From Innovation to Sustainability: IFSU conquers another global ranking

Hot on the heels of its World University Ranking for Innovation earlier this year, Ifugao State University (IFSU) adds another feather to its cap by entering the UI Greenmetric World University Rankings (UIGWUR) 2023. IFSU ranks 2nd in the Cordillera, 21st in the Philippines, and 912th in the world in UIGWUR. IFSU also stands out as the only state-funded institution in the region to be included in this prestigious ranking.

University President Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon witnessed the unveiling of the results firsthand in UIGWUR ceremony held at Abu Dhabi University in Dubai on December 5, 2023.

UIGWUR is a ranking on green campus and environmental sustainability of world universities which is determined by six criteria. It was initiated by the Universitas Indonesia in 2010.

In this year’s world rankings, IFSU recorded a total score of 4,220. In the six criteria, the University earned 1,100 in setting and infrastructure, 810 in energy and climate change, 300 in waste, 350 in water, 485 in transportation, and 1,175 in education and research. IFSU gained higher scores in two criteria: setting and infrastructure, where it ranked 4th, while education and research placed the university at 12th among all listed Philippine universities.

University President Dr. Dugyon expressed immense pride in the news, crediting the University's remarkable success to the "IFSU team who promptly responded and supported my immediate call to work on this undertaking just days before deadline." She further lauded the Commission on Higher Education's invaluable support in facilitating internationalization efforts, a key factor in propelling IFSU's global recognition.

“This (achievement) manifests your commitment and support to our leadership.” Dr. Dugyon stated in a social media post. “May our global ranking inspire us more to continue improving, striding forward, and creating positive impact for Gods's glory. We're ending the year with gratitude.”

The UI Greenmetric analyzes numerical data submitted by participating universities to generate scores that reflect the extent to which institutions are actively implementing environmentally friendly and sustainable programs.

Only 22 Philippine universities, including two from the Cordillera region – IFSU and Saint Louis University – made it onto this world ranking this year. Globally, a staggering 1,183 universities participated in the rigorous assessment process.

For the complete UIGWUR 2023 results, visit: