UP ranking climbs; Ateneo, UST slip in QS World Rankings 2018
Article from CNN Philippines posted on 8 June 2017
Metro Manila(CNN Philippines, June 8)— The country’s premier state university improved on its global ranking, while two others slipped in the latest world university ranking of a United Kingdom-based group.
The University of the Philippines (UP) climbed seven notches, while the Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas (UST) slipped in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 released Thursday.
UP rose to 367th place among 959 universities from 374th out of 916 schools last year.
Ateneo, which ranked 501st to 550th in the 2017, ranking fell to the 551st to 600th bracket in the recent ratings.
UST slid to the 801st to 1000th bracket from its 701-750th bracket last year, while De La Salle University retained its spot, ranking 701st to 750th.
The rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputations, faculty-student relationship, citations per faculty, international faculty, and international student ratio.
Science and technology school— Massachusets Institute of Technology— topped this year’s index for the sixth year in a row, while Stanford University and Harvard University ranked second and third, respectively.
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore was the top-ranked Asian University at 11th place.
It rose two spots from 13th place last year, beating 2017’s top Asian school, the National University of Singapore which slid from 12th to 15th place.
QS is a “global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions.” It has published university rankings annually since 2004.