industry) into the actual higher education and training of students, offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to maximize their business potentials through a gamut of services from product conceptualization to commercialization, and contribute significantly to the National Development Goals of food security and energy sufficiency through technology solutions.
The University boasts of a 7.3-hectare Cagayan de Oro campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities geared towards providing quality education. The conducive and inspiring learning environment with its advanced laboratories and amenities complements its excellent academic instruction and boost students’ learning experience. Its Claveria campus boasts of a 101.37-hectare rich agricultural land. USTP’s main campus will eventually be located at the institution’s 295.14-hectare property in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental. The University also has satellite campuses in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, Panaon and Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental.