Vision and Mission

Our Vision

We are a world class center of excellence for instruction, research, and extension service in politics and public policy committed to actively addressing the challenges facing the country and the global community.

Our Mission

  • To deliver the best and state-of-the-art instruction in the discipline, capturing its theoretical breadth and its methodological complexities while integrating greater equity, diversity and representation through innovative pedagogy
  • To lead in new knowledge creation in the discipline, particularly in support of strengthening democratic processes and institutions
  • To be a principal node for knowledge dissemination and public engagement in the discipline
  • To act as a leading voice in political discourse, constantly engaged in dialogues and debates on important, current, and emerging issues.

UP Philosophy of Education

A UP education seeks to produce graduates imbued with an abiding sense of responsibility to their people and nation, the skills and mindsets to improve human life, and a commitment to the freedom and welfare of all.

Aside from mastery of knowledge in their specific disciplines, UP graduates must possess breadth of mind, strength of character, and generosity of spirit, fostered by a firm grounding in both the arts and sciences, and such specialist courses as their programs may require.

They must be prepared to inclusively engage with society and the world at large, mindful of their people’s needs and capabilities, and keen to the challenges and opportunities of national development in this century of rapid global change.

UP aims to achieve this through its General Education program, one that develops mind, body and spirit, which familiarize all its students with their culture and history and fosters a sense of shared citizenship, while equipping them with critical thinking, discernment and technical skills they will need to excel in their chosen professions.