Mapúa University has recently achieved a significant milestone by securing a position in the esteemed Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, landing within the 801-1000 bracket. This recognition places Mapúa University among the leading Philippine educational institutions, including Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and University of the Philippines (UP), ranking 10th among the Philippine universities on the list.
The THE University Impact Rankings stand as the sole global performance table that evaluates universities based on their alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through meticulously calibrated indicators, these rankings provide comprehensive and equitable comparisons across three fundamental areas: research, outreach, and stewardship. In 2023, a total of 1,591 participating universities from 112 countries and regions underwent assessment.
Mapúa University excelled in three specific SDGs, garnering high scores in SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation (57.1-67.2), SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy (38.7-51.8), and SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production (26.1-49.1). Furthermore, the university achieved recognition across ten out of the 17 SDGs, namely: SDG 1 – No Poverty, SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 4 – Quality Education, SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 9 – Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 15 – Life on Land, SDG 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, and SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals.
Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, President and CEO of Mapúa University, conveyed the institution’s unwavering dedication to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and its commitment to meeting the diverse needs of communities in the Philippines.
“In line with Mapúa’s ‘Education for People and Planet’ campaign, the university will continue to help confront and resolve the urgent challenges that our nation faces. As an institution, Mapúa strives to make a meaningful impact by fostering positive change aligned with the goals of the United Nations’ global agenda”, Dr. Vea said.
Mapúa University’s inclusion in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings for the fifth consecutive year affirms its ongoing efforts to promote sustainable development, academic excellence, and social responsibility. As the university continues to prioritize its mission of education for the betterment of society, it strives to create a lasting impact in the Philippines and beyond.
To apply as a student and join the Mapúa community for A.Y. 2023-2024, interested applicants may visit www.mapua.edu.ph to learn more.