It's official: UP Diliman to start classes in August

Posted at 03/28/14 2:36 PM

MANILA -- The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman will now start its classes in August beginning school year 2014-2015.

This is after the UP Board of Regents approved the proposed shift of its academic calendar from June-May to August-July.

Its decision came after the UP Diliman University Council, composed of all assistant professors to full professors, approved the calendar shift by a vote of 284-164.

"The decision to shift the academic calendar is part of the continuing efforts of UP to develop into a regional and global university and to maximize the opportunities offered by ASEAN integration and global educational partnerships," UP President Alfredo Pascual said in statement.

The UP Board of Regents earlier approved the shift in the academic calendar of UP Manila, UP Los Banos, UP Baguio, UP Visayas, UP Mindanao, UP Open University, and UP Cebu College.

Ateneo de Manila University and the University of Sto. Tomas have likewise approved internationalization of the academic calendar.