Mapua joins global impact rankings for second year straight

Mapúa University has entered once again the global Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

For 2021, Mapúa made it in the UK-based rankings alongside Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU).

The THE University Impact Rankings is the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by using carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship. This year, it includes 1,115 participating universities from 94 countries.

“Mapúa’s inclusion in the SDG rankings demonstrates its commitment not just to supporting the SDGs through its teaching, research, and community extension work, but also to embodying the goals in its internal practices, policies, and procedures and providing verifiable evidence of its activities,” Mapúa University president and chief executive officer Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea said.

The THE University Impact Rankings aims to recognize and encourage universities across the world for their social and economic impact, based on the UN SDGs. The SDG is a global benchmark for sustainable economic, social, and environmental development.

Earlier, only four Philippine schools entered the impact rankings back in 2020 including Mapúa, DLSU, UST, and the University of Asia and the Pacific (UAP).

Mapúa University increased its significance by ranking in six of the 17 SDG categories, namely: SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being; SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy; SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production; and SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals.