Philosophy, Vision, Mission and Purpose



MSU-Main Campus is committed to the total development of man and to the search for truth, virtue and academic excellence.



MSU-Main Campus aspires to be a Center of Excellence in Instruction, Research and Extension transforming itself into a premier and globally competitive national peace university.


Mission (MSU Main Campus)

MSU-Main Campus is committed to:

1. Lead in social transformation through peace education and integration of the Muslims and other cultural minority groups into the mainstream society;

2. Ensure excellence in instruction, research development, innovation, extension, and environmental education and discovery;

3. Advance national and international linkages through collaborations and,

4. Demonstrate greater excellence, relevance, and inclusiveness for Mindanao and the Filipino nation.


Mission (MSU System)

  • To provide a relevant and integrated system of equality general education that will promote national identity, cultural consciousness, moral integrity and spiritual vigor;
  • To produce a supply of quality manpower required for regional as well as for national development;
  • To engage in research and extension activities that will lead to economic upliftment of the surrounding communities; and
  • To help humanity live a superior life.



  • In addition to the traditional function of instruction, research and extension services, the University shall promote and accelerate the economic, political and sociocultural development of rural tribal communities and facilitate their integration into the mainstream of the national body politic.
  • In brief, the University acts as an instrument for national policy formulation in addition to its traditional function as an institution of higher learning.


Goals (MSU Main Campus)

The MSU-Main Campus is committed to:

1. Promote and strengthen academic excellence in all levels of education to produce graduates who are competent to meet future needs of humankind;

2. Enhance the visibility of the University through production of high-impact researches and innovations

3. Respond to globalization trends through partnerships and collaborative relationships with national and international universities, research institutions, and industries.

4. Secure and preserve the University resources and facilities

5. Integrate peace education programs in the University curricula

6. Strengthen and sustain extension services

7. Transform the University through investments in human resource development, infrastructures, and equipment.
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