The University of Santo Tomas once again joins the 2021 Impact Rankings of Times Higher Education (THE), this time placing third among Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs).
UST is the top Philippine university in SDG 4 (Quality Education), placing in the 301-400 range. For SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), UST is second in the country, at the 401-600 range. Similarly, UST also ranked second in SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), at the 201-300 range. UST placed in the 401-600 range for SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals), ranking third for the Philippines. Overall, it is at the 601-800 range.
Times Higher Education is a publication that has been reporting on the state of HEIs worldwide since 1971, first as a newspaper supplement, and since 2008, as a magazine. It publishes annually its World University Rankings, and separately, its Impact Rankings. The THE Impact Rankings is the only global performance ranking that assesses universities in terms of the United Nations’ SDGs.
Established in 2015, the UN SDGs are 17 goals aiming to ensure a sustainable future for the world. Each category has specific targets and indicators to measure progress toward each goal. They are intended to be achieved by 2030 based on a UN Resolution named 2030 Agenda.
Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Tarlac Agricultural University and Mapúa University were among those that made it to this year’s rankings.