Category Archives: Awards and Achievements

INSTAT: 19 significant years

The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) marked its 19th year in the college. Tracing its roots to IMSP as the Department of Statistics and Statistical Laboratory (DSSL), INSTAT was officially created by the Board of  Regents on February 26, 1998. Since then, INSTAT has produced skilled and competent statisticians serving inside and outside of the country.

The anniversary celebration of INSTAT with theme “Analytics: Gearing towards Data-Driven Decisions” kicked off with a symposium held at INSTAT Lecture Hall last February 24. The symposium showcased the outstanding papers of  the two teams of BS Statistics students in the recently concluded SAS Analytics Champion 2017.

INSTAT bags 2nd SAS® Academics Analytics Conference Championship

THE CHAMPIONS! Winning team, Caritos, Roda and Secreto, smile proudly with their medals

It’s a back-to-back win for the Institute of Statistics last February 9 as SAS® Philippines held its 2nd   Academic Analytics Conference at the One Esplanade Place, Roxas Boulevard. This conference gathers SAS users and programmers from different universities, government institutions, and private companies across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on analytics leveraging on big data. Attendees were welcomed by SAS Technical Sales Manager Ms. Ivy M. Fernandez, a former faculty of INSTAT.

INSTAT: Now a CHED Center of Excellence in Statistics

The pursuit of academic excellence and high-impact community service paved the way for the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) to fulfill its vision: To become a center of excellence in statistics. By virtue of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order No. 38 signed and released November 23, 2015, INSTAT is now one of two centers of excellence in the country.  As COE, INSTAT, can avail of financial assistance for the development and further improvement of its degree programs. INSTAT has three years to prove its worth as COE in the area of statistical education, research and extension from January 2016  to December 2018.

Changing Philippine Climate: DOST-NAST’s Most Outstanding Book for 2015

Launched last 29 August 2014 in Diliman, Quezon City, the book “Changing Philippine Climate: Impacts on Agriculture and Natural Resources” bagged the 2015 Outstanding Book Award given by the Department of Science and Technology- National Academy of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST).