De La Salle University is the only Philippine university that is included in the recently released 2021 Times Higher Education global ranking in Business and Economics.
The rankings apply the same rigorous performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, but have been adjusted to suit the specific field. The list only includes research-intensive HEIs, and the criteria used put a premium on research resources, global outlook, productivity, and impact.
This year, 1,512 institutions met the criteria to be included in the subject rankings.
The recognition is a result of the efforts of the faculty, students, personnel, and alumni of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVR COB) and the School of Economics (SOE), which also marks their tenth anniversary as separate academic units this academic year.
RVR COB Dean Dr. Emelina Sarreal congratulated her college as well as the School of Economics for this milestone. “Our students graduate and new ones are admitted. New programs and courses are introduced, academic leaders leave with legacies, while new ones take the helm with visions to change. The only constant element for a school of business is its faculty and we recognize their contribution, whether big or small, to a University’s ability to land in global rankings.”
For School of Economics Dean Dr. Marites Tiongco, the feat is a response to DLSU’s institutional achievements. “Now that the University has clinched the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance seal, and ranked 301+ by the THE Asia University Rankings, thereby branding it as a regional university, expectations run high for all academic units to perform well. As a result, the School of Economics has to manifest the Lasallian steadfastness in terms of bridging faith and scholarship, allocating talent and resources in the service of God and country, providing quality economics education, and generating research projects that matter to society.”
Aside from the Business and Economics, DLSU is also the country's top HEI in the Computer Science, Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences subject area rankings.