Visayas State University
The Visayas State University (VSU) is a premier public university in the Philippines and is one of the leading universities in Southeast Asia for research in agriculture. VSU specializes in agriculture research and education, including work in jatropha propagation for the production of biofuels and development of a dwarf macapuno coconut and root crops, particularly sweet potato, cassava and yam. VSU offers degree programs and courses in agro-industry, information technology, hospitality management, tropical ecology, veterinary medicine, forestry, fishery, and food science and technology. VSU also hosts an extensive distance education program.