WVSU still best univ in WV despite dropping 2 spots in July 2023 PH university ranking

By Mark Lawrence Articuna
Poster layout by Dyanne Therize Parcon

West Visayas State University (WVSU) remains the best university in Western Visayas despite its national ranking having declined by two notches in the July 2023 report of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities by the Cybermetrics Lab.

Webometrics is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consenjo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.

From its 15th place last the January 2023, WVSU in Iloilo City placed as the 17th best university out of 367 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines, while it ranked as 5165th in the world. It can be recalled that WVSU also placed 17th on the July 2022 report, but climbed up to the 15th spot in the January edition this year.

Despite its decline, WVSU is also the 4th best university in the entire Visayas islands after University of San Carlos (rank 9), Visayas State University (rank 10), and Cebu Technological University (rank 12).

Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) has also declined from its 19th spot last January and is now ranked 26th in the country.

UPV is followed by the following universities in Region VI who managed to break into the country’s Top 100: Central Philippine University (rank 64), Aklan State University (rank 78), University of Saint La Salle Bacolod (rank 80), and University of San Agustin (rank 88).

WVSU is envisioned to be the leading research university that advances quality education towards societal transformation and global recognition; thus, its faculty’s publication of scientific researches is viewed as one of the reasons that continue to enhance the university’s ranking.

The rankings are based on the following indicators: the university’s impact, transparency or openness, and excellence.