Auxiliary units are established by the Board of Trustees and follow the general University Policy. They operate with their own staff, some of whom may be drawn from the various schools or other units of the University.
Each auxiliary unit is headed by a Director appointed by the President for a term of three years, renewable for another three years. The Director is responsible to the President or any other official who may be designated by the President. If suitable, there should be a Policy Committee appointed by the President and advisory to the Director. A Chairman of this committee, other than the Director, shall be elected by and from the members of the Committee.
Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS)
The Ateneo Center for Asian Studies, established in April 2001, is a research center that aims to promote Asian Studies through disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and multi-disciplinary research and other related activities such as seminars, workshops, and lectures. Since 2013, it has offered thesis/dissertation grants to the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila whose research topic is on Asia. The Center engages in collection of materials on Asian Studies; hosting of research fellows; dissemination and promotion of research through publications. Primarily with the help of its international advisory board that consists of prominent scholars from Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Australia, it links with institutions both in the Philippines and abroad. It regularly offers language courses, specifically, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, and Russian to young professionals who need the language skills for research or work.
Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD)
The Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD) was founded in 1989 as the research unit of the Department of Economics in economics and economic policy. ACERD directs and manages the research activities of the Department of Economics that focus on applied economics and public policy in order to enhance teaching and contribute to policy debates and formulation in the Philippines, both of which are necessary for nation building.
Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT)
The Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT) is a center for education and development in English language and literature teaching (ELLT). It follows the Jesuits’ prime education objective - "to form men-and-women-for-others who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ" (Arrupe, Pedro, S.J., July 1973: 26). ACELT seeks to contribute to this task through the formation of professionally competent, socially concerned teachers, teacher trainers, and ELLT managers - multipliers for the process of institutional and social change.
Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development (Ateneo CORD)
Ateneo CORD takes pride in being a part of the Department of Psychology which is a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Center of Excellence. Consistent with the Department’s drive to excel, Ateneo CORD uses the latest research on human and organizational behavior to optimize both the individual skills of the employees and the structures and cultures they work in.
Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship (ACSent)
The Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship (ACSEnt) is the Ateneo de Manila University’s center committed to foster social transformation and contribute to nation-building by cultivating a vibrant social entrepreneurship sector in the Philippines. As part of the ongoing initiative to contribute to inclusive growth and development, ACSEnt’s fundamental priority is focused on developing an ecosystem comprised of multi-sector partners to support and enhance the creation of programs in research, education and training, advocacy and incubation. Such programs intend to further advance social entrepreneurship in the country and engage leaders, experts, practitioner and advocates who can extend collaborative partnerships with communities and other grassroots sectors, creating mutual socio-economic and environmental benefits that support national development.
Ateneo Initiative for Korean Studies (AIKS)
The Ateneo Initiative for Korean Studies (AIKS) was established in April 2012 to set up, grow and sustain Korean Studies in the Ateneo de Manila. Propelled by its economic success, the increasing importance of Korea in international affairs has resulted to unprecedented changes in geopolitics, creating new opportunities and challenges that affect Philippines-Korea relations. This has drawn the attention not only of policymakers but also of the academe towards the need for advancing analyses on issues related to Korea. In recognition of such need, AIKS was established to consolidate the University’s persisting efforts to stimulate interest in Korea and its culture among the members its community, and to contribute as well to the strengthening of Philippines-Korea partnership.
Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC)
The Ateneo Innovation Center is first and foremost a research organization within Ateneo but we have to go beyond just research and turn research into real products and services by commercialization through training, empowering and providing for the next generation of innovators and technopreneurs.
Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP)
The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) offers yearly fellowships in creative writing for young writers across the nation. Its writing workshops cater to aspiring writers, presenting them with the fundamentals of writing as craft, art, and philosophical engagement so that they can enter the mainstream of Philippine Literature with a sense of responsibility that adds depth and direction to national cultural practices. More importantly, AILAP integrates the intellectual mainstreams of the Ateneo education to inspire individual writers in pursuing projects that are relevant to the history of ideas and the cultural traditions of the country.
Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center (AJWCC)
The Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center (AJWCC) is a research center under the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science. It was established in March 2003 at the Ateneo de Manila University in partnership with SMART Communications and Sun Microsystems with the aim of becoming a world-class research and development center. Its mission is to cultivate research and new product experimentation with the help of faculty, student and research groups to strengthen the synergy between the academe and IT industry.
Ateneo Language Learning Center (ALLC)
The Ateneo Language Learning Center (ALLC) provides training programs that address the language communication needs of those requiring competence in General English, in English for academic purposes and in English for the Corporate Setting. These programs are designed to develop and improve proficiency in English so that the language can be used confidently, effectively, and efficiently in a range of situations.
Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies (ARLCCS)
Established in 2005 with an endowment from the Leong family, the Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies promotes Chinese Studies in the Ateneo de Manila University through workshops, scholarships, research, and other activities.Its objective is to help Filipinos understand and appreciate China in all her aspects, including culture, history, politics, business and economics, so as to be able to engage China in a constructive way. The Center subsidizes Chinese studies courses, provides incentives for promising students of Mandarin and Chinese studies, and awards scholarships to Filipinos who will do graduate work in Chinese studies so that they can teach and do research on China from the Philippines. The Center also organizes conferences and awards grants for research on China and the Chinese, and, the ethnic Chinese in the Philippines and elsewhere.
Ateneo Teacher Center (ATC)
The Ateneo Teacher Center (ATC) was established by the Education Department in 1985 in response to the country's need to provide for the retraining of teachers, especially in basic education. The Center is a support unit of the Education Department with the vision to serve the Philippine educational system by taking the lead in influencing educational policies and directions through graduate education, training programs and research. Its mission is to empower educators through an understanding of their profession and vocation. Specifically, it aims to upgrade the skills of teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators in basic education by conducting seminars and workshops.
- Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University
Eugenio Lopez, Jr. Center for Multimedia Communication
The Eugenio Lopez Jr. Center for Multimedia Communication at the Ateneo de Manila University seeks to develop competent, creative, ethical and globally competitive communication practitioners in an age of media convergence.
Fr. Jaime C. Bulatao Center for Psychology Services (Bulatao Center)
We are a center of the Department of Psychology of the Ateneo de Manila University. We offer clinical/community assessment and interventions, deliver training and education programs, and conduct research to address the psychosocial needs of individuals and communities. We provide comprehensive training for Counseling/Clinical, Developmental and Social psychology graduate students.
Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC)
The INSTITUTE OF PHILIPPINE CULTURE is a social science research organization of the School of Social Sciences of the Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University. Founded in 1960, the IPC seeks a better understanding of culture and society in the Philippines and other Asian countries, an improved quality of life for disadvantaged groups, and a more peaceful, just, and equitable national and global society.
- JGSOM Business Resource Center (JGSOM BRC)
- JGSOM Family Business Development Center (JGSOM FBDC)
Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University
Amid innovations spawned by digital technology, heightened restraints to press freedom, and the surge in news and issues with cross-border ramifications, the idea of reviving “pure” journalism education emerged in the agenda of the Ateneo de Manila University. Added impetus came from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, which has an international reputation for development work in emerging democracies. Seeking to help raise the standards of Asian journalism, the foundation entrusted the Ateneo, a long-time partner in social development, with its regional journalism training program. In June 2000, the Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University was inaugurated. It was envisioned as a hub of journalism education in the region, an oasis of learning for working journalists. In May 2006, “Asian” was added to the center’s name to accurately reflect the true geographical scope of its mandate. Today, the ACFJ promotes good journalism by providing training to and educational opportunities for working journalists in Asia.
National Chemistry Instrumentation Center (NCIC)
The National Chemistry Instrumentation Center (NCIC) is a research service center established in 1995 to provide support services in the areas of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry (MS) to researchers, industry and government regulators in the Philippines. The initial impetus for the NCIC was the Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP) financed through the World Bank and administered by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).