Mapúa University holds a Thanksgiving Gala Night celebrating its debut in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023


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Mapúa University holds a Thanksgiving Gala Night celebrating its debut in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Last October 27, 2022, Mapúa University held a Thanksgiving Gala Night in celebration of its debut in the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings World University Rankings (WUR) 2023.

Now at the top six percent of the world’s higher educational institutions, a blessing and inauguration ceremony of the Mapúa Makati campus was also held alongside the thanksgiving event. The celebration was organized to honor the students, faculty, staff, alumni, officers, trustees, and everyone who made the institutional milestone possible.

The thanksgiving event was graced by Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapúa University, Jeff Maggioncalda, Chief Executive Officer of Coursera, Arnel Inandan, President of the National Association of Mapúa Alumni, and Mrs. Helen Yuchengco Dee, Chairperson of the Yuchengco Group of Companies. Felicitations were followed by dinner and toast, while guests were serenaded by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mapúa ranked 1501+ among 1,799 universities across 104 countries, becoming one of only four universities from the Philippines who made it to the list. A testament to the university’s cutting-edge, world-class education of almost a century.

Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapúa University during his State of the University Address.

“One may say that the university’s breaking into the circle of the world’s best universities comes from a century-long tradition of academic excellence and from the drive to become a global and digital university in the last two decades. These are at the base of a determined push to get the ranking by the Times Higher Education, the premier world university ranking organization,” Dr. Vea said in his State of the University Address.

Mrs. Helen Yuchengco Dee, Chairperson of the Yuchengco Group of Companies giving a speech to the Mapúa community.

One of Mapúa edges in the WUR is its strong research arm, performing remarkably well and ranking 1139. In fact, among the four Philippine THE-listed universities, Mapúa is the second highest in research, publishing 1,694 SCOPUS-indexed, internationally reviewed research since 2017.

The university also performed exceptionally in terms of subject rankings. According to THE, it ranked 801+ for computer science, 1001+ for engineering, and 1001+ for physical sciences.

As the leading engineering and technological school in the country, this achievement further catapults Mapúa University’s educational excellence and global competitiveness to greater heights.

“The competition for ranking has certainly heated up not only worldwide but also in our country. There being no national ranking system, a school’s worldwide rank is a proxy for its national standing. Mapúa shall strive not just to maintain its rank but more so to climb up faster than others in the rankings.” Dr. Vea concluded.

The Mapúa Cardinal Singers






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