THE recent release of the 2024 QS World University Rankings has shed light on the impressive strides made by Philippine universities, showcasing their noteworthy performances on the world stage and reinforcing their influence in global academia.
Leading the pack is the University of the Philippines, which has exhibited a commendable commitment to academic excellence. Soaring from its 412th position in 2023 to a notable 404th place, U.P. continues to elevate its academic standards and global standing. Securing the 78th position among Asian universities further solidifies its pivotal role in the regional academic landscape.
The diverse strengths of other Philippine educational institutions are also reflected in the rankings. Ateneo De Manila University claims the 563rd spot, De La Salle University falls within the bracket of 681st to 690st, the University of Santo Tomas positions itself in the bracket of 801st to 850th, and the University of San Carlos in Cebu City finds its place within the bracket of 1,201st to 1,400th. Together, these rankings showcase the multifaceted contributions of these institutions to the global academic milieu.
Locally, a notable success story emerges from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Despite receiving the lowest subsidy from the General Appropriations Act at P12 per unit, PUP stands out as the preferred education institution among employers in the country, even surpassing U.P., as reported by the influential online job portal, JobStreet. This remarkable achievement underscores PUP’s dedication to producing graduates who make meaningful contributions to the workforce.
The University of the Philippines and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines are currently headed by Atty. Angelo Jimenez and Dr. Manuel Muhi, respectively.
About 1,900 universities were included in the World University Rankings 2024. The top 10 universities in the world are the following: 1) University of Oxford in the United Kingdom; 2) Harvard University in the United States; 3) University of Cambridge, U.K.; 4) Stanford University, U.S.; 5) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.; 6) California Institute of Technology, U.S.; 7) Princeton University, U.S.; 8) University of California, Berkeley, U.S.; 9) Yale University, U.S.; and 10) Imperial College London, U.K.
The notable rankings of some of our Philippine universities, considering that there are more than 25,000 universities worldwide, not only highlight the dedication of our institutions but also emphasize the importance of maintaining this upward trajectory for the benefit of future generations.