Researches at HAU



Research Agenda


College of Arts, Sciences and Education


College and Graduate School Research Agenda

The research agenda of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education include researches in government, education, math education, international policy, science activities, modernization of production sectors, bureaucracy, humanities, and psychology.

Research Area Research Theme
Government Crime rates before and after legalizing capital punishment; Performance of male and female supervisors in government offices; political culture of Filipinos and its implications to Philippine bureaucracy; identification of practices that hinder effective performance of government offices; configuration of the members of the senate and the house of representatives; levels of maturity among politicians; assessment of the local government code; expanding the tax base.
Education Equity and access: equivalence of basic education and degree programs in the Philippines and other countries, inclusive education for children with special needs, gender sensitivity of curriculum and instructions, comparative effectiveness of distance and residential education modes;Quality and excellence: articulation between basic and tertiary general education programs, computers, CD-ROMS and internet education, misconceptions of students and teachers (assessment and teaching strategies), non-traditional assessment of student assessment, development of creative and other high-level thinking skills, development of models and paradigms in education; Relevance and responsiveness: development and life skills and emotional intelligence in basic and higher education, teaching strategies and evaluation of curricula for exceptional children,institutional characteristics for an effective special educational program, environmental education and sustainable development, linkage between university and graduate programs and industry needs.
Math Education Mathematical identities; ethnomathematics; bilingual teaching and learning in Math; technology in teaching and learning Math; neuro-cognitive basis for Mathematical thinking , mathematical thinking and calculus, quantum probability, theories of geometry, lie theory, quantum mathematics, numerical methods.
International Policy Women migrant workers; strengthening of international cooperation for solution of problems faced by indigenous people; prevention and minimization of child abuse and/or exploitation.
Science Activities Research on language; language in basic instruction; review of social researchers which have been carried out; policy studies and policy formulation; development of a social science information network; research utilization on less-department lingo in various disciplines; the role of science for service development.
Modernization of Production Sectors A study on Filipino investors; raising general awareness of social science; research on indigenous technology and specific examples of these, cultural tourism.
Bureaucracy Technology guiders-implicit/implied policies used for planning R&D institutes; acquisition and utilization of technology capability; forecasting science and technology needs; identifying critical levels of incentives so that scientists will stay/return to the country; research management and the culture of research; cultural/social management.
Humanities Enhancement of arts and culture; Philippine cultural heritage; indigenous music of ethno linguistic groups; folk literature; role of humanities in the preservation and promotion of Filipino social and national values.
Psychology Child obesity, child and mental health, abortion, violence, schizophrenia, individual differences, stress, depression, social anxiety disorder, mental health of special children, memory, human development, sex education, physical illness, stress, mental illness/disorder and aging, personality development, attention, motivation, language comprehension, decision making.

College of Business and Accountancy


College and Graduate School Research Agenda

The priority researches of the College of Business and Accountancy are in information and communication/business process outsourcing (ICT/BPO) sector, competitiveness, private-public partnership, entrepreneurship, governance, agriculture and environment.

Research Area Research Theme
ICT/BPO BPO and KPO education; Drivers and barriers to competitiveness manpower survey for BPO/KPO; DTS in ICT industry.
Competitiveness Industry clustering and competitiveness; policies for competitiveness; higher education and national competitiveness; corrupt practices and competitiveness.
Private-Public Partnership PPP international review; PPP and economic development; PPP in the Philippines; PPP in policy reform; PPP and governance.
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship education reviews; best practices of entrepreneurship; private vs. public entrepreneurship, family corporate studies, drivers and barriers of entrepreneurship.
Governance Models for evaluating GOCCs; corporate governance and shareholder values, models for evaluating LGU; competencies for good governance. Business in sustainable development;
Agriculture Review of Philippine agribusiness models, ICT impact

College of Engineering and Architecture


College and Graduate School Research Agenda

The priority research areas in the College of Engineering and Architecture are robotics, construction, ergonomics, energy conversion and utilization, waste management, urban and ecological issues, and bio-medical electronics.

