Research and Development Division

Research and Development

Research is one of the major functions of the University. It serves several purposes: foremost is to produce a cumulative body of verifiable knowledge which enables man to explain, predict and understand the phenomena of interest to him. Everyone believes that a substantial body of knowledge can be used to improve human conditions.

MUST has developed a functional university research program, build-up its human resources and research facilities. Gradually, the R&D office is developing the critical mass of researchers in the university. More faculty members and graduate students are getting interested in research activities. Consequently, the number of research outputs from various disciplines has increased significantly.

The University was once recognized by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), Manila as the Zonal Research Center for Region 10 and CARAGA. In January 2007, the University was a recipient of the CHED award “Best Research Programs” in the Philippines which proves the University’s track record in research.

The University created six research centers to vigorously pursue the discovery of new scientific knowledge, technological innovations and sustainable management.

1. Center for Research in Engineering and Architecture

The Engineering and Architecture researches foci are on the designs of systems that would result into greater economic productivity for the regional industries. This includes mechanical engineering that would modernize the agriculture sector of the region, electrical engineering researches for alternative and renewable energy resources and power systems and civil engineering researches for designing and testing low-cost housing projects.

2. Center for Research in Technology

This includes Information and Communications Technology, (ICT), Electronics and Industrial Technology researches like signal processing, design of automated systems, product development and enterprise incubation.

3. Center for Research in Advance Science

The basic sciences such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Environmental Science are the appropriate take-off points for technology innovations. Researches in this fields can be basic or applied which can improve human and environmental conditions.

4. Center for Research in Mathematics

This involves researches on the mathematical basis for sensory perceptions using artificial networks which when properly done, can produce the highly-intelligent perceptual computers.

5. Center for Research in Marine Biomodelling and Mariculture

The researches focus on biogeneration of the marine environment and development of mathematical models to describe and predict marine biological phenomena. The research thrust on marine biomodelling is the first systematic attempt in the country.

6. Center for Research Policy Studies, Education and Socio-Economics Research

Researches focus on the systematic analysis and impact on higher education governance, efficiency, effectiveness and quality in Philippine Higher Education. Studies include legislative and executive decisions made in order to effect better systems and operations in the bureaucracy.

Staff of the Research & Development Division :

OLIVA P. CANENCIA, Ph.D.
Director, Research & Development Division
email: [email protected]

MS. JILLIANE F. KAWALING
Research Coordinator

MS. SHERYL S. YAÑEZ
Administrative Aide I