As per BOR Resolution No. 92, s. 1988, the Mamitua Saber Research Center (MSRC), formerly University Research Center, is responsible for the development and implementation of creditable research programs and projects. The Center, as research arm of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension and Development (OVCRED), coordinates the implementation, monitoring, and review of research policies, programs, systems, and standards consistent with system-wide minimum requirements. It also assists in the formulation of research policies for recommendation to appropriate higher authorities. In its desire to strengthen MSU’s research productivity towards accreditation and internationalization, the Center builds linkages with institutions and agencies to secure funds for research projects. This is in addition to the internal funding provided for faculty and staff researchers. Monetary incentives are also awarded to researchers who have published in peer-reviewed international journals indexed in reputable databases (i.e. Scopus and Clarivate Analytics) and who have presented papers in international conferences. Finally, the Center regularly organizes a University-wide Research Spotlight, MSU’s version of in-house review, which enjoins faculty, staff, and students to present their research to MSU constituents before presenting the same in international conferences to qualify for travel subsidy and cash incentives.
In 1961, at its first meeting to establish the Mindanao State University, the board of regents created the Institute of Research for Filipino Culture (IFRC). The office was one of the first four priority University department (including the colleges of liberal Arts, Social and Political Science and Education), which opened in June 1962, to implement the University Charter (Republic Act 1893). Section 2 of said Law says that the university
“… shall primarily give professional training besides providing advanced instructions in literature, philosophy, the science and arts More emphasis, however, shall be given in teaching of Filipino Culture, Art, Science, Philosophy and Literature. Researches on these lines shall be undertaken by the University.”
In 1967, the IFRC’s name was changed to the University Research Center (URC) as its functions expanded to include other investigations in the broad fields of the humanities and the natural and physical science. READ MORE…
MSRC endeavors to be a leading institution for excellent multidisciplinary research and quality publication responsive to the local, national, and global challenges and the main literature repository for the rich socio-cultural heritage of Mindanao in pursuit of making the Mindanao State University System an internationally competitive multiversity in the 21st century and beyond.
The Mamitua Saber Research Center promotes and cultivates the research culture as it plans, implements, and monitors researches and outputs for presentation and publication guaranteed by the law on patents and intellectual property rights; channels national and international research funds and resources; facilitates the establishment of local and global linkages and collaborations; and serves as the main literature repository for the rich socio-cultural heritage of Mindanao.
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MSU-Main Research and Development Agenda Stakeholders’ Consultation with Provincial Local Government Units of Lanao del Sur at Provincial Capitol, Lanao del Sur on May 16, 2023.
In honor and memory of Dr. Mamitua Saber, an eminent historian and sociologist and founder also of the Aga Khan Museum and Natural Science Museum, the University Board of Regents issued Resolution No. 14, series of 1992, changing the name of the University Research Center to Mamitua Saber Research Center (MSRC).
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