CCDC ranked Top 300 Global Innovative Universities

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – On its second year of ranking, Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) was declared among the top global universities with innovative programs for 2024.

The World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI) ranked CCDC as the 146th top university in the shortlisted 300 universities from all over the world at 4th HLU Conference in Franklin University, Switzerland this June 7, 2024.

CCDC is the only school in the Cordillera Region in the Top 150.

CCDC’s program on leadership in advancing universal health care with the Department of Health and Zuellig Family Foundation was ranked 10th in the Leadership Category.

The category checks if the educational institution emphasizes whether the existing leadership relinquishes its privilege and continually adapts and innovates to remain effective and influential in the ever-changing landscape of higher education.

Meanwhile, CCDC’s program on engaging alumni for international virtual internship with Education Centre of Australia (ECA) was ranked 13th in the Funding Category which focuses on the innovative approach of a university to raise funds by exploring diversified funding streams and adopting new methods.

Lastly, the school’s program which ushered entrepreneurship success in the local poultry industry was ranked 18th in the Entrepreneurship Spirit Category which verifies if the university’s program encompasses a range of elements and initiatives that collectively foster an environment conducive to entrepreneurship and innovation.

“This global recognition from WURI is a testament to CCDC’s commitment to provide a wide array of innovative learning opportunities for students, beyond classroom instruction, while making a strong and relevant impact to the community,” said school president Sherry Junette Tagle.

Last year, CCDC was listed 122nd in the overall ranking system.

WURI assesses higher education institutions’ real contributions to industry and society, highlighting innovative education, research, and engagement to society. Using 13 categories, it encompasses innovation targets and methods, offering a comprehensive measure of institutions’ creative contributions to societal advancement.

The ranking aims to spotlight higher education institutions that excel in these innovative approaches, thereby inspiring advancements across the academic and societal landscape. *

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