The Philippines is a country that values education. And one of the institutions that best represents this point of view is the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU), which received a three-star rating from a prestigious, international education network.
Quacquerelli Symonds (QS) – described as the world’s largest global higher education network – gave TAU three stars in the overall category of its rating system. The school racked up a total of 609 points and accumulated 33 out of 40 maximum stars in eight categories – propelling it to its new standing.
The university received five stars each for academic development, social responsibility, and inclusiveness categories. Meanwhile, it was awarded four stars for the program strength (education), teaching, employability, and facilities, and two stars for internationalization.
According to QS, its star-ranking system provides a more comprehensive look at a university – specifically its performance, inclusiveness, social responsibility, student employability, facilities, and other aspects.
The education network also believes that every university is different, which means they should be ranked according to different criteria to better identify strengths and points of improvement.
TAU says the report provided by QS will serve as a reference for the university – particularly for areas that need to be worked on and those that need to be sustained.
The university says the new rating helped in affirming its place in the list of the world’s top universities.