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.
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.
The QS University Rankings for Asia, first published in 2009, adopts a methodology that consists of 9 indicators:
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