University Research Coordination Office


The University Research Coordination Office (URCO) is a service unit under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. It provides valuable support in fulfilling the University’s Vision-Mission through its programs and services. URCO promotes and nurtures a culture of genuine intellectual inquiry, advances inter-and multi-disciplinary studies, and serves as a clearinghouse for information related to faculty research activities on campus, among others, in support of this Vision-Mission.

Its Programs and Services


  • administers the Faculty Research Program and Special Project Grants, interdisciplinary research;
  • monitors externally-funded projects under taken by the different college research centers;
  • serves as a clearinghouse of research related information and disseminates salient findings of completed researches;
  • provides project development and implementation assistance;
  • documents and assists in the formulation, review, and amendment of guidelines and policies governing research in the University;
  • ensures uniform implementation of policies across colleges; and
  • manages research data and handles the retrieval of information in response to the requirement of the research end-users.

Strategic Research Goals


  • Alleviate poverty
  • Promote peace and social justice
  • Protect the welfare of women, youth at risk, and other vulnerable sectors of society
  • Create wealth and resources to bridge the various societal divides
  • Provide models and avenues for stewardship of God’s creation
  • Influence policy, governance, and the management of institutions

Strategic Research Areas/Research Themes


  • Food, Nutrition and Health (e.g. biochemistry of food products, science and engineering of potable water, cancer risks and cure from food, sensory labs, economic impact studies of nutrition programs in schools)
  • Sustainability, the Environment, and Energy (e.g. climate change, eco-design of houses and urban centers, industrial ecology, nano-carbon tubes, solar-powered tricycles and sheds)
  • Women, Children and Family (e.g. studies on gender, OFW families, microfinance, laws for the protection of human rights, impact of globalization on the average Filipino family)
  • Living Culture and Contemporary Societies (e.g. history, digital art, languages, comparative literature, human-computer interfaces, study of social networks on the Web, impact of globalization on the mobility of students and workers)
  • Learners and Learning Innovations (e.g. impact studies on K to 12, ICT-based learning, transformative learning, software and gadgets for learning, assessment of the public school system)


Contact Information

University Research Coordination Office
Third Floor, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall De La Salle University 2401 Taft Avenue 
0922 Malate, Manila, Philippines

Tel. Nos.: (632) 524-4611 local 164 and 257 (trunk line)
(632) 523-4266 (telefax)
E-mail: universityresearchcoordinationoffice@dlsu.edu.ph