Impact Rankings De la Salle University
DLSU debuted in THE World University Rankings in 2019. Photo from DLSU.

De La Salle University in Manila made the cut in the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings as the lone Filipino school in the list.

The first Impact Rankings is THE’s pioneering initiative to recognize universities around the world for their social and economic impact, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

THE Impact Rankings, which measure a university’s success in delivering the United Nations SDGs targets, ranked De La Salle University (DLSU) at 301+ out of 450 universities from 76 countries.

The SDGs that were considered in the Impact Rankings include the following:

  • SDG #3: Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG #4: Quality Education
  • SDG #5: Gender Equality
  • SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG #9: Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure
  • SDG #10: Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG #10: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG #12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG #13: Climate Action
  • SDG #16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  • SDG #17: Partnerships for the Goals

DLSU ranked high in the following SDGs:

  • Quality Education (301+)
  • Partnership for the Goals (301+)
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (201+)
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities (201+)
  • Responsible Consumption and Production (201+)
  • Climate Action (201+)
  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (201+)

THE compared the performance of the universities across the areas of research, outreach, and stewardship.

DLSU debuted in THE World University Rankings in 2019, joining the University of the Philippines (UP) in making the cut in the Top 1000 educational institutions in the world. DLSU and UP are the only two Filipino schools also performing strongly in THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings. The two leading Philippine schools also rank in THE Emerging Economies University Rankings.

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