CSSP meets with Cardiff University

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), in cooperation with the Office of International Linkages Diliman (OILD), hosted a meeting with Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom on 13 November 2015 at 3:00 PM in Palma Hall 109. Possible research collaborations between CSSP and SIRC were explored during the meeting. Funding sources for research, dissertation and post-doctoral fellowships and mid-career grant programs were also presented and discussed.

The meeting was attended by Professor Helen Sampson (Director) and Dr. Nelson Turgo (Research Associate) from Cardiff University; Dr. Grace Aguiling-Dalisay (Dean), Dr. Ma. Theresa Payongayong (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs), Prof. Herman Joseph Kraft (Associate Dean for Administration and External Affairs), Dr. Aldrin Lee (Linguistics Department Chair), and Dr. Ma. Cecilia Gastardo-Conaco (Professor) from CSSP; and Dr. Grace Ramos (Program Development Associate for International Linkages) and Ms. Noelle Rivera (International Programs Officer) from OILD.

This meeting marks the beginning of the actual implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the Philippines and Cardiff University.



Cultural Heritage: Call for Participants

 AUGUST 26-27, 2015

Societies in Asia have experienced the decades of modernizing, industrializing, and globalizing transformation in technology, infrastructure and economy. However this transformation often disregarded indigenous or traditional values that were historically inherent to the local population. The Philippines is the location of World Heritage sites, such as for example, the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, the Historic Town of Vigan, and the Baroque Churches of the Philippines – Santo Tomàs de Villanueva in Miag-ao, Iloilo; San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte; Nuestra Señora dela Asunción in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur; and San Agustin in Intramuros, Manila. The next generations bear an enormous responsibility to maintain and protect this for the civilizational history of humanity.

Society’s integrity and progressive development is dependent upon its knowledge of the past. Culturally significant architecture, monuments, natural habitats, languages and traditional practices that represent the core of the society have the unique bequest and existence value beyond the usual commercially prevalent use-values. The conference intends to promote the identification and transmission of ‘cultural heritage’ and by that encourage the cultural growth in the next generation of academic professionals. Furthermore, the discussion and re-interpretation of ‘cultural heritage’ that includes the issues of technological progress, diffusion of culture from other countries attempts to simultaneously satisfy current societal needs among populations and seek to inspire innovative thinking among epistemic communities.



Regular/Professional:...............................................Php 1,500.00
Student (with valid ID):...........................................        1,000.00
UP Diliman Faculty/Student:.....................................             FREE
Faculty/Student of Other UP Units:.............................          500.00
Early Registration (until 15 August 2015):....................       1,000.00

*Please register on-line at www.kssp.upd.edu.ph. To complete early registration, please deposit full amount at PNB account number 275-830305-8 (account name: Social Sciences and Philosophy Research Foundation) and send scanned copy of deposit slip to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Check payments should be issued in the account of Social Sciences and Philosophy Research Foundation, Inc. (SSPRF). The original deposit slip must be presented upon registration on site.

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Sinag Publication Officially Revived

PALMA HALL, DILIMAN. – CSSP Dean Grace Aguiling-Dalisay, PhD confirms the selection of Aldin de Leon from the Department of Political Science as the new SINAG Editor-in-Chief and in effect reviving your CSSP Student Publication after years of dormancy. READ MORE

Aldin de Leon is confirmed as the new Editor in Chief by Dean Grace Aguiling-Dalisay, PhD. (Photo courtesy of Ken Geolina)


CSSP and CAL host NUS-FASS Graduate Studies Orientation

Last 29 January 2015, the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) and the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) hosted the National University of Singapore-Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (NUS-FASS) Graduate Studies Orientation. The activity was aimed at encouraging students to pursue graduate studies in NUS and avail the academic and scholarship opportunities offered by the university. The event was spearheaded by the CSSP Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Publication, under Associate Dean Dr. Ma. Mercedes Planta. It was attended by CSSP and CAL faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from UP, as well as from other universities.        


Faculty members from several NUS-FASS departments gave short talks about the research endeavors and academic opportunities potential or interested graduate students can avail. NUS-FASS Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Associate Professor Shirlena Huang discussed the application process and the scholarships available to students who want to pursue masters and doctoral studies their college. Dr. Zhang Weiyu presented the programs of the Communications and New Media department, while Ms, Wei Qing talked about the Economics degree in NUS. Associate Professor John Whalen-Bridge comically presented the graduate degrees in English Language and Literature; Associate Professor Yang Bin on History, Dr. Ian Chong on Political Science, and Associate Professor Pholsena Vatthana discussed about the faculty’s Southeast Asian Studies program. Dr. Manuel Victor Sapitula, Assistant Professor from the UP Department of Sociology, a Ph.D. in Sociology graduate and class valedictorian of his batch, gave a response on behalf of the NUS alumni.

CSSP Dean Dr. Grace Aguiling-Dalisay gave the welcome remarks, while CAL Dean Dr. Flora Elene Mirano did the closing message. UP System Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Dr. Wendell Capili served as the program’s host and moderator.



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