• Classes and work of employees in TUP Manila are suspended on January 9, 2019 in view of the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene.

Recent Notable Achievements

  • TUP is the only Level IV Institution in the National Capital Region in the latest Commission on Higher Education (CHED) evaluation of the state universities and colleges
  • For the period, 19 programs of the University were accredited, and 35 new instructional materials were developed
  • The University in collaboration with the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) pioneered the offering of the ladderized program Railway Engineering Technology (RET) leading to Bachelor of Technology degree
  • The University likewise offered the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management
  • The TUP ETEEAP was continuously implemented for Filipino practioners, both inside and outside the country. Fifty-five (55) students out of the 105 enrolled were graduated
  • The result of the Board Examination almost always showed an institutional average higher than the national passing average. TUP through its COE and Visayas Campus, was among the three (3) top performing institutions in the field of ME and ECE (for institutions with 50-99 examinees), with students among the top ten successful examinees
  • The TUP Officials were invited in Malacanang during the Biofuels Law and Climate Change Law signing by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as TUP was the partner agency
  • The research program of the University entitled “Development and Utilization of Biofuel Feedstocks” was selected as one of the finalists in the CHED’s Best Higher Education Research Program for 2006 in the NCR;
  • The student research entitled “Electric Meter using Prepaid Card” was awarded Second Plaze and Special Award in the DOST’s National Inventors’ Week held last November, 2006;
  • The University through its IRTC in cooperation with Nihon University, Japan successfully organized the 4th Pacific-Asia Conference on Mechanical Engineering, August 2007
  • The faculty and staff of the IRTC continuously participate in the Philippine Clean Cities Program, acting as speakers/resource persons in the promotion of the use of renewable and environment friendly fuels particularly in Makati, Baguio, Marikina, and Davao
  • TUP through its IRTC continuously participates in the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) forum on alternative fuels, particularly Jatropha; Collaborates with the Department of Energy (DOE) in the preparation of the National Biofuels Program 2007-2012
  • TUP was one of the three agencies in the Philippines that qualified for technology exposition in China
  • Various technology prototypes developed by the faculty and students were featured in the ABS-CBN’s Magandang Umaga Pilipinas and the GMA-QTV’s Sa Pulso in July and August of 2006, respectively
  • The Filipino Inventor’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative expressed their intention to partner with the University in the commercialization of some matured prototypes and in the production of their own designs
  • TUP sustains the cooperation with Nihon University, Kumoh University, Yantai Vocational College, Hzing Hua Tourism School, Zhenghua Institute of Learning and Educational Linkages, Tshghua Unigroup Education and Training Center, Chinese Language Council International, Beijing Cultural Office, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Energy, Philippine National Oil Company, Petron Corporation, Toyota Philippines, Light Rail Transit Authority, De La Salle University, Mapua Institute of Technology, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Philippine Society for Ventilating, Airconditioning and Refrigerating Engineers, Motolite Institute of the RAMCAR Group, Philippine Printing Technical Foundation and the more than three-hundred agencies/corporations in the industry and the academe

Other Significant Recognitions
  • The Engineering Technology - University Linkage Program of the College of Industrial Technology (CIT) of TUP was recognized as an Exemplary Model for Training in Industrial Technology by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) through its working unit, the Human Resource Development in Industrial Technology (HURDIT) at Toronto, Canada in 1995.
  • The University was registered as Center of Excellence in the ASEAN Ministers Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC) working group on Human Resource Development by the Department of Trade and Industry Center for Industrial Competitiveness-National Industrial Manpower Training Center. This recognition placed the University in the same league as top polytechnics from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in 1999.
  • In 1999, TUP was awarded the recognition as Center of Development by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). In particular, the University received the recognition in the field of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Under CHED Implementing Guidelines, the recognition has two levels. Level 1 is given to a Higher Education Institution (HEI) with good undergraduate programs, extension capability and potential for research. Level 2 is given to an HEI with adequate undergraduate programs, extension capability and potential for research. A Level 1 Center of Development received a grant of P1,000,000.00 per school year for a duration of 3 school years while a Level 2 received P500,000.00 per school year for the same duration.
  • In June 2002, the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) for Technician Education named TUP as a “Center of Excellence” for its contributions in the graduate, technological, technical, industrial, and vocational education.