UV is one of the country’s pioneering and leading educational institutions. Founded in 1919, it is the first university in Cebu and is managed by Filipino educators. It is located in the heart of Cebu City, the second most important city in the Philippines, and the center of commerce, education and culture south of Manila. True to its Vision and Mission of Love, Leadership and Service to Humanity, the university provides equal opportunities for quality education to all. It is the springboard to success for thousands of young men and women who otherwise find difficulty in realizing their dreams for a better tomorrow. This “equal opportunity” principle forms the backbone of the university’s commitment toward nation-building, firm in its belief that an educated community makes for a responsible citizenry, and a responsible citizenry makes for a strong nation.
UV is manned by a body of more than 400 faculty members and dozens of administrative staff of outstanding credentials and impeccable character, values that fuel its drive toward excellence. If offers a relevant and up-to-date curriculum that takes cognizance of and is responsive to the swiftly changing demands of the times. It provides a challenging intellectual atmosphere that is conducive to learning, with the help of the latest and state-of-the-art facilities. With 40 graduate and undergraduate degrees and special programs, UV was granted Full Autonomous Status by the Philippine Government through the Commission on Higher Education on July 15, 2010.
UV graduates are favored and well-placed in almost all fields of human endeavor- Law and the Judiciary, Government Service, Business, Sea and Air Transport, Education, Medicine and Allied Medical Professions, Law Enforcement, Engineering, and many others that, in sum, help propel the nation toward its achievable goals.
To paraphrase the famous words of the late Don Vicente Gullas, the university founder, UV graduates are Kings and queens who never wear crowns but are Royals just the same. To know more about the university, click on the appropriate links on this website. Or you can visit us on Campus, where you are always welcome. UV is your home!


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