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The Cradle of Excellence
The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos is a private, Roman Catholic university administered by the Order of Augustinian Recollects.
UNO-R is category A(t) in the Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IQuAME). Many of its colleges are accredited by PAASCU and to top it all, it is one of the three CHED Autonomous Institutions in Region VI. (+Faraon Lopez)
Talisay, 1941 - Dr. Antonio A. Lizares and Dr. Francisco Kilayko founded the Occidental Negros Institute, a small school which initially offered first and second years of high school education. When the Second World War broke out in December of 1941, the institute was forced to close, though temporary.
After the war in 1946, ONI was re-established at Locsin Street, Bacolod City, offering elementary, high school, and three college degree programs. Due to the influx of students from the province, ONI transferred to a bigger venue in Lizares Avenue where it now stands. It was run by a Board of Trustees with Dr. Antonio Lizares as the first president and Dr. Francisco Kilayko as Director.
ONI expanded and became the University of Negros Occidental, the first university in the province, on May 15, 1957 . Ten days later, UNO was passed on to the Order of Augustinian Recollects and became the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos. The Recollect Fathers brought with them a wealth of experience in the field of education.
The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos is a living symbol of quality and excellence. We take pride in producing thousands of alumni, now sharing their expertise across the globe, who are successful in their chosen field of endeavor. UNO-R is truly the Cradle of Excellence – the home of outstanding academic programs founded on St. Augustine’s theme: “Caritas et Scientia.”
UNO-R envisions itself as a Catholic institution giving witness to the Augustinian Recollect charism as a way of living Christian faith. A true Catholic institution offering an Augustinian style of education that responds to the needs of the church, the Filipino society and the world.
UNO-R sees itself as a partner of the government in the development of the young to be productive, enlightened and upright citizens whose hearts and minds are focused not only on their individual good, but also on the welfare and well-being of the entire Filipino nation with special concern for the weak and the poor.
As a Catholic University imbued with the Augustinian Recollect style of viewing education, the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos commits itself to provide the climate, structure, and the means by which vocation, technical skills and talents of all members of the academic community can be optimally developed and inextricably permeated by faith so they can be used in the service of the people, and for the glory of God.
Bacolod City, Philippines
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Utilize our library resources and helpful staff from 8:00-11:30am and 1:30-5:30pm on weekdays. Gates are open from 7:30am-12:00pm during Saturdays.
The Fray luis de Leon Library is accessible during lunch hours.