Cebu Normal University’s (CNU) Main and Medellin campuses came in 10th and 50th, respectively, in the Crisis Management category of the annual World Universities with Real Impact (WURI) rankings released yesterday, May 18, 2023.
Ascending to the heights of the crimson and gold standard, CNU-Main secured the highest ranking among its previous editions – now ranking 2nd nationwide and 10th worldwide, finishing 14th in 2021 and 15th in 2022 in the same category globally.
The crisis management criteria evaluate the university’s real contributions to society, highlighting creative and innovative approaches to universities’ research and educational programs amid global and local crises.
Dr. Michelle Mae Olvido, Presidential Assistant for the Planning and Development Office and Chair of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for WURI 2023, expressed in a Facebook post her gratitude to the CNU community as “a testament to [a] team effort.”
“Allow me to make a special mention to the proponents of our three projects submitted for evaluation this year: the College of Teacher Education (CTE) headed by Dean Helen Boholano, College of Nursing (CN) headed by Dean Jezyl Cempron Cutamora, and CNU-Medellin Campus headed by Director Grace Nellas Malaga,” she said.
Olvido further mentioned that CNU-Medellin’s first attempt at the world rankings became fruitful as they ranked 50th globally and 6th nationally in the crisis management category.
“Three years and counting…hopefully more to come as we continue to carry on CNU’s excellence manifested through work that targets [on] significance,” she added.
Breaking its previous record as 101st-200th placer in the Global Innovative Universities last 2022, CNU-Main also grabbed 98th place among the Global Top 100 Innovative Universities 2023, bagging the 7th place among other national universities.
WURI is a global ranking of universities with industrial application, entrepreneurial spirit, ethical value, student mobility and openness, crisis management, and the fourth Industrial Revolution as its six categories for evaluation.
Other national universities that secured spots were Far Eastern University – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (FEU-NRMF), Biliran Province State University (BiPSU), Far Eastern University Institute of Technology (FEU-Tech), and University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD). §
Words by Marjuice Destinado
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