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16 higher education institutions in CAR place in world rankings

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BAGUIO CITY — A total of 16 higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Cordillera Administration Region (CAR) have entered the World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI) 2024, proving that quality education exists in the region.

The assessment made by WURI focuses on the impact of the contribution of HEIs to the industry and society, based on innovative education, research, and engagement with society.

The ranking aims to spotlight HEIs that excel in innovative approaches that inspire advancements across the academic and societal landscape.

Included in the Global Top 300 Universities Category are: the Cordillera Career Development College of La Trinidad, Benguet (CCDC), ranked at 146th place; the University of Baguio or UB (159); the Kalinga State University or KSU (160); Saint Louis University (SLU) in Baguio (162); University of the Cordilleras (UC) in Baguio (166); Ifugao State University or IFSU (174); Benguet State University or BSU (193); Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology or ASIST (201); Mountain Province State and Polytechnic College or MPSPC (260); King’s College in the Philippines or KCP (279); and Apayao State College or ASC (287).

The Cordillera HEIs included in the top 100 by category for Student Support and Engagement are: UB at No. 1, KCP (7), SLU (20), MPSC (23), Saint Louis College of Bulanao or SLCB (35), and Pines City Colleges or PCC (48).

In the Student Mobility and Openness Category is Star Colleges, ranked at No. 70; for Generative AI Application Category is UC (6); for Innovation in Culture/Values Category is SLCB (3); and for Industrial Application Category: SLU (5), the UC (12), and BSU (18).

Meanwhile, for the Entrepreneurial Spirit Category are the IFSU (3), KSU (10), MPSPC (14), ASIST (17), CCDC (18); ASC (27), and BSU (64).

Included in the Crisis Management Category are: IFSU, (7); KSU (9), BSU (11), KCP (16), Benguet Central University or BCU (17) and ASC (20).

For the Social Responsibility Category, in the WURI 2024 rankings are SLU (2), Easter College (4), ASIST (7), ASC (10), UC (13), BCU (25), and SLCB (45).

In the Innovation in Leadership Category: UB (3), ASIST (5), KCP (7), CCDC (10), and Star Colleges (15).

Placing in the Innovation in Funding Category are UB (6) and CCDC (13); while for the Innovation in Promotion/Symbol Category are BCU (4), KSU (5), IFSU (9), and MPSPC (21). — Artemio A. Dumlao