Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

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Center for Strategic Research

The Center for Strategic Research is an institutional coordinating center for strategic research and innovation activities in Miriam College. It develops and implements programs and projects to foster research scholarship and genuine intellectual inquiry across the different academic units. It aims to strengthen the research culture among the members of the Miriam College community to expand the frontiers of knowledge for improved teaching and learning and academic quality management.

  1. Research initiatives should be aligned with MC’s strategic direction.
  2. Doing the right research at the right moment with the right resources.
  3. Research is not a support but a main resource to achieve institutional development.
  4. Research is at the core of human development.
  5. Research is a new idea translated into action.

Programs / Missions / Services

  1. Research Management – coordination and implementation of the Institutional Research Grants Program and other institutional research related activities like:
    • President’s Awards on Research;
    • Institutional Research Planning Workshop;
    • Institutional Research Colloquium;
    • Internal and external commissioned research.
  2. Research Training, Advocacy and Publications - coordination and implementation of research capability-building training seminars as well as colloquium and production of research publications.
  3. Research Partnerships & Intellectual Property - coordination and implementation of programs on research linkages and partnerships, and intellectual property.



LEAPS is a refereed journal published annually by the Center. This journal features the research outputs and academic articles of members of the Miriam College community. Scholarly papers and articles written by other authors that are consistent with the four core values of Miriam College (truth, justice, peace, and integrity of creation) are also included.


Bukad is a literary folio published annually by the Center. The folio features literary works in different genre written by the members of the Miriam College community.

Research Corner

The Research Corner is an online database that will integrate all relevant information about the educational background, expertise, publications, professional membership / organizations of our faculty.

Affiliation and Linkages

The Center for Strategic Research is a member of the Philippine Social Sciences Council (PSSC). Its executive director is also an associate member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NCRP).

Center for Strategic Research Staff

Carmen V. Penalosa

Executive Director(OIC)

Ma. Anna Enriquez-Villanueva

Program Coordinator for Research Training, Advocacy, and Publications

Ysa Anne Drew Padua

Technical Assistant


From left ro right: Dr. Carmen V. Penalosa, Executive Director (OIC) of CSR; Ms. Ma. Anna E. Villanueva, Program Coordinator for Research and Publications; Ms. Ysabel R. Padua, Technical Assistant; and Dr. Glenda E. Fortez, former Miriam College Vice President

Dr. Jasmin Nario-Galace, Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) commenting during the open forum

Dr. Peñalosa, CSR Executive Director (OIC), presenting an overview of IRPW

Ms. Villanueva, CSR Program Coordinator assisting during registration

BEU faculty with Ms. Celeste Matias of the MC Research Council, facilitating the writing of their unit research plan.

HEU faculty planning their respective unit research plans

Mr. Jude Gorospe of the MC Research Council, assisting MAE faculty on their unit research plan.

BEU and HEU faculty post for a photo opp with Dr. Galace and Dr. Peñalosa after a successful whole day workshop

Ms. Ysa Padua, CSR Technical Assistant, assisting during the registration

Dr. Peñalosa during the IRC plenary session presenting Colloquium Overview.