LNU Places 96th in the Global Top 100 Innovative Universities 2023

Leyte Normal University (LNU) received another international recognition after ranking 96th in the Global Top 100 Innovative Universities in the World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI) 2023. The result was made public at the WURI Conference 2023, at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida, USA, from May 15 to 17, 2023.

The university also clinched world top rankings at WURI: 27th for Student Mobility and Openness, 30th for Ethical Quality, and 36th for Fourth Industrial Revolution.

WURI, the first global innovative university ranking, evaluates the universities across the globe with “real contributions to the society, highlighting creative and innovative approaches of universities’ research and educational programs.” As a first-time WURI participant, the university attributed the award to the LNU community’s and stakeholders’ collective effort. It manifests the unified efforts of the LNU Community – the administration, faculty, staff, and students and the commitment towards high-quality education by upholding its values of excellence, integrity, and service.

The said recognitions realized the university’s vision under the leadership of the LNU University President Dr. Evelyn Aguirre, specifically on engagement in knowledge, technology, and innovation creation (Goal No. 3); and emphasis on strengthened and expanded internationalization initiatives (Goal No. 04) which includes the university’s effort to participate on world rankings for global visibility and presence.

Meanwhile, the participation of Dr. Aguirre and Dr. Jonas Villas, Executive Director of the Office of Research, in the WURI event, as well as the subsequent recognitions received by the university, highlight the institution’s continuous efforts to foster international collaborations and provide a solid foundation for its future endeavors in knowledge, technology, and global engagement.