The University Research and Development covers basic, applied and developmental fields in engineering and technology, fisheries, forestry, agriculture and natural resources, arts, sciences and humanities, health sciences, and education. 

Multidisciplinary approach is highly encouraged. Research thrusts shall be aligned to the rural and urban development in consonance with the priorities of the Philippine Government, including Department of Science and Technology, Commission on Higher Education, Department of Agriculture, Department of Tourism, and Department of Energy, and international organizations, including United Nations, World Health Organizations and OIE.

Office of the Vice President for Research and Development 10 Point-Agenda

1. Continuing and developing high impact programs – IPOPhil, research       

     capability enhancement trainings, grant applications, ethics training,

     professorial peer mentoring, student research capability, etc.

2. Re-structuring of the Office of the VP for Research and Developments for             

     inclusive management of core research functions such as grants, research

    linkages, publications,  awards, research center management, trainings, 

    decentralization  of some support functions (turn-it-in, ethical reviews,

     reporting) and creation of operations manual for the OVPRD.

3. Grants and GAA Management – allocation of seed grant of newly established

    centers (200-300k) (also proposal based) and restructuring of GAA grants;

    application to national and international funding agencies; CTU will be branded

    by the grants and equipment will be improved.

4. Research time allocation – deloading for faculty doing research and

    organization of core research teams (critical mass per college or campus)

5. Clear policy direction and support – Revision of R and D manual,  formulation of

     CTU Research Ethics Code and University Research Guide

6. Boosting morale/ Recognition – Research awards and incentives,

    compensation scheme and recognition of outstanding faculty, student and

    staff researchers and their accomplishments

7. Efficiency – only quality research presentations that are publishable will be

    allowed to present (guidelines will be formulated); LESS PAPER (online data

    management platform) or PAPERLESS platform for improved monitoring; close

    monitoring of participants to trainings; Digitizing records; online

    communication; creation of Individual Research Profile for easy reference,

    access and communication

8. Research dissemination. Publication to ISI/SCOPUS and CHED Accredited

     journals – special JATM edition and increased collaboration with other CHED

    Accredited Journals; strengthening campus, center or college journals; and

    organizing in-house Conferences  (per field to increase intramural

    collaboration) and international conference(s)

9. Close monitoring and coaching of research centers and “HotSpot” colleges or


10. Improve intramural services through research – Research for non-teaching

       personnel – Operational research aimed at improving CTU system