The Best Journalism Schools in the Philippines
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has identified the best three schools that offer Journalism courses in the Philippines. According to CHED, these schools are the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and University of Santo Tomas (UST).
UP Diliman was named a Center of Excellence in journalism and in broadcasting while PUP and UST were named Centers of Development in journalism.
A higher education institution obtains the title of Center of Development (COD) by demonstrating "the highest degree or level of standard along the areas of instruction, research and extension.
With the designation, the PUP Department of Journalism is qualified to receive funding assistance for student scholarships, faculty development, library and laboratory upgrading, research and extension services and other aspects of academic development.
As centers of excellence and of development, the three schools will serve as “catalysts for world class scholarships, best practices, innovative curriculum, research and extension, and professional development” in journalism and broadcasting.
Their designation will remain in effect until May 2014.
In qualifying for the distinction, UP, PUP and UST had earned peer and industry recognition with strong local, national and international linkages; showed innovations in their programs; delivered academic and research output, and engaged in active alumni programs.
The difference between a center of excellence and a center of development lies in the former having a graduate program for at least five years.