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Four Philippine Universities Among World’s Top 1000, UP Ranks 356th

4 Philippine Universities Included in QS World University Rankings 2020

Four Philippine Universities Among World’s Top 1000, UP Ranks 356th photo by Ramon FVelasquez

Four Best Universities in the Philippines are included in the list of World’s Top Universities for the Year 2020.

Just recently, the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2020 has been released.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) photo by John Phelan via Wikipedia CC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) photo by John Phelan via Wikipedia CC

Four Best Philippine Universities

Holding the top spot for the Philippines is the University of the Philippines (UP). It is now seated at the 356th spot out of 1,000 universities across the globe. For this year, UP jumped 28 notches as opposed to its last year’s ranking.

In the meantime, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is still deemed the second best university in the country after climbing in the international rankings. From 651-700th spot a year ago, it is now seated in 601-650th.

De La Salle University (DLSU) along with University of Santo Tomas (UST) remained on their previous position, which is at the 801-1000th spot.

Top Universities of the World

If you are curious what universities took the top 5 spots in this year’s ranking, here are they: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Standford University, and Harvard University dominated the top spots. Meanwhile, California Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford, as well as the University of Chicago came in next.

Asia’s Best

In Asia, the top university is located in Singapore — Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Previously, it was the National University of Singapore (NUS) that grabbed the top rank in Asia. The third spot was claimed by the Tsinghua University. The fourth and fifth spots were given to Peking University and the University of Tokyo.

Four Philippine Universities Among World’s Top 1000, UP Ranks 356th photo by Ramon FVelasquez
Four Philippine Universities Among World’s Top 1000, UP Ranks 356th photo by Ramon FVelasquez

Performance Indicators

For those who are asking what were the performance indicators in the QS World University Rankings, here are they: Academic Reputation is 40 percent, Faculty/Student Ratio is 20 percent, Employer Reputation is 10 percent, International Faculty Ratio is five percent, Citations Per Faculty is 20 percent, and International Student Ratio is 5 percent.

In related news, UP was also named the top university in the Philippines in the January 2019 edition of Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. De La Salle University (DLSU), in the meantime, grabbed the second spot. Ranked third was the Ateneo de Manila University.

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Written by Markus Castro

A cat person by day and a writer by night. He loves to travel to his favorite destinations in Southeast Asia.

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