About Us

The University Extension & Development Center (UEDC)  is a conduit of knowledge and information, skills and mature technology generated by West Visayas State University that would effect change geared towards improving the quality of life of disadvantaged partners of development.


The University Extension and Development Center (UEDC) is a partner in the total development of communities.


For better quality of life, UEDC is committed to share and enhance knowledge, skills, and expertise to apply appropriate technologies as well as to develop proper attitude and values among stakeholders.


General Objectives

The extension programs of the University  focus on capability building through education: the conduct of livelihood skills training for out-of-school youths and unemployed adults; continuing education for professionals; technology transfer to development partners; technical assistance to support programs of government and non-government organizations; and the institutionalization of programs that will reach out to the deprived, depressed, and underserved (DDU) schools/communities. 

     Specific Objectives

     1. To package and disseminate knowledge and technology generated from researches in the      
     science, agriculture, forestry, homemaking technology and livelihood entrepreneurship, socio-
     cultural, medical, instructional procedures and strategies, which will benefit the partners of the 
     University in development;

     2. To identify partners and collaborate with selected communities, Local Government Units, and 
     People's Organizations in development endeavors that will ultimately translate to economic 
     sufficiency and social and political stability;

     3. To conduct continuing education, through seminars/workshops/conferences for extension 
     leaders and professionals to update and upgrade their knowledge and skills in their respective 
     fields of specialization;

     4. To share technical capability as consultants/experts/resource persons to other government and 
     non-government institutions;

     5. To initiate and facilitate linkage with local and international institutions; and

     6. To utilize alternative learning strategies in teaching livelihood skills such as the conduct of   
     life-long learning for self-sufficiency courses and functional literacy classes cum livelihood.

University Extension Thrusts

1. Continuing education and capability building for university extensionists, students and clienteles
2. Technology transfer
3. Publication of research-generated and matured technologies for development partners
4. Linkages/collaboration with government, non-government, and people's organizations.  

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