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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Four Philippine universities figured in the 2015 QS University Rankings for Asia, with the state university still the only one in the top 100.
The University of the Philippines, however, slipped in rank to 70th this year, from 63rd in 2014.
Of the 4 universities, only Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) improved rankings. It went up 115th to 114th.
Two other universities figured in the top 300, but fell in their rankings from last year: University of Santo Tomas (UST) and De La Salle University.
|70||63=||University of the Philippines|
|114||115||Ateneo de Manila University|
|143||141||University of Santo Tomas|
|181-190||151-160||De La Salle University|
Meanwhile, only UST received QS stars (4 Stars) after it was rated excellently in the following criteria: employability, facilities, social responsibility, and inclusiveness.
For 6 years now, the QS Asian University Rankings have been published annually by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS website says the rankings “help students make informed comparisons between their international study options.”
The National University of Singapore again made it to the top of the annual rankings for the second year in a row. City University of Hong Kong makes it to the top 10 after ranking 11th in the 2014 list.
|1||1||NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE||SINGAPORE|
|2||3||UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG||HONG KONG|
|3||2||KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY||SOUTH KOREA|
|4||7||NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY||SINGAPORE|
|5||5||THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||HONG KONG|
|6||6||THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG||HONG KONG|
|8||4||SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY||SOUTH KOREA|
|9||11||CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG||HONG KONG|
|10||9||POHANG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||SOUTH KOREA|
The QS University Rankings for Asia, first published in 2009, adopts a methodology that consists of 9 indicators:
- academic reputation (30%)
- employer reputation (10%)
- faculty-student ratio (20%)
- citations per paper (15%)
- papers per faculty (15%)
- international faculty (2.5%)
- international students (2.5%)
- inbound exchange students (2.5%)
- outbound exchange students (2.5%)