Through the National Research Council of the Philippines (NCRP) Resolution No. 2021-126, the UST Research Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities was named 2021 NRCP Outstanding Institution awardee, with the recognition conferred on March 15, 2022. The UST-RCCAH was feted during the NRCP’s Annual Scientific Conference and 89th General Membership Assembly with the theme “Digital Transformation in Research: Powers and Perils.”
The UST Research Center for Culture, Arts, and the Humanities, formally established in 2018, is the hub of Thomasian scholars conducting researches in architecture, communication and media, economics, fine arts and design, literature and culture, musicology, and philosophy. Its three-pronged goal of producing new knowledge in the fields of culture, arts, and the humanities is realized “by providing a venue to emergent research that locates our nation’s identity and consciousness in a transnational imaginary and within a burgeoning technology-propelled public sphere.”
Among the Center’s most recent funded projects are the Newton Fund-supported “Mapping Ecological-Social Assets” project, the Philippine Music Industry mapping project funded by the NRCP, and the Julio Nakpil music anthology.
According to the January 6, 2022 notification letter, the NRCP Outstanding Institution Award is given to institutions in recognition of their dedicated support and/or significant contributions to the growth and development of basic sciences, humanities, and the arts in the Philippines.