Download the Book of Abstracts for the 7th University Research Conference.

The 7th University Research Conference (URCon) was held together with the 8th International Conference on Business and Economy (ICBE) and the 4th Sustainable Energy Ecosystems International Conference (SEECON) on April 19 to 22, 2023 at the Fr. Michael Richartz Conference Center and SAFAD Building in Talamban Campus.

The 7th URCon had the theme “Research across lifespans, cultures, and nations” and featured two keynote speakers, namely Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia (former Secretary for Socioeconomic Planning, National Economic Development Authority) and Dr. Resil B. Mojares (National Artist for Literature).

Presentation of the Central Visayas Regional Development Plan 2023-2028 followed Dr. Pernia’s keynote address on the opening of the 7th URCon on April 20, 2023. The afternoon session featured a symposium on the lives of Filipino adolescents, based on longitudinal studies conducted by the USC Office of Population Studies Foundation, Inc (OPSFI). Slides of the presentations by OPSFI researchers can be downloaded or viewed from their website.

Aligned with two aspects of the conference theme, i.e., lifespans and nations, a public lecture was given by former M.S. Chem. student Princess R. Cabotaje who narrated her journey from Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus to Uppsala University in Sweden. Cabotaje is on her third year as a Ph.D. student and, together with colleagues from her research group, was able to recently publish a paper in the prestigious journal Nature.

8th ICBE

The 8th International Conference on Business and Economy was held on April 19-20, 2023 featuring Department of Tourism Undersecretary Atty. Mae Elaine T. Bathan and Dr. Ernesto Pernia (joint session with the 7th URCon). Plenary speakers included Alejandro N. Herrin (joint session with 7th URCon), Wendell D. Ganhinhin (P&A Grant Thornton), Shannen Keisha L. Tan (Mezzo Hotel), and Benito L. Teehankee (De La Salle University).

You can download the program for the 8th ICBE here or browse through it below.



The 4th SEECON hosted by the School of Engineering and the Center for Research in Energy Systems and Technologies (CREST) was held on April 21-22, 2023. You can download the program for the 4th SEECON here or browse through it below.

You can download a copy of the SEECON 2023 program or browse through it below.