About the Center
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in its advocacy to enhance the research capacity and productivity of the Philippine higher education institutions in order to contribute towards advancing the country’s development and global competitiveness, adopted a two-pronged approach to research promotion. This involved transforming and dividing the Zonal Research Centers into two groups namely, (1) the Philippine Higher Education Research Network (PHERNet), and (2) the Higher Education Regional Research Centers (HERRC).
The MMSU-HERRC for Region I, which is based in Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), Batac, Ilocos Norte, is among the regional research centers chosen by CHED to serve as the research nucleus of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Region I. It will serve as the focal arm of CHED in promoting the conduct of R&D activities responsive to the needs of Region I in the context of MMSU’s known field of excellence. More so, the Center is purposely-driven with its goal of creating a healthy research culture in and among the HEIs thru the conduct and monitoring of all CHED- funded researches; promotes and facilitates networking of researchers, participate innovation cluster such as government-industry-academe collaborative activities, as well as facilitating technology transfer through research product commercialization, conduct of research symposia and conferences.