University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)

University Of The Philippines Open University, Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines

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February 23, 1995

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The University of the Philippines Open University (also referred to as UPOU, UP Open University, or UP OpenU) is a public research university and distance learning institution headquartered in the town of Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. It was established on February 23, 1995 as the fifth constituent university of the University of the Philippines System. Its mandate is to provide education opportunities to individuals aspiring for higher education and improved qualifications but were unable to take advantage of traditional modes of education because of personal and professional obligations. It is mandated by Republic Act No. 10650, also known as the Open and Distance Learning Act of 2014 to assist the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on their open distance learning functions.

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Motto: Honor and Excellence

Endowment: N/A

Administrative staff: 203 (2013)

Students: 2,568 (2013)

Undergraduates: 512 (2013)

Postgraduates: 2,056 (2013)

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