Research Development and Productivity Office

First known as Information and Research Desk in the 1970s, the office was tasked to oversee research-related matters in the university. In the 1980’s, it was elevated into a Research Office and in the 1990’s as Research and Development Office. Before the year 2000, a change of University organizational set-up marked the change of the office to Research, Development and Publication Office (RDPO).

In 2004, a separate Publication Office in the University was established; hence, RDPO was renamed as Research Development and Productivity Office. Its primary task is to carry out the research functions and to coordinate, consolidate and operationalize research activities in the university.

The RDPO is an academic support office under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


RDPO envisions a university with a dynamic research culture at par with national and global standards. 


RDPO is committed to cultivate a culture of research in the University through production of quality researches that complement institutional, regional and national development goals.


To realize its vision and fulfil its mission, the RDPO aims at achieving the following:

  •  Pool of faculty researchers equipped with relevant and updated research skills;
  •  Adequate number of faculty members who are actively engaged in research and creative endeavors relevant in their field of specialization;
  •  High quality researches that complement institutional and national development efforts; and
  •  Publication in reputable and ISI indexed journals.


  • Design a capability building program that will equip faculty members with relevant research skills;
  • Formulate, recommend and implement institutional policies and mechanism that will encourage faculty members to conduct researches and creative works;
  • Recommend the utilization of research findings as bases in institutional and national development efforts; and
  • Facilitate dissemination and utilization of faculty researches in relevant forums.

To further equip faculty members with relevant research skills, they are sent to trainings and seminars conducted by different research organizations, CHED and research consortiums. These trainings include Basic Research Ethics, Research Proposal Writeshop and Good Research Practice.

It is also through these activities that faculty members can establish linkages with researchers from other institutions.