CHED grants five-year autonomous status to DLSU

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The five-year status is the highest granted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and was received by only three universities. Among the benefits of the grant is the University’s exemption from the issuance of Special Order for its graduates and from regular monitoring and evaluation by CHED.

The University also receives priority in the grant of subsidies and other financial incentives or assistance from CHED whenever funds are available. Likewise, the University is authorized to grant an honorary degree to deserving individuals in line with the provisions of the existing CHED issuance on conferment of honorary degrees.

Other benefits include the privilege to determine and prescribe curricular programs to achieve global competence as well as the privilege to offer extension classes. The University may also establish linkages and offer programs via the alternative mode such as distance education or transnational education. It is also allowed to increase tuition without securing a permit from CHED.

BAGCED Co-hosts National Language Summit

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The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) in cooperation with the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED) sponsored the Summit on the Survey of Philippine Languages on April 26, 2016, Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Verdure, 5th Floor of the Henry Sy Hall, De La Salle University, Manila. The activity was in line with the commemoration of the 10th death anniversary of a Philippine linguistics giant, Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC, who was a former Secretary of DepEd and the Chairman of the Board of SIL.

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The national language project was the brainchild of Br. Armin Luistro FSC, DepEd Secretary and Chairman of the Board of SIL, in his desire to help preserve and revitalize the Philippine languages.

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The event was a gathering of university and college presidents from all over the Philippines for the proposed survey and two-year research and community engagement of the current state of all 177 Philippine languages. The main objective of the event is for each higher education institution to adopt one Philippine language. For endangered languages this will help to ensure its preservation and survival through documentation. For more vital languages, it will give opportunity for collaborative work with the speech community to determine steps for language development. The main output of these research activities will be the production of the Philippine Ethnologue book that will document all language activities in the country.

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DLSU professors top research productive Filipinos and Philippine-based scientists according to SCOPUS

 

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With the recent publication of his 200th Scopus-indexed article, Dr. Raymond Girard R. Tan of the Chemical Engineering Department was named as the top research productive Filipino and Philippine-based scientist, according to the Scopus-Elsevier cumulative records.

Dr. Consolacion Y. Ragasa of the Chemistry Department and Dr. Elmer Dadios of the Manufacturing Engineering and Management Department were also cited as part of the Top 20 research productive Filipinos and Philippine-based scientists, with the former ranking second.

 

Write Green: Premio Ambahan 2016

When a Mangyan poet writes of a flower, he writes of it not for the purpose of celebrating its beauty or fragrance but to make it an allegory or symbol of human life, its problems, and its challenges. – Antoon Postma

The DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) announces Write Green: Premio Ambahan 2016. This competition seeks to promote the writing of ambahan as a contemporary expression deep-rooted in our tradition. Ambahan is a short poetic form indigenous to the Hanunuo Mangyans of Mindoro. It consists of seven-syllable lines, mono-rhyme scheme, and images illustrating people’s lives in relation to their natural habitat. Its original language uses an ancient syllabary or a writing system Indic in origin.

Guidelines

Premio Ambahan is open to all bona fide undergraduate students of De La Salle University, Taft and STC campuses. The entry is one (1) good unpublished poem, an original work. It should follow the stylistic features of an ambahan, composed in English or Filipino. Theme is landscape and environment. The poem may reflect on green things, retell scenes of disasters, rediscover myth and milieu, imagine the future, or just love the planet.

Only one entry per contestant will be accepted. Entry should include author’s full contact information (address, email, phone) and copy of current EAF (3rd Term AY2015-2016). Not eligible for the contest are the student personnel of BNSCWC.

Three winners will be selected to receive the following prizes: First, PHP5,000; second prize, PHP4,000; and third prize, PHP3,000. The decision of the Board of Judges is final.

Entry deadline: 30 June 2016.  Winners will be announced in August 2016.

Please submit entry as Word attachment to: bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph. “Premio Ambahan” should be indicated in the space marked “Subject.”

