Al Qalam Institute
Tel: (82) 221-2411 Local 8246
Address: 4th Floor, Room 402, Jubilee Building, Ateneo de Davao University
Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia is a resource center of the Ateneo de Davao University. It aims to provide safe space and materials for enhancing the curriculum for values education among the Muslim students and community of the university. The institute is also a research centre. It aims to come up with a research agenda regarding their strong Islamic identities in Mindanao in line with intrafaith and inter faith dialogue for nation/nations building. Also, it aims to support the university in conducting community outreach programs, formations in building relationships towards understanding the Muslim communities in Southern Mindanao.
The Institute will also conduct innovative local and international research, focusing on social and cultural issues affecting Muslim communities in Mindanao. Among other things it differentiates itself from other research institutes through its Board of Advisors: a group of leading Muslim and Christian anthropologist, social scientists, historians, and specialists with different academic backgrounds.
Starting 2011, Al Qalam Institute organized intrafaith dialogue as well as intercultural and interreligious (interfaith) dialogue, public discussions and deliberations on social and theological issues, inter-civilizational dialogue and peace-building, and Islamic knowledge production, preservation, and research.
Visit our website http://alqalam.edu.ph to learn more about us.
Mr. Mussolini S Lidasan
Ateneo Migration Center (AMC)
Tel: (82) 221-2411 Local 8275
Address: 8th floor, Xavier Hall, Community Center of the First Companions, Ateneo de Davao University
The Ateneo Migration Center (AMC), was established last 2011 as a center that will utilize the three-fold function of the University towards generation of appropriate responses to migration concerns confronting Mindanao. It adheres to the Mission statement of Ateneo de Davao University as a Filipino, Catholic , Jesuit University and promotes the advancement of the frontiers of the knowledge of the region and in Mindanao by getting involved in scientific endeavors and relevant issues of migrants. AMC is a response to the challenge of the 35th Jesuit General Congregation specifying the need to protect the rights of the migrants using its five (5) program components: knowledge generation, policy development/articulation, capacity development, resource mobilization and partnership/networking.
Although AMC is new, it has conducted a number of activities and the proficient members/ faculty researchers from the different fields of Social Sciences who have been adept to migration concerns comprise the center. The center prides itself to have members, who have been trained using gender based, culturally sensitive and rights-based approaches in its undertakings. Since its inception it has engaged itself to a number of partnerships( e.g Balay Rehabilitation Center, UNHCR), it has participated in IDP Bill advocacy as well as in the crafting of the Ordinance establishing the Overseas Filipino Workers Center of Davao City and it has initiated IDP database of the region. In its involvement to research, it has conducted researches related to environment and mapping of migration researches. In addition it has engaged in a number of advocacy to fight human trafficking as well as fostering financial literacy among families of OFWs. It has also spearheaded Mindanao Migrants as well as Davao Migrants Summit in the past two years.
Ms. Sheryl R. Lopez
(01 April 2016 – 31 March 2017)
Ms. Dalsa P. Maamo
Center for Business Research and Extension (CBRE)
Tel: (82) 221-2411 local 8355
Address: 8th Floor, Xavier Hall, Community of the First Companions Building, Ateneo de Davao University
Center for Business Research and Extension (CBRE) is the research and engagement arm of the School of Business and Governance of Ateneo de Davao University. It engages in research and trainings on the following areas: accounting, business and management, human resource, marketing and entrepreneurship with an end goal in mind of being able to contribute to the creation of wealth among the poor.
Cleofe A. Arib, DBM
(01 April 2016 – 31 March 2018)
Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technologies (CREATE)
Tel: (82) 221-2411 Local 8293
Address: CREATE, Xavier Hall, 8/F Community Center, Ateneo de Davao University
The Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technologies (CREATE) is an engineering and technological research center of Ateneo de Davao University that initiates and pursues researches on sustainable energy systems, energy and water conservation and management, techno-support instrumentation, waste-to-high value products and sustainable infrastructure.
The Center navigates the three-pronged function of the university with a particular bias on research. Its strong research efforts have to interact appropriately with instruction and extension that are anchored to the special Jesuit call for information, which integrates these efforts and elevates them towards the greater illumination of the requisite role of technology to society.
Engr. Alejandro H. Espera Jr.
(01 April 2016 until 31 March 2018)
MS in Electronics Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University
Electronic Systems Optimization
Ms. Hazel Joy P. Dioso
Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO)
Tel: (82) 221-2411 local 8295
Address: 2nd Floor, Miguel Pro, Community Center Building, Ateneo de Davao University
The Innovation and Technology Support Office of the Ateneo de Davao University was established in after the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between the AdDU and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) last June 2, 2015.
The Memorandum of Agreement appointed the university as a franchise office of the IPOPHL who will perform functions in the area of Intellectual Property creation, protection and utilization.
