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Ateneo ranked best educational institution in the country

Ateneo de Manila University debuted in the Times Higher Education (THE WUR) World University Rankings as the best institution in the Philippines for its 2023 edition after emerging in the 351-400 ranking bracket.

Ateneo overtook the state-run University of the Philippines, which fell into the 801-1000 bracket – in itself a steep drop from the 601-800 bracket it was in last year.

The Jesuit school achieved an overall score of 45.0 to 46.9 based on five pillars: teaching, research, citations, industry revenue and international outlook.

Along with nearby schools on Katipunan Avenue, De La Salle University and Mapua University also made the list, ranking 1201-1500 and 1501+ respectively in the 2023 World University Rankings.

In a statement, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) trumpeted that 10 Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) were included in THE WUR list.

This year’s performance is a dramatic increase from the two universities in the Philippines – UP and De La Salle University (DLSU) – that were ranked in 2019, CHED President Popoy De Vera said.

“The dramatic increase in the number of internationalized Philippine HEIs shows that our universities are continuously benchmarking themselves against the best universities in the world and improving their programs, faculties and facilities to produce globally competitive and fit for the future graduates. industry,” De Vera said.

“In other words, an increasing number of Philippine HEIs are globally competitive and world-class,” he added.

ADMU entered the top 301-400, which is the highest ranking ever received by a Philippine university in THE WUR ranking.

The 10 HEIs ranked worldwide are:

1. Ateneo de Manila University (301-400)
2. Cebu University of Technology (rapporteur)
3. La Salle University (1201-1500)
4. University of Mapua (1501+)
5. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (Rapporteur)
6. Tarlac Agricultural University (rapporteur)
7. University of Santo Tomas (Rapporteur)
8. Southern Philippines University of Science and Technology (Rapporteur)
9. University of the Philippines (801-1000)
10. Visayas State University (Rapporteur)

To add to this milestone, the entry of five State Universities and Colleges (SUC) into the ranking is also the highest number of Philippine public universities in any global university rankings, CHED added.

THE WUR 2023 is considered the most diverse and largest ranking published by THE with 1,799 participating universities in 104 countries and regions.

The WUR is one of the most definitive lists of the world’s top research-focused institutions.

The ideas and data extracted from this list have been adopted as a geopolitical indicator as well as an aid to the strategic management of institutions and as a crucial factor in the study choices made by millions of students around the world and their future prospects. ‘use.

“The latest ranking is critical to fulfilling President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s directive that Philippine HEIs should produce industry-ready graduates for the local and international job market,” De Vera added.

The list covers 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance in four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Harvard leads the teaching pillar, while Oxford leads the research pillar. At the top of the international pillar is the Macau University of Science and Technology.

By encouraging Philippine HEIs to pursue a programmatic and holistic approach in their internationalization strategy, CHED prioritizes the transition of PHL higher education to world-class status through breakthroughs in internationalization and teaching Transnational Higher Education (TNHE) to create milestones in nation building and economy. recovery.

This means a complete recalibration of the internationalization strategy by aligning it with the CHED 2022-2028 strategic plan and the orientations of the administration of President Marcos.