This competition celebrates the Philippine Environment Month, and complements the DLSU No Impact Experiment in June.

For inquiries, please contact BNSCWC at (632) 5244611 local 233; drop by the office at M208; or email bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph.

Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista Officially Inducted as National Artist for Literature

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Noel Pablante, Manila Bulletin

 

Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista, De La Salle University Professor Emeritus and University Fellow, was among nine Filipinos formally inducted into the Order of National Artists last April 14 by President Benigno S. Aquino III at the Malancañang Palace. The induction of Bautista as National Artist for Literature follows the proclamation made on June 20, 2014.

The Order of National Artists is presided over by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Upon the recommendation of both the NCCA and CCP, the President of the Philippines confers the National Artist award on Filipinos “who have made distinct contributions in the field of arts and letters.

Described as a Renaissance man, Bautista is a poet, fictionist, painter, literary critic, and educator. At DLSU, he was honored as a member of the elite group of University Fellows. He spent 33 years teaching in the University, retiring in 2006.

He earned his Doctor of Arts in Language and Literature at DLSU in 1990. He was an exchange professor and honorary fellow in various universities abroad. He received notable literary recognitions including the first Hall of Fame Award of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature, numerous National Book Awards, and the Grand Prize in the Centennial Literary Contest.

 

DLSU Examinees Rank 3rd and 7th in Electronics Engineer Licensure Exam

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De La Salle University graduates Christopher John Dajalos Bayron and Ralph Ian Reyes Astillero ranked 3rd and 7th during the April 2016 Electronic Engineer Licensure Examination.  The overall passing rate for DLSU examinees is at 53.85%. According to the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), 917 out of 2,482 examinees passed the licensure examination which pegs the national passing rate at 36.95%.

DLSU the Most Productive Research Institution in the Philippines for 2014 to 2015

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As of the end of January 2016 and based on the records gathered from the Scopus database, DLSU was the most productive research institution in the Philippines in the calendar years of 2014 and 2015.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, books, and conference proceedings.

DLSU partners with Ubisoft for new academic programs

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In its constant pursuit to promote technology research and innovation, De La Salle University forged a partnership with leading gaming industry player, Ubisoft. The partnership was formally announced on March 29 at the Makati Shangri La Hotel.

The DLSU College of Computer Studies and Ubisoft will launch two new undergraduate courses namely, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Major in Game Development beginning Academic Year 2017-2018, and Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing beginning Academic Year 2018-2019. Both programs will be housed at the DLSU Science and Technology Complex in Laguna.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science major in Game Development is a 4-year degree program aimed to prepare students to become innovators and leaders in the growing game development industry in Asia. Students begin with theoretical foundations in computer science to enhance their skills in critical thinking, problem analysis, and software development. Armed with these skills and knowledge, students design and develop games; creating immersive game environments and believable characters, developing innovative game play and interfaces. Students will not only experience developing games for entertainment, but also invent games for learning, for innovating practices in various discplines, and for promoting local culture and global citizenship. This program is designed and delivered together with Ubisoft, a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services.

Graduates of the BS in Computer science major in Game Development program are ready to pursue a variety of entry- and intermediate-level positions in the areas of software engineering in general and video game development, in particular, including the following roles:

  • Computer programmer

  • Gameplay programmer

  • Tools programmer

  • Artificial Intelligence programmer

  • Mobile applications programmer

  • Web developer

  • Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Software Analyst

  • Game Designer

  • Level Designer

DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC shares, “The university recognizes the need to integrate industry-driven skills and experience into its technology research and innovation programs. The alliance with Ubisoft will help provide this. Moreover, this will add to the University’s globalized standards and give our students the opportunity to enrich their competencies in this field of study.”

Training programs and internships will also be supported by the partnership. Ubisoft personnel will participate in co-teaching services, while DLSU students will be prioritized for internships.

