DOST webinar brings international initiatives on textile sustainability during science week

2020 NSTW
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, many industries have shifted in producing new normal essential products. And even the textile and fashion industry, has likewise pivoted to production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks in response to the health and safety requirements against the virus...  Read More

Pisay rolls out new learning strategies amid COVID-19 pandemic

2020 NSTW
The disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic in the education sector challenged the schools in the country to continue providing quality education to every student. The Philippine Science High School System (Pisay) of the Department of Science and Technology is not exempt from these challenges...  Read More

DOST banners testing facilities that ensure consumer welfare during the science week

2020 NSTW
As part of the week-long celebration of the yearly National Science and Technology Week in the country, the Department of Science and Technology – Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) will conduct a webinar on the different technical services offered by the agency on Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 3:00-5:00 PM via Facebook Live...  Read More

DOST brings virtual research fora to inspire youth

2020 NSTW
Three Filipino scientists recently shared their research expertise on a webinar called “ScienTeach: A Virtual Symposium for the Youth” on 26 November 2020 at 11:00 AM...  Read More

DOST gets nod from UNCTAD for S&T advocacy in spite of pandemic

2020 NSTW
A United Nations high-ranking official expressed her admiration for the country’s efficient use of frontier technologiesand support for science and technology...  Read More

DOST-FNRI conducts ‘Nutriflix’ in celebration of the 2020 National Science and Technology Week

2020 NSTW
As we adapt to the new normal, the 2020 National Science and Technology (2020 NSTW) pushes through with the celebration but this time, in virtual mode. Participatingin this annual event is the Department of Science and Technology Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) with the introduction ofNutriflix— an interactive trivia game on food and nutrition...  Read More

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NSTW Secretariat

Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)
(02) 837-2071 loc.2162

Science and Technology Information Institute (STII)
(02) 837-2071 local 2148


NSTW Facts

The NSTW highlights the significant contributions of science and technology to national development and has become a platform for heralding S&T advocacy in the country.

In the 1950's, the National Science Development Board (forerunner of DOST) spearheaded the Philippine National Science Week celebration on the third week of November. It became a backdrop for conferring recognition and appreciation to outstanding scientists, researchers, inventors, and institutions.

The NSTW was institutionalized in 1982 through Proclamation No. 2214 signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos, which designated the second week of July each year for its observance.

The Science and Technology Master Plan (STMP) was launched by the administration of former Pres. Corazon C. Aquino during the 32nd NSTW celebration in 1990 to establish the desired direction of S&T development in the country. The S&T Fair was included in the line-up of important activities of the NSTW during the same year. It became the banner activity throughout the 1990s.

In 1993, the NSTW celebration was moved to the third week of July through Proclamation No. 169 under the administration of former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos.

In August 2019, by virtue of Proclamation 780 signed by President Rodrigo “Roa” Duterte, the NSTW celebration will now be conducted every fourth week of November. The change of date was meant to ensure “maximum participation” of schools, students, stakeholders, and the public during the week-long celebration due to the change in the academic calendar of most universities, schools, and educational institutions.

Other important activities of the NSTW include the various awards for basic and applied research, technology transfer, technology commercialization and S&T promotion; scientific meetings, technical and investment forums, technology demonstrations, and technical tours.

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