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Research Policy Statement and Principles

The Quezon City University, or QCU, an institutionally recognized local university, firmly believes that research is critical to its success and development as a higher learning institution. Therefore, apart from providing high-quality instruction and engaging the community, research and development are pillars of the University’s primary functions. 

A strong research culture that maximizes the capability and productivity of its faculty members and students is emphasized heavily as a critical component of the University’s strategic directions toward its vision of being the “Number One Local University of Employable Graduates.”

The focus of QCU’s research program is multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary, and collaborative, emphasizing the role the University plays at the center of the ecosystem of the Quezon City government. The University’s research program complements the research and development, innovation, transformation, and commercialization policies and programs of the local government and the wider academic community.

Research Policy Statement

Research is one of the significant and most essential functions of higher education. To ensure QCU’s continuing growth and development as a first-class higher education institution and a local university in the country, the University encourages its faculty members, non-teaching personnel, and students to participate actively in various research activities.

Research Principles

QCU’s research and development activities aim to foster a scholarly, relevant, and sustainable research environment by generating, protecting, disseminating, and applying knowledge following the research principles of Ethics, Quality, Collaboration, and Universality (E-QCU).

  1. Ethics refers to the moral principles that govern one’s behavior. QCU’s primary institutional objectives, which apply to all of its members, include professional growth and academic development and the advancement of knowledge and research in an environment governed by strict adherence to universally accepted ethical principles. 
  2. Quality is the lifeblood of QCU as a research-based institution. QCU policies shall enhance the institution’s and individual’s potential to undertake quality research in an environment that promotes and supports research talent.
  3. Collaboration is critical in pursuing worthwhile research initiatives since research thrives in an environment that allows for the free flow of information and the analytical interchange of ideas among various backgrounds and experiences. Therefore, QCU policies must encourage its faculty members, non-teaching personnel, and students to perform collaborative and productive researches.

Universality is the quality of involving or being shared by all people. QCU is expected to lead the way in doing discipline-based, policy-based, and innovative researches that are responsive to the larger community’s needs and the entire QC ecosystem while also being globally competitive.