A total of 15 Philippine universities made the cut as among the best higher education institutions (HEI) in Asia in the 2022 rankings of international HEI network Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
This is one school higher than last year’s list where 14 Philippine universities landed on the 2020 Asia list.
This year, the University of the Philippines continues to be the highest-ranked university in the country in 77th place — although this is a few spots lower than last year’s 69th.
UP is followed by Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
The last three universities climbed several spots higher ADMU from 134 to 124, DLSU from 166 to 160, and UST from 86 to 177.
The complete list of the Philippine universities in the rankings is as follows:
The National University of Singapore remains the top university in Asia, followed by Peking University in China in second place, and both Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and The University of Hong Kong in third place.
The QS Asia University Rankings, which has been published annually since 2009, highlights the top universities in Asia, according to its official website.
The universities have been assessed using 11 indicators: Academic reputation (30%), Employer reputation (20%), Faculty/student ratio (10%), International research network (10%), Citations per paper (10%) and papers per faculty (5%), Staff with a PhD (5%), 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%).