LIST: 10 Philippine universities on THE World University Rankings

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THE WUR 2023 recognized 10 Philippine universities in the global rankings. Photo: university logos.

Here is the list of the ten Philippine universities recognized in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) – the largest number of Filipino higher educational institutions (HEIs) appearing on the annual global list since it started 19 editions ago.

Four HEIs officially ranked in this year’s THE WUR as Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and Mapua University (Mapua) debuted on the world list alongside the previously ranked state-run University of the Philippines (UP) and De La Salle University (DLSU).

The top 4 Philippine universities are among the record 1,799 universities from 104 countries and regions on the rankings which have gained a worldwide following from students, teachers, governments, and industry experts.

Six universities from the Philippines appear for the first time as Reporter institutions, a status first introduced last year as the mark for HEIs that provided data but did not meet the eligibility criteria to receive a rank. The 4 state universities and 2 private educational institutions agreed to be displayed in the final table to be among the 526 universities listed with “reporter” status this year.

ADMU first appeared as a Reporter institution last year before officially debuting in THE WUR global rankings as the leader of the ten Philippine universities appearing on the list this year – overtaking 6-time leader UP and DLSU which was ranked 4 times before the new report.

The universities featured in THE World University Rankings 2023 report released on October 12, 2022, are ranked based on 13 performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across five pillars: Teaching (30%); Research (30%); Citations (30%); Industry Income (7.5%); and International Outlook (2.5%).

THE WUR-listed Philippine universities are:

1 Ateneo de Manila University (301-400)

Ateneo leads the top 4 ranked Philippine universities. THE WUR screenshot.

ADMU debuts on THE WUR among the top 301-400 institutions – the highest placement ever received by a Philippine university.

Ateneo has an overall score of 45.0-46.9 with its highest score at 97 in Citations, a measure for the institution’s “role in spreading new knowledge and ideas” and “how much each university is contributing to the sum of human knowledge”.

Ateneo also leads the Philippines‘ 2022 THE Impact Rankings of institutions contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University is divided into two major schools of higher education: the Loyola School, located in Quezon City, and the Professional School, located in the Rockwell and Salcedo Campuses in Makati City. The Loyola School offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts and sciences.

2 University of the Philippines (801-1000)

UP is in the 2nd spot among Philippine universities. THE WUR screenshot.

UP led the Philippines’ THE WUR list for 6 consecutive years before dropping to 2nd place this year after placing in the 801-1000 bracket.

The premier state university in the Philippines has an overall score of 29.8-33.9 with the highest score of 62.5 in Citations, an indicator of research influence that looks at the universities’ role in spreading new knowledge and ideas.

The University of the Philippines is a network of eight autonomous campuses scattered across the archipelagic nation, with its flagship campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

3 De La Salle University (1201-1500)

DLSU keeps its previous year’s bracket but drops to 3rd spot among Philippine universities. THE WUR screenshot.

DLSU retains its 1201-1500 bracket from last year with an overall score of 18.4–24.3 with its highest score of 36.9 in the Industry Income criteria which checks a university’s ability to help industry with innovations, inventions, and consultancy and looks at how much research income an institution earns from industry (adjusted for PPP), scaled against the number of academic staff it employs.

DLSU is the Philippines’ top university in business and economics on THE WUR.

The Lasallian Brothers’ leading Catholic school in the country pursues Christian and educational ideals geared towards knowledge generation and social transformation.

4 Mapua University (1501+)

Mapua debuts on the global list in 4th place. THE WUR screenshot.

Mapua debuts at the 1501+ bracket with an overall score of 10.4-18.3. Its highest score of 36.9 is in the Industry Income criteria.

Mapua is also on THE WUR Impact Rankings.

Mapúa University is the premier engineering and technological school in the Philippines.

THE WUR Reporter Institutions from the Philippines are:

  1. Cebu Technological University (Reporter)
  2. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (Reporter)
  3. University of Santo Tomas (Reporter)
  4. University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (Reporter)
  5. Tarlac Agricultural University (Reporter)
  6. Visayas State University (Reporter)

THE WUR 2023 is topped by the University of Oxford for the seventh consecutive year, leading the research pillar. Harvard University is in second place and tops the teaching pillar.

The United States is the most-represented country overall, with 177 institutions, and also the most represented in the top 200 (58).

This year’s ranking analyzed over 121 million citations across more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally. Overall, we collected over 680,000 data points from more than 2,500 institutions that submitted data.

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