Research Program

To create an environment conducive to generating research within and across fields of study in San Beda College, and to engaging with other colleges, universities on collaborative research, and to serve as SBC's repository of information and data for well-informed and systematic institutional decision-making, planning, policy development, program implementation, and evaluation.


RPKMC aims to sharpen the research and planning competencies of its administrators, faculty and students and push the frontiers of knowledge in various areas of study. It also seeks to contribute to the overall development of SBC by providing leadership in systematizing, institutional information and procedures for effective planning and direction-setting of SBC's research, planning, and development programs through conduct of training, education, national and international linkage activities with the academe, industry and government. As official repository it will provide data and information to the administration, colleges, offices, other stakeholders and external bodies for management, assessment, and related purposes.

Research Program
The Center's Research Program

San Beda College's research and development thrusts aim to build a culture of research and innovation and bolster research productivity among faculty and students.


Develop core research capabilities

Allocate resources for research

Expand portfolio of school-based research grants

Explore external research resources through direct application, collaborations and linkages

Align research with internal and external funding sources

Develop a system for rewarding outstanding research

Develop a common and unified research agenda

The Agenda

Given the spectrum of faculty and student interests and disciplines, SBC will attempt to advance knowledge on four key areas:


a) Scientific, Philosophical and Socio-cultural dimensions of Sustainable Environmental Management (Primary disciplines involved: Human Biology, Mathematics, Economics, Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Theology and Philosophy, Basic Education)

b) Improving Human Health and Wellness (Primary disciplines involved: Nursing, Medicine, Human Biology, Physical Education-Sports and Wellness Management, Basic Education)

c) Promoting Entrepreneurship, Productivity and Competitiveness (Primary disciplines involved: Business, Accountancy, Financial Management, Legal Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Corporate Communication, Human Resource Development, Law)

d) Transformational Leadership and Value Formation (Primary disciplines involved: Basic Education, Law, Theology, Liturgy, Philosophy, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Corporate Communication)

Faculty and Staff Development Grants Program

San Beda College's dedication to the Christian formation of the youth stands to the forefront of the millennium. The national and global feats of Bedan luminaries testify to this commitment.


Faculty development is eyed as among the key strategies to bring more to the fold. To cultivate instructional technology and research, the College poses a challenge to "move out of comfort zones for the sake of learning, authenticity and integrity" to "foster intellectual and personal breakthroughs." (Conversation, the way to formation and transformation - Education within the Benedictine Wisdom Tradition. 2007.)


Programs include support to graduate studies and scholarly works such as publication in high impact journals, journal presentation in local and international conferences and networking with institutions in the country and abroad.


In particular, the Institutional Faculty Development Grants Program (IFDGP) allots the following in support to scholarly works and instructional initiatives of full time faculty members:


PhP 40,000.00 to PhP 50,000.00

Doctoral dissertation writing

International conference travel costs to present an accepted, peer-reviewed, or competitive paper

Supplemental funds to an approved externally funded research or collaborative research with other colleges and universities

PhP 25,000.00 to PhP 39,000.00

Research data collection and/or analysis related to an on-going dissertation research

Production, pretesting and post-testing of new instructional materials (Print, audio-visual, etc.)

PhP 10,000.00 to PhP 24,000.00

Writing of a chapter in a nationally or internationally recognized scholarly book or monograph

New data analysis related to an accepted article in a peer-reviewed and nationally or internationally recognized journal

The Office of the Rector-President through RPRDC utilizes this program to form a faculty at pace with the continuous surge of globalization and the up-spiral demands of the industry. The vision to form the Filipino youth in service to the country and the Church requires faculty members who are academic trail blazers avant-garde in their respective fields of discipline.


To this end, the College initiated various platforms to continuously elevate the faculty. Among these is the support for graduate studies either in SBC or other higher learning institutions in the country our abroad.


In recent years, international collaboration has become essential to higher education. The dynamic growth of international academic partnerships among colleges and universities across the globe ostensibly enriches and transforms the partnering institutions by advancing long-term goals of campus internationalization, broadening faculty experience, revitalizing academic discourses, expanding disciplinal perspectives, and preparing students for entry into the global workforce.


Recognizing the value of outward engagement as a means for internal restructuring and enrichment as well as for positioning itself within emerging global systems of higher education, San Beda College has actively embraced the pursuit of international partnerships.


The exponential pace by which institutions of higher learning generate, manage, share and use knowledge makes it absolutely integral for San Beda College to be in the loop and become an active and visible contributor.

Fr. Maranan, SBC Rector-President, confers with Professor Dr. Ana Cuevas, Secretary-General of the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
Fr. Maranan, SBC Rector-President, confers with Professor Dr. Ana Cuevas, Secretary-General of the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
Fr. Maranan, SBC Rector-President, confers with Professor Dr. Ana Cuevas, Secretary-General of the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

San Beda College's Local & International Linkages

Areas of Concern: In general, the priority areas are the following, among others:


Academic Linkages

a.1 Administrators and Faculty Exchanges (Visiting Professors, Fellows)

a.2 Faculty and Student Exchanges (Study tour, short-term courses)

a.3 Research Collaboration/Publication

a.4 Curriculum Planning and Program Development

a.5 Instructional Materials Development

a.6 Organizing / Participation in Conferences, Seminars, Training and other Educational Activities


Industry Linkages

b.1 Administrators and Faculty Development (Educational visits and consultancy)

b.2 Students' On-the-Job Training

b.3 Research Collaboration, Commissioned Research work

b.4 Curriculum Review

b.5 Instructional Materials Development

b.6 Speakers /Participants in Conferences, Seminars, Training, Fora

b.7 Community Outreach/Service Learning


Government Linkages

c.1 Administrators and Faculty Development (Educational, cultural visits and consultancy)

c.2 Students' On-the-Job Training

c.3 Research Collaboration

c.4 Curriculum Review

c.5 Instructional Materials Development

c.6 Speakers /Participants in Conferences, Seminars, Training, Fora

c.7 Community Extension/Service Learning

The College of Medicine (COM) and the College of Nursing (CON), enter into linkage initiatives such as hospitals, medical centers, clinics, among others. These are founded on mutual cooperation and assistance in providing quality training to COM and CON students.

Research Program
Dr. Nomar M. Alviar
Dr. Nomar M. Alviar
Vice President for Reasearch and Innovation
Romer O. Camba
Dr. Divina M. Edralin
Director, Research Development Center
Research, Planning, and Knowledge Management Center

Fourth Floor, St. Anselm's Hall
San Beda College
Manila, Philippines

Telephone Number: (632) 735-6011 local 2103

Research Program

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Arrival of ASEAN Learning Network Council Executive Director, Dr. Chong (first from left) and Chair Dr. Djajadiningrat (second from left) met by the Rector-President Fr. Aloysius Maranan, OSB with Dr. Napoleon Juanillo, Jr. and Dr. Tita Branzuela at the welcome dinner at Casa Roces Malacanan, Manila, Philippines.

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