/ 14 October 2022

THE COMMISSION on Higher Education on Thursday commended the higher educational institutions that made it to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2023.

CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera III observed the “dramatic increase” in the number of colleges and universities joining THE World University Rankings.

“The dramatic increase in the number of internationalized Philippines HEIs shows that our universities continuously benchmark themselves with the best universities in the world and are improving their programs, faculty and facilities to produce graduates that are globally competitive and industry-matched. In other words, an increasing number of Philippine HEIs are globally competitive and world-class,” De Vera said.

Ateneo de Manila University landed on the 351-400 rank bracket, with an overall score of 45.0-46.9 based on five pillars — teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

It was followed by the University of the Philippines, ranking 801-1000; De La Salle University-Manila at 1201-1500 ranking and Mapua University at 1501 plus.

Other universities that were listed as “reporter” were the Cebu Technological University, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Tarlac Agricultural University, University of Santo Tomas, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines and Visayas State University.

“The latest ranking is critical to achieve the directive of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that Philippine HEIs must produce industry-ready graduates for the local and international employment market,” De Vera said.

THE World University Rankings 2023 included 1,799 universities in 104 countries and regions, making it the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

Harvard University topped the teaching pillar, while Oxford University led the research pillar.