Five universities in the Philippines notched spots in this year’s Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) University Rankings.
The University of the Philippines (UP) ranked 13th place in Southeast Asia, while Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranked 15th, 21st, and 24th respectively.
Cebu-based University of San Carlos (USC) managed to cling to the 56th place.
UST is the lone Philippine university to be recognized by QS with a four-star rating; the pontifical university also garnered five stars in employability, facilities, social responsibility, and inclusiveness.
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University topped the list in the recent Asian rankings, while it settled 12th worldwide.
QS rankings are published annually and universities are ranked by six components: 40% on academic reputation, 20% on student-to-faculty ratio, 20% on citations per faculty, 10% on employer reputation, 5% each on international faculty and student ration.