Universidad de Zamboanga

Universidad de Zamboanga
Pamantasan ng Zamboanga
Former names
Zamboanga A.E. Colleges (1948-2005)
Motto La educacion es Libertad
Motto in English
"Education is Freedom"
Type Private, nonsectarian university
Established October 12, 1948
President Dr. Arturo F. Eustaquio III
Location Zamboanga City, Philippines
Hymn UZ Hymn
Colors Green and white         
Mascot UZ Wild Cat
Website www.uz.edu.ph

Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ) is a private university in Zamboanga City, Philippines, founded on October 12, 1948 by Arturo Eustaquio, Sr. It was formerly known as Zamboanga A.E. Colleges until it was changed to Universidad de Zamboanga in 2005, the year it was granted university status.

UZ holds 8% of all college enrolment in region 9 Western Mindanao. It has eight campuses spread out in an area of more than 80 hectares in and outside of the city. These campuses include the Main Campus in barangay Tetuan, City Campus, Cabatangan Campus, Pasonanca Campus, Veterans campus, San Jose Campus, Canelar Campus and the Ipil Campus in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. UZ has two highschools: Arturo Eustaquio Memorial Science Highschool and the UZ Technical Highschool.

The university uses its official name in Spanish and Chavacano languages.


Zamboanga A.E. Colleges in the 90's

1948 - Engineer Arturo Francisco Eustaquio founded the Zamboanga Arturo Eustaquio Colleges (ZAEC), and opened its doors to 479 high school and college students. Classes were held at the former Mendoza Building, where Young Mart is now located.

1949 - First high school graduation

1951 - Bachelor of Laws was offered and phased out in 1996.

1955 - Bachelor of Arts (AB) with majors in English, Filipino, History earned government recognition.

1956 - A one-year course in Pre-Nursing (up to the summer of '79) and Graduate Course in Education M.A. were offered, which lasted up to 1962 and were offered again in 1969. A one-year Secretarial course was initially offered.

1969 - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChe) were first offered.

1970 - Two-year course in Foreign Service and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BSMT) were first offered.

1971 - Two-year course in Architecture was offered.

1973 - Two-year Junior Secretarial Course was first offered.

1974 - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) earned government recognition.

1975 - Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BSMT) earned government recognition.

1976 - One-year course in Retail Merchandising, one-year course in Warehousing, one-year course in Salesmanship, Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration (BSSA), Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BS Crim) were first offered, and two-year course in Plumbing Engineering was given government recognition.

1977 - Graduate course in Master of Arts in Education (MA) was given government recognition. Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and Associate in Criminology were given government recognition.

1978 - Master of Arts in Education major in Filipino was offered.

1979 - Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) and Master in Business Administration (MBA) earned government recognition.

1982 - Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BS Criminology) earned government recognition.

1984 - Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business (BSAB) was offered.

1990- Associate in Commercial Science and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) was first offered.

1991 - Two-Year Course in Respiratory therapy and Three-Year Associate in Radiologic Technology were first offered.

1992 - Computer Secretarial, Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration major in Computer Education and Doctor in Education were offered.

1994 - Accreditation (Level I) for the ZAEC College of Education and Liberal Arts from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities, Commission on Accreditation for having satisfactorily met the standards all the requirements of the PACUCOA.

1995 - Master in Library Science was offered.

1996 - Hansel and Gretel Early Childhood Educational Centre was opened.

1997 - Master of Science in Criminology was first offered.

1999 - Accreditation (Level II) for Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the Philippines Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation for having satisfactorily met the standards and fulfilled the requirements of PACUCOA.

2000 - The Criminology Academy training ground in Cabatangan Campus was established.

2002 - ZAEC extended its doors to more students in Mindanao by opening ZAEC Ipil. Which is 150 kilometers of Zamboanga City.

2003- The Certification International (CI) formally granted ISO:9001-2000 Certification to ZAEC Educational Support Services.

2004 - November 31, 2005 and December 1, 2005 CHED Technical Team visited for university application.

2005 - April 4, CHED Commissioner's final ocular inspection for university application. April 11, 2:00 p.m. CHED’s official granting of university status to ZAEC as Universidad de Zamboanga.

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