Bamboo Research and Innovation Center
Bamboo products are globally recognized as environmentally friendly and also exhibit excellent quality. The Bamboo Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) envisions being the leading center for scientific innovation and commercialization of bamboo in Mindanao. The institution aspires to be an active partner for various industry stakeholders in sustainably pursuing the still unsaturated potential of bamboo in local, national, and global markets. The Bamboo Research and Innovation Center is guided by the principle of product innovation and good manufacturing practices.
Center for Biomass Energy
The Center for Biomass Energy (CBE) is developing sustainable solutions for our future. It is working to bridge the divide across science, engineering, and industry and bringing the experts that will focus on renewable energy technologies, mainly biomass, and rational energy use and efficiency. The Center also serves as a platform for researchers to work with its peers and offer solutions to industries and companies through innovative research in biomass energy.
Center for Advanced Plant Science and Phytotechnologies
The Center for Advanced Plant Science and Phytotechnologies (CAPSP) is the University’s research arm dedicated to developing technologies, making discoveries, and understanding the plant’s biological design to feed the people, improve health, and rehabilitate the environment. The Center seeks to enhance the quality of life by fostering product and technology development.
Center for Agricultural and Biosystems Technology
The Center for Agricultural and Biosystems Technology (CABTech) seeks to promote bio-resource technology and sustainability for countryside development, particularly in Northern Mindanao. The Center covers rural and urban agriculture, including soil and water resources development and utilization, irrigation and drainage technology, and post-harvest tools, equipment, and machinery development. The Center also caters to aquaculture, biological, and bio-systems engineering, as embodied in the Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization and the Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering law.
Center for Artificial Intelligence
The general objective of the Center of Artificial Intelligence (CAI) is to primarily provide Artificial Intelligence education to faculty and student researchers, conduct AI-related research, and provide AI-related solutions to industries and communities. The CAI aims to facilitate training/seminars on AI topics; facilitate the conduct of AI-related research; design, develop, and patent software/hardware products for transfer and commercialization; establish a Science and Technology Innovation (STI) ecosystem of Research and Development Institutions (RDIs) and stakeholders; and provide access of equipment, facilities, and other resources to investors, innovators, and researchers.
Center for Dairy Research and Innovation
The Center for Dairy Research and Innovation (CDRI) focuses on research and innovation concerning forage and pasture development, dairy nutrition and feeding, health and disease management, smart agriculture, and production systems. The Center provides researchers, faculty, students, industry, and producers with a broad-based platform for research, teaching, and extension activities. It promotes new research links and synergies across the commercial supply chain. It also leads the development of research, teaching, and technology transfer programs that provide the dairy and forage industries with new tools and techniques for healthy, sustainable, and efficient production. The CDRI’s primary emphasis is dairy cattle production. As such, it will serve as the heart of the USTP Dairy Farm, the dairy farmers in the region, the faculty, and the agriculture students harnessing their skills in doing research.
Center for High Value Crops
The 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. The Center is a hub for the sustainable development of various products and services and a stable training ecosystem for researchers, scientists, and extensionists.
Center for Human Development Studies
The Center for Human Development Studies, covering policy, culture, and creative studies, is the harmonizing division of the University in advancing human development. It is a programmatic and thematic Center that focuses on 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.
Center for Inclusive Development Studies
The University established the Center for Inclusive Development Studies (CIDS) following its mandate to contribute to the economic and social development of the country through knowledge generation and application. The CIDS is committed to providing development planners, implementers, and policymakers with significant research-based recommendations for inclusive growth. The Center primarily focuses on the development of the marginal sectors of society.
Center for Natural Products Research
The Center for Natural Products Research (CNPR) serves as a regional resource that plays a leading role in advancing innovative methods for natural product research. The Center conducts basic and applied multidisciplinary research in the discovery of natural products for use as pharmaceutical agents and to understand the chemical properties, biological potential, and importance of medicinal plants endemic to Mindanao.
Design and Engineering Center / Metals and Engineering Innovation Center
The general objective of the Design and Engineering Center / Metals and Engineering Innovation Center is to primarily address the economic needs of the food processing industry, including food processing equipment and its users (the MSMEs) and the mechanization of the Agriculture sector.
Institute of Governance, Innovations, and Sustainability
Under the Institute of Governance, Innovations, and Sustainability (IGIS), professionals – especially those engaged in any public sector work and are interested to help address societal issues and challenges – can learn through any of the four MPSI pathways, i.e., Public Policy Studies, Sustainable Development, Digital Service Platforms & e-Governance Solutions, and Environment & Climate Solutions.
Institute for Material Science and Nanotechnology
The Institute for Material Science and Nanotechnology (IMSN) supports new and cutting-edge innovations in material science and nanotechnology through research collaborations and educational opportunities. The IMSN also fosters scientific and technological solutions to many industries, including electronics, food, pharmaceuticals, and sustainable technologies. It also closely establishes a strong research and development ecosystem with external partners, contributing to sustainable national economic growth and development.
Mindanao Institute for Water Research
The Mindanao Institute for Water Research (MIWR) is an academe-based research institution that focuses on preserving Mindanao’s water resources. Mindanao has a long tradition of utilizing its freshwater resources provided by both surface and ground waters. The MIWR ensures that the management of these water resources is comprehensive and science- and ecosystems-based.
Precision Agriculture / Smart Farming Center
The Precision Agriculture / Smart Farming Center develops methodologies that create a spatial and temporal database of various existing agricultural commodities. The Center develops appropriate methods to document optimum product yield. It also develops knowledge products that teach farmers the impact of different production resources on yield. The Center empowers them to acquire, adapt, fabricate, and conceptualize the needed equipment to collect necessary data in developing precision agriculture/smart farming-based knowledge products.
The Power Institute (PI) bridges the divide across scientific, engineering, business, and public policy arenas, bringing experts together to find solutions to complex energy problems across the globe. By leveraging the University’s tools and resources, the PI integrates, enhances, and collaborates in various energy-related fields via key centers and partners. The Institute strengthens the utilization of research, extension, innovation, and training programs for economic development.