University of the Philippines

national university of the Philippines

The University of the Philippines (UP; Filipino: Pamantasan ng Pilipinas or Unibersidad ng Pilipinas)[7] is a public school in the Philippines. The flagship campus is UP Diliman.

University of the Philippines
  • Unibersidad ng Pilipinas
  • Pamantasan ng Pilipinas
Latin: Universitas Philippinensis
MottoShaping minds that shape the nation[1]
TypePublic coeducational non-profit research higher education institution and national university system
EstablishedJune 18, 1908
(114 years and 46 days)[2]
Academic affiliations
Budget₱18.691 billion (US$ 386 million) (2020)[3]
ChairmanJ. Prospero E. De Vera, III
PresidentDanilo L. Concepcion[4]
Academic staff
3,878 (2019)[5]
Administrative staff
4,189 (2019)[5]
Students56,015 (2019)[5]
Undergraduates32,881 (2019)[5]
Postgraduates20,144 (2019)[5]
Other students
2,990 (basic level) (2019)[5]
CampusMultiple sites, 26,316.02 ha (65,028.3 acres)[5]
Alma Mater song"U.P. Naming Mahal" ("U.P. Beloved")
Colors UP Maroon 
 Forest Green [6]
NicknameFighting Maroons
Sporting affiliations
SportsSee list
The logo the University of the Philippines


  1. Solita Collas-Monsod (August 30, 2008). "Living up to UP's motto". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. Staff. "University History". University of the Philippines. University of the Philippines system. Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  3. "UP 2020 Budget" (PDF).
  4. Staff. "Office of the University President". University of the Philippines System. Archived from the original on July 31, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "U.P. Statistics 2019" (PDF). University of the Philippines System Budget Office. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. "Mensahe Para sa Ika-106 na Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas". University of the Philippines (in Filipino). University of the Philippines system. June 18, 2014. Archived from the original on June 12, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.