Technological University of the Philippines

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Technological University of the Philippines
'Teknolohikal na Unibersidad ng Pilipinas'

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Type Public, State University, National University
President Dr. Olympio V. Caparas
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Campus Manila (Main), Taguig, Cavite, Visayas

TUP Hymn

Colors Cardinal Red and Grey
Nickname TUP Gray Hawks
Mascot TEK (Manila), TEROY (Visayas), TEKNA (Cavite), TEKYA (Taguig)
Affiliations ASAIHL

Technological University of the Philippines (Tagalog: Teknolohikal na Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) (also referred to as TUP) is a public-state comprising four campuses in Manila, Taguig, Cavite, and Visayas. The University also has a specialized unit which is the Integrated Research and Training Center.

TUP established upon the enactment of Organic Act No. 74 by the Philippine Commission in 1901. TUP was known then as the Manila Trade School (MTS) with the primary intention of developing the dignity of labor. In 1910, MTS was renamed as the Philippine School of Arts and Trades (PSAT). Pursuant to Republic Act 2237 issued on July 17, 1959, PSAT was given the college status and was renamed the Philippine College of Arts and Trades (PCAT). From 1959 to 1978, PCAT pioneered programs in engineering technology and industrial teacher education. By virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1518 issued on July 11, 1978, PCAT was converted into the Technological University of the Philippines.



TUP was formerly known as the Manila Trade School established by the Philippine Commission in 1901. It was later renamed to Philippine School of Arts and Trades (PSAT) to develop the dignity of labor. In 1959, by virtue of R.A. 2237, the PSAT was converted into a state college popularly known as the Philippine College of Arts and Trades (PCAT). It was under P.D. No. 1518 that transformed PCAT into a premiere state university of technology education.

Today, the TUP Community is proud of the performance of its students locally and abroad. TUP students have created niche in the grounds of engineering, engineering technology, industrial education, science, architecture and fine arts.

As an institution of higher learning, TUP is a recipient of national and international awards. The year 1999 marks the recognition of TUP as a Center of Excellence in the ASEAN Economic Ministers - Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Economic and Industrial Committee (AIMEICC) Working Group on Human Resource Development. This was certified by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Center for Industrial Competitiveness - National Industrial Manpower Training Council. In the same year, the University was awarded as a Center of Development (COD) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Electrical Engineering (Category 2), Mechanical Engineering (Category 1), and Civil Engineering (Category 1). In June 2002, the Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CSPC) presented a plaque of recognition to TUP as a Center of Excellence in Graduate Fellowship Programme for Technological, Technical, Industrial and Vocational Education. Moreover, the Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) based in Japan awarded TUP as a Center of Excellence.


The Mission of TUP is stated in Section 2 of P.D. No. 1518 as follows:

The University shall provide higher and advanced vocational, technical, industrial, technological and professional education and training in industries and technology, and in practical arts leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees. It shall provide progressive leadership in applied research, developmental studies in technical, industrial, and technological fields and production using indigenous materials; effect technology transfer in the countryside; and assist in the development of small-and-medium scale industries in identified growth centers.

Under the present leadership, Dr. Olympio V. Caparas envisions TUP to be a reengineered technological university with cutting-edge technology programs, operating in a high trust environment, and state-of-the art facilities with high quality workfoce.

Vision The Technological University of the Philippines shall be the premiere state university and the model of excellence in industrial technology education in the country. It shall ensure the highest standards in all the programs of instruction, research, extension and production to meet the demands for world-class engineers, architects, artists, technologists, industrial teachers and school administrators, technicians, and other technical specialists in a knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.

Offer higher and advanced programs in the field of science and engineering, industrial technology, industrial teacher education, architecture and fine arts, and related educational programs that meet the demands of a knowledge-based and technology-driven economy;

Conduct research and development to support and enhance technology education, generate new knowledge, develop new technologies or improve existing technology or machine, and enhance socio-economic and industrial development;

Provide extension and community services that enhance the transfer of knowledge and technology, provide continuing education in engineering and technology, and enhance the development of employable skills and entreprenuership, especially among the poor and under privileged members of society;

Provide a conclusive learning environment that fosters scholarship, creativity, resourcefulness, critical thinking; promote the appreciation of culture and arts, and develop desirable attitudes and work ethic.

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