THE World Ranking

The Visayas State University makes a debut at the prestigious World University Rankings 2023 joining 9 other Philippine universities that were rated and analyzed by the Times Higher Education (THE).

This is the second inclusion of VSU in a global ranking system administered by THE after placing 8th in the Philippines and ranking 801-1000th place in the world for the 2022 Impact Rankings, where universities were assessed against their overall performance in the fulfillment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

VSU was given a “Reporter” status along with five other Philippine universities that were included in the list. This means that the university provided data but did not meet the eligibility criteria of the THE to receive a global rank. 

This special status further indicates that they are active participants in the rankings process, even though they have not been ranked this year.

According to a special explainer of THE, the inclusion of institutions with “Reporter” status was an attempt to be inclusive by including 450 universities that submitted data but didn’t meet the criteria.

Many of these institutions are still growing their capabilities while others are newly founded, or are changing their missions.

With this, universities categorized under the “Reporter” status are arranged alphabetically and are presented at the end of the ranking tables.

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) overtakes the University of the Philippines (UP) for the first time after ranking 301-400 globally with UP sliding down to 801-1000 followed by De La Salle University (DLSU) at 1201-1500 and Mapua University at 1501+ spot.

Joining VSU under the “Reporter” status are Cebu Technological University (CTU), Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), University of Sto. Tomas (UST), University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP), and Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU).

This is the biggest number of Philippine universities included in the World University Rankings since it started publishing its global analysis in 2004.

In an official statement issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Chairperson Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III lauded the dramatic increase and the inclusion of five state universities in the prestigious list of the World University Rankings.

“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,” CHED Chairperson De Vera said.

De Vera further explained that these results can be considered a milestone for the country’s higher education that will encourage universities and colleges to to pursue a programmatic and holistic approach in their internationalization strategy.

In response, VSU President Edgardo E. Tulin congratulates the VSU community for another breakthrough in the university’s internationalization efforts.

“This is such a welcome development for us in VSU because this is clear proof that reputable university ranking systems are now starting to notice us globally. We will continue to improve our efforts towards the internationalization of our curricular programs so that we can further improve our global status as one of the best universities in science, technology and environmental conservation in this part of the world,” President Tulin shared.

Considered as one of the world’s most definitive lists of best research-led institutions, the 2023 edition of the World University Rankings is the most diverse and largest ranking published by the Times Higher Education with 1,799 universities participating from across 104 countries and regions around the world.

This evaluation covers 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

University of Oxford based in the United Kingdom tops in the overall global rankings followed by Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This year’s ranking analyzed a whopping 121 million citations across more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally, collecting over 680,000 data points from more than 2,500 institutions that submitted data to the THE.

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