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2014, July 27.  University of Mindanao

First ISO 9001:2008 Certified School in Mindanao

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10p  UM ISO 9001: 2008 Certified



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First ISO 9001:2008 Certified School (Institutional Level) in Mindanao

The University of Mindanao was established in 1946 and is one of the oldest universities in Southern Philippines. It is a non-sectarian school offering the most number of academic programs in this part of the country. It is located in Davao City. The University of Mindanao has 9 campuses and branches in Southern Mindanao. It has a total student population of 35, 675 (SY 2013-2014). It is the largest private university in Mindanao and cited as one of the most number of PACUCOA (Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission) accredited programs in the country today. UM is also the first academic institution in Mindanao with an institutional ISO 9001:2008 Certification (International Organization for Standardization).

The University of Mindanao (UM), then the Mindanao Colleges (MC), was opened in Davao City to the public in July 1946. It was the first school to offer tertiary education in Southern Mindanao primarily to provide learning opportunities to the indigenous natives and pioneers of Mindanao. It is hoped that their children shall attain college education which was then a luxury that only few elite families could afford.  It was a dream come true for CPA-Lawyer Guillermo E. Torres, Sr. and his friends, Engr. Brigido Valencia, Atty. Pedro Quitain, Atty. Dominador Zuño, Mr. Pedro Lat, Atty. Jesus Occeña, Dr. Manuel Babao, Mr. Nicasio Torres and Dr. Concepcion de Asis.

On December 21, 1966, MC was chartered as the University of Mindanao, Inc., the first private, non-sectarian university in Mindanao.  The University status brought on new and greater responsibilities and a new image.

ISO 9000 is a series of standards, developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), that define, establish, and maintain a quality assurance system for manufacturing and service industries.  The standards are available through national standards bodies.   ISO 9000 deals with the fundamentals of quality management systems, including the eight management principles upon which the family of standards is based.   ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard must fulfill.  Third-party certification bodies provide independent confirmation that organizations meet the requirements of ISO 9001.  Over a million organizations worldwide are independently certified, making ISO 9001 one of the most widely used management tools in the world today.





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