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Bahay Kubo Research Database site enhancements: Making it more social

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated or added features to the BKR database. Today, we are happy to announce additional features recently implemented to enhance the database’s functionality. The main motivation of these enhancements is to increase the visibility of…

Enhanced performance of superconducting thin films by ion milling

YBa2Cu3Oy (YBCO) belongs to a class of oxide materials collectively referred to as “high-Tc (critical temperature) superconductors (HTS),” i.e., materials that exhibit superconductivity above the boiling point (77K) of liquid nitrogen. However, as these materials are typically brittle, in order…

Research productivity in education and psychology

In a recent paper entitled “Research productivity in education and psychology in the Philippines and comparison with ASEAN countries” published in Scientometrics, Lorelie Vinluan (University of the Philippines, Diliman) examined the country’s research productivity in the field of education and…

DOST-JSPS Joint Research Program Call for Research Proposal

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is now soliciting research proposals from Filipino researchers working in local universities and research institutions for the DOST-JSPS Joint Research Program (JRP). Here’s the link to the announcement in DOST’s website. For the…

Coming Home for Good: for Real?

By now it is likely that most PhDs outside the country must be aware of the UP Balik PhD Recruitment Program launched last February. In case you have somehow missed it, here is the link to the memo from the Office…

Papers published in Nature journals with Filipino researchers as co-authors

Nature is one of the top-notch interdisciplinary science journals available today. It publishes peer-reviewed research on the basis of its “originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance, and surprising conclusions”. With an impact factor of 36.101, it is currently one…

Research productivity and the knowledge economy

Several years ago, we reviewed the scientific publication performance of the Philippines and some of its neighboring countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Using the Science Citation Index Expanded, we looked at the number of publications coming from these…

2011 QS Asian University Rankings: 4 Philippine Universities in Top 200

As part of an expansion to the QS World University Rankings, the QS Asian University Rankings was first published in 2009. It ranks Asia’s top universities based on academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, papers per faculty, and citations per paper,…