Admission Information

Applicants to the BS in Computer Science major in Game Development program must be passionate about software development, but they don’t necessarily need any prior programming experience to be successful. They should also be passionate about designing and making games. The ideal candidate will have strong math, science, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and have completed pre-calculus subjects prior to attending De La Salle University. Subjects in physics and computer science (i.e., computer programming, logic formulation, etc.) are also recommended.

This program is to be offered at the De La Salle University – Science and Technology Complex only. For more information, visit the website http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/default.asp

About DLSU-STC

The DLSU Science and Technology Complex is located in Binan, Laguna and is adjacent to Laguna Technopark in Santa Rosa City.  The 51-hectare campus is envisioned to become a key resource of scientific and technological innovations in the country and in the ASEAN region. The Complex houses two new infrastructures, the Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block and the Dr. George S.K. Ty Advanced Instrumentation Building, that will serve as the hub for research and development in science, technology, and engineering. It also has a new oval and football field for local and international athletic competitions.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2014-15 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,464 million. The DLSU Science and Technology Complex will be its 2nd studio in South East Asia. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

 

DLSU Senior High School grants 250 new scholarships

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True to its commitment to make quality education accessible to more Filipinos, De La Salle University Senior High School granted 250 new scholarships for academic year 2016-2017.  Qualified students will be placed under the Reims, Vaugirard, Parmenie, and Reuen Scholarship Programs.

The Reims scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding public and private school students nationwide. Its benefits include 100% waiver of tuition and fees, a Monthly stipend, and refund of the DepEd SHS Voucher Program amount.

The Vaugirard Scholarship is awarded to Grade 11 applicants who have excelled in the DLSU Senior High School Admission and Placement Exam. The program is exclusively for students from Philippine public schools. The benefits of the Vaugirard Scholarship Program include 100% waiver of tuition and fees, covering a top-up and the DepEd SHS Voucher Program amount. Grantees will also get a monthly stipend.

The Parmenie Scholarship Program recognizes top performing public school students in the DLSU Senior High School Admission and Placement Exam. Those who qualify for this scholarship will have 100% waiver of tuition and fees, which covers the top-up and DepEd SHS Voucher Program amount.

The Rouen Scholarship is awarded to students from public schools as well as students availing of the Education Service Contracting from private schools, and who excelled in the DLSU Senior High School Admission and Placement Exam. Rouen Scholarship recipients will enjoy 100% waiver of tuition and fees (top-up and DepEd SHS Voucher Program amount).


To learn more about DLSU Senior High School’s flagship scholarships, click on this link

DLSU partners with select Senior High Schools

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De La Salle University has recently partnered with eleven academic institutions in view of the implementation of K- 12.

These high schools include Chiang Kai Shek College, Elizabeth Seton School, Grace Christian College, Jubilee Christian Academy, Makati Hope Christian School, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, Philippine Cultural College, St. Jude Catholic School, St. Peter the Apostle School, St. Scholastica’s College, and St. Stephen’s High School.

According to DLSU Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda, “DLSU seeks to elevate the entry level standards for its higher education programs by partnering with its feeder schools in setting higher standards for their senior high school programs.”

Under this partnership, DLSU faculty shall be deployed in the partner school to teach some classes; mentor senior high school teachers, so they can teach subjects at the requisite DLSU standards; and certify subjects that are equivalent to and meet specified DLSU courses.

A memorandum of agreement was signed to formalize the partnership under the University’s Connect ED program.

Graduates of partner schools who passed DLSU college entrance exam and enter college at DLSU shall be exempted by the University from taking the requisite placement examination and bridging courses, provided the said graduate meets the minimum grade requirement for the corresponding course.

Connect ED is a De La Salle University initiative which seeks to maximize the benefits provided by the shift to the K12 system by partnering with select senior high school institutions to ensure that curricula are harmonized, the quality of instruction is compatible with university standards, and graduates of partner schools will be prepared for the requirements and challenges of higher education.

 

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