The center is a regional hub established by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources hosted by the Cebu Technological University-Main Campus for the coastal and marine resources management in region 7. Using the ridge to reef approach (terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems), the center is mandated to conduct biodiversity monitoring and research; training and demonstration activities; and focal institutions for information, education, and communication activities for inclusive and sustainable development in coastal communities.
The Center for Studies in Biotechnology was established to lead in the conduct of pure and applied scientific research programs and projects for the development, promotion, and advancement of biotechnological knowledge, skills, and innovations in the region. The center prioritizes studies on plant biochemistry, natural bio-resources and molecular studies, food and feed innovations technology, bio-science engineering systems technology, and socio-economic and development impacts of biotechnology.
The Center’s operation is divided into two (2) areas: the Biotech Research Laboratories and the Researcher’s mini-hostel and cafeteria. The laboratory area is composed of five (5) research laboratory rooms, a preparation room, and storage room for bio-resources. There are currently 5 research sections, each headed by a section head, including Plant Biochemistry Laboratory; Bioresources and Molecular Biology Laboratory; Bioscience Engineering and Systems Technology Laboratory; Food and Feed Innovation Laboratory; and Socio-economic and Development Studies.
The Mini-hostel and Cafeteria is composed of three (3) mini-hostel rooms and two (2) dorm type rooms with an accommodation capacity between 15-25 people. The cafeteria has a dining capacity of 40 people at a time. In addition to the two structural areas, the center has a lecture hall with a maximum seating capacity of 120 people. This will serve as a venue for trainings, seminars, lecture fora and meetings.
The Cebu Technological University – Biodiversity, Environment and Natural Resources Research Center (CTU-BENRC) is located inside the premises of CTU-Argao Campus. It is a two-story building with approximately 700 sqm floor area. The studies that the Center will focus shall include but not limited to the following areas namely Biodiversity Researches, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management & Utilization; and Social Science Investigations that look into the social, economic and governance aspects of Biodiversity, Environment and Natural Resources. CTU-BENRC is aimed to generate information for the advancement of knowledge and understanding of Philippine biodiversity and environment as important factors for sustainable
Pursuant to Cebu Technological University (CTU) Board Resolution No. 08, s. 2016 titled,” A Resolution Approving the Creation of the Center for Limnological Aquatic Biodiversity and Mariculture Studies in CTU San Francisco Campus, Camotes, Cebu” cited the focus of the center: on biodiversity studies, ecological statuses, anthropogenic activities, including behaviors of the inland waters which are essential in providing the data for the formulation of management policies and protection of aquatic resources.
Furthermore, the aforementioned center would be a collaborative undertaking in response to the country’s goals in preserving marine life. Its programs or activities aimed to aid the country’s problems such as: food shortage, degradation of fishery products and extinction of habitats due to extraction, sedimentation, and other anthropogenic activities.
Latest innovations in several scientific fields, including animal science, veterinary science, and biology, have been employing molecular-level technology. The use of molecular approaches has significantly improved the quality of research outputs, which benefited the community in developing better diagnostic approaches, increasing agricultural productivity, recommending measures for human and animal health policy improvement, and improving the quality of life. Vector-borne and protozoan diseases are among the top priority concerns because of the possible economic impact it can bring to the agricultural sector and health implications on humans.
Experts on the vector-borne and protozoan disease and facilities equipped with molecular capabilities are limited on the regional and national level. Despite its potential high impact on the livestock industry and even human health, this has not been given wide attention. These have precluded the advancement of several related research studies, which could have also helped enhance academic instruction, community extension, industry linkages, and international collaborations. Such studies may include the prevalence of the studied diseases in humans and animals, development of disease diagnostic kits, parasite biodiversity, and natural product innovation against these diseases. Thus, the creation of the Institute for Molecular Parasitology and Vector-borne Diseases that is highly equipped and accessible in the region would be incredibly beneficial.
With the establishment of the center, it is expected that several relevant scientific advances and publications will be attained. The local experts will also be able to continue their scientific advancements. They will be able to collaborate with researchers from other local or regional institutions interested in molecular research. Students will be exposed to the latest technology and augment learning in actual laboratory exposure and experiments. In this manner, the scientific and academic community in the region will be greatly benefitted.
The Center for One Health (COH) at Cebu Technological University (CTU) engages in studies related to health issues shared by humans, animals, and our environment. COH is based at the College of Veterinary Medicine in CTU Barili Campus and operates in collaboration with the Institute for Molecular Parasitology and Vector-Borne Diseases (CTU Main Campus), Institute of Food Science, Innovation, and Technopreneurship (CTU Main Campus), and the College of Agriculture (CTU Barili Campus).
A multidisciplinary research institute centers on food science and technology that promotes innovative food processing solutions, comprehensive food evaluation, responsive food safety practices, emerging technologies or products, optimized manufacturing processes, and viable technology commercialization.
The CTU – Center for Social Innovation is a research and development center of Cebu Technological University which focuses on social innovation in the local and national levels through cross-sector partnerships and collaborations, strategic processes, and transformational development. The Center offers a platform for sharing of resources to catalyze the desired social and environmental change.
The Climate Change Center is one of the four pioneering Centers which was created in
2016 by the CTU Administration as a primary research arm of the University mandated
to perform various functions including the following spearhead research, development,
and extension activities that will establish improved scientific knowledge, and
understanding on climate change and its consequences to natural ecosystems and
human lives, assist in the integration of various issues and concerns on climate change
to the curricular programs of CTU systems and the various schools in Central Visayas;
develop and promote alternative mitigating and adaptation measures particularly for the
poor and most vulnerable sector of our population, and come up with policy
recommendations relative to climate change mitigation and adaptation with the local
government units (LGUs) as a prime partner in the climate change project
Cebu Technological University in its desire to become a premier university in the Philippines, the College of Engineering (COE) recently established the RD Center for Engineering Emerging Technologies (RDCEET). With its capable faculty members, the center aims to actively engage in the research on such areas as 3D Printing, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Biotechnology and Levitation Mass Method (LMM). In addition, the Center will engage in collaborative research with foreign universities such as but not limited to Gunma University (Japan).
