8 Filipino universities score high in Google Scholar Webometrics Ranking

Google Scholar Webometrics
UP leads the Philippine universities as the top-ranked school by citations in the latest Google Scholar profiles. The photo shows a Sablay, the UP official academic costume, draped over The Oblation during the Commencement Exercises in UP Diliman. Photo by Jun Madrid (UPSIO).

The University of the Philippines (UP) led eight Philippine educational institutions listed in the latest Transparent Ranking of Top Universities by Citations in Top Google Scholar profiles.

The UP led the Philippines’ ranking schools with 113,743 citations, followed by De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila with 51,390, and the University of the Philippines Diliman with 41,826 citations.

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Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology, University of San Carlos, and Mapua Institute of Technology complete the Philippines’ entries.

The 9th edition of the rankings released January 2020 is part of the Google Scholar Citation – a google tool that lets scholars set up profiles and their publications. The tool lets authors easily track citations of their articles, who are citing the publication, see graph citation, and even compute citation metrics.

For 2020, the Top Google Scholar Citations used Webometrics, an online ranking system for the world’s universities based on web content and visibility.

The use of Webometrics underlines the fact that universities’ online presence is increasingly becoming their main showcase. Web visibility is of paramount importance to any academic institution as more academic institutions are spending more time and resources to improve their presence and reach on the web, while more and more scholars use the internet to find and share scientific information.

The importance of more serious consideration of web publication has become apparent as well. It is not only a form of scholarly communication but can be considered as part of the overall organization and performance of universities.

From all the top-ranked universities around the world, there are eight universities from the Philippines that are in the Webometrics Ranking of the World Universities. The University of the Philippines received the highest citations among the universities in the country. The University of San Carlos and Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology hold the distinction of being the only schools outside of Luzon that made it to the Global ranking.

Here are the 8 Top Universities in the Philippines on the Google Scholar Profiles ranked by citations:

  1. University of the Philippines 113,743
  2. De La Salle University Manila 51,390
  3. University of the Philippines Diliman 41,826
  4. Ateneo de Manila University 16,912
  5. University of Santo Tomas 7,776
  6. Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology 6,729
  7. University of San Carlos 1,610
  8. Mapua Institute of Technology 1,107

Published scholarly works in the field of health research had placed the UP ahead of top global universities such as Harvard, Cambridge, and Oxford, even as it broke into the Top 500 in the World, ranked in Asia’s Top 95, and was listed as Southeast Asia’s 4th-ranked on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR).

In 2019, UP led a team that discovered the new human species Homo Luzonensis and another team in pioneering the DNA Barcoding to protect wildlife.

DLSU Manila joined UP in THE WUR in 2019. In the same year, DLSU also developed wearable robots to assist physical therapists and developed a mobile app to help crab fishermen.

Ateneo-led scientists discovered a fern that may help remove mining contaminants.

UST has been awarded the ASEAN Quality Seal, only 2nd in PHL and 8th in the world.

Seven of the Google Scholar-ranking universities ranked in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 500 Universities in Asia.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to all eight Philippine educational institutions that ranked in the newest Google Scholar Webometrics Transparent Rankings!

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