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UST keeps 601-800 bracket in THE Impact rankings, No. 3 in PH schools

2 min readWith improved scores, the University maintained its rank in the 601-800 bracket in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings released on Wednesday, June 12.
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Published 29 days ago on June 14, 2024

by Princess Patricia Lumenario


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With improved scores, the University maintained its rank in the 601-800 bracket in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings released on Wednesday, June 12.

UST has kept its position for four consecutive years, now with a 64.5-69.8 score. During the previous edition, it received a rating of 59.7-66.7.

In implementing sustainable development goal (SDG) 3 (good health and well-being), it scored 75.9-80.9, placing it in the 101-200 bracket, the highest among Philippine universities.

The University also achieved the highest scores in the following SDGs: SDG 4 (quality education) with a rating of 62.1-65.6, SDG 5 (gender equality) with a 55.3-59.1 score, and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals) scoring 52.9-59.

The following are the scores received by the University for the remaining SDGs:

  • SDG 1 (no poverty) – 52.8-56.9 (301-400 bracket)
  • SDG 2 (zero hunger) – 31.1-46.6 (401-600)
  • SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) – 36.2-48.3 (401-600)
  • SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) – 33.5-46.3 (601-800)
  • SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) – 52.8-61.1 (401-600)
  • SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) – 47.2-56.4 (401-600)
  • SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) – 56.8-54.3 (301-400)
  • SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) – 13.7-40.9 (601-800)
  • SDG 13 (climate action) – 21.6-35.9 (601-800)
  • SDG 14 (life below water) – 10.7-39.7 (401-600)
  • SDG 15 (life on land) – 45.8-55.1 (301-400)
  • SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) – 51.3-61.8 (401-600)

Meanwhile, UST kept its third-highest rank in the country, sharing the spot with Batangas State University, Mariano Marcos State University, and Saint Louis University.

Ateneo de Manila University is still No. 1 with a 79.3-83.9 overall score in the 201-300 bracket.

De La Salle University, Ifugao State University, and the University of the Philippines tied for the No. 2 spot, receiving a 69.9-75.7 score (401-600 bracket).

There are 56 universities in the Philippines that entered the 2024 edition of THE Impact Rankings. Last year, only 29 schools ranked.

Keeping its spot as the top-performing institution for the third time, Western Sydney University in Australia is No. 1 among the 2,152 universities from 125 countries this year.

THE Impact Rankings assess institutions based on the 17 SDGs established by the United Nations, focusing on four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching.

It ranked universities based on their scores in SDG 17, which accounted for 22 percent of the overall rating, and the top three SDGs that received the highest scores, each contributing 26 percent to the total score.


No. 3

THE Impact Rankings

Times Higher Education


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Princess Patricia Lumenario

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Princess Patricia Lumenario is a Reports Writer at TomasinoWeb. As an active student-journalist during her high school years, Patricia joined the organization in hopes of continuing her writing journey along with being a medical technology freshman. In her free time, Pat reads novels, watches too much Korean drama, or engages in fangirling activities such as watching concerts or catching up on content. Her savings are solely for collecting photocards, albums, and merchandise of her favorite idol groups. Pat loves her cats more than anything and being with them gives her ultimate comfort.


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