Thomasian Formation

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of the Thomasian  education. I am a Servant Leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the Center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs).

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Institutional Recognitions

CHED Commission on Higher Education

Autonomous Status (Since 2001)


Delivering Higher Education Institution for Graduate Scholarships (Since 2016)

Institutional Certification (2020-2025)


Five-Stars Rating (Since June 25, 2021)

One of the World's Top 1200 Universities

Top 3 University in the Philippines (2021 Impact Rankings)


Highest Number of Accredited Programs in the Philippines (Since 2011)


Highest Number of Accredited Programs in the National Capital Region (Since 2010)


Highest Number of Level IV (the highest level) Accredited Academic Programs (2015, 2018)


Highest Number of Level III Accredited Academic Programs (2011-2015)

Department- / Program-Level Recognitions

Doctor of Medicine (2018, 2021)

External Appointments of Faculty Members

Apart from delivering quality education in the University, UST faculty members are also appointed/elected to government bodies and professional and academic societies/organizations.

By being part of these groups, they can influence policy direction, promote advocacies, and implement programs and projects to achieve the organization’s goals.

Faculty Election/Appointments

Faculty Achievements

Honorary Awardees

Faculty Achievements

Honorary Awardees

The University of Santo Tomas confers honorary degrees and professorships on outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields of study.

The list of honorees can be found in the Honorary Awardees page.

Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus

The Professor Emeritus is the highest honor awarded by the University upon its faculty members. This lifetime distinction is a testament to the faculty member’s excellence, dedicated service, and unwavering support and loyalty to the ideals of the University of Santo Tomas.

The list of honorees can be found in the Professors Emeriti page.

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