UP Down 10 Spots But Still Highest Ranked in PH – QS Asia

UP Down 10 Spots; Still Ranks Highest Among PH Universities in QS Asia University Rankings 2023

The University of the Philippines (UP) ranked highest among the 16 higher education institutions in the country that made it to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings 2023 released on Nov. 8.

This year's rankings were the biggest to date by QS, with over 760 Asian universities making it to the list.

UP ranked 87th in Asia with an overall score of 47, followed by Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) at 134th with a score of 34.7, De La Salle University (DLSU) at 171st with a score of 29.5, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) at 175th with a score of 29, and the Ateneo de Davao University which ranked 551-600.

These universities followed behind: Mapua University (551-600), Silliman University (551-600), Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (601-650), Saint Louis University (651-700), Xavier University (651-700), Adamson University (701-750), The Cebu Technological University (701-750), Central Luzon State University (701-750), Central Mindanao University (701-750), Central Philippine University (701-750), and Lyceum of the Philippines University (701-750).

Despite the three universities leading the ranks, UP, ADMU, and DLSU all slipped down the rankings when compared with the QS Asia University Rankings in 2022.

UP went down by 10 spots from 77th to 87th this year; Ateneo likewise dropped 10 spots from 124th to 134th, while DLSU went down 11 spots from last year's 160 to 171. UST, however, climbed two spots from 177th last year to 175th this year.

The QS Asia University Rankings 2023 also ranked the top 10 institutions in the continent: Peking University; National University of Singapore; Tsinghua University; The University of Hong Kong; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Fudan University; Zhejiang University; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Universiti Malaya; and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The key indicators in determining this year's rankings include academic and employer reputations, the number of staff with a PhD, and the percentage of international students.

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