22 July 2011

UP's Geography & Area Studies made it to QS' Top 100

The only geography degree granting university in the country, the University of the Philippines, is ranked 51-100 in the 2011 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking under the subject of Geography and Area Studies.

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 
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21 July 2011

The Geography Department is now in Twitter and Facebook!

There is no reason now to be left behind with the latest updates and events in the Department of Geography.  The Department’s News and Events page is now connected via Twitter and Facebook in addition to the existing RSS and email subscriptions.  Any news posted in the page will be automatically reposted in both social networking services.  Just look for the social networking icons at the right sidebar of the News and Events page (a.k.a. Cyberbulletin) and click your preferred service. 

So, what are you waiting for?

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02 July 2011

Three UPCAT qualifiers join the Geography Department

This year, The Department of Geography warmly welcomes the three UPCAT qualifiers who have chosen the path of the social sciences as their field of study. These three individuals, have set aside the more popular programs and have bravely responded to the call for more critical thinkers with a geographer’s perspective where they can learn and apply spatial skills in analyzing contemporary issues confronting our society today.  

Let us get to know our new freshmen: 

Karen Cheska M. Mariano, a graduate from Miriam College High School, enjoys the outdoors and finds enrolling in geography as an opportunity to explore the outdoors better. 
Josiah Ned P. Matienzo, on the other hand, is ready to take on the  challenge of learning geography as a relevant and fun field of study.
Vincent M. Oville chose geography because he has been fond of this subject since childhood and is very excited to learn more about it. As a Manila Science High School graduate, Vincent is a diligent student and promises to study harder as he looks forward to making new friends and learning more about geography which he thinks is less appreciated. 

To Karen, Vincent and Josiah congratulations! You are now part of the most prestigious academic institution in the country.  Being part of a national university that upholds academic excellence and aims to serve the people, you will surely entail a lot of hard work and perseverance in order to rise above the standards of this institution. Late nights studying and caffeine consumption maybe habits you will eventually acquire. But no worries, the ride will surely be a thrill! The UP life you expect may just be a small bite from what the real UP experience would truly bring. Inside the university, you will encounter a plethora of lessons and events that will mold you into becoming one of the best students, here in the Philippines and outside. And you will also meet different people and experience formations that will make your stay in the university even better and more meaningful.     

Again, to the new Iskolars ng Bayan and future Geographers, welcome to the University of the Philippines Diliman.# Earl Ramon Agulto

The Department has moved to a NEW site

The Department has moved to a new site, not physically (yet) but virtually.  Finally, the Department has revised and updated its website.
The new website aims to acquaint prospective students regarding the discipline and its programs.  The site’s scrolling images show some of the possibilities that a geographer could do.  Therefore, we invite you to check its pages and discover what is in store for those who may choose to become geography majors.  

Click and surf the site and learn more about the Department as an institution and its people.   It is also a resource site for the Department’s students, academic and administrative staff with its downloadable forms and links that UP geography majors frequently visit. 

A unique feature in the website is the map of the field sites of the Department’s field classes done through the years.  It does not only show the places where UP geography students have visited but also the contributions they have made to the communities.  The research outputs of these fieldworks showcase the extension services the Department offers.  This proves and shows that the Department is practicing the University’s tradition of giving back to the people.

Welcome to the new Department Website and discover more by exploring http://www.geog.upd.edu.ph/

If you happen to find any typographical errors, missing names or links please feel free to send us your suggested corrections and comments at our new email address: geography@up.edu.ph