A center of excellence in the fields of environmental science and management, consistent with the aspirations of the Filipino people, in a manner that fully respects the limits of nature
- Coordinate and consolidate university-wide efforts to develop and offer higher academic degrees on environmental science and management
- Consolidate a wide variety of talents and expertise of its core staff, the university, and other sectors of civil society, to pursue scientific investigation on environment through collaborations and partnerships
- Complement and enhance the existing traditional strengths of the university to offer the Filipino people with technical services that promote the sustainable management of our environmental resources
- Engage in active science, policy and community dialogues/forum to ensure that our science becomes a significant input to sustainable development.