Research and Extension


The Panpacific University (PanpacificU), through the Research & Extension Office (REO), aims to promote a scholastic and socially relevant research environment through knowledge generation, acquisition and application of modern knowledge for the community.

The University is geared towards the principles of collaboration, convergence of the trifocal functions, and diffusion of impact-driven research activities. Collaboration is to be attained in its various senses: institutional, collegial, disciplinal, global, and community-based. Convergence emphasizes how research is closely linked with the instruction and extension in the University. This means that research outputs are seen as an offshoot of pursuing knowledge among its faculty members and non-teaching staff as well as new materials to be used in updating students’ learning and in community-building. Last but not the least, the principle of diffusion is observed in the dissemination and publication of impact-driven research activities.

Ultimately, the goal of the University in institutionalizing this research agenda is the University’s increase of research productivity, enhancement of research capability, maintenance of quality, and promotion of research environment that is quality- and excellence-driven.


The research agenda of the University is anchored on the Commission on Higher Education’s National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA) and PanpacificU’s own internal system across its various programs. At present, the University is running eight clustered and interdisciplinary research programs, based on the various Colleges and Departments. These are: a) Business Education, Management and Entrepreneurship (School of Business and Management Edition) , b) Criminal Justice Education and Governance (School of Criminal Justice Education), c) Education and Educational Management (School of Teacher Education, Basic Education Department), d) Engineering Education and Innovation (School of Engineering), e) Health Services and Pharmacology (School of Health Sciences), f) ICT and Innovations in Education (School of Computer Studies), g) Maritime Studies and Environmental Management (School of Maritime Education), and h) Quality Assurance, Management and Policy Studies (Graduate School, School of Law).

With the various disciplines and niche of each of the clustered research programs, the above agenda is further broken down into various thrust as follows:

Business Education, Management and Entrepreneurship

  1. Feasibility Studies
  2. Business establishment, management and development
  3. Entrepreneurial Skills Consumer behaviour and marketing
  4. Financial Management and Literacy Small Scale Industries

Criminal Justice Education and Governance

  1. Peace Process, Order and Conflict Resolution Traffic System
  2. Trafficking in Persons and Human Rights
  3. Environmental Protection
  4. Academic, Practicum, and Examination Performance of students
  5. Manpower Demand and Supply
  6. Technology, Education and the Discipline of Criminology

Education and Educational Management

  1. Literacy, numeracy and higher-order thinking skills.
  2. Youth and adolescence
  3. Values-formation, spiritually and learning
  4. Local knowledge formation and development
  5. Learning and academic performance of special groups of learners
  6. Curriculum Enhancement
  7. Academic performance and competencies of students
  8. Competencies and skills of faculty members

Engineering Education and Innovation

  1. Physical plant assessment
  2. Academic and Examination Performance of students
  3. Material Science and Engineering
  4. Microelectronics
  5. Manufacturing and Processing Engineering

Health Services and Pharmacology

  1. Maternal and Child Care
  2. Medical Cases/Health-related cases
  3. Drug and herbal medicine evaluation, development and preparation
  4. Ethno pharmacology

ICT and Innovations in Education

  1. ICT in Learning and Teaching
  2. Technology and Policy
  3. Computers, New Learning/Teaching Environments and Technological Literacy/Competency.
  4. Technology in Educational Management Innovations in Health Care

Maritimes Studies and Environmental Management

  1. Environmental Protection
  2. Climate Change and Environmental Issues
  3. Water supply and development of innovative solutions
  4. Hygiene and sanitation
  5. Academic and Practicum Performance Coastal and marine sciences
  6. Waste and Pollution Management
  7. Information and Communication Technology in Maritime

Quality Assurance, Management and Policy Studies

  1. Policy Orientation, Policy Evaluation and Policy Implementation
  2. Accreditation, quality assurance, and quality management,


Drawing on the objectives of the National Health Research Agenda (NHERA 2) 2009-2018, the University shall endeavour for the following:

  1. Improve the research capability of faculty members whose main role is the generation of knowledge towards local and international competitiveness;
  2. Enhance the research productivity of the institution, through the faculty members, staff and students, in areas that can contribute to local and national development;
  3. Generate knowledge/technologies needed for:
    1. International, national and regional higher educational development, and
    2. Policy plan for formulation, particularly for its various programs and the University as a whole;
  4. Promote and facilitate the conduct, dissemination and utilization of research output in the University.