The Times Higher Education (THE) met with representatives from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and select Philippine universities to discuss factors that come into play in the ranking of universities. THE, the UK’s most influential source of analyses and insights on higher education and the company behind the World University Rankings, was represented by Regional Director & General Manager for Asia, Justine Tay and Regional Director for South Asia, Ritin Malhotra.
The session delved into methodology, criteria and indicators used for these widely-acknowledged international rankings, providing Philippine universities with better understanding of the drivers that will enhance their position in the rankings. Mr Tay highlighted the importance of internationalisation and how it is linked with the rankings, as well as engagement with the industry sector. This is of particular interest to Philippine universities who are to offer joint and dual postgraduate degrees with UK universities this September, developed under the CHED-British Council joint project on Transnational Education programme. TNE partnership with the UK is envisioned to lead to faculty and research advancement in the Philippine universities.
Mr Malhotra also shared strategies on how the universities can build their brand and enhance reputation internationally.
The session was organised by British Council last 13 July 2018 at the British Council Learning Hub.