Mapúa among elite Top 6% universities in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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Mapúa among elite Top 6% universities in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Mapúa University’s debut on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2023 has placed it among the top six percent of the world’s higher educational institutions.

The achievement is a result of a 20-year campaign focused on teaching quality and capability, research, and international linkages, according to Mapúa University president and chief executive officer Reynaldo B. Vea during the institution’s Thanksgiving Celebration recently.

Mapúa ranked 1501+ among 1,799 universities across 104 countries, and one of only four from the Philippines who made it to the list.

The university also performed outstandingly by Subject, where it ranked 801+ for computer science, 1001+ for engineering, and 1001+ for physical sciences.

“It is the outcome of a two-decades-long drive, and the concerted efforts of the entire Mapúa community – students, faculty, administrative staff, alumni, officers, and trustees,” Vea added.

Research was Mapúa’s strongest advantage in the WUR which ranked 1139. The university has published 1,694 SCOPUS-indexed, internationally-vetted research papers since 2017, making it the second highest in research among the four Philippine THE-listed universities.

Most of the research articles were on electrical, electronics, and computer engineering with 648; industrial engineering with 334; chemical, biological, environmental, and materials sciences and engineering with 226; and information technology with 186. Of these, 179 were published by faculty members, while students co-authored 1,462.

The university also performed remarkably in the global ranking’s other criteria, which included citations - Rank 1703; industry income - Rank 1716; teaching - Rank 1757; and international outlook - Rank 1771.

Vea said that global ranking provides indisputable evidence of the quality of a Mapúa education. With this stamp of quality, graduates and alumni benefits in terms of getting employment and being admitted to graduate school.

“The school itself would find it easier to find partners that would further raise the standards of its education and research, thereby generating a virtuous cycle of improvement,” he added.

With its new international status, the country’s leading engineering and technological school is further challenged to improvement of its curriculum, faculty, teaching methodologies, and research arm.

“Mapúa University is heartened to have helped elevate the standing of Philippine higher education on the global stage. We will further raise the quality of Mapúa education and research,” Vea concluded.