University Research Agenda for SY 13-16 Released
The Research and Development Center has outlined ten sub-themes defining Silliman University's research priorities for three school years, effective June 2013.
A product of a series of review and discussions, the “University Research Agenda (2013-2016)” was developed based on the vision and mission of Silliman University and its eight-year Strategic Plan. It focuses on issues that are critical to human well-being and the quality of the natural environment, and include advocacy concerns of funding agencies.
Headed by Director of Research Dr. Enriquge G. Oracion, the Center enjoins all faculty to submit proposals and avail of both internal and external funding. Interdisciplinary or interdepartmental research projects are encouraged.
Research proposals cover any of the following sub-themes:
- Ethics, religiosity, spirituality, and philosophical thinking across generations and spaces
- Gender articulations, issues on children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities in different contexts
- Perceptions of and human responses (adaptation and mitigation) to climate change, environmental threats and opportunities, costs and benefits of environmental protection and conservation
- Governance, law, legal reform, peace, justice, and social equity
- Evidence-based innovations, alternative and complementary methods in the practice and delivery of quality health care, including reproductive health services
- Financial sustainability, resource management, food safety and security, and nutrition
- Innovations and assessment in teaching, including language and communication studies
- Tourism, heritage (cultural, historical and natural) management, and the development of contemporary arts
- Issues in land use, rural and urban development, and sustainable agriculture initiatives
- Human impacts of and innovations in engineering, business practice, entrepreneurship, and information technology
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