The College of Social Sciences has been known for its accomplishments in interdisciplinary social science research. This claim is reinforced by the outstanding track record in the Cordillera Studies Center. The CSC started out as a research arm of the College, even when it was still a division under the UP College of Baguio. The CSC has evolved into a well-respected research institution through the faculty’s institution-building initiatives and quality interdisciplinary research on the Cordillera and Northern Luzon. The CSC has also established strong linkages with local government units and agencies as well as NGOs.

The CSC is the research center of the University of the Philippines Baguio that focuses on Cordillera and Northern Luzon and Indigenous Studies. Research under the CSC covers a variety of topics ranging from resource management, governance and public policy, local history and ethnohistory, worldviews, and gender studies among others. Topics under the CSC has since then expanded to encompass not only the social sciences, but other disciplines in the humanities and the natural sciences.

Research in the College of Social Sciences is not only limited to the CSC. The college faculty of the CSS also has a great track record in their individual and collaborative research. Many of our distinguished faculty members have been featured in international publications, and have presented their papers in international conferences.

If you’re interested in learning more of the specific research done by the faculty of the CSS, you can head to the Research and Publications Database of UP Baguio at http://res.pubdb.upb.edu.ph/ .

Featured Research Journals and Blogs

Academic excellence is also upheld by the faculty members of the College of Social Sciences. Here are some of the places where you can find their research!

The Cordillera Review
Journal of Philippine Culture and Society
The Cordillera Review is an open-access internationally refereed electronic journal published biannually by the University of the Philippines Baguio, through its research arm, the Cordillera Studies Center. It is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of both local and international studies on Philippine culture and society.

Photo taken from TCR, Volume XI, Number 1-2, March 2021-September 2021: Fara Manuel Nolasco reworked the design elements provided by the University of the Philippines Baguio Office of Public Affairs to commemorate the 60th foundation of UP Baguio as a campus on the hill. With the theme “Formations, Transformations, “ UP Baguio continues to deliver on its mantra of “service to the nation, commitment to the region” by deciding to make this journal fully online starting with this 2021 double issue.
Philippine E-Journals
The Philippine E-Journals (PEJ) is an online collection of academic publications of different higher education institutions and professional organizations. Its sophisticated database allows users to easily locate abstracts, full journal articles, and links to related research materials. (Description from Philippine E-Journals homepage.)

Kritike
An Online Journal of Philosophy
Kritike is the official open access (OA) journal of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines. It is a Filipino peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international journal of philosophy founded in 2007 by a group of UST alumni. The journal seeks to publish articles and book reviews by local and international authors across the whole range of philosophical topics. (Description from Kritike Online Journal of Philosophy homepage.)

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Women Doing Philosophy
Women Doing Philosophy is a safe and supportive space for Filipino women philosophers to do philosophy and to articulate and forward their advocacies. (Description from Women Doing Philosophy Facebook page.)
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Usapang Econ
Mga Paliwanag at Opinyon sa Ekonomiya ng Pilipinas
Bilang tugon sa patuloy na pagkalat ng mga maling impormasiyon [tungkol sa ekonomiya ng Pilipinas], naisipan ng aming grupo–na binubuo ng graduate students at young professionals sa disiplina ng Economics–na magtipon upang mag-ambag sa pagpapalago at pagpapalalim ang usapang pang-ekonomiya sa Pilipinas. (Mula sa website ng Usapang Econ.)

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