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65 Philippine Universities Make Global Top 300 in WURI Innovative Rankings

Philippine Universities in WURI Rankings
In a remarkable achievement for Philippine higher education, 65 institutions have secured positions in the Global Top 300 Innovative Universities according to the 2024 World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI).

This significant representation underscores the country’s growing prowess in fostering innovation across its academic landscape.

Highlighting Philippine Excellence in Innovation

Philippine Universities in WURI Rankings

Out of over 12,000 entries worldwide, Philippine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have excelled, constituting over 20% of the esteemed Top 300 list released on June 4. This marks a substantial increase from 44 institutions ranked last year, signaling a robust commitment to innovation in education, research, and societal engagement.

Leading Philippine HEIs in the 51 – 100 Bracket

Several Philippine HEIs have distinguished themselves in the WURI rankings, with notable placements in the 51 – 100 bracket:

  • Far Eastern University – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
  • FEU Institute of Technology
  • St. Paul University Philippines
  • Cebu Normal University
  • Biliran Province State University

Comprehensive Representation Across Various Categories

The following Philippine HEIs have achieved recognition in the Global Top 300 Innovative Universities, showcasing their innovation prowess:

  • Far Eastern University – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (60)
  • FEU Institute of Technology (72)
  • St. Paul University Philippines (78)
  • Cebu Normal University (95)
  • Biliran Province State University (98)
  • Mariano Marcos State University (107)
  • Tarlac Agricultural University (110)
  • Cebu Technological University (116)
  • Samar State University (117)
  • Batangas State University (128)
  • Leyte Normal University (131)
  • Central Luzon State University (135)
  • Our Lady of Fatima University (144)
  • Cordillera Career Development College (146)
  • Technological Institute of the Philippines (149)
  • Nueva Vizcaya State University (154)
  • University of Baguio (159)
  • Kalinga State University (160)
  • Saint Louis University, Baguio City (162)
  • Central Philippines State University (164)
  • University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (165)
  • University of the Cordilleras (166)
  • University of Eastern Philippines (168)
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University Cavite (169)
  • Ifugao State University (174)
  • Western Mindanao State University (181)
  • World Citi Colleges (186)
  • Benguet State University (193)
  • Lyceum-Northwestern University (196)
  • Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (198)
  • Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (201)
  • Universidad de Zamboanga (207)
  • Central Mindanao University (208)
  • University of Makati (209)
  • West Visayas State University (210)
  • Cebu Normal University Medellin (214)
  • Panpacific University (215)
  • University of Santo Tomas (216)
  • Southern Leyte State University (226)
  • Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (260)
  • Romblon State University (261)
  • Kalinga State University (263)
  • Nueva Vizcaya State University (264)
  • Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (265)
  • Philippine Normal University (267)
  • Bukidnon State University (268)
  • Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (269)
  • Centro Escolar University (271)
  • Lorma Colleges (272)
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines (273)
  • Saint Mary’s University of Bayombong (275)
  • University of Saint Louis (276)
  • King’s College of the Philippines
  • Tarlac State University (279)
  • Cebu Institute of Technology University (282)
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite (283)
  • Urdaneta City University (284)
  • St. Dominic College of Asia (285)
  • Apayao State College (287)
  • Pangasinan State University (288)
  • Northwestern University Inc. (289)
  • University of Northern Philippines (290)
  • Catanduanes State University (291)
  • Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (298)
  • WCC Aeronautical and Technological College, Inc. (300)

Philippines Leading in Higher Education Innovation

WURI evaluates HEIs across 13 categories, focusing on innovativeness, implementability, and impact. This rigorous assessment identifies institutions making significant contributions to industry and society through innovation in education, research, and community engagement.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) emphasizes the importance of international rankings for benchmarking Philippine HEIs globally. These rankings guide improvements in teaching, research, public service, and graduate outcomes, enhancing the competitiveness and global standing of Philippine universities.

“Continued annual growth in Philippine HEIs participating in international assessments reflects our universities’ global outlook and competitiveness,” remarked CHED Chairman J. Prospero de Vera III.

WURI, recognized by CHED alongside QS and THE rankings, underscores its role in promoting HEI internationalization and excellence in innovation worldwide. This achievement reinforces the Philippines’ position as a leader in higher education innovation on the global stage.


The remarkable achievement of 65 Philippine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) securing positions in the Global Top 300 Innovative Universities highlights the country’s growing prominence in fostering innovation in education and research. This significant representation, marking over 20% of the esteemed list, underscores Philippine HEIs’ commitment to excellence and their capability to compete globally in driving societal impact through innovation.

For Filipinos, this achievement signifies a testament to the quality of education and research capabilities within the Philippines. It reinforces national pride and confidence in the country’s ability to nurture talent, innovate, and contribute meaningfully to global advancements in various fields.

Moreover, it positions the Philippines as a hub for innovation and a key player in the global higher education landscape, enhancing international recognition and collaboration opportunities for Philippine HEIs.

Overall, this success in international rankings not only celebrates institutional achievements but also propels Philippine higher education towards greater international competitiveness and relevance in shaping the future of innovation and knowledge dissemination globally.


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Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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