UP remains top PH university despite slip in 2019 QS World Rankings

Photo credit: QS University Rankings
Photo credit: QS University Rankings

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 7) — The University of the Philippines remained the country’s top university despite a dip in its ranking, according to the latest world university ranking of a United Kingdom-based group.

The State University’s flagship campus in Diliman, Quezon City ranked 384th this year with an overall score of 28.8, down from 367th last year with a 32.9 overall score, according to the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

“UP Diliman is not only the home of diverse colleges, offering 94 graduate and undergraduate courses, it also runs several centers of research, many of which have been declared by the Commission on Higher Education as National Centers of Excellence,” the QS said in its website.

Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and University of Santo Tomas (UST) also made it to the top 1,000 universities list.

Ateneo placed at the 651-700 ranking, down from 551-600 last year.

From its ranking of 701-750 last year, La Salle dipped to 801-1000, as did UST which retained its spot.

The rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputations, faculty-student relationship, citations per faculty, international faculty, and international student ratio.

U.S. science and technology school Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped this year’s index for the seventh year in a row, while fellow U.S.-based Stanford University and Harvard University ranked second and third, respectively.

Rounding up the top ten were California Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, University of Chicago, and University College London.

Singaporean schools National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University are the highest ranking Asian universities at 11th and 12th, respectively.

QS is a “global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions.” It has published university rankings annually since 2004.

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