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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, January 23, 2012
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CHED taps SU for
research network

The Commission on Higher Education has identified Silliman University in Dumaguete City among the academic institutions to make up a national research network and receive an annual allocation of P10 million for a three-year period, a press release from SU said.

Chairperson Dr. Patricia Licuanan of the CHED informed Silliman president Dr. Ben Malayang III of the university’s inclusion in the Philippine Higher Education Research Network.

Licuanan said the institution were identified on the basis of capacity for and track record in intellectual property generation, and PHERNet centers are expected to conduct high quality research that would maintain and enhance the country's international standing in areas of national priority.

The new approach to research promotion encourages collaboration in the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and technologies, and is driven towards advancing the country’s global competitiveness, the press release said.

PHERNet member is entitled to an annual allocation from CHED of P10 million to fund their respective three-year research and development programs. CHED has also committed additional support for publication of accredited journals, online subscriptions to international databases, and international collaborative projects, the press release added.*

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