- Aklan State University
name = Aklan State University
motto = Academic Pillar of Excellence for Sustainable Development
2001(as university); 1963(as college)
type = Public
president = Dr. Benny A. Palma
city = Banga
website = http://www.asu.edu.ph
The Aklan State University (ASU) is an educational institution in the
Western Visayasregion of the Philippines. Its main campus is located in the town of Banga in Aklan, with four other campuses scattered across the province. The ASU focuses on the fields of agriculture, fishery, arts and sciences, engineering and technology, and education.
Formerly known as the Aklan State College of Agriculture (ASCA) and the Aklan Agricultural College (AAC), the institution gained university status on April 4, 2001 with the signing of
Republic Act9055 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Banga (Main) Campus
The Aklan State University has five campuses, the biggest of which is the one located in Banga. The Banga Campus occupies 99.92
hectaresof land below Manduyog Hill, a tourist attraction famous for its life-sized Way of the Cross.
The Banga Campus of the ASU is home to the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Environmental Science (CAFES), School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), and the Graduate School (GS).
Being the main campus of the university, the ASU-Banga has the best facilities of all five campuses, having a swimming pool, dormitories, and a university hotel that also caters to non-ASU people.
The ASU campus in Kalibo, the provincial capital of Aklan, is home to the School of Industrial Technology (SIT). Thus, the ASU-Kalibo Campus is also called the ASU-SIT. Being located in Andagao, a busy area in Kalibo, the ASU-Kalibo is the smallest of the five campuses, only occupying 8.07 hectares.
The Kalibo campus was formerly called the Roxas Memorial "School" of Arts and Trades (until 1983), and then as the Roxas Memorial "College" of Arts and Trades (whose acronym was pronounced as "RAM-CAT").
The ASU campus in Ibajay is home to the School of Rural Resources Development Management (SRRDM). The campus was formerly known as the Western Aklan Polytechnic College, and before that as the Ibajay National Agricultural and Industrial School. Located in Colong-Colong, the campus occupies 25.286 hectares of land.
The ASU campus in Makato originally served as an extension high school, and was thus called the ASU Annex. As of 2006, the campus is home to the Teacher Education Center (TEC), and occupies 10 hectares in
New Washington Campus
The ASU campus in New Washington is home to the School of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (SFMS), and occupies 13.30 hectares of land.
Colleges, Schools, and Centers
Banga (Main) Campus
Agriculture, Forestryand Environmental Sciences, College of
**Department of Animal Science
**Department of Crop and Soils
**Department of Extension and
**Department of Forestry and
**Department of Home Science
*Arts and Sciences, School of
*Extension and Community Services
Information and Communication TechnologyCenter
*Research Development Services
Teacher Education, College of
Veterinary Medicine, School of
*Industrial Technology, School of
*Rural Resources Development and Management, School of
*Teacher Education Center
New Washington Campus
Fisheriesand Marine Sciences, School of
* [http://www.asu.edu.ph Official Website of the Aklan State University]
* [http://alumni.asu.edu.ph ASU Alumni Portal System]
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