About Us



Lyceum-Northwestern University was founded by Dr. Francisco Quimson Duque and Mrs. Florencia Tiongson Duque. L-NU started as a single-room nursing school at the Dagupan City Polyclinic Hospital and was then called the Dagupan City School of Nursing. The school had an initial population of 94.


Graduation of the first batch with a 98.2% passing percentage in the Nursing Board Exams of 1972.


Dagupan City School of Nursing moved to Tapuac District and changed name to Lyceum of Dagupan City. New Courses: Pre-Nursing, Liberal Arts, Medical Secretarial Science, Radiologic Technology and Medical Technology.

  • Acquisition of the Northern Educational Institution
  • From the merger emerged the name Lyceum Northwestern (LN)
  • New courses: B.S. Elementary Education, Junior Secretarial and Master of Arts in Education


    Lyceum Northwestern led a consortium of local tertiary schools and founded the Northern Philippines Institute of Medicine. LN became the “first medical school of the north” which began with an enrollment of 19 students.


    The College of Agriculture was established in a 132-hectare farmland in Lobong, San Jacinto, Pangasinan. It opened courses in B.S. Agricultural Education, B.S. Agriculture majors in Agronomy and Animal Husbandry,a Two-Year Agricultural Technology and an Agricultural High School.

    The fourth president


    Dr. Salvador T. Duque relinquished his presidency to Atty. Gonzalo T. Duque, a seasoned public servant who was the former Vice Governor of Pangasinan and former POEA Deputy Administrator (August 17)

    • Inauguration of the LN Urdaneta Campus on June 15
    • Lyceum-Northwestern is cited by PRC as Top No. 3 School with Exemplary Performance in the Pharmacy Board Exam (Bracket B 10-5 Examinees) and Top 4 performing school in the Department of Midwifery (Category B). Nina Joy Perez of the RadTech Department is number one in the national board examination.
    • The LN Guidance Center is declared the Most Functional Guidance Office in the Region. LN was granted the BS EN ISO 9001:1994 Certificate of Excellence by the UKAS Quality Management and the Anglo-Japanese American Registrars (August 24)
    • LN was elevated to university level through an en banc resolution by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Ester Albano Garcia and her Commissioners Hadja Roquaiya Manlangit, Manuel D. Punzal, and Carlito S. Puno.
    • Atty. Gonzalo T. Duque was sworn into honor and authority as University President by Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in the institution’s Conferment and Investiture Ceremony. L-NU was declared the “Millenium University of Region I”


    Acquisition of the Asia Career College housing L-NU’s College of Law, Midwifery, VocTech and Caregiver Course


    LNU earned the ISO Certificate 9001:2000 (November 25)

    LNU was granted Deregulated Status by the CHED ceremonially conferred to Atty. Gonzalo T. Duque by Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Malacanang (November 28)

    L-NU as an Outstanding Institution of Learning given in Manila by the Consumers Union of the Philippines in July

    The College of Pharmacy is declared top number three school by the Philippine Regulations Commission.


    LNU sends Tourism and Engineering graduating students to Singapore for their on-the-job training The College of Nursing, LNU’s biggest department, produced a seventh placer in the national board examination


    L-NU is delighted to receive the Top No. 3 School Award for its College of Pharmacy as provided by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) for garnering 92 percent in the 2006 National Board Examinations.

    In February, the Philippine Medical Association of Georgia, the Regional Medical Center and L-NU held what is adjudged as the biggest medical mission, which created an impact in the Pangasinan Community.

    NU ladderized its curricula in BS Nursing, BS Computer Science, BS Tourism, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management


    L-NU, through its Research Development and Management Office, is the first HEI able to publish in the ACADEME: Journal of Leadership and Management in Higher Education, a refereed journal published by the International Association of the University Presidents based at SIAM University, Bangkok, Thailand.

    The College of Tourism sent eighteen (18) students to the United States of America for their OJT

    L-NU is awarded by PRC as Top 2 School with exemplary performance in the January 2008 Pharmacy Licensure Exams. The College of Pharmacy earned 100% passing rate for first timers with an overall rating of 92%

    L-NU is one of the 2008 awardees of the First National Service Training Program “Green Philippines” Awards (Search for the Best Environmental Program) for spearheading a sustainable environmental program

    L-NU is awarded 2nd Most Outstanding Center for Human Rights Education during the 6th Anniversary Celebration for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    L-NU is awarded 1st Runner-Up in Best Practices in Human Rights Education. The award was given at the San Juan de Letran last December 8, 2008


    The newly renovated and enhanced gymnasium was dedicated in honor of the late Dr. Salvador T. Duque and was named as the Dr. Salvador T. Duque Fieldhouse”

    L-NU College of Tourism sent nine (9) Tourism students to the United States of America for their OJT