RESEARCH CENTERS and INSTITUTES

Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology of USTP will service not only the institution but also the neighboring HEIs in the region. The Center is designed as the Hub where regional innovation and entrepreneurship converge and foster, while strengthening the linkage between the industry and the academe.

Center for Artificial Intelligence

The general objective of the Center is to primarily provide Artificial Intelligence education to faculty and student researchers, conduct AI-related researches, provide AI-related solutions to industries and the communities.

Center for Natural Products Research

The Center for Natural Products Research of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines will serve as a regional resource and provides leading role for the advancement of innovative methods for natural products research. As such, the Center will conduct basic and applied multidisciplinary research in the discovery of natural products for use as pharmaceutical agents and to understand the chemical properties and biological potential, and importance of medicinal plants endemic to Mindanao.

Design and Engineering Center

The general objective of the Center is to primarily address the economic needs of the food processing industry, such as the food processing equipment and its users (the MSMEs), and the mechanization of the agriculture sector.

Center for Advanced Plant Science and Phytotechnologies

The Center for Advanced Plant Science and Phytotechnologies is the university’s research arm dedicated to develop technologies, making discovery and seeking to understand the plants biological design to feed the people, improve the health and rehabilitate the environment. It seeks to improve the quality of life of the people in the society by fostering product and technology development.

Center for Biomass Energy

The Center for Biomass Energy is developing sustainable solutions for our future. It is working to bridge the divide across scientific, engineering, industry and bringing the experts that will
focus on renewable energy technologies, especially biomass and the rational use of energy and efficiency. The Center will also serve as a platform for the researchers to work with it peers and offer solutions to industries/companies through innovative researches in the field of biomass energy

Center for Inclusive Development Studies

In consonance with the university’s mandate to contribute to the economic and social development of the country through knowledge generation and application, the Center for Inclusive Development Studies (CIDS) was conceptualized. The center is committed in providing development planners, implementers, and policy makers significant research-based recommendations for inclusive development. It primarily focuses on the development of the marginal
sectors of society.

Center for Human Development Studies

The Center for Human Development Studies, covering policy, culture and creative studies, will be the harmonizing division of the University in advancing human development. It will be a programmatic and thematic Center that will focus issues, among others, poverty, Gender and Development, Sustainable Development, social inclusion and exclusion, education, economic growth and development, multi-sectoral governance, environment and development, conflict resolution, peace and development.

Precision Agriculture/Smart Farming Center

In consonance with the university’s mandate to contribute to the economic and social development of the country through knowledge generation and application, the Center for Inclusive Development Studies (CIDS) was conceptualized. The center is committed in providing development planners, implementers, and policy makers significant research-based recommendations for inclusive development. It primarily focuses on the development of the marginal
sectors of society.

Center for High Value Crops

CHVC envisions being the leading center for scientific and innovative approaches to support growers and entrepreneurs focusing on high-valued commodities in the region. A hub for a sustainable development of various products and services and a stable training ecosystem for researchers, scientists and extensionists

Center for Agricultural and Biosystems Technology

CABTech seeks to promote bio-resource technology and sustainability for countryside development, particularly in Northern Mindanao. It applies to both rural and urban agriculture including soil and water resources development and utilization, irrigation and drainage technology, development of post harvest tools, equipment and machinery. This will also caters the field of aquaculture engineering, biological and bio-systems engineering as embodied in the Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization and the Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering law

Center for Dairy Research and Innovation

The center will focus on research and innovations concerning forage and pasture development, dairy nutrition and feeding, health and disease management, smart agriculture and production systems. It will provide researchers, faculty, students, industry and producers with a broad-based platform for research, teaching and extension activities. It will promote new research links and synergies across the commercial supply chain. The center will lead in developing research, teaching and technology transfer programs that provide the dairy and forage industries with new tools and techniques for healthy, sustainable and efficient production. CDRI’s main emphasis is dairy cattle production. The center will serve as the heart of USTP Dairy farm, the dairy farmers in the region, the faculty and the agriculture students harnessing their skills in doing research.

Bamboo Research and Innovation Center

BRIC envisions to be the leading center for scientific, innovation and commercialization aspects of bamboo in Mindanao. Meanwhile, the institution similarly aspires to be an active partner to the various industry stakeholders and sustainably pursue the still unsaturated potential of bamboo in local, national and global markets, respectively. Bamboo products are globally recognized as environmental friendly which also exhibited an excellent quality. The Bamboo Research and Innovation Center is guided by the principle of product innovation and good manufacturing practices.

Power Institute

The Power Institute is working to bridge the divide across scientific, engineering, business and public policy arenas, bringing the experts together to find solutions to complex energy problems across the globe. By leveraging the USTP’s tools and resources, PI is able to integrate, enhance and collaborate in a wide variety of energy-related fields via key centers and partner. The institute strengthens the utilization of research, extension, innovation and training programs for economic development.

Mindanao Institute for Water Research

The Mindanao Institute for Water Research is an academe-based research institution, the major focus of which is the preservation of Mindanao’s water resources. Mindanao has long traditions in utilizing its freshwater resources provided by both surface waters and ground waters. The management of these water resources should therefore be comprehensive and science and ecosystems-based

Institute for Material Science and Nanotechnology

One pillar in the overall framework of the Philippine Development Plan 2017- 2022 is increasing the growth potential through vigorously advancing the science, technology, and innovation (STI) in the country. The main strategies include the strengthening of tripartite collaboration among the government, the academe, and the industry. As a higher education institution situated at the so-called, “the industrial hub of Mindanao”, USTP-CDO offers an advantage of promoting this collaboration through conducting multidisciplinary research. To ensure that the university is serving its purpose to the continued national sustainable growth and development, adopting recent advances in basic and applied research trends across the many disciplines is vital.

Metals and Engineering Innovation Center

The Metals and Engineering Innovation Center (MEIC) aims to established a strong partnership with MIRDC to promote innovation culture and to strengthen USTP’s capacity and capability in the field of metalworking to enhance the competitive advantage of the metals and engineering (M&E) industries in the region

Mindanao Institute for Water Research

The Mindanao Institute for Water Research is an academe-based research institution, the major focus of which is the preservation of Mindanao’s water resources. Mindanao has long traditions in utilizing its freshwater resources provided by both surface waters and ground waters. The management of these water resources should therefore be comprehensive and science and ecosystems-based