The University of the Philippines (UP) has retained its 70th place in the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia, making the national university once again the highest placed Philippine university in the annual regional ranking.
The ranking was based on 10 indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with PhD, proportions of international faculty and international students, and proportions of inbound and outbound exchange students.
The reputations were determined through a “global survey,” and research excellence (i.e. citations and papers of faculty) through Scopus data.
The National University of Singapore became the benchmark with 100 overall score. UP got a 58.4 overall score, buoyed up by its scores in:employer reputation, 87.9; academic reputation, 74.8; and faculty-student ratio, 69.2.
QS used UP Diliman data in ranking UP.
In 2015, UP was the only Philippine university in the ranking’s top 100. This year, Ateneo de Manila moved up from 114th to 99th. Its overall score is 47.8, scoring highest in: employer reputation, 82.4; academic reputation, 59.1; and faculty-student ratio, 55.4.
Six other Philippine universities figured in QS University Rankings: Asia’s 350 top universities for 2016. De La Salle University is ranked 143rd with its overall score of 38.6; while University of Santo Tomas is 157th with 36.8. Ateneo de Davao University, Silliman University, and Xavier University figured in the 250-300 rankings; with the University of San Carlos, in the 300-350 rankings.
The QS University Rankings: Asia is an extension of QS global tables, which it uses for its World University Rankings involving more than 800 universities. In the latter, UP was 401st in 2015; although it fared better in terms of subject areas. UP was 101st in English Language and Literature; 151st in Agriculture and Forestry, and Modern Languages; 234th in Social Sciences and Management; 272nd in Arts and Humanities; and 301st in Medicine. (UP)