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The University of the Philippines (UP) now ranks 72nd among the top 500 universities in Asia, three notches higher than its previous ranking, and remains first in the Philippines, based on Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) reports released on October 23, 2018.
The performance of UP in the 2019 rankings also establishes it among the top 15 percent of the more than 500 universities ranked, up from the top 20 percent stature in the past two years, according to the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2019 Top 500 fact file for UP.
UP’s main strength in ranking high is its employer reputation, which ranks 33rd among the universities. Employer reputation is computed based on an annual QS survey, which gathered 43,000 responses from employers for this ranking year.
UP ranks 54th in academic reputation, based on 83,000 responses of academics; and 56th in international research network, based on Elsevier’s Scopus data and the Margalef Index.
QS ranks the universities using scores in 11 weighted indicators: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (10%), staff with PhD (5%), citations per paper (10%), papers per faculty member (5%), international research network (10%), international faculty and students (2.5% each), and inbound and outbound exchange students (2.5% each).
UP’s highest score is in international research network, which is 88.2 points out of a hundred; followed by employer reputation at 82.5; and faculty-student ratio at 67.9.
UP’s lowest score is in staff with PhD; then in international faculty and students, and exchange students; and papers per faculty.
In the Philippines, UP is followed by Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and the University of Santo Tomas, which rank 115th, 155th, and 162nd, respectively.
The Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology is the latest to figure in the rankings, joining Silliman University in the 451st-500th bracket. The University of San Carlos is in the 301st-350th bracket; and Mapua University at 401st-450th bracket.