The VSU (main
campus) is situated in Barangay Pangasugan, 8 km north of the City
of Baybay, Leyte and 34 km south of Ormoc City. It is
accessible from both directions because the national road cuts
across the University campus. It can also be reached from various
points in Leyte either by air through Tacloban City airport (116
km away) or by sea through the ports of Baybay City, Ormoc City,
Hilongos (43 km), and Bato (50 km).
of January 2002, the VSU main campus had a total of 261 faculty
members (95 PhDs, 115 MS, and 51 BS), 175 (67%) of whom had
permanent employment status. Some (52) members of the faculty were
detailed in research centers and two were on secondment.
There were 296 (1 Ph.D., 15 MS, 126 BS, 44 graduate of certificate
courses, 30 college level, 71 high school level, and 9 elementary
level) regular administrative staff.
Land Area :
The VSU-Main Campus has a total land area of 1,099.4 hectares that extends from
the shore of Camotes Sea to the top of Mt. Pangasugan. It comprises
- Campus Grounds - 61.6 ha.
- Research/Experiments - 94.0 ha.
- Instruction - 3.0 ha.
- Production Area - 104.3 ha.
- Pasture Area - 114.0
- Forest Reservation - 574.2
- Coconut - 62.3 ha.
- Abaca - 25.0 ha.
- Rice - 7.0 ha.
- Orchard - 5.0 ha.
- Corn - 3.0 ha.
- Coffee - 2.0
- Roads, Creeks/Marshy Areas -
Buildings : The University
main campus has 188 buildings: 21 student dormitories, 75 staff
houses, 17 academic buildings, 2 Administration buildings, and 63
others which include the Main Library, Student Union, Convention
Center, Center for Continuing Education, Infirmary, Guesthouse,
Hostel, Pavilion, Cebu and Manila offices, market, cafeteria, high
school, elementary, workshop, DASVM auxiliary, gymnatorium, marine
laboratory, fuel depot, power house, motor pool, garage, nurseries,
barns, and 9 research/training centers as follows:
- Philippine Root Crop Research
and Training Center (PhilRootcrops)
- National Abaca Research Center (NARC)
- National Coconut Research Center
(NCRC) - Visayas
- Farm and Resource Management
- Institute for Strategic Research
and Development Studies(ISRDS)
- Philippine Carabao Center (PCC)
- Agricultural Training
Institute-National Training Center (ATI-NTC) - Visayas
- Multi-Media Development Center (MMDC)
- Institute of Tropical Ecology (ITE)