“The catholic university of the Philippines”
While the University of Santo Tomas holds the distinction of being Asia’s oldest existing university, its age is coupled with its preeminence in Philippine education. Not only does it boast of several firsts in the different realms of education. It also has administrators and faculty members who are holding leadership positions in the Philippines’ policy-making bodies (e.g. Commission on Higher Education) and professional organizations, helping influence policies for the betterment of the society in general.
The University of Santo Tomas, the Pontifical, Royal, and Catholic University of the Philippines, is a Dominican institution of learning founded in 1611, under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement, integration, dissemination, and application of knowledge to form competent and compassionate persons committed to serve the Church, the nation, and the global community.
By 2030, the University of Santo Tomas, faithful to her centuries-old tradition of excellence, envisions herself as a leading Catholic institution of learning in the Asia-Pacific, committed to the integral formation of her stakeholders for social transformation.
- Rector: Richard G. Ang
- Vice Rector: Isaias D. Tiongco