Singapore —The Times Higher Education (THE) announced last September 26 that De La Salle University is the only Philippine private university that was able to secure a spot in its 2019 World University Rankings. A formal announcement was held in the THE Academic World Summit in the Stephen Riady Centre, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
DLSU makes its inaugural appearance in the 801–1000 bracket, placing it in the top three percent of higher education institutions worldwide. On its 15th year, the THE Rankings list the world’s most outstanding research-intensive universities, requiring a threshold number of Scopus publications, combined with data on teaching, innovation, international outlook, and reputation. THE is a leading provider of higher education data for research-intensive institutions globally.
DLSU Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Dr. Raymond Tan explains this new achievement. “DLSU’s entry in the research-oriented THE rankings is an important milestone in our quest to become a university of international standing. It is also a testament to how well our faculty has responded to the challenge of creating a modern, innovation-driven DLSU for our students and alumni. We now find ourselves in a better position to contribute to Philippine development through the creation of human and knowledge capital.”
DLSU takes pride in being the sole private university in the Philippines to earn a spot in this ranking, with its continued commitment to serve as a resource of innovative and sustainable solutions to global challenges through higher education and research. This is in line with the University’s commitment to be at the forefront of nation building and the preservation of the credibility of Philippine tertiary education in an integrated ASEAN.