The Center for Social Innovation and Research


The research development program of SPUQC is directed towards meeting the vision-mission of the institution, and thereby commits itself to fostering a robust Research Culture in the campus. CSIR is at the forefront of this agenda.


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Research @ SPUQC


The rapid advances in science and technology, the rise of new knowledge economy, and the consequences of globalization and internationalization of education are challenging academic institutions. They challenge schools to go beyond the traditional scope and objectives of knowledge transmission to production, revision, and expansion of knowledge through rigorous and extensive research.

Thorough-going studies have brought these results: discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, critical scrutiny of arguments and evidences, creative designs, and clever applications in an existing culture.

Research at SPUQC ensures that the University will continue to foster discovery and creativity so that ideas are discussed freely and critically with openness and tolerance.

Research at SPUQC ensures that the University will continue to foster discovery and creativity so that ideas are discussed freely and critically with openness and tolerance.

SPUQC’s young researchers and researchers-in-training will be nurtured in an environment that provides relevant experience. They will imbibe high quality learning that values creativity and talent.

Paulinian teacher-researchers will function anywhere in the world applying the highest standards and best practices.

Every Catholic University, as a university, is an academic community which, in a rigorous and critical fashion, assists in the protection and advancement of human dignity and of a cultural heritage through research, teaching and various services offered to the local, national and international communities.
- St. John Paul II, Ex corde Ecclesiae (Apostolic constitution on catholic universities)


Strategic Directions for Research

The CSIR target development agenda is based on the University Strategic Plan Key Result Areas (KRAs).

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Key Result Areas

Identity, Formation and

Institutional Commitment

Provide assistance in the formulation of instruments and evaluation of the programs of the Community Extension Services; formation and institutional commitment.


People Development

Develop research culture among the members of the institution, and a rich resource for improved learning and teaching.

Academic Excellence

Assist in the formulation of specifications for the evaluation of the research related curriculum delivery system; and, provide assistance in the affairs of the students through feedback dissemination for student care and development.

Operational Execellence

Conduct need-based researches on operations, policy and evaluation that can be utilized by the institution for improvement; and, conduct survey studies to generate baseline data for benchmarking purposes.


Financial Operations

Organize seminar and workshops for faculty, staff, students and select feeder schools; assist in the evaluation of the school’s marketing program, and assist in the review and publication of Instructional Learning Resource Material (ILRM) for students.

Research Programs

The SPUQC research programs include action and empirical researches, and other basic/original research that contribute new knowledge and shall be guided by the following principles:
Inter-disciplinal research studies that presents a more holistic perspective of the issue being studied are encouraged.
Policy Orientation
Researches that are concerned with the policies and regulations of the institution are expected to generate output and policy-models for strategic decision-making.
Researches that are expected to contribute to explaining the relationships of different phenomena and the building of theories, concepts, and perspectives are preferred over researches that simply documents observable factors.
Research serves as a unifying means of strengthening bonds among members of the community and expands one’s acquisition of shared views in a collective pursuit of relevant knowledge and institutional excellence. Research activities should extend collaboration among administrators, faculty and student researchers and with other external institutions and agencies.
Research outputs and procedures must comply with local and international research ethics standards, as well as to Catholic research ethics protocols.
Social Impact
Studies should have a strong impact on the larger community and contribute to the fulfillment of national and global goals and aspirations. Researches should provide opportunities for individuals to contribute to the preservation of Filipino values and culture; esteem, respect and reverence for history and national heritage.
The Research and Publication Division is composed of the Publications and Training Development Office and the Research Development Office under the direct supervision of the CSIR Director.  CSIR’s Research and Publications Division (RPD) is committed to:

Research & Publications

(1) establish and provide quality research outputs based on international standards for research;

(2) empower Paulinian Educators through innovative research and,

(3) assist in the creation of a culture of research in the SPUQC community.

The Research and Publications Division directs and coordinates the research and publication activities and other special projects approved by the President’s Council for the development of the students, faculty, staff, and the institution, as a whole.  It aims to assist the CSIR in promoting quality Paulinian education through relevant researches.

Faculty Research

SPUQC consistently maintains concern and support for the development of the research capabilities of its faculty in order for them to become fully mature in their chosen vocation.

A.  Faculty research activities include but not limited to the following:

  1. Research
  2. conducting empirical research or evaluation/action research;
  3. participating in journal, book, movie, and play reviews;
  4. production of instructional learning resource materials;
  5. textbook writing;
  6. book publishing;
  7. writing of scholarly/concept papers;
  8. serving as editor or reviewer;
  9. presenting a paper in local and international fora;
  10. producing creative work; and,
  11. Train faculty and students in research

B.  Research-related activities – Faculty members may also serve as research instructors, thesis advisers, statistician, reader, critic, and panelists of student’s thesis/project paper output.


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Student Research

As part of their academic requirements, the undergraduate and graduate students of SPUQC are given research training and experience. Their research skills are enhanced especially through the following means:

The Student Thesis – the result of Training-Oriented Research or Bachelor’s Thesis-Research taken by undergraduate students to introduce them to research techniques as part of their academic requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree.


The Graduate Thesis – the research output of a graduate student who opts for the thesis program. It must be a quality thesis as prescribed in the graduate school manual.

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