Institute of Philippine Culture
The INSTITUTE OF PHILIPPINE CULTURE (IPC) is a social science research organization of the School of Social Sciences of the Loyola Schools,Ateneo de Manila University. Founded in 1960, the IPC advances the University?s mission and goals by generating knowledge that helps deepen the understanding of cultures and societies; improve the quality of life of disadvantaged groups; and build a more peaceful,just, and equitable society in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the rest of the world. It employs and develops methodologies and procedures of the social sciences. As a nonstock, nonprofit, private educational institution, the IPC supports its research activities with funds derived from internal or external sources. It insists on freedom to investigate what it wishes and publish what it finds.
The work at the IPC is anchored on three major areas: the Merit Research Awards (MRA) Program which seeks to advance theoretically grounded social science research; the Visiting Research Associates (VRA) Program which encourages and facilitates studies of Philippine society and culture by scholars from the Philippines or abroad; and institutional research projects.
Please visit the IPC website for more details on the IPC and its programs.