Research Area Research Theme
Robotics Development of controls and efficient mechanisms for robots.
Construction State-of-the-art advancement in construction materials technology and durability.
Ergonomics Investigates the interaction between people and their work environment, equipment, furniture and organization.
Energy Conversion and Utilization Development of environmental-friendly components and systems for production, storage, conversion, and management of energy.
Waste Management Development of innovative, cost-effective technologies to help protect the environment from pollutants generated as industrial and agricultural waste.
Urban and Ecological Architectural and urban design; land use planning; impact of architectural tourism.
Bio-medical electronics Bio-medical electronics in health research, instrumentation, electronic data processing, imaging, security and controls.

College of Information and Communications Technology


College and Graduate School Research Agenda

Research Area Research Theme
Information Systems

Health and eHealth- development of IS for the efficiency of health services, patient monitoring, communications, and information dissemination;

Government and eGovernment- development of applications to improve the quality of government services, public information dissemination and government-related transactions and services;

Learning and eLearning- development of eLearning services and content, ICT integration in the teaching methodology, development of applications to improve the efficiency of academic services, and distance education systems;

Business and eBusiness- development of IS for the efficiency of business operations and services, upgrading to e-commerce, business trend analysis systems, forecasting systems, business communication protocols and models;

Database Management- development of database management systems for large businesses; data mining

Multimedia projects Business and eBusiness, internet technologies, animation and graphics
Network / Communications Technology Projects to enhance network security and processes and provide solutions to improve network monitoring and security in: health organization, academic institutions, tourism, and government organizations.

College of Nursing and Allied Medical Services


College and Graduate School Research Agenda

The research agenda of the College of Nursing and Allied Services covers health service delivery, health financing, health related concerns, multi-disciplinary research and health professions education as well as education management.

Research Area Research Theme
Health Service Delivery Responsiveness of health system; impact assessment and evaluation of service provision program; public-private partnership; modalities in licensing/accreditation of health facilities; data on urban health; health technology assessments; health needs and services for special population groups; health promotion for high risk individuals; models for access to health services.
Health Financing Investments and resources to implement universal health care; health facilities and resources mapping; health budget expenditures studies; determination of cost and expenditures of non-communicable diseases; assessment and impact studies in enhancing payment provider mechanisms; assessment of PHILHEALTH benefits.
Health Related Concerns Interventional studies to reduce prevalence of infectious diseases affected by environmental changes; interventional studies to reduce the prevalence of emerging and neglected tropical diseases; climate change adaptation for health; use of health social science approach in health research and community development in addressing childhood illnesses, chronic illnesses, mental health, gerontological, etc.
Multi-disciplinary Research Developments of methods for assessment and management of nutrition and food safety problems; analysis of food constituents; environment, natural resources, conservation, sustainable use and biodiversity; development of cost-effective technologies to prevent/control/monitor environmental pollution; reduction of prevalence of water and sanitation related diseases.
Health Professions Education and Education Management Program/curricular studies on health profession education - including assessment of present programs/curricula for purpose and of determining how these could be improved/reengineered as well as international benchmarking of best practices towards the development of new programs/curricula in leading edge disciplines (NHERA)

College of Hospitality and Tourism Management


College and Graduate School Research Agenda

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management priority researches cut across the areas of tourism, transport, accommodation, food and restaurant and bars.

Research Area Research Theme
Tourism Tourism in green economy; eco-tourism, medical tourism, tourism experience management, tourism policy implementation, profile and travel pattern of tourists, issues on tour booking, tourist segmentation, training flight attendants, travel agency operations, career in hotel and restaurant industry, social policy, amusement and gaming, casino management, tourism laws, tourism policy and planning, cultural
Transport Aviation regulation issues, maritime policy reviews, infrastructure and development, land use and transport knowledge, automotive dominance tragedy.
Accomodation Competition and usage rate in hostel, motels and hotel; hotel operations and systems, hotel industry and careers, profiling of hotels.
Food Food safety/quality, menu/food production and engineering, management of food service and beverage.
Restaurant and Bars Management of clubs, catering and banquet, marketing and industry growth of cafes, night clubs, public houses, and restaurants.

College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics


College and Graduate School Research Agenda

The College of Criminal and Justice Education and Forensic research priorities are in criminology, law enforcement and forensics.

Research Area Research Theme
Criminology Crime prevention, sex and domestic violence, surveillance, child abuse and maltreatment, gangs and organized crimes, drug abuse monitoring program, juvenile delinquency.
Law Enforcement Mapping and analysis project, automobiles and traffic safety, capital punishment, criminal justice
Forensic DNA Research Development

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