De La Salle University in Manila the Philippines is an internationally recognized Catholic university established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1911. Inspired by the charism of St John Baptist de La Salle, the University community, together and by association, provides quality human and Christian education by teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming lives.


A leading learner-centered research university, bridging faith and scholarship in the service of society, especially the poor

Core Values

Faith (religio) DLSU is committed to nurturing a community of distinguished and morally upright scholars that harmonizes faith and life with contemporary knowledge in order to generate and propagate new knowledge for human development and social transformation.

Service (mores) DLSU is committed to being a resource for Church and Nation and being socially responsible in building a just, peaceful, stable and progressive Filipino nation.

Communion (cultura) DLSU is committed to building a community of leaders, competent professionals, scholars, researchers and entrepreneurs, who will participate actively in improving the quality of life in Philippine society within the perspective of Christian ideals and values.

Core Competencies: DLSU will be known for and distinguished by:

  • Providing appropriate and relevant learner-centered educational experiences
  • Producing cutting edge and innovative research that integrates learning and community engagement for holistic human development
  • Forming critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, reflective lifelong learners and service driven citizens who are catalysts for social transformation
  • Engaging alumni and academic-industry stakeholders in mutually beneficial partnerships that contribute to social transformation
  • Pioneering organizational systems and processes that are state-of-the-art, innovative, integrated, and sustainable
  • Engendering a nurturing environment that enables every Lasallian to live lives worthy of their human and Christian dignity
  • Serving Church and Nation at the forefront of social advocacy and institution building
  • Empowering individuals and other institutions by sharing resources and expertise