“An internationally recognized university that provides relevant and innovative education and research for lifelong learning and sustainable development.”


“The Palawan State University is committed to upgrade the quality of life of the people by providing higher education opportunities through excellent instruction, research, extension, production services and transnational collaboration and innovations.”


We Provide equal opportunities for relevant, innovative and internationally recognized higher education programs and advanced studies for lifelong learning and sustainable development

We Strongly commit to deliver excellence in instruction, research, extension and transnational programs in order to meet the increasing levels of stakeholder demand as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.

The University shall continue to monitor, review and upgrade its quality management system to ensure compliance with national and international standards and requirements.


Excellence in service, Quality Assurance, Unity in diversity, Advocacy for sustainable development, Leadership by Example, Innovation, Transparency, and Youth empowerment (EQUALITY)


“The Palawan State University is geared towards serving its stakeholders in the most honest, professional, decent, efficient and transparent means and shall always be concerned about their welfare and development as citizens of this nation.”

A Premier State University









PSU Presidents

1965:  Dr. Walfrido Ponce de Leon

 1984: Dr. Heracleo Lagrada

1985:  Dr. Ponce de Leon

1986: Prof. Paterno Bruselas.

1991: Dr. Teresita Salva

1994: Dr. Crispiniano Acosta

1999: Dr. Teresita Salva

20 –  Dr. Jeter Sespeñe

20 – Dr. Lorna C. Gelito (OIC)

20 – Dr. Marissa S. Pontillas (OIC)

2018 – Dr. Ramon M. Docto


The Most Sustainable and Eco-Friendly School in the Philippines

It was March 2, 1965 where the teacher training institution known as Palawan Teacher’s College (PTC) was established through Republic Act 4303. Congressman Gaudencio Abordo sponsored the bill establishing the college at the then municipality of Puerto Princesa. The Palawan Teacher’s College officially operated in Puerto Princesa on June 19, 1965


The early days of the institution as a teacher’s College saw its thrust focused solely on education. Years later however, the school added a new curriculum to address the province’s other educational needs.


In 1984, Palawan Teacher’s College was recognized as Palawan State College by virtue of Batas Pambansa 797 which authorized the school to offer other undergraduate degrees in Arts, Sciences and Technology.


The conversion into a state university came a decade later on November 12, 1994. The Palawan State University emerged as the premier institute of higher learning in the province of Palawan, with more than 19,000 students and almost 1000 faculty and staff members at that time.


In 1995, the University offered 11 new academic programs – Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Agri-Business and Hotel and Restaurant Management, four diploma courses, and the first Petroleum Engineering course in the Philippines.


Currently, Palawan State University (PSU) has two major campuses: the Manalo Campus, where the Laboratory Elementary School, Graduate School and School of Law are located, and the Main Campus in Tiniguiban Heights, which houses the administration building, the colleges, the Laboratory High School, and the physical plant offices.


In addition, a number of extramural studies and programs are being offered in the Palawan State University’s College of Community Resources and Development (CCRD) in rural campuses of Rizal, Narra, Quezon, Aramaywan, Quezon, Palawan, Araceli, Brooke’s Point, San Vicente, Cuyo, Coron, Balabac, Roxas, Taytay, El Nido, Linapacan, San Rafael, Sofronio Española, Dumaran and Bataraza.


Under the steadfast leadership of Dr. Ramon M. Docto, Palawan State University drives forward in its concerted efforts to optimize flexible teaching and learning towards its journey of producing graduates who thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, true to its mission of committing to upgrade people’s quality of life by providing education opportunities through excellent instruction, research and innovation, extension, production services, and transnational collaborations.