Amendment of Sec. 3.8 of the University Research Manual

Based     on the recommendations of the University Council for Research (URC), the University President has approved last July 25, 2011 the amendment of Sec. 3.8 of the University Research Manual (Allocation of Management Fee/Overhead Cost of Research Projects).

The new policy stipulates that, “All externally contracted/commissioned researches shall pay the University a management fee/overhead cost in the amount corresponding to ten per cent of the over-all project cost.  The three per cent share of the former Research and Publication Office from the referred management fee/overhead cost shall be reverted to the initiating Division/Program/Office. Thereby increasing the share of said offices to five per cent. The other five per cent shall remain with the general fund of the University. Should the University Publication Office (UPO) conduct research, its share is to be reverted to URC and shall be held in trust in a separate account and shall be disposed subject to the guidelines jointly formulated by URC and UPO.”

This new policy is held effective July 19, 2011 (the date when the University Research and Publication Office was converted into the University Publication Office) until repealed.

For your information and guidance.

Complete file: Memo] 11-08, Amend 3.8

Ateneo Migration Center (AMC)

Based     on the recommendations of the University Council for Research (URC), the University President has approved the designation of Ms. Lourdesita Sobrevega-Chan to serve as Director of the Ateneo Migration Center (AMC).  She shall serve in such capacity effective immediately until March, 2012.

For your information and guidance.

Complete file: Memo 11-07, AMC Coord

Tropical Institute for Climate Studies (TropICS)

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

Ateneo Migration Center (AMC)

Based     on the recommendations of the University Council for Research (URC), the University President has approved the establishment of the Ateneo Migration Center (AMC).  The Center will make use of the three-fold function of the University in its aim to arrive at ecologically sound, gender responsive & culturally sensitive responses to migration concerns. Informed by the rights-based framework, these responses will be pursued in a manner that is collaborative and participatory.

The AMC, attached to the Social Research, Training and Development Office (SRTDO) shall operate effective immediately.

For your information and guidance.

Complete file: Memo 11-03,AMC

University Publication Office

Based     on the recommendations of the University Council for Research (URC), the University President has approved that the University Research and Publication Office (RPO) be transformed into the University  Publication Office.  The operation of the  UNIVERSITY PUBLICATION OFFICE  shall  be effective immediately.

For your information and guidance.

Complete file: Memo 11-01, UPO