UP, Ateneo move up in world rankings

Jee Y. Geronimo
UP, Ateneo move up in world rankings
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States still dominates the annual ranking of 800 schools that help international students pick where to enroll

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) and the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) ranked higher in the latest QS World University Rankings, a survey that seeks to aid international students in their choice of higher education institutions.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) still ranked the highest, beating more than 800 other universities worldwide in the annual ranking.

In the Philippines, the UP is now ranked 367 from 380 in 2013, while Ateneo rose to 461-470 from last year’s 501-550. (READ: UP, AdMU, UST lose ground in world rankings)

De La Salle University fell from 601-650 to 651-700, while the University of Santo Tomas remains at 701+.

Filipino Universities in Top 800
20142013Institution
367 380= University of the Philippines
461-470 501-550 Ateneo de Manila University
651-700 601-650 De La Salle University
701+ 701+ University of Santo Tomas

 

Global Top 10
20142013InstitutionCountry
1 1 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY US
2 3 UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE GB
2 5 IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON GB
4 2 HARVARD UNIVERSITY US
5 6 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD GB
5 4 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON GB
7 7 STANFORD UNIVERSITY US
8 10 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY US
9 10 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
US
10 8 YALE UNIVERSITY US

 

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings are published annually by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). According to QS website, the rankings “help students make informed comparisons between their international study options.”

Individual ranking options are given to the top 400 universities, while the rest are placed in groups. It compares the universities in terms of research, teaching, employability, and international outlook.

In the 2014 QS University Rankings for Asia released last May, only UP and UST improved in ranking.– Rappler.com

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Jee Y. Geronimo

Jee is part of Rappler's Central Desk, handling most of the world, science, and environment stories on the site. She enjoys listening to podcasts and K-pop, watching Asian dramas, and running long distances. She hopes to visit Israel someday to retrace the steps of her Savior.