Mapúa University Partners with Arizona State University, America’s Most Innovative University

In collaboration with Arizona State University, Mapúa University joins the Cintana Alliance to help prepare highly skilled and globally competitive graduates.

Makati City, Philippines – June 1, 2022 Mapúa University, in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), has announced a joint initiative to expand the access Filipino students will have to high quality international education in both business and health sciences.

ASU is ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as #1 in the U.S. for Innovation, and Top 10 for Best Undergraduate Teaching. ASU is also ranked by Times Higher Education as # 1 in the U.S. and #2 in the world for global impact in research, outreach and stewardship.

This groundbreaking collaboration will provide students with a highly differentiated education that will be centered on three core pillars—international exposure, real-world experiential learning and digital expertise.

By grounding this new collaboration around these three core pillars, Mapúa students will now be able to access ASU’s world-class content and curricula and participate in Global Signature Courses with faculty and classmates from other countries conducted in state-of-the-art Global Classrooms, which will give them a broader worldview and an expanded international network.

Students will also be immersed in real-world experiential learning co-designed with industry partners, through problem-solving learning and modern tech-enabled simulation environments. To round out their experience, they will have enhanced opportunities to learn the digital skill sets necessary for this era of rapid technological transformation, by leveraging ASU’s digital expertise. These experiences will enable Mapúa graduates to hit the ground running in cutting-edge careers in their home country and abroad.

“International, research-driven, digitally-enhanced and outcomes-based: this is the character of Mapúan education,” said Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, President of Mapúa University. “Our strategic collaboration with ASU enables us to push the envelope further, by providing our students with the opportunity to learn with a top U.S. university. Our goal is to further enable a new generation of forward-looking Filipino business and health professionals to transform lives and society positively.”

Starting in August 2022, Mapúa’s E.T. Yuchengco School of Business will offer ASU-enhanced courses at Mapua’s brand new, 8-story campus in Makati, the country’s premier business district. Business students will benefit from Mapúa’s strategic collaboration with ASU, which is home to the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs according to U.S. News & World Report. This will further enhance students’ opportunities to learn from industry practitioners and pursue internships at some of the country’s leading companies.

At the same time, content and curricula from ASU will be incorporated into key health sciences pre-med programs, including the BS in biology and BS in psychology degree tracks. These will be offered at Mapúa’s Intramuros campus, as well as at its subsidiary schools: Malayan College Laguna in Cabuyao, Laguna and Malayan College Mindanao in Davao City. Additional health sciences courses will be offered next school year.

We are delighted to launch this new collaborative effort with one of the top universities in the Philippines and its subsidiary colleges,” said Michael M. Crow, President of Arizona State University. “We are selective about finding the right partners. The Mapúa schools share our vision of delivering high-quality, global education at scale to our students, in order to help individuals thrive and to make our world a better place. We look forward to working together and advancing ways in which these colleges can continue to innovate to meet the needs of students as we move ahead.”

Mapúa students will also be provided with access to unique international exchange programs and summer immersion opportunities at ASU and other universities around the world, through Mapúa’s membership in the ASU-Cintana Alliance. The ASU-Cintana Alliance is a global network of innovative universities in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, working together to build and scale high-quality academic programs that respond to their country’s economic and social needs. ASU-Cintana Alliance members benefit from access to ASU’s resources such as curricula, expertise in digital learning and insights into how to build world-class research programs. The ASU-Cintana Alliance was established through a partnership between Cintana Education and Arizona State University.


About Mapúa University

Mapúa University is a premier engineering and technological university in the Philippines. It is one of 7 Philippine Universities included in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Asia University Rankings, has a QS 4-Stars Ranking, and has received ranks in all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking. QS and THE are the two most prestigious world university ranking systems today. Mapua has the most number of engineering programs in the Philippines declared as Centers of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education. It is one the most digitally innovative universities in the country, having received the Highest Digital Activations in Asia Award in 2020-2021 from Cengage, the 2022 Bold Innovator- Skills Transformation Award from Coursera, and the Digital Recognition Award from Wiley.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU has been ranked as #1 in the U.S. for innovation for 7 consecutive years by U.S. News and Report, the leading U.S. universities ranking system. ASU is also ranked in the Top 10 amongst U.S. universities for undergraduate teaching, according to U.S. News and World Report, and #1 Public University in the U.S. chosen by international students, according to the Institute of International Education Open Doors Report 2021. 

About Cintana Education

Cintana Education enables universities around the world to increase quality and scale in order to provide more students with the education they need and deserve. Cintana provides world-class expertise and access to its own proprietary resources, as well as those of ASU, a top-ranked university that shares its vision of expanding access through growth and innovation. Cintana is also building the ASU-Cintana Alliance, an international network of universities that will work together to meet the rising global demand for high quality post-secondary education.

Media Contact for Mapúa University
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Media Contact for Cintana Education
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Lilian Clemente,, +1 480-246-1295