The UP Open University (UPOU) is joining girls around the world in celebrating the “International Girls in ICT Day” on 22 April 2021. With the 2021 theme Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures, UPOU supports the global campaign to build awareness about the gender digital divide, support technology education and skills training, and encourage more girls and young women to actively pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
This global movement highlights the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) — the world’s fastest growing sector. UPOU, as the pioneer and leading online university in the Region, promotes the importance of critical digital literacy and technological skills through its various course offerings and innovations in course delivery. With technology being a part of all kinds of careers, learning technological skills at a young age will promote lifelong learning, set girls up for economic independence, and eventually lead towards women empowerment.


Join us and volunteer as Gurong Pahinungód!The Gurong Pahinungód Program mobilizes a select group of UP graduates called Gurong Pahinungod (GP) to teach in public schools in underserved communities for one year. From 1998 to 2008, the program has deployed 405 UP graduates as volunteer teachers to 160 public schools nationwide.See poster for more information.Those interested to serve as Gurong Pahinungód volunteers may sign-up through this link: Maglingkod. Maging Gurong Pahinungód ... See MoreSee Less
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#ATM: @UPOpenU Chancellor, Dr. Melinda dP. Bandalaria joins the kick-off meeting of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Global Advocacy Campaign (GAC) for Open, Flexible, & Distance Learning (OFDL) Working Groups.
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Join the University of the Future (UoF) Research!
The UPOU UoF Research Team is looking for interested individuals to participate in the Research on “Conceptions of the University of the Future (UoF) in the context of open education”.

Dr. Alexander G. Flor, Professor and the chair of the DComm Program of the UPOU FICS, will serve as one of the Resource Speakers in the IPID–Asia Women Forum 2022 with the theme “Structural Challenges and ICT4D Research in Asia” on Monday, 27 June 2022 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM (PT).