MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), and De La Salle University (DLSU) ranked lower in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released Thursday, June 7.
UP is now ranked 384th in the world,17 spots lower than its 367th rank in 2017.
ADMU and DLSU also ranked lower as the universities fell to 651-700 and 801-1,000 in 2018 from 551-600 and 701-750 in 2017, respectively.
Meanwhile, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintained its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world.
UST again received 4 QS Stars after rating well in employability, facilities, social responsibility, and inclusiveness.
Top universities in the world
In addition to this, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States also remained the world’s top university.
The National University of Singapore is the best in Asia and the 11th best university overall.
The top 10 universities globally are:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Stanford University
- Harvard University
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
- ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
- Imperial College London
- University of Chicago
- UCL (University College London)
This year, the QS World University rankings featured 980 institutions, 959 of which qualified for an overall rank.
Universities were ranked based on 6 indicators:
- academic reputation (40%)
- employer reputation (10%)
- student-to-faculty ratio (20%)
- citations per faculty (20%)
- international faculty ratio (5%)
- international student ratio (5%)
A total of 4,388 institutions were reviewed this year. – Rappler.com