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    4 PH schools make it to 2020 World University Impact Rankings

    MANILA, Philippines – Four schools in the Philippines made it to the 2020 Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Impact Rankings.

    4 PH schools make it to 2020 World University Impact Rankings

    According to its website, THE Impact Rankings are designed to shine a light on the commitment of universities around the world to making a positive social and economic impact through their work towards the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    SDGs based on research, outreach and stewardship metrics include "eradicating poverty and promoting good health and wellbeing to ensure gender equality and taking action on climate change."

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    University of Santo Tomas (UST) led Philippine schools, ranked 301-400 among 766 universities from 85 countries, and garnered 61.5–68.0 SDG.

    UST has best scores in the following:
    • SDG 3 – good health and well-being (201–300th)
    • SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation (101–200th)
    • SDG 14 – life below water

    University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), De La Salle University (DLSU) and Mapua University (MU) were tied on 601+ rank after obtaining 9.5-46.6 overall score.

    UA&P's best scores:
    • SDG 8 – decent work and economic growth (201–300th)
    • SDG 12 – responsible consumption and production (201–300th)
    • SDG 4 – quality education

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    DLSU's best scores:
    • SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation
    • SDG 1 – no poverty
    • SDG 3 – good health and well-being

    Mapua's top scores:
    • SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation (101–200th)
    • SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy (201–300th)
    • SDG 8 – decent work and economic growth

    Four Philippine schools land in the 2020 THE University Impact Rankings.
    Four Philippine schools land in the 2020 THE University Impact Rankings.

    Last year, DLSU was the only Philippine university included in the THE Impact Rankings. It was ranked 301+, with an overall score of 23.8–53.6. Mapua also ranked 301+ in SDG 17, but failed to enter the overall ranking.

    A university’s final score in the overall table is calculated by combining its score in SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals) with its top three scores out of the remaining 16 SDGs.

    SDG 17 accounts for 22 per cent of the overall score, while the other SDGs each carry a weight of 26 per cent.

    Universities in New Zealand and Australia topped the second edition of global university impact ranking.

    — The Summit Express

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