Lower QS Asian university rankings for UP, Silliman University
MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) and Silliman University ranked lower in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings released Tuesday, October 17.
From 70th in 2016, UP now ranks 75th or 5 places lower than its ranking for the last two years. Silliman University, meanwhile, slipped to 351-400 from 251-300 in 2016.
UP is still the top Philippine university and one of only two Philippine universities that made it to the top 100, together with the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU).
Mainstays AdMU (95th), the De La Salle University (134th), and the University of Santo Tomas (145th) all improved rankings this year.
|75||70||University of the Philippines|
|95||99||Ateneo de Manila University|
|134||143||De La Salle University|
|145||157||University of Santo Tomas|
|301-350||301-350||University of San Carlos|
Only UST received QS stars (4 Stars) for rating excellently in terms of employability, facilities, social responsibility, and inclusiveness. (READ: The ASEAN template: Producing graduates who fit the bill)
Hong Kong again has the most number of schools in the top 10.
|1||3||NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY||SINGAPORE|
|2||1||NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE||SINGAPORE|
|3||4||THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||HONG KONG|
|4||6||KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY||SOUTH KOREA|
|5||2||UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG||HONG KONG|
|8||7||CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG||HONG KONG|
|10||8||THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG||HONG KONG|
Since 2009, the QS Asian University Rankings have been published annually by the QS.
This year's list features over 400 universities from 17 countries in Asia and adopts a methodology that consists of 10 indicators:
- academic reputation (30%)
- employer reputation (20%)
- faculty-student ratio (15%)
- citations per paper (10%)
- papers per faculty (10%)
- staff with a PhD (5%)
- international faculty (2.5%)
- international students (2.5%)
- inbound exchange students (2.5%)
- outbound exchange students (2.5%)