Based     on the recommendations of the University Council for Research (URC), the University President has approved the establishment of the Tropical Institute for Climate Studies (TropICS). The  Institute will develop data bank of all  climate related  studies in relation to biodiversity, agriculture and food, water, energy, health and sanitation and disaster and migration. It will likewise seek to develop among communities in the tropics resiliency to the effects of changing climate, ensuring the mentioned concerns  including settlement and security.  The Institute will utilize the three-fold function of the University in meeting its desired objectives.

The TropICS, attached to the Natural Science and  Mathematics Division (SRTDO) shall operate effective immediately.

For your information and guidance.

Complete file: Memo 11-06,TropICS