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Mindanao University of Science and Technology
Pamantasang Agham at Teknolohiya ng Mindanao
Galupad padulong sa pagka-unibersidad (Soaring to greater heights of universityhood)
Ricardo E. Rotares, EngD
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
1 main campus in Cagayan de Oro City with 5 satellite campuses
Misamis Oriental Trade School (1927-1952)
Mindanao School of Arts and Trades (1952-1978)
Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Polytechnic State College (1978-1991)
Mindanao Polytechnic State College (1991-2009)
DonMar (a conjugation derived from Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Polytechnic State College)
Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), Mindanao Association of State Colleges and Universities Foundation, Inc. (MASCUF)
Mindanao University of Science and Technology, MUST, is a higher education institution in the Philippines. Its main campus is located in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, with satellite campuses in Jasaan, Oroquieta and Panaon, Misamis Occidental.
1927 Pre-Commonwealth Act No. 3377 known as the Vocational Act of 1927 established Misamis Oriental Trade School (MOTS) operating at the elementary level. In 1936, the intermediate program was replaced with the four-year secondary trade program.
1952 Republic Act No. 672 converted MOTS into the Mindanao School of Arts and Trades (MSAT) offering two-year trade technical education. In 1970, Republic Act of 3959 authorized the offering of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and the Evening Opportunity Programs.
1978 Presidential Decree 1431 converted MSAT to Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Polytechnic State College (DMMMPSC) with the mission "to provide quality relevant and trained human resources and to promote research supportive to the industrialization of Northern Mindanao."
1991 Republic Act No. 7102 renamed DMMMPSC to Mindanao Polytechnic State College (MPSC) with the addition of the third function of the college - extension services - in the original mission.
1995 Proposal for Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) was presented to the faculty and staff, students, PTA officials, and the general public. In 2002, Congressman Constantino J. Jaraula of the Lone District of Cagayan de Oro filed House Bill No. 4582 for the conversion of MUST. The House Sub-Committee on Higher Education approved the bill in 2003.
2009 Republict Act No. 9519 converted Mindanao Polytechnic State College (MPSC) into a University. MPSC will now be known as Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST).
The portions colored red, yellow and blue represent the flag of the Philippines hung vertically. The book and the torch symbolize the education that every student wants to acquire from this College. The gear represents technology which is considered as the flagship course of this College. The 24-toothed gear symbolizes the 24-hour service of the College to the community. The year 1927 shown inside the book represents the year when MPSC was founded.
Although MPSC is enlisted as one of the then-inexpensive major state colleges in the Philippines, tuition and matriculation fees continue to rise in the past decade. Government subsidy has been gradually withdrawn as it is now a semi-government state college. In a semester, student expenses reach as high as 80% of that of nearby private universities (e.g. Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro), Liceo de Cagayan University). As of 2007, only 75 million pesos was appropriated for general administration and support, support to operations, and other operations by the budget department.