Database of Higher Education Institutes Created by Research Team

A new study to develop a “Higher Education Accountability and Transparency Portal” is currently being undertaken at the Social Development Research Center. Led by SDRC Director Melvin A. Jabar, the study aims to create a database of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines. The project aims to address the skills gap and mismatch problem through the formation of industry-academe partnerships at the national and regional level. The said database will be used in a local online portal that students can access to obtain accurate and up-to-date information about private and public colleges and universities in the country, and hopefully guide them in making informed decisions regarding their future college education options. The portal to be known as “HEAT” is being launched through the support of the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) and is the first of its kind in the country.

SDRC will be responsible in conducting a survey to secure pertinent HEI data for the portal. The project will start with pilot data collection involving state colleges and universities in four regions, namely, NCR, Region 4A, Region 6, and Region 10. The Center aims to provide the complete profiles of at least 500 HEIs, data for which will be given to PBEd on an incremental basis.