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Pursuing its objective of driving Philippine social development by fostering the youth and the culture of excellence through education, the Henry Sy Foundation Inc. (HSFI) partnered with two leading universities in the Philippines–the Univesity of the Philippines (UP)–Manila and the University of Sto. Tomas (UST).
Propelling research-based education
In September, HSFI and the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Foundation Inc. (UPMAFI) opened the
doors of the UP College of Medicine (UPCM) Henry Sy Sr Hall.
The 11-story building is equipped with facilities that encourage future physicians to engage in collaborative research and pursue dual and higher research-based degrees. It includes a patient safety center, two clinical simulation wings, two theaters, 42 classrooms designated for the new programs of UPCM, three board rooms, an alumni lounge, a special event hall, and two multi-purpose halls.
Enabling digital medical education
HSFI also inked a partnership with the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Research and Endowment Foundation to construct the Henry Sy Sr. Hall, a building that aims to elevate health education in the country.
The hall will feature technologically advanced facilities and equipment that complement UST’s teaching, learning,
and research practices. Focused on interdisciplinary collaboration in medical studies, it will also house the simulation and research facility of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (UST-FMS).
The HSFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization inspired by SM founder Henry Sy, Sr.’s desire to aid educational
institutions to drive Philippine social development. Its projects are undertaken in partnership with the SM group and its foundations to honor the SM founder by supporting educational institutions in promoting academic excellence as a key to a brighter future for the youth. Through the years, the foundation established and supported several academic infrastructures, such as the Henry Sy Sr. Primary School Building in Xavier School, Nuvali Laguna; Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center in Miriam College, Quezon City; NU Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna; NU Nazareth School in Manila; and a Henry Sy Sr. Hall each at Immaculate Conception Academy, San Juan City, and Assumption College.