THE University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas dropped several notches from their rankings among universities worldwide.

UP fell three spots to Rank 399 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022, while UST moved to the 1001-1200 bracket from the 801-1000 bracket last year.

The Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University remained at the 601-650 and 801-1000 brackets respectively.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States kept its top spot in the world ranking with a score of 100, while the University of Oxford moved up three spots with a score of 99.5, ranking second in this year's list of top world universities.

"The world benefits from a strong higher education network that delivers countless benefits for humanity, from fundamental discoveries to novel solutions to pressing challenges in climate and health, to the education of the next generation of talent. We are proud and grateful to belong to this great human community of scholars, researchers, and educators, striving together to make a better world," said MIT President L. Rafael Reif.

Joining the top 10 universities are Stanford University, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Imperial College London, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, University College London (UCL), and the University of Chicago.

Universities are evaluated according to the following metrics: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio, and International Student Ratio.