Are our academic Institutions ready for the ASEAN Integration?

Based on the 2014 ranking of top universities in Asia, National University of Singapore is at the no. 1 spot (with a score of 100%).  Ranking no. 7 is another university from Singapore, the Nanyang Technological University.

Sadly, only one university from the Philippines made it to the top 100 list.  This is the University of the Philippines (UP) with a rank of 63 (and a score of 60.7).  Ateneo de Manila University was ranked 115 (with a score of 46.4), while the University of Sto. Tomas ranked 141st (with a score of 42.4.)

In the Oct. 29 (2014) episode of ASEAN IN Focus, NET 25’s newest program about the ASEAN integration, University of the Philippines Vice President for Public Affairs , Dr. Prospero de Vera, tackles the issue of the preparedness of the country’s academic institutions for the 2015 ASEAN integration.