Four academic programs of the University of Santo Tomas have
been added to the list of degree programs granted certification and
recognition by the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance
Network (AUN-QA). Pharmacy, Medical Technology, Elementary
Education, and Secondary Education were assessed by the AUN-QA in
June 2017 and were issued certification that is valid from 2017 until 2022.
The four degree programs were certified by the AUN-QA because of
their high local accreditation level, all the programs having been granted
the PACUCOA Accreditation Level 4.
Prior to the newly certified programs, the AUN-QA also certified four
programs in March 2017. These programs were: Accountancy, Biology,
Chemistry, and Psychology. The programs were granted recognition from
March 2017 until March 2022.
Four degree programs are also scheduled for the AUN Quality
Assessment from April 23 to April 25, 2018. These programs are: Nursing,
Biochemistry, Electronics Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.
UST became an associate member of the AUN-QA on January 13, 2016.
This enabled the University to apply for the AUN Quality Assessment.
The AUN-QA network is a division of the ASEAN University Network,
composed of Chief Quality Officers assigned by the AUN universities to
ensure the improvement of the quality of education in higher education
institutions for the benefit of the members of the ASEAN University