Centers of Excellence/Development (COE/COD)
Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) are either public or private higher education institutions (HEIs) which have demonstrated the highest degree or level of standard along the areas of instruction, research and extension. They provide institutional leadership in all aspects of development in specific areas of discipline in the various regions by providing networking arrangements to help ensure the accelerated development of HEIs in their respective service areas.
COEs/CODs in the different disciplines are identified and carefully selected for funding assistance. Funds released to these centers are utilized for student scholarships, faculty development, library and laboratory upgrading, research and extension services, instructional materials development, and networking of existing COEs and CODs.