The University of Manila (UM) (Filipino: Pamantasan ng Maynila) is a private university in the heart of Sampaloc in Manila, Philippines. It was founded on October 5, 1913, by 3 siblings and 2 friends: Apolinario G. de los Santos, Mariano V. de los Santos, Maria de los Santos, and two friends Buenaventura J. Bello and Manuel Montilla. They named their school Instituto de Manila, after the city of their affection and Apolinario G. de los Santos was elected as the first director of the school. The University of Manila is an active member of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU), Commission on Higher Education, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), Philippine Association of Teacher Education (PAFTE), Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE), the University Belt Consortium, and the International Association of Universities.
The university was also a former member of University Athletic Association of the Philippines since 1952 to 1954. Member of The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Manila Philippines, International Association of Universities, Paris, France, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, Bangkok, Thailand
Associate in Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 years)
Certificate in Bookkeeping (2 years)
Certificate in Political Science & Technology (2 years)
Certificate in Computer Secretarial (2 years)
Certificate in Tourism (1 year)
Certificate in Hotel & Restaurant Management (1 year)
International Language School
The International Language School offers courses in the English language to foreign students like the Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. It also offered courses in the Chinese language and (Nippongo) language. The International Language School building likewise provides accommodations for foreign students while they are studying. Thus, with these developments, the leaders of the University continually strived to realize the vision and mission of the institution and, that is, academic excellence imbued with values, not only for the Filipino youth but also for the youth of our neighboring countries.
This newly erected building is a sign of UM's growth and progress as it moves towards the next millennium.
The University is the number one of the achieving the topnotchers for Criminology and it offers a Japanology class.
The Emiramona Garden Hotel serves as a training center of the Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism Students of the University located at Tagaytay City.
UM HAWKS - University of Manila Basketball Team
The University of Manila UM Hawks won consecutive leads in the NAASCU (National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities) Seven (7) Championship Records in the NAASCU League.
Education proves to be a cable that binds men and nations. On April 7, 1997, UM entered into a sisterhood relationship with Dohto University of Sapporo and Monbetsu cities, Hokkaido, Japan. Since then, it has undertaken various projects including faculty exchange visits, technological and library assistance. UM students have also been given the opportunity to study at Tokai University in Tokyo, Japan through an arrangement with the Philippine-Japan Students' Friendship Exchange Association. Twenty years later, October 31, 1977, UM concluded a sisterhood relationship with Hansung University in Seoul, Korea. On January 1, 1997, in Taipei, our high-school department also linked a sisterhood relationship with Cheng Kung Commercial and Technical High School in Pate City, Taiwan, Republic Of China. Reaffirming its solid base in the Global village and its commitment to excellence, prestige and quality, a sisterhood relationship was again entered into by the University with Meio University of Nago City, Okinawa, Japan on Dec. 5, 1988.