The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) commended five universities from the Philippines for being included in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.
“The Commission will continue to support private and public HEIs to internationalize,” CHED Chairman J. Prospero De Vera III said in a statement issued April 22.
THE Impact Rankings, CHED noted, is the “only global performance tables that assess universities” against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The five universities from the Philippines that were included in this year’s THE Impact Rankings are the Ateneo de Manila University (71.0-77.4), De La Salle University (56.6-66.2), University of Santo Tomas (47.6-56.5), Tarlac Agricultural University (47.6-56.5), and Mapua University (36.5-47.5).
CHED noted that the 2021 Impact Rankings review and rank 1,115 universities from 94 countries or regions.
The THE Impact rankings, CHED added, also measure how an institution’s research, outreach and stewardship delivers against the United Nations’ SDGs – a blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.
“The ranking of the 5 HEIs shows that it can be done and should be an inspiration to others to follow,” De Vera ended.