On October 6, 2023, the Commission on Higher Education bestowed upon the University of Santo Tomas a Certificate of Commendation during the Internationalization Champions of Nation-Building and Sustainability (ICONS) ceremonies, in recognition of its consistent placement in various international rankings reports that help bolster the country鈥檚 standing in the global academic arena.
UST鈥檚 recent placement in various authoritative rankings reports, such as the 2024 Quacquarelli-Symonds World (801-850) and Asia University Rankings (175), 2024 Times Higher Education World (1501+) and 2023 Imapct Rankings (601-800), as well as the World University Rankings for Innovation (201-300) were recognized by CHEd.
UST鈥檚 success in ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) was also recognized by CHEd. It cited ten bachelor鈥檚 programs already certified by AUN-QA, which has since certified eight more and conferred upon UST the prestigious Institutional Certification. UST is an Associate Member of AUN-QA.