January 26, 2024 | Written by Iris Grace P. Sajol, REP web content contributor

PANABO CITY – The Alper Doger (AD) Scientific Index 2024 released the ranking for the top universities which had exemplary impact based on their scientific performance and the added value of the scientific productivity of the individual scientists.

Davao del Norte State College (DNSC) is ranked 36th among the public state universities and colleges in the Philippines. For both public and private schools, it was declared as top 58th, while in the broader list that includes all higher education institutions and research centers, it holds the 70th position. DNSC entering the top 100 range across these categories is a testament to its contribution in knowledge generation and dissemination in the fields of natural sciences, education, engineering and technology, business and management, and more.

The top scientists of the College who are still members of its current faculty pool are Vice President for Academic Affairs Girley S. Gumanao (Rank 1), with research expertise on Conservation Biology and Fisheries and Coastal Management, Christine Mae A. Edullantes (Rank 3) with research endeavors focusing on Marine Ecology, Invertebrate Ecology, and Reproductive Ecology, and Dr. Mark Van M. Buladaco, with papers on Project Management, Information Systems, and Information and Communications Technology.

Also included in the top 10 are Dr. Ronald S. Decano, Dr. Eliseo F. Huesca, Jr., Dr. Mark Ronald S. Manseguiao, and Dr. Ariel O. Gamao. The AD Scientific Index is an international ranking system updated periodically to gauge individual involvement through their H-index, publications, citations, and global impact.