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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

SLU is 2024 'THE Awards Asia' finalist

Baguio City, Philippines - Saint Louis University (SLU) stands tall among the global academic elite, securing its place as one of the 80 finalists in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards (THE Awards) Asia 2024.


An emblem of excellence


SLU, representing the Philippines, distinguishes itself as a standout finalist in the "Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences" category. As one of eight global institutions on this exclusive shortlist, SLU's recognition underscores its resolute dedication to groundbreaking research and academic eminence.


THE Awards Asia, known as the "Oscars of Higher Education," provide a distinguished platform recognizing outstanding leadership and institutional performance, celebrating excellence across the continent's academic landscape. With 600 entries spanning 17 countries and territories, the awards spotlight diverse and innovative contributions from institutions shaping the future of education.

Phil Baty, THE's global affairs officer, emphasizes the inclusive ethos of the awards, acknowledging that pioneering ideas and best practices can emerge from institutions of varying sizes and structures across the region.


Within the "Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences" category, THE Awards aim to commend individuals or teams at higher education institutions engaged in innovative research with a profound and far-reaching impact.


SLU finds itself in esteemed company, sharing the shortlist with renowned institutions such as Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), Lovely Professional University (India), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) (Malaysia), Our Lady of Fatima University (Philippines), Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (Sri Lanka), and Suranaree University of Technology (Thailand).


Anticipation for the awards ceremony


The world awaits the unveiling of the winners at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 29. This culminating event on the first day of THE’s Asia Universities Summit adds an extra layer of anticipation and significance to the occasion.


SLU's recognition as a finalist in these esteemed awards not only underscores its dedication to research excellence but also elevates the university's global standing.