CHED: More PH HEIs now with globalization outlook as 65 HEIs join WURI

By Stephanie Sevillano

June 10, 2024, 4:42 pm

MANILA – More higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country now possess a globalization outlook with 65 PH HEIs joining the top 300 most innovative universities across the globe as per the World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI) 2024 report.

Out of the 12,000 HEI entries worldwide, the Philippines is one of the best performing countries in the rankings, securing more than 20 percent of the top 300 ranked HEIs.

"The fact that these HEIS are joining the list of the top universities not just in the WURI rankings but also in the other international ranking bodies shows the globalized outlook and competitiveness of our public and private universities," CHED Chairperson J. Prospero de Vera III said in a statement late Sunday.

De Vera vowed to sustain support to universities as they pursue international assessments to track their improvement on a year-to-year basis.

“The collective efforts of Philippine HEIs, assisted by CHED and the national government, are now showing results. Rest assured, we will continue accelerating internationalization, assist university-to-university linkages, and foster partnerships to bring more HEIs in international rankings,” he said.

WURI is one of three CHED recognized ranking systems for HEI internationalization, the others being Quacquarelli Symonds (QS World, Asia, and Stars), and Times Higher Education (THE World, Asia, and Impact Rankings).

WURI evaluates and ranks top universities with real contributions to society, highlighting creative and innovative approaches on research and educational programs.

The 65 HEIs with their respective WURI rankings are:

Far Eastern University -Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (60)
FEU Institute of Technology (72)
St. Paul University Philippines (78)
Cebu Normal University (95)
Biliran Province State University (98)
Mariano Marcos State University (107)
Tarlac Agricultural University (110)
Cebu Technological University (116)
Samar State University (117)
Batangas State University (128)
Leyte Normal University (131)
Central Luzon State University (135)
Our Lady of Fatima University (144)
Cordillera Career Development College (146)
Technological Institute of the Philippines (149)
Nueva Vizcaya State University (154)
University of Baguio (159)
Kalinga State University (160)
Saint Louis University, Baguio City (162)
Central Philippines State University (164)
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (165)
University of the Cordilleras (166)
University of Eastern Philippines (168)
Lyceum of the Philippines University Cavite (169)
Ifugao State University (174)
Western Mindanao State University (181)
World Citi Colleges (186)
Benguet State University (193)
Lyceum-Northwestern University (196)
Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (198)
Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (201)
Universidad de Zamboanga (207)
Central Mindanao University (208)
University of Makati (209)
West Visayas State University (210)
Cebu Normal University Medellin (214)
Panpacific University (215)
University of Santo Tomas (216)
Southern Leyte State University (226)
Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (260)
Romblon State University (261)
Kalinga State University (263)
Nueva Vizcaya State University (264)
Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (265)
Philippine Normal University (267)
Bukidnon State University (268)
Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (269)
Centro Escolar University (271)
Lorma Colleges (272)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (273)
Saint Mary’s University of Bayombong (275)
University of Saint Louis (276)
King’s College of the Philippines
Tarlac State University (279)
Cebu Institute of Technology University (282)
Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite (283)
Urdaneta City University (284)
St. Dominic College of Asia (285)
Apayao State College (287)
Pangasinan State University (288)
Northwestern University Inc. (289)
University of Northern Philippines (290)
Catanduanes State University (291)
Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (298)
WCC Aeronautical and Technological College, Inc. (300).

Besides joining international rankings, De Vera said CHED is also intensifying globalization efforts by securing agreements between PH HEIs and other foreign counterpart universities to enhance curriculum programs, training, and student exchanges. (PNA)