By | November 26, 2020

Central Philippine University (CPU) in Jaro, Iloilo City was listed as among the best universities in Asia in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings: Asia 2021!

QS, a global higher education think-tank and compiler of the world’s university rankings, released the rankings of top 65 universities in the region on Thursday which included 14 universities in the Philippines. This is the country’s best-ever performance and representation in this exercise, with seven new higher education institutions in the list.

The seven additional Philippine HEIs successfully who made it to this year’s ranking, which is by far the largest increase of ranked Philippine universities, are Ateneo De Davao University (ADDU), Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Adamson University, Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Central Mindanao University (CMU), Central Philippine University (CPU) and Xavier University (XU). The other seven are already included in the 2021 rankings.

Here’s the complete ranking of 14 Philippine HEIs:

  • University of the Philippines (69th)
  • University of Santo Tomas (186th)
  • University of San Carlos (451-500)
  • Ateneo de Davao University (501-550)
  • Mapua University (501-550)
  • Siliman University (501-550)
  • Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (551-660)
  • Adamson University (600+)
  • Central Luzon State University (601+)
  • Central Mindanao State University (601+)
  • Central Philippine University (601+)
  • Xavier University (601+)

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) commends the Philippine universities for making it up to this year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings. It has been assisting Philippine HEIs to internationalize by helping them understand the international ranking system and by promoting their internationalization initiatives through university-to-university twinning programs and research, study visits by university Presidents, and scholarships in top foreign universities.

“Since 2016, many Philippine HEIs have gained increased exposure and visibility by attending educational fairs and international conferences, mobilizing student and faculty exchanges, and building strategic partnerships and linkages which have contributed to the fulfillment of this wonderful achievement,” said CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III.

According to De Vera, CHED has continuously supported Philippine HEIs through various international programs and initiatives. These 14 Philippine universities are grantees of the Scholarships for Graduate Studies Abroad wherein they get to send their faculty abroad to experience international education, and gain cultural understanding and perspective. UP, ADMU, DLSU, UST, USC, SU and CLSU are supported in the Joint Development of Niche Programme (JDNP), a project of CHED and British Council that brings together top Philippine and UK universities.
Furthermore, MSU-IIT, CLSU and CMU are grantees of the “Fostering World Class Philippine University,” a CHED-initiated project that aims to boost the global presence of the Philippine higher education sector and cultivate world-class Philippine universities. (via CHED)

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