I. University Research Program

A faculty of the University carries three prime functions such as teaching, research and community extension. As a faculty makes every effort to engage in these functions, the university seeks to provide the proper mechanisms for the faculty. A University Research Program (URP) is thus instituted to clearly outline research opportunities and incentives. This intention is to promote and encourage faculty involvement in research particularly in topics within their fields of specialization with implications to policy and institutional development.

Goals and Objectives

1. Ultimate Goal

The ultimate goal of the URP is to develop a culture of research among students, faculty members, staff and students of the University. This culture of research has the following elements:

  1. Disciplinary and Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary – These provide opportunities to enhance researches in specialized fields by the colleges, at the same time integrate different disciplines to develop a more holistic perspective approach of the topics or issues being studied.
  2. Collaboration– This extends partnerships among administrators, faculty and student researchers; and with other external agencies and institutions for cooperative learning in research. It is a unifying act in order to strengthen bonds and expand one’s acquisition and expertise of shared views in a collective pursuit of relevant knowledge and excellence.
  3. Developmental–This creates avenue for faculty and students to do research for institutional development. The university vision, mission, goals and strategic directions are bases for developmental research.

2. Immediate Goals

The URP is premised on the following priority goals:

  1. Provide basic skills in research to faculty and students.
  2. Establish the structure that will ensure coordination, communication, planning, linkages, and monitoring of research programs.
  3. Establish necessary infrastructure and mechanisms to sustain the research program of the university.
  4. Integrate research into the curriculum/strengthen research-oriented instruction.
  5. Formulate clear-cut policies on research among the various sectors/colleges in the university.
  6. Strengthen the coordination and cooperation between and among sectors.


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Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) in Pigcawayan: A Case Study Lilian C. Domingo
Fr. Eduardo M. Santoyo, OMI, PhD
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Competent Cooperating Teachers, Heroes of Pre-Service Teachers Charlito K. Cortel, Jr.
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Effects of Reflexology to the Quality of life Joybelle G. Ong, RN Vol. 18 ISSN 2094-0092 SY 2015- 2016
Child Care Practices Among Indigenous Mothers Renalyn C. Notario, RN Vol. 18 ISSN 2094-0092 SY 2015- 2016
Proposed Community-based Flood Early Warning System at Cotabato City Engr. Audrey Ballener Aba Vol. 18 ISSN 2094-0092 SY 2015- 2016
Water Analysis of Cotabato City Rivers and Its Implication to Human Life. American International Journal of Contemporary Research Nancy Alombro Vol. 2, No. 7 ISSN 2162-139X (print), ISSSN 2164-142X(online) 2012
The Science Education Program of Notre Dame University Cotabato City Annie Aquino Faculty Research Journal, Vol. No. 13. ISSN 2094-0092, 2011
A Constructivist-Based Instructional Material and Students' Performance in Educational Technology Ginna Astillero Faculty Research Journal . Vol No. 13. ,ISSN 2094-0092, (2010-2011)
Relationships Between The Use of Computer Games and Learning Outcomes among Grade VI Pupils in Cotabato City Edgard Cabales Faculty Research Journal. Vol. 5. , ISSN 2094-0092, (2003-2004)


The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro: A Stakeholders' Analysis Musa K. Damao Notre Dame Journal, Vol. 42, June 2016, ISSN 0048-0932
Islamic Justice System: Office of the Provincial Reconciliation Committee-Moro Islamic Liberation Front Perspective Benhur A. Abdulkarim Notre Dame Journal, Vol. 42, June 2016, ISSN 0048-0932
Islamic Values and Cultural Practices Among the Bangsamoro in Maguindanao: Their Implication to Peace Building Abdullah D. Balayanan Notre Dame Journal, Vol. 42, June 2016, ISSN 0048-0932
Moro Leaders Perspectives on Islamic Laws for Homosexuals in the Bangsamoro Proposed Government Mohamad M. Kuday Notre Dame Journal, Vol. 42, June 2016, ISSN 0048-0932
Muslim Womens Experiences , Roles, & Aspirations in Peace Building in Cotabato City Estelita Gayak Notre Dame Journal, Vol. No. 7, ISSN 2094-0092 2005-2006
Enhancing Emotional Intelligence: An Approach to Promoting Peaceful Behavior of Elementary School Children Estelita Gayak Notre Dame Journal, Vol. No. 37, ISSN 0048-0932, 2011.
Migration in Conflict situation and its Implication on Local Governance Dolores Daguino Notre Dame Journal, Volume 32, Series No. 3 ISSN 0048-0932. (August 2004)
Bangsamoro Women's Social Organizations in Southern Mindanao (1968-2005) Alano Kadil Notre Dame Journal Vol. No. 32, series no.5 ISSN 0048-0932, 2006.
Pikit, Cotabato's Spaces for Peace: An Embodiment of Jurgen Haberma's Theory of Communicative Action Fr. Eduardo Santoyo Notre Dame Journal, Vol. No. 34, ISSN 0048-0932, 2012
Building Peace Communities: The Iranun Experience Noraida Macapantar Notre Dame Journal, Vol. No. 36, ISSN 0048-0932


