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THE 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) named UST’s “The Varsitarian” the 2016 Most Outstanding College Paper in the Philippines.
Last year, the 88-year-old official student organ of the 406-year-old University of Santo Tomas also won the same award.
The editors and writers of “The Varsitarian” also recently won Best College Publication from the Quill Awards.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines also honored the paper with a similar award.
UST itself has also been voted as the Best School in the Philippines by the Quill for three years in a row from 2014-2016. The annual Quill Awards are given by the International Association of Business Communicators, a global network of 15,500 business communicators from 80 countries.
Meanwhile, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has identified 13 academic programs of UST as Centers of Excellence (Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy, Music, Teacher Education, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Psychology, Chemical Engineering, Tourism) for its excellence in instruction, research and publication, extension and linkages, and institutional qualifications.
Meanwhile, UST’s 11 academic programs are cited as Centers of Development (COD) in Communication Arts, Information Technology, Library & Information Service, Physical Therapy, Literature, Journalism, Civil, Electronics, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering.
UST has also been recognized as the top university in the country having the highest number of programs accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities’ Commission on Accreditation (Paccucoa).