Kinaadman University Research Office (KURO)
In its mission statement, Xavier University states:
As a University, Xavier engages in the authentic search for the truth through teaching, formation, research and social outreach; it is dedicated to the renewal, discovery, safeguarding, and communication of knowledge and human values; and it trains men and women to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and serve humanity justly.
As a Filipino University, Xavier is devoted to the appreciation, preservation, and enrichment of the Filipino culture and heritage; to the sustainable development of the nation; and to the pursuit of the common good (XU Mission Statement).
In the XU College Faculty Manual, the role of the faculty in research is highlighted: “The faculty members are encouraged to contribute to the cultivation of a research environment….” (XU College Faculty Manual 2008).
All faculty members are encouraged to pursue research according to their respective competencies and expertise and to maintain, at the same time, a balance between teaching, research, and service.
XU Press is focused on a mission; that is, to promote the creation of knowledge and to disseminate scholarship through print and digital media in the academia and to the society at large.
Aside from being an academic publisher, the XU Press also publishes scholarly books in various fields, specialized journals, and literary and creative works, those of which discuss Philippine life and society.
The XU Press is affiliated with the Philippine Association of Scholarly and Academic Publishers (PASAP) and the National Book Development Board (NBDB).
The XU Press facilitates publication support for research, academic and social outreach work, and packaging of knowledge products and services for the university’s wider engagement.
Specifically, the XU Press will pursue the following objectives in its next three years of operations:
- Publish scholarly books in various fields, specialized journals, and literary and creative works with special emphasis on Philippine life and society;
- Increase visibility of scholarly works of the Mindanaoan and Xavier University writers using various media;
- Address publishing needs of the researchers and writers through capacity-building programs and initiatives;
- Extend publishing services to other clusters of the university (e.g. Basic Education, CIT);
- Encourage faculty publication particularly in internationally peer-reviewed journals; and
- Strengthen linkage with other academic publishers, private and public organizations that promote scholarly publications.