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[University Partner Announcement] Yugto 2024: Universities and Degree Programs to Explore

[University Partner Announcement] Yugto 2024: Universities and Degree Programs to Explore

Manila, Philippines – As the highly anticipated Yugto 2024 approaches, Leave a Nest Philippines is thrilled to announce the University Partners who are joining hands to give opportunities for high school students to explore their degree programs.  With their support and collaboration, attendees can expand their horizons and be equipped to make more informed decisions. 


Adamson University

Adamson University is a private Catholic university operated by the Congregation of the Mission in Manila, Philippines. George Lucas Adamson, a Greek chemist, founded the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry in June 1932 as a single classroom for industrial chemistry. It has since then grown into a full-pledge University, offering quality academic programs not only in science and engineering, graduate school, law, the liberal arts, nursing, pharmacy, architecture, business administration, education, and secondary, elementary, and preschool. It is one of the universities in the country that receive autonomous status from the Commission on Higher Education. Adamson University has been regularly included in the rankings of top universities in the Philippines. It was included in the top 201+ universities in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings on multiple occasions, such as in 2022, where it placed 651+ mark. Recently, Adamson University soared to the Top 5 Universities in the Philippines according to the QS Asia University Rankings 2024, climbing to the 551-600 rank. The university is a member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.

Degree Programs Featured:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


Asia Pacific College

Asia Pacific College, empowered by education and industry professionals as faculty and a balanced curriculum, aims to provide business and the information and communications technology industry in the Philippines and in the global community lifelong learning graduates who are anchored on the principles of integrity and professionalism.

Degree Programs Featured:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) specialization in Mobile and Internet Technologies
  • Bachelor of Multimedia Arts Program


Integrated Protein and R&D Center 

The Integrated Protein R&D Center (IPRDC) of the Ateneo de Manila University is empowering biotechnology by addressing supply chain and logistics issues in the Philippines through developing materials and equipment. All of the Center’s outputs are slated for research, educational, and commercial use. Through this, affordable recombinant proteins can be made available for Filipino research laboratories and biotechnology companies looking to scale up. Open source equipment designs will also be made available to schools to give students hands-on exposure to biotechnology and inspire the next generation of Filipino scientists.

Degree Programs Featured:

  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Chemistry / MS Chemistry


Mapua University

Mapúa University, founded in 1925 by Don Tomas Mapúa, is a world-class engineering school in the Philippines dedicated to providing a learning environment rooted in discipline, excellence, commitment, integrity, and relevance. Our academic stronghold provides a diverse array of programs grounded in engineering and science, architecture and design, and information technology. Our goal is to foster an atmosphere that promotes academic rigor and practical expertise, enabling students to compete on a global scale. And with strong moral fibers and first-rate abilities, our graduates are ready to make a difference in the world.

Degree Programs Featured:

  • Entertainment and Multimedia Computing
  • Data Science
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics


Technological Institute of the Philippines

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) is one of the premier engineering schools in the country, distinguished not only for its excellence in engineering but also for its diverse undergraduate programs in architecture, computer studies, business, education, and the arts. T.I.P. also offers senior high school academic tracks and postgraduate studies in selected engineering and computing disciplines.

Degree Programs Featured:

  • BSBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Electronics Engineering
  • AB Political Science


University of Sto. Tomas

The University of Santo Tomas, the Pontifical, Royal, and Catholic University of the Philippines, is a Dominican institution of learning founded in 1611, under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement, integration, dissemination, and application of knowledge to form competent and compassionate persons committed to serve the Church, the nation, and the global community.

While the University of Santo Tomas holds the distinction of being Asia’s oldest existing university, its age is coupled with its preeminence in Philippine education. Not only does it boast of several firsts in the different realms of education. It also has administrators and faculty members who are holding leadership positions in the Philippines’ policy-making bodies (e.g. Commission on Higher Education) and professional organizations, helping influence policies for the betterment of the society in general.

Degree Programs Featured:

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science



Each of these universities are excited to share more about the different degree programs and opportunities that they can offer, through several rounds of mini-seminars and workshops during the event. Participants can get a chance to interact with these universities and experience some of the activities they do in the degree program. So join us and get new perspectives!



Yugto is an initiative by Leave a Nest in the Philippines, designed to assist high school students in making informed decisions about their university degree choices. It aims to provide comprehensive insights into various degree options, especially those less known or popular, to ensure a more informed decision-making for the students and to support degree programs in their sustainability. By enlightening students about the diverse career paths and educational opportunities, Yugto seeks to align students' interests and abilities with their future academic and professional pursuits, thereby enhancing the overall educational and societal landscape.

Date and Time: April 13, 2024 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: YMCA of Manila, Inc. – 350 Antonio Villegas St, Ermita, 1000 Metro Manila
Target Participants: Grades 10 – 12

Time Activity
12:00 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 13:10 Opening Remarks
13:10 – 13:15 Partner speech
13:15 – 13:30 Keynote Speech
13:30 – 13:50 University Pitch
13:50 – 13:55 Mini-workshop / Seminar Instructions
13:55 – 14:25 Mini-workshop / Seminar Round 1
14:25 – 14:35 Break
14:35 – 15:05 Mini-workshop / Seminar Round 2
15:05 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 15:45 Mini-workshop / Seminar Round 3
15:45 – 15:50 Break
15:50 – 16:50 Booth Core Time
16:50 – 17:00 Closing booths


REGISTRATION IS OPEN for students from Grade 10 – 12. Please note that the number of students that can be accommodated in the venue can be quite limited, so make sure to register early!

You can register using the following link or QR code:


For inquiries and concerns, you can also contact: Engr. Ronezza Delos Santos ([email protected]) or Mr. Alexander Gali ([email protected])