The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) made it to Top 50 on its maiden participation in the 2023 World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI), after two of its projects were commended for their ethical value and relevance to the fourth industrial revolution.
T.I.P. ranked 41st in the WURI ethical value category for its “Project Ilawa: Clean Energy That Cleans” while its “A Virtual Tour to Cultural and Heritage Space of Corregidor Island in GPS-Based Augmented Reality” ranked 44th in the fourth industrial revolution category.
“It is an honor for T.I.P. to be recognized for the impact of its activities and programs that promote ethical values, as well as its innovative endeavors along the fourth industrial revolution,” said T.I.P. President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz.
The entries went through a blind peer review process and ranked based on their “innovativeness, implementability, and impact.” Overall, T.I.P. found itself in the WURI Global Top 200 Innovative Universities.
WURI evaluates the participating universities’ real contributions to society by highlighting their creative and innovative approaches to research and education, focusing on the following key issues: Industrial Application, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Ethical Value, Student Mobility and Openness, Crisis Management, and Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The 2023 WURI rankings were announced during the 3rd Annual Conference of the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU) hosted by the Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, USA last May 17, 2023.
The WURI Conference 2023 is organized by the Institute for Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness (IPSNC) and co-sponsored by four global institutions: the HLU with the Institute for International Policy Studies (IPS) of South Korea, The Taylor Institute at Franklin University Switzerland, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).