HEI Type

State University

Vision for Internationalisation

Building on the tradition of scholarship, leadership, character and service, Bicol University aims for an international standard of excellence in integrating intercultural and global dimensions in instructions, research and innovation

Flagship Disciplines

Teacher Education Nursing
Fisheries Education Accountancy
Social Work Engineering

Priority Area for TNE Partnership

Climate Change Adaptation

Design Engineering

Agriculture/Food Security/Rural Development

Student Population


Courses under the TNE Programme

University Profiles


Bicol University is a premiere university in the Philippines nestled between coastal and offshore seas, mountains and a volcano. As a top-notched university in the country, it records a massive enrollment of about 25,000 students served by 450 faculty members. It belongs to the top-10 among the 112 state universities and colleges in terms of government funding. Bicol Region is endowed with natural learning environments or “learning-scapes” offered in its coastal beaches, mountains and freshwater lakes.

Teeming with diversity and high productivity, their ecosystems are home to nature’s wonders such as the Sinarapan, the 'world’s smallest commercial fish', and the Butanding, the 'world’s largest fish'. The BU Graduate School offers 44 academic programs for masters and doctorate degrees with a student population of about 2,600, one of the largest from any single graduate school in the country.   


Founded as a college in 1881, the University of Liverpool is a member of the elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It was the first university in the world to establish departments in oceanography, civic design, architecture, and biochemistry. It is ranked 158th among the universities worldwide (THE University World Rankings 2016/17), with a world-class reputation for the quality of its teaching, research and innovation. The Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) confirms its place as a world-leading research-intensive university. Ten of its academic programmes are in the top 10 for research excellence as well as impact including Computer Science, Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science, rated as 4 (world leading) or 3 (international excellent).