New Era University is determined to develop productive, responsible, and God-fearing citizens in the community. It supports the CHED’s program for Relevant and Responsive Research, Development and Extension (RDE) which aims at generating, adapting, and transferring or applying new knowledge and technologies for improving productivity and livelihood promoting peace, empowering the marginalized sector, protecting the environment, reducing disaster devastation, and alleviating poverty (CHED Strategic Plan, 2011-2016).

The CReED believes that correct judgment and decisions can only be made possible through the use of quality information resulting from diligently conducted researches. To have a better chance of attaining expected results, top management decisions are research- based. Faculty members’ decisions on instructional methods and classroom management strategies are likewise be evidence-based to ensure that these are appropriate to the needs of their students. The staff and other members of the NEU community, consciously or unconsciously, apply the concept of research in the performance of their day-to-day functions. Thus, significant and utilizable researches propel institutional development.

Hoping to serve as an instrument that will enhance the R & D capabilities, output, and research utilization of the administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the CReED takes the lead in implementing the following strategies in collaboration with the different departments and units in order to fulfill its mandate:


  • Conducting seminars/workshops
  • Developing institutionalized evaluation instruments
  • Keeping the university abreast of educational trends, policies, and opportunities as well as research priorities
  • Networking with related government agencies and other educational institutions for research projects and grants
  • Evaluation of the various elements of NEU operations-academic programs, curricula, academic departments, etc.
  • Build-up of relevant local and foreign literature
  • Development of research-based undergraduate program where faculty and students will collaborate to undertake utilizable research projects
  • Identification of human resource development programs to assist the university in coming up with a pool of skilled workers for the institution’s progress and competitiveness


Implementing Units

  • Center for Research, Evaluation and Development (CReED)
  • Basic Education, College Departments, and Technical 
Education and Skills Development Center (TESDC)
  • Community Extension Services
  • NEU Branches – Lipa City, Batangas; City of San Fernando, 
Pampanga; and General Santos City, South Cotabato
  • Vantage Education Management (VEM) and NEU Open University, Distance Education or Homeschooling Program, Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEAAP), Alternative Learning System (ALS), and Professional and Continuing 
Education (PACE)
  • Administrative and Support Services Units


Priority Research Areas

  • Academic and Administrative Policies
  • Biotechnology
  • Business and Economics
  • Disaster and Risk Management
  • Ecological Protection and Environmental Sustainability
  • Education and Human Resource Development
  • Energy Resources
8. Health and Medical Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information and Communication Technology 11. Instrument Review and Development
  • Legal Research
  • Manufacturing and Process Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Microelectronics
  • Poverty Alleviation, Livelihood, and Productivity
  • Public Governance


Priority Evaluation Areas

  • Academic Programs
  • Administrative Programs
  • Community Extension Services
  • Co-and Extra-curricular programs


Other Research and Development Undertakings

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Case Studies
  • Self-Instructional Modules and Learning Kits Development
  • Textbooks and Instructional Manuals Development
  • Journals and other Academic Publications
  • Other Creative Outputs


NEU adheres to the following ethical standards:

  • Research procedures must never harm subjects/ respondents, physically or psychologically. The investigator is obligated at all times to use the least stressful research procedure whenever possible.
  • Research participants have the right to full information about the research, including possible risks and benefits. Participants should be informed of all features of the research that may affect his or her willingness to participate.
  • Potential subjects/respondents have the right to refuse to participate in research or to withdraw from participating at any time.
  • Information obtained through research should remain confidential.
  • Researchers should not disclose personal information or identity of participants in written or oral reports and discussions.
  • To gain access to institutional records,
the investigator should obtain permission from responsible authorities in charge of records.