Universidad de Manila

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Universidad de Manila
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Former name
City College of Manila (1995-2006)
Motto Public service through quality education
Type Public, City University
Endowment Increase2.svg Php 104.1million (2005)
Chairman Mayor Francisco Moreno Domagoso
President Maria Lourdes N. Tiquia
Undergraduates 14,000+
Postgraduates 200
One Mehan Gardens Manila
Metro Manila
Campus Urban
Alma Mater songUDM Hymn
Nickname UDMian, Merlions
Website http://www.udm.edu.ph/

The Universidad de Manila (UdM) (formerly known as the City College of Manila) is a city government funded, public local university in Manila, Philippines, which offers both academic and technical-vocational courses and programs. Its Main Campus is located at the grounds of Mehan Gardens, Ermita in front of the Bonifacio Shrine (Kartilya ng Katipunan) and beside the Central Terminal Station of LRTA Line 1. It has a Downtown Campus (UDM Annex) along Carlos Palanca Street in Sta. Cruz.



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The logo of City College of Manila (CCM)

On 26 April 1995, Manila City Ordinance (MCO) No. 7885 “An Ordinance Authorizing the City Government of Manila to Establish and Operate the Dalubhasaan ng Maynila (City College of Manila) and for such other purposes” was approved by Mayor Alfredo Lim. The principal sponsors of MCO No. 7885 were Manila Councilors Nestor C. Ponce Jr., Humberto B. Basco and Bernardito C. Ang. The then-City College of Manila (CCM) was originally located at the 15-storey Old PNB Building in Escolta Street, Binondo. Sometime in 2003, the University established its Downtown Campus (UDM Annex) along Carlos Palanca Street in Sta. Cruz.

On 26 June 2006, Mayor Jose L. Atienza, Jr. approved MCO No. 8120 which renamed the City College of Manila to Universidad de Manila. UdM was also transferred from Binondo to its current location along Cecilia Muñoz-Palma Street corner Antonio J. Villegas Street, Mehan Gardens, Ermita.

On its 25th founding anniversary, Universidad de Manila was granted fiscal autonomy by virtue of MCO No. 8635. This ordinance was approved by Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on 27 April 2020 and it states that “the University shall be treated as an independent and institutional department of the City of Manila wherein the management of fiscal, human resources, and all other assets shall be within its control.”


College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

College of Business Administration (CBA)

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UDM at Night

College of Criminal Justice (CCJ)

College of Education (CED)

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UDM Garden

College of Engineering and Technology (CET)

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UDM Courtside

College of Health Science (CHS)

Graduate Programs

    College of Law (COL)

    Institute for Graduate and Professional Studies (IGPS)

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training

    Center for Micro-credentialing and Industry Training (CMIT)

    UDM Center for Micro-credentialing and Industry Training was established on 19 June 2020, to offer short-term programs, focusing on specialized learning in order to develop skillset aligned with the interests of the student.

    UDM recognized the shift in workplace structure and culture, most prominent during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. With an understanding of the needs of the city and different industries, the offerings of the following micro-credentials are set to produce skilled and capable graduates who will thrive in an Industry 4.0 workplace.

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