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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 is dedicated to the advancement of human knowledge, particularly of the people of the City of Manila.

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

Our Vision

Universidad de Manila is a paragon of learning, research, excellence, and empowerment for the underprivileged youth of the City of Manila.

Core Values

Quality and Excellence:
The university scholars and young professionals are our clients. They deserve quality and excellent education along with relevant training and experiences which UdM is committed to provide in a holistic manner.

Academic Freedom:
In the pursuit of academic excellence through quality learning, UdM recognizes, promotes, and supports the right of its faculty members to exercise the highest standard of academic freedom.

Ethical Standard:
UdM Community adheres to the norms of conduct and professional ethics in their decisions and actions.

Empowerment:
Members of the student body are empowered with authority and autonomy in conducting student – related
activities.

People – Oriented:
UdM functions to effect social development that benefits the Manileňos through accessible and quality education; thus, the university becomes an agent of change in nation building.

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