The Arellano University Research and Publications Department (AU-RPD) will hold its First Research Festival on February 10-13, 2016 at the Little Theater of the Main Campus in Legarda, Sampaloc, Manila. With its theme “Sustaining the Power of Research at Arellano University”, the festival aims to enhance and sustain the research culture in the institution as well as to fuel the academic community’s passion for research.
The highlight of the four-day festival is the conduct of the National Interdisciplinary Research Forum on February 13, 2016 which shall be open to all interested faculty members of the university and other schools. This activity has been endorsed by Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education. A fee of P500.00 shall be charged to attendees of the forum which will cover the cost of 2 snacks and one lunch; certificates will likewise be issued to participants.
According to Dr. Editha Padama, Director of the AU Research and Publications Department, the Keynote Speaker during the opening ceremony on February 10 is Mr. Francisco P.V. Cayco, Chairman and CEO of Arellano University while the guest lecturer is Dr. John Paolo Rivera, Research Director of the Asian Institute of Management’s (AIM) Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism who will talk on “ The Power of Research in the Global Landscape”. The rest of the opening day will feature the viewing of research posters by the public.
Day 2, February 11, in the morning will be the AU Students Research Congress, wherein the best papers of students from each program in the different campuses of the university will be presented; in the afternoon will be the AU Faculty Research Colloquium , wherein the best researches from the different programs/campuses will be showcased
On February 12, is the University Research Sharing, where the results of Institutional researches will be presented.
The AU Research Festival summarizes several years of efforts of AU-RPD, under the leadership of Director Editha Padama, to develop research consciousness among the faculty and the students, and Arellano University, a research-oriented institution.