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NDU Computerized Voting System with SMS Notification College of Computer Studies Johaira U. Lidasan, MCS Danielle A. Alicias
Princess Mahlea I. Pendaliday
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Bai Alaia Jasmine C. Sero
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The Effectiveness of Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract Approach in Facilitating Addition and Subtraction of Dissimilar Fractions College of Education Edgard R. Cabales, EdD Muhammad A. Abdulla
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Luis Benedict A. Tabule
Face Recognition Using Neural Network College of Computer Studies Johaira U. Lidasan, MCS David Aaron H. Bacera
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The Anti-Thrombocytopenic Property of Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia hirta) and Durian Aril (Durio zibethinus) College of Arts & Sciences Nancy Alombro, PhD Princess Sittie Nor Mama-O Dumarpa
Water Hyacinth as Substitute to Coconut Fiber for Soil Erosion Control Net College of Engineering Audrey B. Aba Rofalyn Joy O. Alcaide
Bryan Omar D. Amino
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Surfacing Stakeholders' Knowledge, Attitude, and Fears of the Proposed Federal System of Government College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Alfonso Gonzales, Jr. 2018
Life Experiences, Challenges, and Future Outlook of Filipino Elderly College of Health Sciences Prof. Lorenita T. Celeste, RN, MAN
Prof. Girlie "J" Hermoso, RN, MAN
Dr. Mary Jane K. Balawag, RN, MAN
Nurses Turnover: Implication on Health Care Delivery College of Health Sciences Prof. Joyce C. Bisnar, RN, MAN
Prof. Kathleya Grace Pegarro, RN, MAN
Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System (BCMS) Data in Cotabato City Project Support Officer NDU-Alert International Dr. Noraida G. Macapantar 2018
Survey on Youth Perception on Violent Extremism Research Associate Prof. Ana Belle B. Sta. Ana 2018
MeDevice – A Mobile-Based Diagnosis of Some Human Diseases using Neuro – Fuzzy Expert System College of Computer Studies Prof. Martina P. Tagacay 2019
Web and Mobile-Based Electronic Bulletin Board College of Computer Studies Prof. Masako Elizabeth S. Magno 2019
Functional Health Patterns and Coping Mechanisms Among Senior High School Students in Cotabato City College of Health Sciences Prof. Hanna Teresa C. Salgado, RN 2019
Exploring Dimensions of an IP Development Framework: The Case of the Lambangian Tribe of South-Central Mindanao College of Arts and Sciences Prof. Isidro Apollo Valensoy, Jr. 2019
Adaptive Practices of Elderly Towards Effects of Climate Change College of Health Sciences Prof. Gina C. Dayrit, RN 2019
Performance of Kindergarten Pupils in Mathematics Adapting Froebel’s Pedagogy NDU-Elementary Training Department Prof. Lizamarie J. Capundag 2019
Mental health Status of Physically Challenged Individuals in Cotabato City College of Health Sciences Prof. Evelyn C. Siong, RN 2019
Life Behind Bars: Health Issues and Nursing Interventions College of Health Sciences Dr. Mary Jane K. Balawag, RN 2019
Employability and Acceptability of Notre Dame University Graduates College of Arts and Sciences Nancy C. Alombro, PhD 2019
Feedback on Students’ Services among College Students of Notre Dame University College of Arts and Sciences/University Research and Publications Center Rodelyn T. Garde, MIM
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Dropout Rate in Notre Dame University-Tertiary Level from 2020 to 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Wrendolf C. Juntilla, MA in Philo 2019
A Tracer Study of Notre Dame University Graduates University Research and Publications Center Lorenita T. Celeste, RN, MAN 2019
Employers’ Satisfaction with Graduates’ Attributes, Skills, and Performance University Research and Publications Center Anabelle B. Sta. Ana, MAEng 2019


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Teaching Mindanao: Examining Textbooks and Pedagogy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Meynardo Mendoza (ADMU) Ma. Theresa Llano
Leadership in Multicultural Educational Organizations: The Case of Muslim-Christian Educational Leaders in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat Ma. Elizabeth Macapagal (ADMU) Ma. Araceli Juliano
Marrying Your Neighbor: The Marital Bridge to Peace in Mindanao Eric Casino (University of the Pacific in Hawaii) Alano Kadil
Research Collaboration and Mentoring at a Distance: Collaborative Practices, Use of New Media and Relations among Filipino Researchers (2018) Jozon A. Lorenzana (ADMU) Nida P. Rodriguez Education for a Globalizing Asia: Challenges and Opportunities by Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS)
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