UP takes 69th place in top 100 universities in Asia list

(File) UP Oblation with new fountain in Diliman, Quezon City.INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines — The University of the Philippines (UP) retained its spot as part of the 100 best schools in Asia, based on the 2021 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia rankings.

The list, released Wednesday, showed the country’s premier state university climbing three spots and now taking 69th place from its 2020’s 72nd ranking.

UP is the only school from the Philippines to be included in the top 100 of the QS Asia rankings.

Meanwhile, 13 other Philippine universities land in the top 650 universities in Asia list.

Ateneo de Manila University, which placed 124 in 2020, slipped to 11 places down to 135 this year. Likewise, De La Salle University fell below to 166th place, down from last year’s 156th spot.

The University of Santo Tomas was also included in the list, ranking at 186, down from 2020’s 179th spot.

Below are the details of other universities included, as well as their rankings on the list:

University of  San Carlos (451-500)
Ateneo de Davao University (501-550)
Mapua University (501-550)
Siliman University (501-550)
Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (551-600)
Adamson University (601+)
Central Luzon State University (601+)
Central Mindanao University (601+)
Central Philippine University (601+)
Xavier University (601+)

Singapore’s National University of Singapore was hailed as the top university in Asia, according to the QS ranking.

The QS Asia University Rankings, which is being published annually since 2009, highlights the top universities in Asia, according to its official website.

The QS Asia Rankings assessed the universities using 11 indicators,  namely academic reputation (30 percent), employer reputation (20 percent), faculty/student ratio (10 percent), international research network (10 percent), citations per paper (10 percent) and papers per faculty (5 percent), staff with a Ph.D. (5 percent), the proportion of international faculty (2.5 percent) and proportion of international students (2.5 percent), the proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5 percent) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5 percent).