Dear Parents and Students of José Rizal University:
As we prepare to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2019, it feels right to reflect and appreciate our history and recognize the people behind our growth and our success.
For years now, we have been striving to better understand our customers, and improving our services that anticipate each and every one of your needs.
A University is only as good as its people, its faculty.
As our university continues to grow in the areas of education, research and technology, I am pleased as to how our faculty and staff have become more dedicated in coping and in complying with the challenges of learning.
Our University has continuously developed a well-deserved reputation for providing quality learning. The College obtained its Level IV Re-Accreditation in 2017 from the PACU Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). This is a rare recognition among Philippine colleges and universities. The Graduate School enjoys Level III accreditation, while the Law School continues to surpass the national average. The High School and the Elementary School enjoy Level III PACUCOA accreditation, another rare distinction.
We continue to develop relevant programs. By relevant, we mean, we work for programs that not only will help the country, but equally important will also help the students who major in these degrees, in terms of good career tracks. This coming SY 2018-19, we are going to offer Master in Hospital Management, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and, Bachelor of Science in Entertainment, Multimedia and Computing with specialization in Digital Animation and Technology. We have also opened up a specialization in Business Analytics under our BSIT program.
100 Years of Caring about Good Education.
We have been working hard at making sure your learning here gets better and better. I would like to discuss a few of our plans that we know will have great impact on you.
JRU Centennial Building
As many of you may have noticed, we have started the construction of our Centennial Building. This is a 9-storey building that will house a 400-seater auditorium; a bigger and better student lounge, technology hubs, learning areas and specialized classrooms. We hope to have the centennial building ready in February 2019.
Building H Student Lounge
As part of our commitment of caring about good education, we are providing additional learning areas for our students to hang out and study. This will be located at the 3rd floor of Building H, with an approximately 200 seating capacity.
Lipa City, Batangas
Our family is growing and as such, we are opening another campus in Lipa City in June 2020 with construction to commence in January 2019. The new campus will offer similar courses to those in Shaw Campus with the possible addition of Engineering. Likewise, we will be investing in technology in our Lipa campus to seamlessly link it with JRU Shaw.
Finally, we continue to embark on projects to bring technology closer to the students, inside and outside the classroom. We have been working hard to integrate technology into the learning experience of the teacher and the student. Technology has many advantages that students can benefit from, such as immediate access to information and faster feedback, and to actually make it more fun. It is this potential we hope to capture and give to students.
#OneYearToGo and it’s our Centennial Year! I would like to thank you for making this happen. We recently had the groundbreaking ceremony of the Centennial Building on April 8. Do watch out for the JRU Light-up in December and the big concert in February. I encourage you to continue to participate in our #Rizalfie and become part of the grand mosaic that will also be unveiled in February. There are a lot more in store for you and I look forward to sharing even more milestones with you in the months ahead.
Thank you and welcome back!