FIVE Philippine institutions made it to the World's Universities with Real Impact ranking this year.

/ 17 June 2022

FIVE Philippine institutions made it to the World’s Universities with Real Impact ranking this year.

Overall, Philippine universities placed in the Top 50 in all the six criteria — Industrial Application, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Ethical Value, Student Mobility and Openness, Crisis Management and Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Under the major category of Global Top 100 Universities, Far Eastern University led the Philippine Higher Education Institutions by placing at Rank 74, 5 rankings higher than its place last year.

FEU was joined by its technological campus, FEU Institute of Technology at Rank 98. The rest of the Philippine HEIs placed at Rank 101-200.

For the criteria of Industrial Application, Cebu Technological University landed at Rank 35. It was followed by the Mariano Marcos State University at Rank 36 and Samar State University at Rank 43. Under Entrepreneurial Spirit, FEU Tech topped the Philippine HEIs at Rank 30 and followed by FEU at Rank 38.

For the 3rd criteria of Ethical Value, FEU placed at Rank 15 while St. Paul University Philippines was at Rank 33.

Topping the 4th criteria of Student Mobility and Openness is Tarlac Agricultural University at Rank 32, 7 ranks higher than its placement last year. TAU was joined in the criteria by FEU Tech at Rank 44, CTU at Rank 48, and SPUP at Rank 49.

FEU placed at Rank 13 in Crisis Management. Cebu Normal University was at Rank 15, Biliran Province State University- Rank 22, FEU Tech – Rank 37, SPUP – Rank 38, MMSU – Rank 49, SSU – Rank 50.

“I am happy that the previously unrecognized achievements of Philippine HEIs are now measured and ranked by international groups. This is a welcome addition to the traditional metrics – research publications, employability, faculty credentials, and faculty/students mobility – measured by other ranking bodies in the past. These new metrics will provide a more comprehensive assessment of what HEIs are doing especially in producing graduates that answer to the demand of the fast-paced technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution,” CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera III said.

“The performance of these HEIs proves that the Philippines is indeed a country offering exceptional higher education in Asia. CHED takes pride in this development as it has provided an enabling platform that puts a premium on internationalization. The CHED International Affairs Staff continues to assist Philippine HEIs that want to internationalize,” he added.

WURI is a new international ranking established by the Organizing Committee of the Hanseatic League of Universities.

This year’s ranking was organized by the Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness of South Korea and supported by four other organizations including the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, HLU, the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies from Seoul, South Korea, and the Taylor Institute of Franklin University Switzerland from Switzerland.

One of highlights in the 2022 ranking is the release of a new criterion – Fourth Industrial Revolution. It evaluates the adaptability of universities to cope with the high demands and fast acceleration of high technology, such as Artificial Intelligence and how they are able to utilize such in higher education.