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4 Universities in the Philippines Remain Among Top 200 Asian schools

Ateneo de Manila


Though four universities from the Philippines made it to the top 200 Asian universities list of consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. (QS) for 2010, there is  no reason for us to celebrate since our country has about 2,000 institutions having higher education.

Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University, which tied Taiwan’s National Central University at the 58th spot. Ateneo ranked 84th last year.

University of the Philippines’ rank fell from 63 to 78, while University of Santo Tomas ranked 101st, an advance from its former 144th spot.

Meanwhile, De la Salle University suffered the worst blow among the four Philippine universities, falling from the 76th spot to 106th.

Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. used the following criteria:

  • Asian academic peers (30 percent)
  • Papers per faculty (15 percent)
  • Citations per paper (15 percent)
  • Student-faculty ratio (20 percent)
  • Asian employer review (10 percent)
  • International faculty (2.5 percent)
  • International students (2.5 percent)
  • Inbound exchange students (2.5 percent)
  • outbound exchange students (2.5 percent)

As for the top 10 Asian universities, they are :

1. University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
2. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
3. National University of Singapore (Singapore)
4. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
5. The University of Tokyo (Japan)
6. Seoul National University (South Korea)
7. Osaka University (Japan)
8. Kyoto University (Japan)
9. Tohoku University (Japan)
10. Nagoya University (Japan)