Adopt a holistic approach in providing an efficient and effective exercise of research anchored on the following elements: Christian-based and interdisciplinary in approach, development oriented, innovative, and Filipino in character yet global in perspective.
The Trinity Research and Development Center was originally named Philippine¬American Studies Institute (P ASI) established in Trinity College of Quezon City (now Trinity University of Asia) in November, 1979. It was in 1981 when the shift from the Philippine-American Studies Institute to Trinity Research Institute (TRI) was made in consultation and with the approval of the late Dr. Arturo M. Guerrero, then College President, to broaden the depth and scope of research activities in the College. TRI became Trinity Research Center (TRC) in 1999 in the light of organizational development not only of the Center but of Trinity College as a whole. Currently TRC is known as the University Research and Development Center (URDC) to further revitalize and broaden research opportunities for all members of the Trinitian community.
The research agenda of the University promotes the National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA) set forth by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). This is complemented by the University's advocacy for quality Christian education and service-learning. Said research agenda is geared towards the enhancement and enrichment of the existing research culture to motivate the academic community in coming up with scholarly and relevant researches.