TIP hailed 5th top school for 2021 IRIS engineering research

Published September 3, 2021, 8:22 AM

by Enzo Luna

IRIS Ranking

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) has been recently named as the fifth top school for engineering research in the 2021 IRIS (Institutes for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship) Philippine University Research Rankings.

In a webinar last July, IRIS revealed its beta list of 106 public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) ranked in the engineering, sciences, and health sciences fields based on cumulative publications and citations from Thomson Reuters and Elvesier.

IRIS also cited T.I.P. as one of the fastest growing universities in the sciences category, jumping from 37th to 28th in the last five years.

T.I.P. President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz welcomed the results as “good news,” saying “affirmations such as this one inspires us to further contribute to that critical mass in research and innovation.”

The IRIS rankings provide a stepping stone for local HEIs aspiring to earn international standing.

Dr. Carlos Primo David, who presented the list, stressed the importance of tracking university research performance “as these institutions are the primary seedbeds for knowledge creation.” He also noted that “there’s a good correlation between a vibrant research culture and high-quality instructions at the tertiary level.”

IRIS is a private educational organization that seeks to create pathways for collaboration among Filipino researchers, educators, and innovators in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and agro-fisheries.