The University of the Philippines climbed 30 points in the newly released 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings, placing 65th this year out of 489 universities ranked. This represents a significant rise from last year’s 95th ranking.
This was announced by the Times Higher Education at the Virtual THE Live Asia webinar today.
The national university has been featured in the THE Asia University Rankings since 2017. It entered the top 100 for the first time in 2019, soaring 61 places from its 156th position in 2018. In 2017, UP belonged to the 201st-250th ranking group.
The THE Asia University Rankings use the same criteria (Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook and Industry Income) as the World University Rankings. Based on the data analytics presented by Scopus, the citation score is seen to be the main driver for the overall score of the ranked universities. The improvement in UP’s ranking this year is due to its high scores in “Citation” (86.9 points) and “Industry Income” (39.4 points) criteria.
UP remains the highest ranked university from the Philippines.
You can view the 2020 THE Asia University Rankings here.