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About the University

The Universidad de Manila (UDM), formerly known as City College of Manila, was established in 1995 pursuant to Ordinance No. 7885 enacted by the City Council of Manila during the administration of Mayor Alfredo S. Lim. It pioneered in free tertiary education for the underprivileged but deserving youth who did not have the financial capabilities to obtain a college education.

UDM was elevated to University status with the passage by the City Council of Ordinance No.8120 during the administration of Mayor Jose L. Atienza Jr. in 2006. It was also at this time that the University moved to its permanent location at the Mehan Garden which houses its main campus. A satellite campus is located at Carlos Palanca St., Quiapo, Manila which provides TESDA Certificate Courses to students who opt to pursue vocational-technical programs.

As we celebrate our 25th Founding Anniversary on April 2020, UDM has embarked on a repositioning strategy to hew to its original mandate as the premier science and technology higher education institution in Manila with the adoption of Education 4.0 as the focus of its core course offerings. Education 4.0 is the response to Industry 4.0 which integrates technological innovations in the core curricula in order to produce graduates who are trained and qualified professionals ready for a highly globalized, multi-dimensional, digital-driven workplace.

Our Mission

Universidad de Manila promotes free and quality tertiary education for the underprivileged youth, relevant curricular and research programs, and responsive extension services- all these benefiting the City of Manila and the country.

Our Vision

Universidad de Manila promotes free and quality tertiary education for the underprivileged youth, relevant curricular and research programs, and responsive extension services- all these benefiting the City of Manila and the country.

Core Values

Quality and Excellent Education:
The university scholars and young professionals are UDM’s customers. They deserve quality and excellent education which we are committed to provide in a holistic manner.

Academic Freedom:
In the pursuit of quality education and academic excellence, UDM shall recognize, promote and support the right of its faculty members to academic freedom.

Highest Ethical Standard:
The UDM officials, faculty, staff and researchers shall adhere to the norms of conduct, ethical standards and professional ethics in their decision and actions.

Empowerment:
Members of the student body are empowered with authority and autonomy in managing, planning and making decisions and actions of their own turf.

Pro People:
UDM shall function to effect social development that would benefit the majority of Manilenos to acquire free and high-quality college education and in turn become an agent of change that would benefit not only the City but the country as well.

UDM Hymn

Music and Lyrics By: Sharon Quintero (2016)

MULA SA DILIM NAGKAROON NG LIWANAG
ANG AKING MGA PANGARAP
YAKAP NG DUNONG MO AT KALINGA
KINABUKASAN KO’Y MAKAKAMIT KO NA

UNIVERSIDAD DE MANILA
IKAW ANG NAGBIGAY PAG-ASA
SA TULAD NAMING SALAT
TINUPAD MO ANG MGA PANGARAP

ALMA MATER NAMING MAHAL
NATATANGI ANG IYONG KADAKILAAN
BIYAYA KA NG MAYKAPAL
INA’T AMANG AMING GABAY
TUNGO SA KAUNLARAN

UNIVERSIDAD DE MANILA
SA IYO’Y LUBOS ANG PASASALAMAT
SAAN MAN MAPUNTA NGALAN MO’Y NAKAUKIT NA
DI MALILIMUTAN KAILAN MAN