The establishment of AdDU-ITSO further aims to strengthen the university’s capacity to access patent information and the use of the patent system. With this the office envisions to encourage stakeholders to know, understand and apply Intellectual Property (IP) rights and protection to promote wealth creation within and outside of the university.
AdDU-ITSO extends the following services to the university community through its continuous IP education in the classroom. It also facilitates IP application for protection in the areas of Trademark, Copyright and Patent.
Engr. Richard P. Manapol, M.Eng.-CE
(01 April 2016 – 31 March 2018)
Mindanao Law Journal (MLJ)
Social Research, Training and Development Office (SRTDO)
Tel: (82) 221-2411 Local 8324
Address: 8th Floor, Xavier Hall, Community Center of the First Companions Building, Ateneo de Davao University
The Social Research, Training and Development Office (SRTDO), formerly known as the Social Research Office (SRO) was initially established in 1972 under the office of the President of the then Ateneo de Davao College. It adheres to the Mission Statement of the institution as a Filipino Catholic, Jesuit University and promotes the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge in the region and in Mindanao by getting involved in scientific endeavors and relevant issues of development.
Specifically, the SRTDO
- serves as a vehicle for advancement of research and trainings to meet the development needs action oriented researches in the areas of Mindanao;
- provides professional services in research, trainings and consultancy to public and private agencies / organizations;
- encourages the faculty, students and other concerned parties to develop an interest and expertise in research in the basic and applied areas;
- prepares and/or assists in the preparation of research proposals, including the review of such proposals for submission to funding agencies;
- disseminates and utilizes research results;
- provides a collection of research materials and references for students, faculty and other interested parties; and,
- establishes linkages with other institutions or agencies, whether private or public, local or foreign, for research, training, consultancy and other related activities.
Addressing the areas of social change, health, gender, human rights, environment, governance and poverty. SRTDO has adapted an interdisciplinary and community-based approach in its undertakings. It has conducted various studies and researchers which have been utilized by proponents as bases for policy-formulation, program-planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. These undertakings have also been useful to faculty, students and other researchers.
Ms. Christine S. Diaz
(01 April 2016 until 31 March 2018)
Research Areas: Social Change, Health, Gender, Human Rights, Environment, Governance and Poverty
Renante D. Pilapil, Ph.D.
Tropical Institute for Climate Studies (TroPICS)
Tel: (82) 221-2411 local 8342
Address: 8TH Flr. Xavier Hall, Community Center of the First Companion Building, Ateneo de Davao University
Inspired by the declaration of GC35 to ‘work for new frontiers of our time” and responding to the challenges posted after the “Conversations with the three Ateneo in Mindanao” and with the recent disasters and climate related incidences, the Natural Science and Mathematics Division would like to take the resources of the Division (both human and material-like equipment and laboratories), with the collaboration of other disciplines; (Engineering and Social Sciences) would be able to generate research and data for needed information on climate change in the tropics through the Institute.
The objectives of the Institute are:
(1) The Institute aims to serve as data bank of all climate related studies in relation to biodiversity, agriculture and food, water, energy, health and sanitation and disaster and migration.
(2) Seeks to develop among the communities in the tropics, resiliency to the effects of changing climate, ensuring in particular the above mentioned concerns including settlement and security.
Lourdes R. Simpol, Ph.D.
Effective 6 February 2016 until 31 March 2017
Lourdes L. Jayme
Center of Politics and International Affairs (CPIA)
Tel: 221-2411 loc.
Address: B304, Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo de Davao University
Mindanao stays in the periphery of the Philippine nation-state – a recipient of a series of development paradigms, a battleground of contending armies, a frontier for natural resource exploitation and a limited participant to academic discourses. Together with old challenges, this also opens up new opportunities for the university to contribute to the growing importance of Mindanao. To participate in the discourses above, the Department of Political Science and History and International Studies created the Center for Politics, and International Affairs (CPIA).
CPIA provides an avenue for scholars, researchers, alumni, faculty and students to pursue their interest in politics and establish important networks in Political Science and International Relations. Through CPIA we hope to carry Mindanaons’ voice in the national and international discourses. As a joint Department initiative, the center addresses socio-political domestic and international issues that concern the island of Mindanao. Its growing relevance dictates the emphasis on Mindanao in the country and the region.
CPIA also aims to establish a pool of Mindanao political analysts who will address the needs of the university and the community as a whole, for an informed understanding and honest discussion of socio-political issues in the country and the world. The center will utilize an array of theoretical perspectives in informing the university and the nation through policy briefs, monographs, conference papers, forums, and newsletters. CPIA, therefore, aims to ignite the culture of discussion on the main issues and events that carry local, national or international importance.
Mr. Neil Ryan P. Pancho, Ph.D.
(01 August 2016 – 31 May 2018)
Ms. Richelle S. Origenes
Research Areas: Non-state armed groups, local politics, social movements, and peace and security.
University Publication Office (UPO)
Ms. Leticia M. Caballero