Center for Research and Publication

Created under the Office of the President in June 1989, the office is mandated to take the lead in research endeavors of value to the academe and to the Boholano community. Through the Center, institutional researches by faculty members are provided with technical, material and financial support. As a lead office, it extends its services to the various academic departments, support-service offices, and student organizations such that research capabilities of members of the HNU family are sharpened and enhanced.

Not wanting to forego opportunities that allow for a more meaningful presence in the province, the Center has opened its services to outside institutions. Its valued clients include different organizations from government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Vision, Mission and Goals


A Christian-oriented center of excellence in research geared towards positive change.


We, as servant leaders, commit ourselves to:

  • Produce relevant researches
  • Promote research culture
  • Inspire the development of research-based plans and programs
  • Develop global competitiveness


Imbued with Christian values, we aim to:

  • Conduct researches which are responsive to the needs of the times
  • Enhance research capabilities
  • Periodically disseminate research outputs
  • Gain recognition as a center of excellence in research in Bohol and beyond
  • Strengthen linkages with other institutions

Description of the Research Agenda

Research Agenda 1. Religion, Culture and Arts

Refers to a pattern of behaviours demonstrated in their religion, language, customs, traditions, and practices that distinguishes one group of people from one another.

Research Agenda 2. Socio-Political Concerns

Pertains to the interaction of the social and political issues and events that affect the sustainable national developments. Social concerns refer to the issues and problems that influence the considerable number of individuals within the society. Political concerns refer to the issues related to politics, political system, governance and other issues affecting the voting public.

Research Agenda 3. Health and Safety

Health refers to the optimum level of functioning; and safety is freedom from harm. Factors that would contribute to health and safety towards well-being and safe-living are health behaviours and practices, health technology and development, health financing, traditional and contemporary medicines, health care delivery system and socio-environment health concerns.

Research Agenda 4. Instructional Programs and Issues

Instructional Programs refers to educational innovations, interventions and student support services implemented to enhance instructional delivery and improve students’ competencies. It also involves initiatives to determine the academic and cost effectiveness of educational innovations and the assessment of effectiveness of existing instructional programs and practices.

Instructional Issues refer to challenges and problems confronting current educational practices, organizations and systems which can be remedied and resolved through the judicious application of the educational innovations interventions and student support services.

Research Agenda 5. Social Responsibility

Sense of accountability of an individual or entity to act on his duties and responsibilities in accordance with moral and legal principles for the benefit of individuals in particular and the community in general. Sense of accountability is demonstrated by laws, programs and practices geared towards individual and common good.

Research Agenda 6. Resource Management

This is a process of planning, acquiring, utilizing, monitoring and evaluating human, financial, natural, physical, and information resources to enhance personal, organizational and industry performance.

Research Agenda 7. Services and Product Development

This includes the creation, delivery, assessment, management and improvement of products and services. Products encompass goods, systems and processes. Services include educational, tourism and other client services.

Research Agenda 8. Environmental Management

Environmental management refers to the conservation of natural resources, protection of habitats, and control of hazards. This includes spanning the field of environmental management without regard to traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Dr. Maria Paz Espiritu
Center for Research and Publications