About UNC

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The Premier University in Southern Luzon

Founded : June 1948
Founder : Dr. Jaime Hernandez
Academic Departments : School of Graduate Studies, Law, Arts and Sciences, Education, Commerce, Engineering and Architecture, Computer Studies, Nursing, High School, Elementary and Kindergarten

Population (as of 2005) : About 10, 000
School Colors : Red and Gray
School Motto : “Non Scholae Sed Vitae”

The University of Nueva Caceres is dedicated to the pursuit of Truth, Wisdom and Knowledge for the service of God, Country and Humanity. Founded by Dr. Jaime Hernandez in 1948, it has grown to become one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the country. The campus is centrally located in the City of Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines. The University has one of the biggest student populations in the Bicol region and offers courses from Kinder to Graduate levels. All course offerings are recognized by the government and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Commerce are accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA). Its College of Engineering and Architecture is now one of the few regional centers for technological education in the Philippines.

The university’s academic standards have been proven by alumni who have performed well in the government Board and Bar examinations. In fact, as of October 2006, 110 of them are topnotchers.

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The University Seal is circular in shape with two concentric circles. The outer circle contains the name UNIVERSITY OF NUEVA CACERES and on the lower portions the site of the University – CITY OF NAGA and below it the year of the foundation of the university, 1948. Inside the inner circle is a U shaped figure with TORCH at the center symbolizing education. Just below the torch are the three famous landmarks of the Bicol region: MT. ISAROG, MAYON VOLCANO and MT. BULUSAN. Across these figures is a ribbon containing the Latin words: NON SCHOLAE SED VITAE (Not of School But of Life). The predominant colors of the Seal are RED and GRAY, the official colors of the University.



The University of Nueva Caceres, a private non-sectarian institution, is Bicol’s first university.

Guided by its motto, “Non Scholae Sed Vitae” (Not of school but of life), and attuned to the demands of a highly dynamic global environment, the University commits itself to quality and excellent education for all to transform the youth into entrepreneurial, productive, morally upright, socially responsible professionals for a just, humane and progressive society.


The University of Nueva Caceres shall be a leading exponent of academic excellence, research, extension and innovative technology for sustainable development.

It creates a nurturing academic environment and provides equal opportunities in the formation of individuals into empowered leaders, competent professionals and proactive entrepreneurs who are cognizant of our rich cultural heritage.


  1. PURSUE the nurturing and strengthening of social institutions with empowered leaders, skilled professionals, and proactive entrepreneurs for the development of the Bicol Region and the Filipino nation;
  2. PRODUCE graduates who are entrepreneurial, productive, morally upright, environmentally conscious, globally responsive and socially responsible citizens;
  3. PROPAGATE the culture of excellence through a continual process of introspection, integration and improvement of programs, facilities and services;
  4. PROVIDE the University personnel with the means to enhance their personal well-being and professional skills to effectively carry out balanced curricular and development programs.


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