Quezon City University

Quezon City University
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Quezon
QCU Logo 2019.png
Logo of Quezon City University
Former name
Quezon City Polytechnic
Quezon City Polytechnic University
TypePublic, LUC
EstablishedMarch 1994, 01 (01-03-1994)
PresidentDr. Victor B. Endriga
Students8,654 (2019)[1]
Address
673 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome
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Coordinates: 14°42′0.33″N 121°2′3.57″E / 14.7000917°N 121.0343250°E / 14.7000917; 121.0343250
CampusUrban
ColorsBlue, Red and Yellow
            

Quezon City University (QCU), formerly known as Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU), is a municipal government-funded university in Quezon City, Philippines. It was established on March 1, 1994 as the Quezon City Polytechnic offering technical and vocational courses. It was renamed as Quezon City Polytechnic University when it was elevated into university status in 1997. It was again renamed as the Quezon City University on July 2019 by virtue of Ordinance No. SP – 2812, series of 2019, which also qualifies the University as a beneficiary of Republic Act 10931, also known as the free tuition law.

History[edit]

QCU was established as the Quezon City Polytechnic on March 1, 1994 for the training and development of skilled and technical workers. In 1997, Quezon City Polytechnic was elevated into a tertiary, higher education institution and was subsequently renamed as Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU). In 2001, the Quezon City Council enacted City Ordinance No. SP-1030, S-2001, providing for the Charter of QCPU and strengthened the management of the University.

Campuses[edit]

San Bartolome (Main Campus)[edit]

Facade of the Korea-Philippines IT Training Center.

The QCU Main Campus is located along Quirino Highway in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches. Its 4-hectare campus serves as the home of the Korea-Philippines Information Technology Center (KorPhil), whose advanced IT training facilities have also been made available to the University. The university also operates an Enterprise Development Center, from its main campus, designed to connect its entrepreneur program with the needs of small and medium-scale businesses in the city. In June 2019, The Quezon City Government inaugurated a new 7-storey-building in QCU that has a 500-seater auditorium and 33 laboratories.[2]

San Francisco[edit]

In 2006, QCU opened its first satellite campus located inside the grounds of San Francisco High School in Barangay Sto. Cristo near SM City North EDSA. It contains the Philippines' first interactive science center, the Quezon City Science Interactive Center.

Batasan Hills[edit]

QCU Batasan Hills Campus.

In 2009, QCU opened another campus at the Batasan Civic Center. The four-storey edifice is located along IBP Road in Barangay Batasan Hills, beside Batasan Hills National High School.

Academics[edit]

At present, QCU offers five four-year degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, and the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. It currently has 8,654 students enrolled across all disciplines as of 2019.[1]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ a b "QCPU Enrollment Statistics". Quezon City Local Government. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "QC opens new 7-storey building in QCU". Philippine News Agency. June 18, 2019. Retrieved December 10, 2019.

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