The University Research Center

The University Research Center (URC) manages multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary and institutional research outputs and publication of the University of Bohol. The URC leads in nurturing a research climate, thereby, creating an enabling environment of open-minded, truth-seeking and well-respected experts among different disciplines.


The URC actualizes the integration of research discipline in the various programs and courses that ensure integrity in providing holistic education anchored on the trinity of virtues: scholarship, character and service.

  1. Promotes globally competent research outputs;
  2. Cultivates the sharing and usability of knowledge in the institution; between and among colleges and the communities served;
  3. Endorses research-based studies to enrich curriculum and instruction;
  4. Ensures decision-making and problem-solving capacity for continual improvement;
  5. Fosters outcome-based education for greater opportunities for students' employability and professional contribution to local and global communities;
  6. Responds to the call of the national higher education research agenda;


The University Research Agenda is conceptualized with the collaborative contributions of the academic community of the University of Bohol. It outlines the research framework that is aligned to the strategic vision and mission of the institution. It provides the flow and mechanism to implement research policies in the academic field, the institution's operations and extension services. It specifies the research direction and priorities of the university with the end of serving the university and global community.


  1. Academic Research is clearly defined as "developmental research on curriculum and instruction, classroom research in the different courses, other basic researches in the academic disciplines." It is clearly defined in the University Research Board's guidelines, i.e., "development research on curriculum and instruction, classroom research in different courses, other basic researchers in the academic disciplines."

    1.1 Business and Integrity
    1.2 Energy
    1.3 Food safety and security
    1.4 Good Public Governance
    1.5 Health and Medical Sciences
    1.6 Health and Wellness, health research ethics, and health information system
    1.7 Human resource demand and supply studies
    1.8 Information and Communication Technology
    1.9 Information Resource and Technology
    1.10 Institutional development studies
    1.11 Instruction and Curriculum
    1.12 Languages
    1.13 Materials Science and Engineering
    1.14 Model building studies
    1.15 Natural Disaster Mitigation
    1.17 Program/curricular studies
    1.18 Social Sciences
    1.19 Technology and education
    1.20 Tourism
    1.21 Values Integration

  2. Institutional Research focuses on the "assessment and evaluation of institutional policy implementation, efficiency and effectiveness of the University operations, impact evaluation assessment of staff development performance, cost effectiveness, and overall attainment of University vision, mission, and goals."

    2.1 Faculty and Human Resource
    2.2 Governance and Management
         2.2.1 access and equity measures
         2.2.2 accreditation and other quality assurance mechanisms,
         2.2.3 economics of basic and higher education
         2.2.4 governance and management
         2.2.5 internationalization of basic and higher education
         2.2.6 student financing models
         2.2.7 university financing and cost sharing
    2.3 Graduate tracer studies
    2.4 Institutional Sustainability
    2.5 Physical Plant/ Facilities Operations and Management
    2.6 Research on quality and standards in the context of:
         2.6.1 rankings and benchmarking
         2.6.2 quality assurance systems
    2.7 Equivalency
    2.8 Redefining classifications of HEIs
    2.9 Student/Personnel Services

  3. Extension Services Research is devoted to the studies on the University's extension services, programs and projects, collaboration researches between the institution and the community, between students or faculty groups and the community or external organization. This includes baseline research or research to gather basic data for general knowledge and use for other researches.

    3.1 Community and Culture
    3.2 Advocacies
         3.2.1 Children, Adolescents, Youth and Elderly
         3.2.2 Climate Change
         3.2.3 Disaster risk management
         3.2.4 Environment and Society
         3.2.5 Gender Equality and Development
         3.2.6 Natural Disaster Mitigation
         3.2.7 Peace process and conflict resolution
         3.2.8 Poverty Reduction/Livelihood
         3.2.9 Waste Management and Pollution control
    3.3 Program Monitoring and Evaluation
    3.4 Other research areas deemed responsive to the emerging needs of the times

Leah Wilfreda Echavez Pilongo

Leah Wilfreda E. Pilongo
Dean, Research