UP resurfaces in world’s top 400 universities
The University of the Philippines (UP) has reemerged on the annual list of world’s top 400 universities by the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released on Tuesday.
UP, which fell within the 401-410 bracket in 2015, placed 374th this year, making it the lone Philippine university in the top 400.
The country’s premier state university ranked 367th in 2014, 380th in 2013, and 348th in 2012. It also placed 70th in the Asian university rankings.
UP improved in three QS metrics—academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, and international faculty ratio.
Three other Philippine universities figured in this year’s published rankings, namely Ateneo De Manila University (501-550), De La Salle University (701+) and University of Santo Tomas (701+).
De La Salle was hailed as the Philippine university with the most impactful researchers as determined by citations per faculty and lone Philippine university to improve its rank for employer reputation.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology retained its standing as the world’s best university for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Stanford University and Harvard University.
Rounding up the top 10 are University of Cambridge, California Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, University College of London, ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Imperial College London and University of Chicago. TVJ
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