The mission of PUP in the 21st Century is to provide the highest quality of comprehensive and global education and community services accessible to all students, Filipinos and foreigners alike.
It shall offer high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that are responsive to the changing needs of the students to enable them to lead productive and meaningful lives.
PUP commits itself to:
- Democratize access to educational opportunities;
- Promote science and technology consciousness and develop relevant expertise and competence among all members of the academe, stressing their importance in building a truly independent and sovereign Philippines;
- Emphasize the unrestrained and unremitting search for truth and its defense, as well as the advancement of moral and spiritual values;
- Promote awareness of our beneficial and relevant cultural heritage;
- Develop in the students and faculty the values of self-discipline, love of country and social consciousness and the need to defend human rights;
- Provide its students and faculty with a liberal arts-based education essential to a broader understanding and appreciation of life and to the total development of the individual;
- Make the students and faculty aware of technological, social as well as political and economic problems and encourage them to contribute to the realization of nationalist industrialization and economic development of the country;
- Use and propagate the national language and other Philippine languages and develop proficiency in English and other foreign languages required by the students’ fields of specialization;
- Promote intellectual leadership and sustain a humane and technologically advanced academic community where people of diverse ideologies work and learn together to attain academic, research and service excellence in a continually changing world; and
- Build a learning community in touch with the main currents of political, economic and cultural life throughout the world; a community enriched by the presence of a significant number of international students; and a community supported by new technologies that facilitate active participation in the creation and use of information and knowledge on a global scale.
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines envisions itself as a pre-eminent national and international leader in higher education and an innovative global powerhouse of quality and relevant education, dedicated to educating tomorrow's leaders and scholars through the highest quality learning experiences and growth in instruction, research and service to our country and the international community.