Top 100 Research Universities in the Philippines for 2015

Research is critical to the mission of every university. Academic institutions that are into research are key to the knowledge economy of the next century. These institutions are the ones “committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, in a range of disciplines and fields, and featuring the appropriate laboratories, libraries, and other infrastructures that permit teaching and research at the highest possible level.”

While research universities and institutes in the Philippines have not yet reached the level worthy of top global rankings, they are essential in boosting the country’s reputations and competitiveness internationally.

Below is the list of the 100 research universities and institutions in the Philippines for 2015, based on Research Gate (RG) Score. ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers online. It establishes the “RG Score for Institutions” to measure the institution’s scientific reputation based on the sum of RG Scores of their individual members.

Top 100 Research Universities and Institutions in the Philippines for 2015

1. International Rice Research Institute – 2,736.05
2. University of the Philippines Diliman – 2,537.26
3. De La Salle University – 1,338.05
4. University of the Philippines Los Baños – 1,174.18
5. University of the Philippines Manila – 1,165.91
6. University of Santo Tomas – 715.35
7. Ateneo de Manila University – 682.37
8. Asian Development Bank – 552.26
9. The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – 458.73
10. St. Luke’s Medical Center – 350.87
11. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology – 319.31
12. University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital – 281.34
13. University of San Carlos – 255.08
14. Philippine Rice Research Institute – 210.51
15. University of the Philippines Visayas – 182.66
16. Northwestern University – 181.70
17. Philippine Nuclear Research Institute – 170.43
18. Silliman University – 169.98
19. HIPRA – 143.44
20. Mapúa Institute of Technology – 138.58
21. Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) – 134.02
22. Food and Nutrition Research Institute – 114.23
23. University of the Philippines Mindanao – 111.71
24. Central Luzon State University – 102.80
25. Philippine General Hospital – 101.80
26. Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan – 100.06
27. University of the Philippines Baguio – 94.86
28. San Pedro Hospital – 94.79
29. Visayas State University – 94.10
30. Ateneo de Davao University – 88.40
31. Angeles University Foundation – 68.73
32. Makati Medical Center – 65.42
33. University of Santo Tomas Hospital – 63.57
34. National Kidney and Transplant Institute – 62.26
35. San Lazaro Hospital – 59.73
36. Philippine Heart Center – 58.48
37. Philippine Normal University – 56.31
38. Technological Institute of the Philippines – 54.79
39. Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center – 54.11
40. Our Lady of Fatima University – 53.64
41. Philippine Carabao Center – 53.09
42. De La Salle Health Sciences Institute – 51.42
43. Mindanao State University – 50.93
44. Industrial Technology Development Institute – 50.54
45. Unilab – 49.54
46. De La Salle University-Dasmariñas – 49.12
47. University of the Philippines Open University – 48.95
48. Marine Science Institute – 48.13
49. Far Eastern University – 47.65
50. Government of the Philippines – 47.45
51. Central Mindanao University – 45.47
52. Saint Louis University, Baguio City – 43.79
53. University of Batangas – 43.22
54. Riverside Medical Center – 42.91
55. Cavite State University – 41.63
56. Asian Institute of Management – 41.37
57. University of Asia and the Pacific – 40.10
58. Lyceum of the Philippines University – 39.21
59. West Visayas State University – 38.51
60. Department of Health of the Philippines – 38.46
61. Caraga State University – 37.97
62. Western Philippines University – 37.00
63. The Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology (NONESCOST) – 36.29
64. Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University – 36.12
65. Bataan Peninsula State University – 35.54
66. De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde – 34.34
67. Cardinal Santos Medical Center – 34.28
68. Manila Doctors Hospital – 33.63
69. Institute of Chemistry Philippines – 32.08
70. University of San Agustin – 31.60
71. University of Southern Mindanao – 31.56
72. University of the Philippines Cebu – 30.92
73. Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization – 30.62
74. Nueva Vizcaya State University – 28.47
75. Miriam College – 27.45
76. Energy Development Corporation – 27.20
77. Benguet State University – 26.57
78. Palawan State University – 25.88
79. Lyceum-Northwestern University – 25.36
80. Rizal Medical Center – 24.22
81. Polytechnic University of the Philippines – 23.87
82. Laguna State Polytechnic University – 23.41
83. Ateneo de Naga University – 23.30
84. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – 23.02
85. FEU-NRMF – 22.50
86. University of the East – 21.97
87. Mindanao University of Science and Technology – 21.66
88. The Manila Observatory – 21.53
89. Centro Escolar University – 21.40
90. SC Johnson Philippines – 21.25
91. Cebu Technological University – 21.09
92. Seameo Innotech – 20.57
93. Malayan Colleges Laguna – 20.53
94. Adamson University – 20.30
95. The Medical City – 20.09
96. Bicol University – 19.93
97. International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications – 19.73
98. Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture – 19.73
99. University of Mindanao – 18.84
100. Cagayan State University – 18.23

Top 3 Research Universities and Institutions in Visayas

1. University of San Carlos – 255.08
2. University of the Philippines Visayas – 182.66
3. Silliman University – 169.98

Top 3 Research Universities and Institutions in Mindanao

1. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology – 319.31
2. University of the Philippines Mindanao – 111.71
3. Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan – 100.06

Note: The RG Score reflected in this post is dependent on the number of individual members that have signed up and shared their articles and papers online.