MANILA, Philippines – Five universities in the Philippines headed by the University of the Philippines (UP) were placed in the second Quacquarelli-Symonds sustainability ranking 2024.
For 2 consecutive years, UP placed as the top Philippine university in sustainability, ranking 231st in the whole world after being placed in the 401-450 ranking in last year’s edition.
Among the Philippine Universities that were included in the list are Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas and Mapua University.
Ateneo De Manila University entered the 2024 ranking for the first time garnering the 593rd spot, which made Ateneo the second top performing university in sustainability in the country.
De La Salle University fell about 300 places from achieving a 610+ bracket last year to placing 981-1000 this year, making it third among Philippine Universities.
The University of Santo Tomas and Mapua University also included in the sustainability ranking placing 1001-1050 and 1201+ brackets.
Nearly 1,400 educational institutions from 95 countries and territories were included in the said sustainability ranking which was released last December 5, 2023.
Quacquarelli-Symonds sustainability ranking tracks higher education institutions’ ability to address the world’s most talked issues about environmental, social and governance.
The sustainability ranking is the quality assessment conducted in colleges and universities world wide by Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS), a British higher education networking company.
The world wide university ranking was launched in 2022 and ranked about 700 educational institutions in the 2023 reports.
Meanwhile, the University of Toronto in Canada garners the first place in the ranking, followed by the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Manchester, at second and third places, respectively.