We aim to increase the capacity of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) in supporting the growth and improvement of university-based startup enterprises with a clear social impact. One of the ways to do this is to bring in experts from outside the country to provide the Philippine universities with the best practices in entrepreneurship teaching, social enterprise mentorship, and incubator operations.

These three areas are regarded as important inputs in the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the universities. The Visiting Professors activity provides a meaningful experience for international experts to share their expertise to the Philippine universities.

What are the qualifications?

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HAS A Doctorate degree

With a doctorate degree from a reputable university

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Professor who is teaching entrepreneurship – preferably social entrepreneurship or technopreneurship

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HAS A Startup background

Has an experience with a startup enterprise with a clear social impact either as a team member or mentor

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Has an experience in incubator operations

What’s in it for you

As a visiting expert, you will provide guidance to your host university in their identified needs in the areas of: (i) entrepreneurship teaching, (ii) startup enterprise mentorship, and (iii) incubator operations. You may conduct workshops, mentorship sessions or cliniquing whichever will work best.

 This Visiting Professors activity is an avenue for entrepreneurship experts to further their professional growth. Accepted visiting professors will be immersed in the entrepreneurship culture in the Philippines. These professors will be given the chance to scale their social impact globally through helping develop the social technopreneurship landscape in the Philippines.


The Visiting Professors Program in the Philippines will run for one (1) week and the deployment period is from July through October 2019. You may however do a pre-work with your partner Philippine University prior to deployment. Pre-work includes the finalization of your one-week work plan and logistical preparation.

What will be your commitment

  • To complete the one-week deployment

  • To create a workplan as part of the application requirement

  • To attend the debriefing activity with PhilDev

  • Submit an end-of-deployment report 2 weeks after the deployment



List of Philippine Universities

These universities are part of the Technopreneurship Hub (TechHub) network. TechHubs are hosted in Philippine universities strategically located nationwide. These TechHub universities serve as Centers for Technopreneurship Excellence with whom surrounding universities and entrepreneurship communities can collaborate. The TechHubs are expected to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in various regions of the Philippines.

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The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) is the country’s premier state university and is located in Metro Manila. UPD is gearing itself to be a global university at par with the region and the world’s premier learning institutions. Based on the latest Quacquarelli Symods (QS) World University Rankings, UP remains as the lone Philippine institution of higher learning in the top 400 universities in the world, landing in the 367th spot in 2017.

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Saint Louis University (SLU) is an excellent missionary and transformative educational institution that is zealous in developing human resources to be creative, competent, socially involved, and imbued with the Christian Spirit. Their campus is located in Baguio.

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University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines

The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) is a nationally-recognized S&T University providing the vital link between education and the economy. Their campus is located in Cagayan de Oro (CDO).

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Batangas State University (BatStateU) is the State University of the province of Batangas. BatStateU is committed to the holistic development of productive citizens by providing a conducive learning environment for the generation, dissemination and utilization of knowledge through innovative education, multidisciplinary research collaborations, and community partnerships that would nurture the spirit of nationhood and help fuel national economy for sustainable development.


University of San Carlos

The University of San Carlos (USC) is one of the most respected higher education institutions in the Philippines, offering 45 undergraduate and 62 graduate programs. USC is also recognized as a research hub in the southern Philippines. USC is a Catholic educational institution located in Cebu.

What is the Application Procedure

Interested professors may access the Application Packet through this link bit.ly/ISIP-VP2019. All aspiring visiting professors must submit the requirements to isip.ph@undp.org on or before March 29, 2019.


Refer here for a list of our FAQs and answers.

Want to know if you qualify? Get in touch with us at isip.ph@undp.org or isip@phildev.org and we'll be happy to assist.