Lyceum of the Philippines University

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Group.png Lyceum of the Philippines University  
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MottoVeritas et Fortitudo, Pro Deo et Patria
(Latin)
Formation1952
HeadquartersPhilippines
Type• Private
• Non-sectarian
• Granted Autonomous Status
Other nameLPU Pirates
International relations (diplomacy, international trade), business, communication and International Hospitality (hotel and restaurant management, tourism) are the university's flagship courses.
The Lyceum Tower in Intramuros
José P. Laurel - Founder of Lyceum of the Philippines University

The Lyceum of the Philippines University (Pamantasang Liseo ng Pilipinas), also referred to by its acronym LPU is a private non-sectarian institute of higher education located in Intramuros in the City of Manila, Philippines. It was founded in 1952 by Dr. José P. Laurel, who became the third president of the Republic of the Philippines.

Two of LPU's most prominent features are its entrance gate through the "Hall of Heroes", commonly known as "Mabini Hall", which exhibits busts of revered Philippine historical figures sculpted by the National Artist Guillermo Tolentino and the famous "Lyceum Tower" which serves as the school's landmark and stands witness to the university's history and continuing progress.

Many disciplines are taught in the university, with International relations (diplomacy, international trade), business, communication and International Hospitality (hotel and restaurant management, tourism) consistently being the university's flagship courses.

The LPU has affiliate/branch campuses in Makati, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite and Davao.

History

Lyceum of the Philippines University was founded in 1952 by Dr. José P. Laurel, who became the third president of the Philippines, making LPU the only school founded by a Philippine president.[1] He named the institution after lykeion, the grove in ancient Athens where Aristotle taught his pupils. Its educational vision is founded on principles that its founder, José P. Laurel, set down.[citation needed] It opened its gates to its first students on July 7, 1952.

The LPU Manila was built on the site where the old San Juan de Dios Hospital was located.

The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields including law, the liberal arts, diplomacy, international trade and journalism, as well as nursing, engineering, business and accountancy, mass communications, tourism, and hotel and restaurant management.

It was granted Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).[2] It is a Category "A" teaching university in the Philippines.[3] Category "A" assessment is the highest level in the Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation framework developed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as another means to assess and monitor the quality of an institution.[4]

It is rated one of the Philippine's Top 20 Universities by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the only university in the Philippines who passed the accreditation of The Tourism and Hospitality Management Education, Center of Excellence or THE-ICE.[citation needed]

It is a member of the Intramuros Consortium which includes the technical school Mapúa University, the Catholic school Colegio de San Juan de Letran, and the city-owned Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila).

Four programs — Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Liberal Arts, and Sciences — have Level 3 Reaccredited Status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation[5] while its Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Tourism, Computer Science, Nursing, Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration were granted Level 2 Reaccredited Status by PACUCOA.

In 2012, Lyceum marked its 60th foundation anniversary. The Philippine Postal Corporation, together with the LPU administration released a commemorative stamp.[6]

Recently, President Benigno S. Aquino III formally recognized and awarded the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila with the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management in the 16th Philippine Quality Award conferment ceremonies held in Malacañang Palace.[7]


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedSummary
Rodrigo Duterte28 March 1945
Benigno S. Aquino III8 February 196024 June 2021Politician


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