In a groundbreaking achievement, nine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have secured spots in the esteemed Global Top Innovative Universities Ranking 2023, according to the World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI). This remarkable feat not only highlights the regionโ€™s commitment to excellence in education but also positions CAR as a thriving hub of innovation and intellectual prowess.

Out of the 51 HEIs from the Philippines that earned their place in the ranking, 18% are from CAR. These institutions have proven their dedication to pushing boundaries, fostering innovation, and nurturing an environment conducive to academic excellence.

The ranking of the nine institutions is as follows:

๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ:
Cordillera Career Development College
Ifugao State University
Kalinga State University
Saint Louis University
University of Baguio
University of the Cordilleras

๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ-๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ:
Abra State Institute of Science and Technology
Benguet State University
Mountain Province State Polytechnic College

๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€:
๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†(๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†): Rank 40 in Industrial Application, Rank 43 in Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Rank 29 in Industrial Revolutions

๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ผ(๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†):Rank 43 in Entrepreneurial Spirit

๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€(๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†): Rank 45 in Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rank 28 in Industrial Revolution, and Rank 43 in Student Mobility and Openness

๐—œ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†(๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜, ๐—œ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ผ): Rank 42 in Ethical Value and Rank 35 in Industrial Revolution

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ(๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ, ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜):Rank 35 in Ethical Value

๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†(๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ, ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜):Rank 38 Industrial Revolution

This significant accomplishment closely aligns with the 10-point Agenda of the Commission on Higher Education in CAR (CHED-CAR) coined by Dr. Demetrio P. Anduyan Jr. (CHED-CAR Director), which aims to lead HEIs in the region towards quality and excellence. Furthermore, it reinforces the impact of the FLAIR Masterclass, a transformative event that took place from June 28th to 30th, 2022. Spearheaded by Dr. Jimmy G. Catanes of CHED-CAR in partnership with the International Affairs Staff(IAS) office of CHED Central, the FLAIR โ€œKuminwaniโ€ Masterclass aimed to enhance the international reputation and visibility of CAR HEIs.

CHED-CAR enthusiastically celebrates this extraordinary achievement, as it serves as a resounding testimony to the global readiness and competitiveness of the HEIs in CAR. This recognition not only elevates the regionโ€™s standing in the field of higher education but also highlights the collective efforts of faculty, administrators, and students in shaping the future of education.

The remarkable performance of CAR HEIs in the Global Top Innovative Universities Ranking 2023 underscores the regionโ€™s unwavering commitment to academic excellence and innovation. It solidifies CARโ€™s position as a leading force in higher education, fostering an environment that nurtures creativity, critical thinking, and groundbreaking research.

As CAR continues to soar to new heights, these remarkable achievements set a benchmark for other institutions to aspire to, both within the region and across the Philippines. The recognition serves as an inspiration for educators, students, and stakeholders to further invest in research and innovation, propelling the Cordillera Administrative Region to the forefront of global educational excellence.

With its strong foundation in education and a dynamic focus on innovation, the Cordillera Administrative Region is undoubtedly poised to make even greater strides in the years to come, shaping the future of education in the Philippines and beyond./sjb

University of the Cordilleras University of Baguio Saint Louis University Benguet State University Ifugao State University Mountain Province State Polytechnic College Kalinga State University Cordillera College (CCDC) Abra State Institute of Science and Technology