True to its dictum “Leading Innovations”, Batangas State University, The National Engineering University (BatStateU-The NEU) was recognized as the 90th most innovative university in the globe by the prestigious World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI) 2023.
As a ranking system that evaluates the university’s real contributions to the society, highlighting creative and innovative approaches of universities’ research and educational programs, WURI 2023 has taken cognizance of the University’s innovative programs and initiatives such as: the Knowledge, Innovation and Science Technology (KIST) Park, Verde Island Passage Center for Oceanographic Research and Aquatic Life Sciences (VIP CORALS), and Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) which all entered in the global top 50 in the fourth industrial revolution (27th), ethical value (31st), and student mobility and openness categories (47th).
“More than global recognition, this milestone affirms our strong commitment to making lasting impact to the society and engineering the future towards national development. Aggressively, we will continue leading innovations, transforming lives, and building the nation through our pioneering and impactful programs and initiatives”, said Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo, University President.
Other innovative programs and projects of the University which were instrumental in securing its WURI 2023 spot are the Adaptive Capacity-building and Technology Innovation for Occupational Hazards and Natural Disaster (ACTION) Center, and Center for Technopreneurship and Innovation (CTI) which are under the crisis management and entrepreneurial spirit categories respectively.
Just last January, the BatStateU-The NEU ranked as the 351st most sustainable university in the world under the 2022 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings which reflects the University’s strong commitment to contribute to a more sustainable world.
The full results of the 2023 World Rankings of Innovative Universities are available at this link: www.wuri.world/wuri-ranking-2023.