Dr. Ryan Urbano is the University Director for Research and Development. He is an Associate Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Technological University.
He obtained his M.A. in Philosophy (1998) and Ph.D. Philosophy (2010) at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City. He also holds an M.A. in Applied Ethics as an Erasmus Mundus scholar from Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Linkoping University, Sweden (2008).
In April to October 2011, he did doctoral research on environmental ethics at Monash University, Australia. He was chosen to participate in the week-long Elite Scholar Conference on Humanistic Buddhism in Taiwan in April 2012. In 2017, he attended the UNESCO Ethics Teachers’ Training Course at the Bioethics Center of the University of Otago, New Zealand. He was a visiting fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies (“Justitia Amplificata”) at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2019 and was selected to participate in the 2019 KAICIID (King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue) International Fellows Programme for South and Southeast Asia Region based in Vienna, Austria. Since 2019, he is a member of the pool of experts of Globethics.net based in Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests are in the areas of applied ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of religion.