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Congratulations to Dr. Nassef Manabilang Adiong, UP Scientist III

The UP Institute of Islamic Studies congratulates Dr Nassef Manabilang Adiong for conferring the title “UP Scientist” under the highest rank of Scientist III of the University of the Philippines’ Scientific Productivity System.

Dr. Adiong, an Associate Professor V of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies who is now serving the Bangsamoro Parliament’s Policy Research and Legal Services, was among the 53 newly appointed UP Scientists (with only three obtaining the highest Scientist III rank) during the 1365th Meeting of UP Board of Regents last 04 November 2021. There were additional 53 former UP Scientists who were renewed of their conferment totaling at 106 UP Scientists for batch 2020-2022. The UP Scientific Productivity System (SPS) was established by the Board of Regents on August 2005 to support the development of science and technology and to encourage and reward scientific productivity. Since its inception, the University has already appointed 346 UP Scientists.

With more than 50 academic publications in various platforms, 25 academic grants, 20 awards (UP Scientist III, UP Centennial Professorial Chair, PUP Professorial Chair, The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines, UE Most Outstanding Alumnus, among others), 14 scholarships, 6 fellowships, 6 consultancies, and numerous researches, the stellar career of Dr Nassef Manabilang Adiong—whose at his mid-30s presently—is truly an inspiration.

Shepherding towards reforms in the political economy of world’s knowledge systems conveniently lenient to Western canons, he founded three research organizations, five book series, and one scholarly journal to provide impetus to marginalized plurality of intellectual voices. His recognition extends beyond the Philippine soil as he was elected as member-at-large officer at ISA Asia-Pacific Region in 2021, governing board officer at the World International Studies Committee in 2020, and Asia representative at the ISA Global South Caucus in 2018.

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