PH universities make it to top schools in Asia list

  • Philippine universities made it to an Italian-based rankings of universities in Asia 
  • UP, ADMU, DLSU and UST remained to be part of the list
  • The new members of the Asian university rankings are Siliman University, Xavier University, Ateneo de Davao University and university of San Carlos

Several Philippine universities have made it to the prestigious list of top schools  in Asia as rated by a London-based organization.

The University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU) and University of Santo Tomas  (UST) remained in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings.
GMA News Online said in a story that these top Philippine schools were among the ranks of other Asian international institutions that belonged to the 70 to 200 rankings.
UP, the country’s premiere national university, scored the highest spot among these local schools by placing 70th. While ADMU ranked 99th, an improvement from its place at 114 last year.
DLSU, on the other hand, is now at the 143rd place from ranking at 183rd in 2015. It had the biggest improvement among the local universities that belonged in the list.
Meanwhile, UST, the only Philippine school that got a four-star rating, placed 157th, 14 points lower from where it was last year.
Other schools outside Metro Manila also belonged to the list.
Siliman University, Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro, and Ateneo de Davao University were in between the 250-300 ranking while University of San Carlos in Cebu was in the 301-350 bracket.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) remained to be the top school among the 350 Asian universities surveyed. It has claimed the spot for three consecutive years sice it consistently got a perfect rating of 100%.
Following NUS is the University of Hong Kong  and another Singaporean school, Nanyang Technological University.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Tsinghua Univeristy grabbed the 4th and 5th spot.
Other schools that belonged to the top 10 were: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University and Seoul National University.
The annual survey rates the performance of educational institutions based on the following nine criteria:
– academic reputation
– employer reputation
– faculty to student ratio
– citations paper
– papers per faculty
– staff with a doctorate degree
– proportion of international faculty and students
– proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students
Source :

GMA News Online, Rappler, Top Universities