Mapua University enters 2019 QS Asia University Rankings
Mapúa University is now a top-ranking Asian university. It has earned a spot in Rank 401 – 450 of the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings. Mapúa is one of the eight Philippine universities who made it to the list.
“Mapúa’s inclusion in the QS Asian University Rankings is a very big milestone for the University. It gives us a measure of our quality education in relation to other universities of the region based on the various criteria of QS,” said Dr. Bonifacio T. Doma, executive vice president for academic affairs of Mapúa.
The QS Asia University Rankings capture university performance using the following criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty and student ratio, international research network, citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with PhD, proportion of international faculty, proportion of international students, proportion of inbound exchange students, and proportion of outbound exchange students. It helps students identify leading universities in Asia through its annual publication of University rankings.
In 2017, Mapúa received an overall 3-star rating for excellence from QS. The University received a 5-star rating for three major categories: employability, social responsibility, and facilities. It also earned four stars in inclusiveness and teaching categories.
Mapúa is the first school in East Asia to receive accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (ABET-EAC) for its electrical engineering, electronics engineering, and computer engineering programs.
The University now holds the most number of ABET-accredited programs for any single campus in the country with 11 ABET-EAC-accredited engineering programs and three computing programs accredited by ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission (ABET-CAC).
Seven of the University’s engineering programs were also granted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) the Center of Excellence status, giving the school the distinction of having the most number of engineering programs that are Centers of Excellence in the country.