QUANTITY meets quality.
The University of Santo Tomas has been recognized as the institution with the highest number of programs accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities' Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa).
UST received seven awards during Pacucoa's 24th Annual General Assembly and awarding ceremonies last Dec. 6 at the Century Park Hotel in Malate, Manila, coinciding with the accrediting body's 40th foundation anniversary.
The University was also acknowledged for having the most number of Level III reaccredited programs, at 12 degree programs, and for being the top university in Metro Manila in terms of the number of accreditations.
THE UNIVERSITY plans to synchronize its academic calendar with the rest of the world as a step toward “internationalization,” and in preparation for the economic integration of the Southeast Asian region in 2015.
This means that from the conventional June-March cycle, the academic year will run from September-June, coinciding with the typhoon season.
The plan will allow the University to adapt to the planned Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, said Clarita Carillo, vice rector for academic affairs.
“An academic calendar that is synchronized with international universities will allow greater efficiency in implementing student and faculty exchange programs,” Carillo said in an email to the Varsitarian.
MEDICINE and the arts may seem far apart, but not for Dante Lerma, M.D. who embodies the perfect union of the arts and sciences.
The award-winning artist’s works have been showcased in many art galleries for many years, with his most recent work, “Angelus Fidei” featured in the Kristo Manila exhibit last March in Malolos, Bulacan.
With a stylized mood on surrealism and realism, Dante mostly uses an oil-on-canvas technique to create sceneries displaying Filipino culture, self-awareness and nationalism.
Dante believes his two characteristics of being an artist and a doctor explain the two aspects that comprise him as an individual.