Office of the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation

The research at UST is coordinated by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation (OVRRI), which provides the leadership in the effective realization of the research and innovation vision of the University. Formerly known as the Office for Research and Development (ORD), it oversees the management of research in the university and establishes policies concerning the various aspects of research.

The research activities take place in the research centers of the University. Each center focuses on an area of study and provides funds and facilities for relevant programs and projects. Presently, there are four research centers and one research unit, namely: Research Center for Natural and Applied Sciences (RCNAS); Research Cluster on Culture, Education and Social Issues (RCCESI), Research Center for Health Sciences; Center for Religious Studies and Ethics (CRSE); and the Center for Health Research and Movement Science (CHRMS).

The OVRRI likewisee oversees the operation of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) and ensures the effective implementation of Intellectual Property (IP) policies and programs of the University. UST was identified by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines to host a patent library that will be the source of patent information, both local and international. This eventually led to the creation of the Innovation and Technology and Support Office (ITSO) that is managed under ORI. ITSO provides services such as patent search, IP Educator Trainings for Basic IP, patent drafting and advising.

Administration

Prof. Maribel G. Nonato, PhD
Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation

Assoc. Prof. Michael Jorge N. Peralta, MSPT, MSPhysio
Executive Assistant for Intellectual Property and Research

Contact Information

Office for Research and Innovation
Ground Floor, Thomas Aquinas Research Complex
University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines 1015
Telefax : +63-2-7409731
Tel. nos.: +63-2-4061611 loc 4039
ori.ust.ph@gmail.com

Staff: Christopher D. Purugganan
Cristine Abegail A. Comaya

Administration
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PROF. MARIBEL G. NONATO, PhD

Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation

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ASSOC. PROF. MICHAEL JORGE N. PERALTA, MS, MSc, Ll. M.

Executive Assistant

ITSO Manager

Staff