CHED cites ‘dramatic increase’ in PH universities listed in THE World University Rankings

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Wednesday, Oct. 12m, noted the “dramatic increase” in the number of Philippine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) joining the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

(Courtesy of CHED)

“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,” said CHED Chairman Popoy De Vera in a statement.

Ten HEIs from the Philippines, led by the Ateneo de Manila University, were among the globally-ranked universities in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) list.

CHED noted that this year’s performance of Philippine HEIs is a “dramatic increase” from the two universities - University of the Philippines (UP) and De La Salle University (DLSU) - that were included in the ranking last 2019.

“In other words, an increasing number of Philippine HEIs are globally competitive and world-class,” De Vera said.

Entering the top 301-400, CHED noted that ADMU got the “highest ranking ever received by any Philippine university” in THE WUR rankings.


Aside from Ateneo, UP, and DLSU, completing the 10 globally ranked HEIs from the Philippines are Cebu Technological University (Reporter), Mapua University (bracket 1501+), Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (Reporter), Tarlac Agricultural University (Reporter), University of Santo Tomas (Reporter), University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (Reporter), University of the Philippines (801-1000), and Visayas State University (Reporter).

Citing THE, CHED noted that the universities listed with “Reporter” status are those that have entered the “radar of the ranking authority” and were able to submit data but were not ranked.