Message from the Dean
Welcome to the official website of the University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP)!
Over the past years, the UP SURP has endeavored to reach out and create new linkages and forge local and international partnerships. Building bridges and connecting with people and institutions beyond UP SURP’s walls has long been one of the school’s main priorities to evolve and expand in a rapidly globalizing world. The UP SURP’s four-fold mandate of Graduate Education, Research, Training, and Extension Services is firmly established in the school’s Vision and Mission and manifested in four Core Values of Selfless Service, Unity, Respect, and Passion for Purpose and People (SURP). Through this online platform, we can introduce the school and our work. As you explore our website, you will be navigated through the various offices of the school: you will be given a preview of what we do, not only as an academic institution that provides planning education that is innovative and globally competitive but also as one that continues to be at the helm of nation-building.
At UP SURP, we work together to ensure that our students enjoy a balance of academics, research, and exposure to the challenges of our profession. As an academic institution, the school welcomes planning practitioners working in various fields worldwide. The school’s curricular offerings ensure that our students obtain relevant and up-to-date knowledge through our faculty, who share their expertise from their respective fields. Our students come from diverse professions, making the learning experience at UP SURP most enriching in terms of knowledge sharing and building professional networks. Our research arm and our training and extension services offer professional assistance to those seeking pioneering and sustainable solutions to planning issues and challenges.
We hope you will find common interests and opportunities for linkages with us as you explore our website. Once again, welcome to the UP SURP website, and we look forward to connecting and forging partnerships with you!