About Us

The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) is a state university established on August 16, 2016 by virtue of Republic Act 10919 through the amalgamation of the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental and the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT) in Claveria, Misamis Oriental. Both campuses are located in Northern Mindanao, the Gateway to Mindanao, which offers a strategic locational advantage for the institution to train and develop students from all the other regions of Mindanao.

It has maintained its Level IV Status as State University (Highest Distinction) as adjudged by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and continues to be one of the 19 leading state universities in the Philippines.

USTP’s mission is to bring the world of work (industry) into the actual higher education and training of students, offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to maximize their business potentials through a gamut of services from product conceptualization to commercialization, and contribute significantly to the National Development Goals of food security and energy sufficiency through technology solutions.

The University boasts of a 7.3-hectare Cagayan de Oro campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities geared towards providing quality education. The conducive and inspiring learning environment with its advanced laboratories and amenities complements its excellent academic instruction and boost students’ learning experience. Its Claveria campus boasts of a 101.37-hectare rich agricultural land. USTP’s main campus will eventually be located at the institution’s 295.14-hectare property in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental. The University also has satellite campuses in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, Panaon and Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental.

University Vision

A nationally-recognized S&T University providing the vital link between education and the economy

The University Mission

  • Bring the world of work (industry) into the actual higher education and training of students
  • Offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to maximize their business potentials through a gamut of services from product conceptualization to commercialization;
  • Contribute significantly to the National Development Goals of food security and energy sufficiency through technology solutions.

Articulation of Mandate

The USTP exists to contribute to the economic and social development of the country through human capital formation and knowledge generation and application by:
  • Providing advanced education and training in critical areas in science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics, and establish centers of excellence in these areas in order to strengthen the university’s sphere of influence;
  • Conducting basic, applied, and advanced research in various fields of specialization;
  • Creating a seamless environment for research and teaching, as well as experiential learning for the students and faculty with the Involvement of the business and industry thereby eliminating skills mismatch of graduates;
  • Providing timely and relevant technological solutions to pressing industrial and societal problems with the involvement of faculty and students;
  • Assisting in the development of technopreneurial undertakings to propel economic enterprises at the grassroots level;
  • Leading the establishment and creation of new Science and Technology rooted in the practical solutions to global problems.