The Educational Research and Resource Center (ERRC) was established to promote a culture of inquiry and innovation in Education and Teachers Training. Much of the Educational Research and Resource Center (ERRC) focus has been developing strategic research plans with the teacher education stakeholders across the Philippines. It is hoped to expand in the Asia and Pacific Region within five years.
The ERRC developed its first Online Journal System (OJS) for Magister-Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 2545-9902). The primary aim of the OJS is to provide a standard vehicle for the researcher in the field of educational sciences to publish and contribute to ensuring high-quality academic research papers in the region.
ERRC is one of the partners in launching the first National Conference for Arts, Sciences, and Education (NCASE), which was successfully held last February 19-21, 2020, at Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City. The pre-conference round-table discussions, plenary sessions, and research paper presentations have provided valuable inputs on research needs from different sectors' perspectives. NCASE was participated by researchers in Education and Teachers' Training from other Regions in the Philippines and was graced by plenary speakers from Japan and the United States of America. The conference is hoped to sustain not just for Philippine educators but also in the Asia and the Pacific Region.
Premised with the mission, vision, and goals of ERRC, the contextualized framework from the National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA) is developed herewith. The next review of this research plan will take place in 2022 through a transparent and flexible process that will involve key stakeholders and consider future knowledge in education and teachers' training demands.
The Center for Sustainable Energy and Technology Management is an office for Technology and applied sustainable energy innovation through scientific research, project development, and Technology extension and adaptation for community; In relation to creating alternative energy resources using innovative technologies.
The center shall prioritize areas of alternative technologies that will support sustainability on applied renewable energy through technology innovation of Internet of Things (IoT) and automation. It shall also engage in collaboration with institutions and industry that are dealing with a similar agenda in developing the access for sustainable energy for the deprived communities. Technology applications of research output will be given great emphasis
The research center is called the Center for Post-harvest Fisheries Research and Development (CPHFRD) located at Daanbantayan Cebu, an area known for its rich fishing ground. Recognizing the importance of post-harvest technology to the country’s sustainable development, the center was established in consortium with the fisheries schools of Cebu Technological University to conduct initiatives to produce benefits to poor fish producers, processors, traders, and consumers through the application of new knowledge for an improved utilization of fish from the fisheries sector in Central Visayas. In addition, the center operates as a clearing house that links academic resources with community and regional needs in the fields of post-harvest fisheries.
Naomi E. Silguera
RDE Center Director - Center for Post-harvest Fisheries Research and Development
The Center for Sustainable and Precision Agriculture (CSPA) is still under approval for the Board of Regents (BOR) to be operational. Initially, the proposal of such research center is an act of answering the Local Government Unit's (LGU) call in providing scientific-based technologies to the farmers (especially on coffee) of Tuburan, Cebu, that would improve their production. Considering the Center's holistic impact on the farming community, the proposal was amended to widen its scope of area. The ‘sustainable’ part of the center will encompass the creation of research-driven technologies that can improve farming systems and profitability while protecting the environment. Moreover, ‘precision’ part of the center focuses on the accuracy and timely application of the generated technologies to ensure site-specific solutions and proper management of local resources relative to sustainable farming. The direction of the LGU and the Department of Agriculture (DA) towards organic agriculture for sustainable food production strongly supports this Center's establishment.
The proposed Center is envisioned to be one of the region's distinguished venues in terms of rural education, tourism, and livelihood research, donned with state-of-the-art technology and resources that would cater to the needs research, but also for instruction, extension, and product development. The Center will also be utilized for multi-disciplinary research that transcends into the national and international scope. Consequently, this will pave the way for quality instructions by enhancing curricular offerings and strengthening faculty expertise. In attaining such, students and faculty from the different colleges involved in this project shall be exposed and be involved in various research activities through the manipulation of food innovation and other equipment in the Center, as well as undergo comprehensive training conducted by experts in the different fields of interest. Likewise, it shall also foster research collaborations with other institutions and centers.
Ultimately, the creation of the Center provides a springboard for Cebu Technological University's national and international recognition and linkages in the field of food innovation and technology development. Additionally, it shall provide an avenue for advanced professional, technical, and scientific training by pursuing relevant research and extension services to foster and produce highly-competent human capital, all of which are reflected in the university's vision, mission, and goals.
Rosalea Fenina A. Margallo
RDE Center Director - Center for Rural Education, Tourism and Livelihood Research Resource
The Center for Communication and Media Research (CCMR) aims to provide excellent and relevant programs and assist the Cebu Technological University administrators, university directors, and campus directors in implementing the policies on print media, website, social media, broadcast, advertising and online instructional materials. This center also provides the Federation Student Journalists, students, and faculty with curricular programs relevant to Communication and Media with workshops and training that equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude in becoming responsible and ethical journalists and broadcasters of the university.
The Center for Applied Mathematics and Operations Research (CAMOR) aims to spearhead research, collaboration, and dissemination of relevant cutting-edge tools to address pressing problems in the local region and help promote some policy- and decision-making. The establishment of CAMOR highlights the University’s agenda for being a research hub in research and collaboration among stakeholders and higher education institutions in interdisciplinary pursuits.
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