UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES VISAYAS
HISTORY, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES
The University of the Philippines Visayas was established by the Board of Regents on May 31, 1979 in response to the need to accelerate the development of fisheries and marine resources of the country. The concept of a new autonomous university of the U. P. System, as conceived in 1975, was to be realized by means of an expanded fisheries education, research, and extension service programs with its main campus in Miag-ao, Iloilo and with the College of Fisheries as its flagship-college.
On October 30, 1980, Executive Order No. 628 operationalized the U. P. Visayas as an autonomous unit of the University of the Philippines System, which was to consist of the College of Fisheries,
College of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Fisheries Development and Research, Brackishwater Aquaculture Center, School of Development Management, Graduate School, School of Technology and such other units as may be approved and funded pursuant to the provisions of the General Appropriations Act.
As the fourth autonomous university of the System, U. P. Visayas aims to 1) develop excellence and leadership in fisheries and marine education, research and extension in the country, 2) expand opportunities for professional and technical training to the rural areas, 3) contribute to professional and technical training for the rural areas, 4) contribute to rural development through relevant instructional, research and extension programs in management, education, engineering, health and related fields, and 5) preserve and enhance the national and Visayan cultural heritage.