University of the Philippines Los Baños

UPLB is currently embracing the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches in research as part of its thrust to make its research, development and extension programs more holistic, more inclusive, and of course, more responsive to the needs of the society.

We have recently reorganized several of our program working groups into preparatory committees which will form the core of Interdisciplinary Studies Centers.

These centers shall adopt and practive interdisciplinary conduct of intensive basic and applied; developed a five-year RDE interdisciplinary RDE agenda in support of the attainment of the Philippine developmenet goals; develop, package and propose programs for internal and external funding; and pursue local, national, regional and global linkages with respect to strengthening and expanding interdisciplinary studies.

They will also synthesize past RDE projects and studies and ensure their wide dissemination through technical and popularized outpus and publications resulting from the studies; and assist the University in providing framework within which the harmonization, coordination, integration and synergy of all relevant existing and proposed programs of the University can be achieved.