The University has been promoting Philippine consciousness/culture and enhancement of products/services through collaborative partnerships. To date, UP has 342 bilateral and multilateral academic agreements with other HEIs and research institutions, most of which belong to the top 100 universities based on QS World University Rankings 2016.
The University has also been an active member of the following networks: Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), ASEAN-European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET), ASEAN University Network (AUN), Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia (KoSASA), and Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (SATU), and Erasmus Mundus Program Network. Through these academic agreements and networks, UP has been engaged in research/creative work collaborations/exchanges involving undergraduate and graduate students, research staff and faculty. Also, the other programs of OIL have been implemented successfully using these networks.