Changing the education landscape

DAVAO City, for years, has been a melting pot for students who want to seek better and quality education. This is reflected in the thousands of individuals, especially those from near provinces, who migrate to the city for education purposes.

It seems that this trend will continue as more colleges and universities will enter and expand in Davao City.

Here’s a list of the new and upcoming leading educational institutions that will up the ante of the educational landscape in the city:

Mapua Institute of Technology

Set to open middle of this year, the new campus of Mapua Institute of Technology, the country’s biggest engineering school, will be the first in Mindanao.

Yuchengco-led iPeople Inc., in a press statement, shared that the school will be called Malayan Colleges Mindanao, a Mapua School.

Rising in a 2.3-hectare property, the company is investing P2 billion to build the Davao campus.

Mapua has three college campuses in Luzon, namely: Intramuros, Makati, and Laguna.

Lyceum University of the Philippines (LUP)

To be situated in front of the Jose Maria College, the Lyceum Davao campus will be constructed in an eight-hectare property.

Its first campus outside Luzon, Lyceum University of the Philippines president Peter Laurel said that the plan came from a conversation with then Davao City mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte.

"It is eight hectares but only three hectares will be initially developed as a university," he said.

The new campus will offer Senior High School and college courses like hotel and room management and hospitality, business courses, information technology, medical technology, maritime, and Engineering.

University of the Philippines - Panabo City

In partnership with the Anflo Management and Investment Corp. (Anflocor), a new UP Professional Schools and Agriculture and Environment Campus is set to open in Panabo, Davao del Norte.

Ricardo Luis Mateo Lagdameo, vice president of Anflocor subsidiary Damosa Land Inc., said the school is part of the master planned township in the city with residential, commercial, and educational components.

A total of P271 million will be poured by the University for the Project for its first 11 years.

Based on the agreement between two entities, the company is donating about 31,000 square meters of land to the project. The project will be implemented in two phases.

De La Salle University

The school will be part of the Davao's Central Business District (CBD) project led by Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI)

CLI CEO Jose Soberano III announced last December that the construction of the De La Salle University in Davao City will come in later phases of the project.

The developer of CBD, a 20-hectare development project in Matina, targets to start the first phase of the development by the latter part of 2019 and to finish by 2021.
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