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Ateneo leads PH schools in world university ranking

Bonz Magsambol

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Ateneo leads PH schools in world university ranking
Ateneo ranks in the 351-400 bracket, overtaking the University of the Philippines which is at 801-1,000 bracket

MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is the country’s top university based on the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking released on Wednesday, October 12.

ADMU placed in the 351-400 bracket, overtaking the University of the Philippines (UP) which placed at 801-1,000. UP had led the Philippine universities in THE rankings in previous years. Last year, UP was at 601-800 bracket.

Aside from ADMU and UP, De La Salle University and Mapua University made it to the list. They placed 1,201-1,500 and 1,501+, respectively.

“This performance shows that Ateneo is at par with our foreign peers, an institution that is truly global yet firmly rooted in our Filipino, Catholic, and Jesuit identity,” ADMU president Fr. Roberto C Yap SJ said.

“We’re especially proud of the fact that, despite being a relatively small institution, we are the top Philippine university in the rankings,” he added.

The THE World University Rankings 2023 included 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date. The universities were assessed based on teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), industry income (7.5%), and international outlook (2.5%).

“This year’s ranking analyzed over 121 million citations across more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally. Overall, we collected over 680,000 datapoints from more than 2,500 institutions that submitted data,” the THE said.

Globally, the University of Oxford topped the ranking for the seventh consecutive year. Harvard University remained in second place, but the University of Cambridge jumped from joint fifth last year to joint third. –

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Bonz Magsambol

Bonz Magsambol covers the Philippine Senate for Rappler.