Batangas State University, The National Engineering University, soars high in the THE Impact Rankings 2023

On the heels of its recent recognition in the Top 100 Global Innovative Universities, Batangas State University, The National Engineering University secured a 601st-800th spot among 1,591 universities from 112 countries/regions in the Impact Rankings of the Times Higher Education (THE), released June 1, 2023. It emerged 4th highest-ranked University among universities in the Philippines.

The THE Impact Rankings is the first global attempt to measure the contributions of universities worldwide to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching.

The University is recognized for its significant initiatives in advancing SDG 14 (Life Below Water), crediting especially the University’s efforts in protecting, conserving, and strategically managing the Verde Island Passage (VIP), landing in the Global Top 200 most impactful programs. Meanwhile, BatStateU-The NEU’s programs in contributing to SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land) have been recognized as some of the world’s best initiatives, ranking within the Top 400.

BatStateU-The NEU is ranked in all 17 SDGs, thereby affirming its position as one of the leading institutions of higher learning that contributes to attaining the global goals. BatStateU-The NEU’s ranks in the other SDGs are: Top 600 in SDG 13 (Climate Action), and Top 800 in SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions). The University is also acknowledged in the Top 800+ in SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) and among the Top 1000 in SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being).

“As the University receives this third international recognition of our efforts to engineer a sustainable world, along with UI GreenMetric and World University Ranking for Innovations (WURI), our commitment to make a lasting impact not only in the country but all over the world is intensified. We are more determined to put forward innovative programs designed to strategically address the pressing needs of today while upholding the importance of safeguarding future generations,” asserted Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo, University President.

Batangas State University is the Philippines’ National Engineering University, by virtue of R.A. 11694, and is a Level IV State University. Regarded as the country’s largest engineering university, BatStateU-The NEU is the first and thus far the only state university in the Philippines with engineering, IT, and computer science programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) – Engineering Accreditation Commission and Computing Accreditation Commission. The University was recently ranked 351st Most Sustainable University in the world by the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings in 2022 and the 90th Most Innovative University globally by WURI earlier this 2023.

For the full rankings and methodology of the THE Impact Rankings, detailed information can be accessed at the THE Website.

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