The University of Northern Philippines continues its pursuit in sustaining the research culture in the university as it underwent Virtual Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing with Visayas Mindanao Consortium for Journal Publication, Inc. (VMCJPI) on 06 August 2021.

The signing of MOA happened via Zoom and was attended by UNP officials headed by Dr. Erwin F. Cadorna, SUC President; Dr. Pio Ferdinand J. Lamarca, OIC- Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration; Dr. Rolando B. Navarro, VP for Academic Affairs; Dr. Edelyn A. Cadorna, Director, University Research and Development Office; and other UNP faculty and staff. Also present in the MOA signing were Dr. Francis Ann R. Sy, VMCJPI Chair, and VP for Academics, Research and Instructions, Southern Leyte State University; Dr. Angeline Pogoy, VMCJPI Vice-Chair, and VP for Research, Extension, and Publication, Cebu Normal University; Dr. Ronald Orale, VMCJPI Auditor, and VP for Research and Extension, Samar State University; and Dr. Gerald Jayson Balanga of Eastern Visayas State University, and Managing Editor, Innovative Technology and Management Journal.

VMCJPI is a consortium of Higher Education Institutions aimed at initiating activities that will propel attainment of higher accreditation level in journal publication and indexing among all its member-institutions.