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UP, UST fall in latest QS world university rankings

Bonz Magsambol
UP, UST fall in latest QS world university rankings
Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University maintain their rankings at 601-650 and 801-1,000, respectively

The University of the Philippines (UP) and the University of Santo Tomas ranked lower in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released on Wednesday, June 9.

The 2022 QS World University Rankings placed UP at 399th, three spots lower than its 2021 ranking. Meanwhile, UST fell in the 1,001-1,200 bracket – lower than its 801-1,000 ranking in the previous year.

Meanwhile, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University maintained their rankings at 601-650 and 801-1,000, respectively.

“This year, having extended our list, universities are competing with even more peers. While all Filipino universities perform poorly in the research indicator, and in the internationalization indicators, all four improved their standing with the employers who took part in the QS global survey and all bar one saw a rise in the Academic Reputation indicator,” said QS Research Director Ben Sowter.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States remained the world’s top university.

Meanwhile, Harvard University (5th) fell out of the top three – its lowest-ever rank – and was replaced by the University of Oxford (2nd), and the University of Cambridge and Stanford University (both at the 3rd spot).

Here are the top 20 universities in the world:
Table from QS

In Asia, the National University of Singapore (11th) and the Nanyang Technological University (12th) were ranked the best universities.

This year, QS listed the world’s top 1,300 universities from 97 locations. A total of 6,415 institutions were reviewed this year while 1,705 qualified for the final assessment.

QS used six indicators in assessing the universities:

  • Academic reputation (40%)
  • Employer reputation (10%)
  • Faculty/Student ratio (20%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • International faculty ratio (5%)
  • International student ratio (5%)

Check out the full rankings here. – Rappler.com

Bonz Magsambol

Bonz Magsambol is a multimedia reporter for Rappler, covering health, education, and social welfare. He first joined Rappler as a social media producer in 2016.