Tuesday , 19 January 2021


As an institution of higher learning, Central Mindanao University (CMU) has strived for excellence in research. CMU is committed to undertake and promote collaborative, participatory and interdisciplinary researches to generate knowledge and technologies to improve the quality of life. It has responded to the demands for national development, thus its research activities are directed towards contributing to our goals for development.

The University Research Unit is one of the major pillars of CMU. Research is one of the four main functions of the university, together with instruction, extension, and production. As stated in Section 2 of Republic Act No. 4498 issued on 19 June 1965, CMU shall “provide programs of instruction at all levels in the arts, sciences, technical, professional, educational, and philosophical fields, and shall concern itself with pure and applied research in all branches of knowledge for the intellectual and professional growth of faculty members, for the advance instruction of students, particularly graduate students, and for increasing knowledge and understanding”.

To achieve our goals, the University has to:

  • harness and develop its human resources;
  • conduct periodic evaluation of the researches of the faculty;
  • improve laboratory and office research facilities in order to produce quality research;
  • establish and maintain linkages with other government and non-government institutions locally and internationally; and
  • conduct relevant basic and applied researches to answer the needs of the community in the region or of the entire Mindanao.

The University Research Unit consists of the following: the Research Office, the University Museum and the Mt. Musuan Zoological and Botanical Garden (MMZBG).


The Central Mindanao University shall undertake integrated research and extension programs on:

  • Crops and livestock/poultry development, production, processing, marketing, packaging and technology promotion and socio-economics;
  • Natural products, bio-cultural biodiversity, communication, local, history, gender issues, governance and basic sciences;
  • Teacher education, business arts and basic sciences;
  • Locally appropriate engineering technologies and information systems;
  • Environmental management, watershed rehabilitation, and forest products utilization technologies;
  • Nutrition and dietetics, food science and technology, H.E. education, clothing and textile and its related crafts;
  • Biodiversity conservation;
  • Small ruminants (goat);
  • Climate change


A. National S & T Goals

  • Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Frontier and Cutting Edge Science
  • Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development
  • Support to Allied Public Services
  • Climate Change

B. National S & T Banner Programs Based on the PCARRD Integrated National and Regional S & T Agenda

  • Knowledge and Technology Generation
  • Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  • R & D Results Utilization
  • CapabilityBuildingand Governance

C. Priority Research Development and Extension Agenda of Region 10 (Northern Mindanao)

  • Policy research
  • Training education andcapabilitybuilding
  • Information, education, and communication
  • Technology promotion
  • Technology assessment and development
  • Socio-economic
  • Post-harvest and marketing
  • Impact monitoring and Assessment
  • Institutional System and Method Assessment
  • Pests and Diseases Management
  • Physical Resources Assessment
  • Varietal Assessment and Improvement
  • Climate Change

D. Regional (NOMCARRD) S & T Agenda for 2011-2016

  • Bamboo
  • Organic vegetables
  • Yellow corn as feed for swine
  • Goat
  • Biofuels
  • Soil and water resource and waste management
  • Disaster and hazard management
  • Watershed Management


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