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Go UPd! It's nice to see that our facilities are improving - finally.
OffT: I personally do not get kung bakit against commercialization ang ibang mga students. It's a way of improving our facilities and, ultimately, our education. Mawawala ba ang essence ng UP Diliman kung tayo'y macommercialize? Also, observation lang: Karamihan ng mga against commercialization ay taga-Arts na puro lumot ang mga building. )
eg. UP-Ayala Technohub (Para daw sa use ng UP, ngayon tayo na ang nagagamit)
Not really, the National Science Complex funding was obtained through the concerted effort of the basic science community in the Philippines - not solely through the efforts of UP Diliman. Heads of scientific organizations, deans and administrators of science and/or engineering of the major universities, as well as allies in congress were involved. Other schools are turning yellow, green, and blue not because of envy but because of the satisfaction that comes with the full knowledge that they helped ensure that there will be a National Science Complex that will in the end benefit everyone.
Ilagay na rin sa UP ang National Sports Complex!!!
Approve dapat ang Lasalle dun para mabili na nila ang Rizal Sports Complex nang lumaki naman ang land area nila. Hehehe.
UP 2010 GAA: http://www.dbm.gov.ph/GAA2010/SUCS/A/A.8.pdf
(See page 16, table C: http://officeofthesecretary.webs.com...zette_2010.pdf)
Last edited by fortherecord; Jul 14, 2011 at 07:57 PM.
I believe the college of law is opening a new Law Quadrangle soon. Gagawa daw ng bagong library, and of course the UP Professional Schools in Taguig.
EEEI Annex Building Final Capping
Photos from Dean Au Matias' FB page
@Dashingdevonair, saan naman daw itatayo 'yang Law Quadrangle?
Siguradohin lang nila na mapapangalagaan at ma-maintain ng maayos ang mga bagong buildings na yan ha, kasi ang daming buildings sa UPd na nabobolok na kasi kulang sa maintenance.
Last edited by arkheM; Jul 17, 2011 at 02:26 PM.
sana pati yung gym, madevelop. gusto ko yung idea ng UP Sports Center or Complex.
hindi na rin ata puntahin ang mga wide open spaces sa campus. kahapon pumunta ako sa heartbreak hill walang mga tao, dati merong mangilan ngilan.
Stat needs a building, pero parang maayos naman yung nilipatan nilang dating CSWCD.... yung engg matapos lang ang lahat ng buildings niya masaya na. haha
The most common problem of UPd wrt infrastructures is the maintenance aspect. UPd is already home to more than 40 or so school buildings. Many of those buildings can be said to be some of the finest structures built on a school ground -- both aesthetically and functionally -- yet very little is spent on maintaining them to the point that they become almost very ordinary now.
Take Gonzales Hall (UPd Main Library building) as an example. It's an iconic structure built over 40 years ago. It has an architectural design that would rival those post-modernization buildings that scattered around Harvard campus in Cambridge, MA. Yet when you go inside the building, you can see that its low maintenance has taken a toll on its grandeur... that it now resembles more of another dilapidated city hall in the province rather than a majestic library like Baker Hall of Harvard.
Then when you have a large school area, you would consequently have a large land to maintain. When you scatter the buildings in long distances within the huge campus perimeter, you'd have to develop the access to the new buildings, including all the areas where you'd pass through to get to the buildings. That means a very high maintenance cost for the landscaping too, which I think is essential when you have nice, well-budgeted edifices that erected on it. So, in short, the more buildings the school has, the more money is needed for maintenance. Given UP's meager budget allocation for maintenance, it won't be far from now that these "newer" buildings would wear out and become just another old, ill-maintained, dirty UPd building.
Good point raised.
But i think that UP may be preparing itself for increasing the number of students (undergrad and postgrad) it can accomodate. Plus the research work it intends to focus on, hence the new buildings.
Of course it should also prepare itself for the task of maintaining both the new and old buildings.
Sana bago maghangad ng magaganda at well-maintained buildings, dapat handa rin kayo magbayad ng tuition nyo. Dapat taasan ng UP ang tuition say 5000 per unit ng sa ganun may panggastos ito ng maintenance. Willing ba kayo?
Syempre, may magngangawngaw na naman sa kalye. Mga palengkera!
These are the figures for undergrad enrollment I got from some of the finest universities abroad:
Harvard - 7,181 total (6,655 College, 526 extension)
Stanford - 6,878
Yale - 5,275
Princeton - 5,113
MIT - 4,232
Caltech - 967
Even the University of Chicago (CofC), from which UPd was patterned, has an undergrad student population of only 5,134. And, take note that these are schools with far more annual operating budget than UPd. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Chicago
IMHO, any future increase in student population will be biased towards the engineering and science cluster and the graduate programs, since it is one of UP's mandates to serve as a graduate university. Ngayon pa lang, Eng'g has more than 5,000 students and still growing; the College of Science has more than 2k students, AFAIK.