The DLSU Social Development Research Center (SDRC) is a leading center for social science research in the Philippines.

Its vision is to be a leading social development research center in Southeast Asia for the attainment of humane, inclusive, just, and sustainable communities through the production of transformative knowledge and social policy advocacy.

The Center is committed to the highest standards of research and training in furtherance of the University’s mission to advance learning and knowledge use.

Consistent with this, its mission objectives are:

  • To conduct research on socially relevant issues responsive to the changing needs of the society.
  • To disseminate findings to academic community and other stakeholders for  advocacy and capacity building
  • To establish linkages with research and academic institutions in the ASEAN region