UP still lone PH university in THE World University Rankings

KD Suarez
UP still lone PH university in THE World University Rankings
UP is now in the 601-800 bracket of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, which ranks the world's top 1000 universities

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) remains the lone Philippine university in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

UP is now in the 601-800 bracket of the THE World University Rankings 2018, which ranks the world’s top 1,000 universities, released Wednesday, September 6.

In the 2017 rankings, the institution was in the “>800 bracket”, and was the only Philippine institution on the list.

The THE World University Rankings based its scores on 13 performance indicators that cover teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook, the publication said. The Philippines’ national university got an overall score of 30.6 out of 100.

The global university ranking is topped by the University of Oxford, followed by the University of Cambridge. The California Institute of Technology, which topped the list in 2012 and 2016, is currently at third position, tied with Stanford University.

The National University of Singapore is still the top Asian university, and is now ranked 22nd alongside the University of Toronto.

This year’s rankings, the publication said, saw the continued rise of Chinese institutions, notably Peking and Tsinghua universities, into the top 30.

A total of 77 countries are represented on the list, THE World University Rankings said.

UP was also included in this year’s Asian University Rankings (rank 201-250) and the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings (rank 201-250). – Rappler.com