Eight schools in the Philippines have made it to the list of top 350 Asian universities released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an education and career information firm based in London, UK.
The QS University Rankings: Asia 2016, an annual ranking of the 350 top universities in Asia, sees the University of the Philippines taking the 70th spot in the region, the highest ranking attained by a Philippine university for the school year 2015-2016.
It is followed by Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and University of Santo Tomas, respectively.
Meanwhile, three schools in Visayas and Mindanao have debuted on the list. Siliman University in Dumaguete, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan De Oro, and University of San Carlos in Cebu have bested more than 4,000 universities across Asia.
The table below shows the complete list of the top 8 universities in the Philippines, and how each one fared in different criteria:
Top Universities in the Philippines 2016
|University||Asian ranking (2016)||Asian ranking (2015)||Overall score||Academic reputation ranking||Employer reputation ranking||Arts and Humanities ranking||Social Science and Management ranking|
University of the Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University
De La Salle University
University of Santo Tomas
Ateneo de Davao University
Siliman University, Dumaguete
Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan De Oro
University of San Carlos, Cebu
First released in 2009, QS University Rankings gauges schools according to a set of criteria put together with the help of experts and stakeholders all across the world. QS specifies the following indicators they used to gather the data:
• Academic reputation within the international community (30%)
• Employer reputation, or the perceived quality of the school’s graduates among employers (20%)
• Faculty-student ratio (15%), or the ratio of full-time academic staff per enrolled student
• Staff with a PhD (5%), a newly introduced indicator that assesses the qualification of the university’s faculty
• Proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students (2.5%)
• Proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5%)
• Citations per paper (10%), or the impact of each institution’s research among the community, which measures the internationalization activities of a university
• Papers per faculty (10%), or the number of research papers published by each member of the school’s academe.
Meanwhile, here are the 10 Asian universities that topped the list and their corresponding scores:
Top 10 Universities in Asia
|National University of Singapore||1||100|
|University of Hong Kong||2||98.5|
|Nanyang Technological University, Singapore||3||98.4|
|Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||4||98.0|
|KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology||6||96.9|
|City University of Hong Kong||7||96.4|
|The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)||8||96.0|
|Seoul National University||10||95.2|