UPLB is currently embracing the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches in research as part of its thrust to make its research, development and extension programs more holistic, more inclusive, and of course, more responsive to the needs of the society.

Several program working groups were recently organized into preparatory committees which will form the core of Interdisciplinary Studies Centers.

These centers shall adopt and practice interdisciplinary conduct of intensive basic and applied research; develop a five-year interdisciplinary RDE agenda in support of the attainment of the Philippine development goals; develop, package and propose programs for internal and external funding; and pursue local, national, regional and global linkages with respect to strengthening and expanding interdisciplinary studies.

They will also synthesize past RDE projects and studies and ensure their wide dissemination through technical and popularized outputs and publications resulting from the studies; and assist the University in providing framework within which the harmonization, coordination, integration and synergy of all relevant existing and proposed programs of the University can be achieved.

Agribusiness Center for Entrepreneurship
Agribusiness Center for Entrepreneurship
Industrial Tree Plantation Center
Industrial Tree Plantation Center
Philippine Center for Tropical Forest Science
Philippine Center for Tropical Forest Science
Agricultural Mechanization Development Program
Agricultural Mechanization Development Program
Climate Risk Studies Center
Climate Risk Studies Center
Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management
Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management
Interdisciplinary Biofuels Research Studies Center
Interdisciplinary Biofuels Research Studies Center
Rice Program
Rice Program
National Organic RDE Center
National Organic RDE Center
Bee Program
Bee Program
Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Food Security
Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Food Security