EIGHT Philippine universities made it to the list of Asia’s top 350 educational institutions.
Based on the latest Asian university ranking released on Tuesday by London-based education and career consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), state-run University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City remains the country’s top school, ranking 70th in Asia. It also ranked the same last year.
It is followed by the Ateneo de Manila University, also in Quezon City, which jumped to the 99th spot from 114th in 2015.
De La Salle University in Manila occupied the 143rd spot, up from last year’s 181st.
University of Santo Tomas, however, plunged to No. 157 from No. 143 in 2015.
The Ateneo de Davao University returned to the 2016 Asian rankings, making it to the 251-300 bracket. It debuted in 2014, also in the same bracket.
Silliman University in Dumaguete City and Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City were also in the 251-300 bracket, while the University of San Carlos in Cebu City made it to the 301-350 bracket.
The National University of Singapore remained the top Asian university for the third year, achieving a perfect overall score of 100.
It is followed by University of Hong Kong, while Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University ranked third.
Also in the Top 10 were the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tsinghua University in China, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University in China, and Seoul National University in South Korea.
QS has expanded the top Asian universities list to include 350 schools from the region, 50 more than in the previous year.
Schools were ranked according to nine indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student, citations per paper, international faculty, international students, papers per faculty, inbound exchange, and outbound exchange.