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Bulacan State University

Bulacan State University
Pamantasang Pampamahalaan ng Bulacan
Bulacan State University logo.png
Type Public
Established 1904
Endowment 200 million from DBM,
5 million from PTCA
Chairman Nona S. Ricafort
President Cecilia N. Gascon
Academic staff
388 full-time faculty,
457 part-time faculty
Administrative staff
89 regular personnel,
135 by-job-order
Students Around 45,000
Location Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
Campus Urban
Main Campus (Malolos)
Satellite Campuses (Bustos, Sarmiento, Meneses, Hagonoy, Pulilan)
Hymn BSU Hymn and BSU March
Colors Cardinal & Gold         
Athletics SCUAA, CIRPS DC-SUC III, WNCAA, UCLAA, UCBL
Nickname BulSU Gold Gears
Affiliations AACCUP, Inc. , CIRPS DC-SUC III, PSC, SCUFAR III
Website bulsu.edu.ph

Bulacan State University (commonly referred to as BulSU or BSU; Filipino: Pamantasang Pampamahalaan ng Bulacan) is a public university located in Malolos, Bulacan in the Philippines. It was established in 1904 as an intermediate school by the Americans during their regime. It was converted into a chartered state university in 1993 by virtue of Republic Act 7665. It has five satellite campuses in Bustos, San Jose del Monte, Bulakan, Hagonoy, and Pulilan, and also runs an academic program in Hong Kong which offers graduate and collegiate degree courses.

The University is mandated to provide higher professional, technical training and promote research, advanced studies, and progressive leadership. It has been identified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as one of the Center for Excellence and Development institutions in the country[1] and one of the Training Centers nationwide for teachers pursuing education in areas beyond their specialization.[2]

Campuses

Main Campus

The BSU Main Campus, established in 1904, is situated along MacArthur Highway in Brgy. Guinhawa, City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.

Bahay-Saliksikan ng Bulacan

The University's Bahay-Saliksikan ng Bulacan (Center for Bulacan Studies) was established on November 24, 1997 by the Samahang Pangkasaysayan ng Bulacan, Inc. (Historical Association of Bulacan, Inc.) with the assistance of Bulacanese scholars including Jose Tantoco and Jaime Veneracio of the University of the Philippines Diliman, to collect, promote, study, and research Bulacan's rich and diverse history, culture, environment, and others that concern the province, that would help enforce and create public policies and programs for either the Province of Bulacan or the Republic of the Philippines. It is funded by the Provincial Government of Bulacan and since 2004 and listed by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (Commission on the Filipino Language) as a Pambansang Alagad ng Wika (National Authority on the Filipino Language).

Smart-BulSU Wireless Laboratory

To promote and upgrade the quality of engineering education, the University partnered with Smart Communications, Inc. on the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP), the first industry-academe partnership in the country that seeks to improve the level of technology and engineering education, particularly in the field of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE). SWEEP was launched on March 28, 2003, with the inauguration of the "first wireless laboratory".[3]

MEE-ART Center

The faculty of the College of Engineering now trains technicians and engineers sent by local industries, visiting faculty, and senior students from different universities in the country. With industrial-type equipments and overseas-trained instructors, the University, through its Mechatronics Engineering - Automation Research and Training (MEE-ART) Center, offers a short-term training courses in basic and advanced pneumatics, industrial automation, mechatronics, electro-pneumatics, and programmable logic control.

Institute of Local Government Administration

The Institute of Local Government Administration is the primary extension agency of BulSU. Instituted in 1995 in partnership with the Local Government Academy of the Department of Interior and Local Government and the provincial government of Bulacan, the Institute actively promotes the knowledge, skills attitudes and values that make for effective, efficient, responsive and service-oriented local governance in the cities and the countryside.
The institute provides Continuing Education, Technology Transfer and Consultancy, Technology Job Information/Placement, Communications Media, Local Government Capability Building Program, Integrated Capability Building Program, Technology of Participation, Building Customer Service Skills, Action Planning Workshop, Public Service Excellence Program, Planning and Budgeting Workshop, Barangay Executive Training, Continuing Cooperative Training, Opinion Poll Survey, Moral Leadership and Peak Performance, Barangay Justice Service System, and Codification of Ordinance.

DOST-BulSU Food Testing Laboratory

The laboratory has been performing different food testing services like microbiological tests, physico-chemical tests, and shelf-life testing.

CHED-DepED Teacher Training Center

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has chosen the BulSU College of Education to be one of the training centers nationwide for teachers who want to be educated in areas beyond their specialization. As one of the 85 training centers all over the country chosen by CHED. Teachers in Central Luzon Region under the Department of Education underwent training for a certificate program.

BulSU Language Center

Bulacan State University Language Center, located at the Malolos Campus, is an English language center, that works hand-in-hand with top universities in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Confucius Institute

In November 2007, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) signed an agreement with Bulacan State University to jointly establish a Confucius Institute. During the signing ceremony, it was confirmed that the Northwest University will be the Chinese partner of the Confucius Institute.
The Confucius Institute will offer various Chinese courses, conduct Chinese cultural activities and hold HSK examinations in the hope of meeting the demands of Filipinos for Chinese and strengthening communication and friendship between the two peoples.
The Chinese Language Council International is composed of members from 12 state ministries and commissions, namely, the General Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television (China Radio International), the State Press and Publications Administration, the State Council Information Office and the State Language Committee . President of the Council is State Councilor Chen Zhili. Governed by the Council is the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as "Hanban" for short.

Satellite Campuses

International Campus

In 2003, BSU Hong Kong Campus in Nathan Road, Yaumatei, Hong Kong was institutionalized by virtue of a Memorandum of Agreement signed between Bulacan State University and Hong Kong Lifelong Education Organization (HKLEO).

The Hong Kong Campus was accredited and recognized by Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc., International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Ministry of Education of China.

Academics

Colleges

  • Graduate School
  • College of Law
  • College of Architecture and Fine Arts
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Criminal Justice Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Education
  • College of Home Economics
  • College of Industrial Technology
  • College of Information and Communications Technology
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Physical Education, Recreation and Sport
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Laboratory High School [4]

Students affairs

The University has a student population of about 50,000 enrolled students.[citation needed]

Pacesetter is the official student publication of the university.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Statistics : CHED’s Centers of Excellence/Development (COEs/CODs)
  2. ^ Pacesetter Volume XXXVI No. 1
  3. ^ Featured SWEEP School for November[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "The Colleges". Bulacan State University. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 

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