University of the Philippines Los Baños


City of Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
University of the Philippines Los Baños
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Case Type
Program Stories
Asia, Global, Philippines


The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UP Los Baños) is a research university located in the towns of Los Baños in the province of Laguna. It is one of the eight constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System. It traces its roots to the University of Philippines College of Agriculture, which was founded in 1909 by the American colonial government. The university has played an influential role in Asian agriculture and biotechnology and hosts a number of local and international research centers, including the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), ASEAN Center for Biodiversity, World Agroforestry Centre, and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). In addition to academic excellence, the university encourages students to link the conceptual and theoretical principles of their studies to the world of everyday practice.

UP Los Baños joined EPIC-N in 2021. In 2021-2022, the university used the EPIC Model to engage graduate students from the Communication Approaches in Development Programs with the City of Calamba on a project entitled “Enhancing Disaster Preparedness of Lakeshore Communities in Calamba City, Laguna Province”

Fun Facts About UP Los Baños

Year EPIC Program Established | 2021
Country | Philippines
Public or Private Institution | Public
Number of students at institution | 12,027

City Partners

2021 | City of Calamba • Population: 539,000

Contact Info

Maria Ana T Quimbo, PhD
College of Public Affairs and Development
University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna

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