The INSTITUTE OF PHILIPPINE CULTURE is a social science research organization of the School of Social Sciences of the Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University. Founded in 1960, the IPC seeks a better understanding of culture and society in the Philippines and other Asian countries, an improved quality of life for disadvantaged groups, and a more peaceful, just, and equitable national and global society.
To realize its vision, the IPC has set the following goals:
- Make significant contributions through scholarly and action research to knowledge generation and theory building on Philippine society and culture, locating these within comparable expressions in the Asian region;
- Enhance the capabilities of development agencies in civil society, government, and business through knowledge-based training programs;
- Develop partnerships with nongovernment organizations, people’s organizations, and communities engaged in participatory research, action, and advocacy; and
- Play a significant part in the attainment of the mission and goals of the Ateneo de Manila University.