The University of the Philippines has gained recognition in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019 as a top university for social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences; and for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects, in which UP rose to the top 126-150 of 721 institutions from top 201-250 of 501 institutions in the 2018 edition of this ranking.
UP obtained its best ranking in the clinical, pre-clinical and health subject for the second year in a row. The national university not only rocketed to the 126-150 band but it also placed 7th globally in terms of citations after earning a nearly perfect score of 98.8 points. This was an improvement of more than 10 points since the 2018 edition. The University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and Harvard University which took the top three positions for the subject, scored 92.7, 87.4 and 88.5 points in citations, respectively. According to the THE rankings, the clinical, pre-clinical, and health subject ranking “highlights the universities that are leading in medicine, dentistry and health subjects.”
UP figured for the first time in the other subject rankings, earning a place in the 501-600 bracket of 751 universities in life sciences; in the 501-600 bracket of 666 universities in social sciences; and in the 801+ bracket of 963 universities in physical sciences.
The THE World University Rankings by subject are based on the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings (WUR) 2019, where UP placed in the 501-600 bracket of the top 1,258 universities of the world, up from its 601-800 ranking in WUR 2018. The methodology is recalibrated for each subject to suit the individual fields.
The UK-based THE World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provide a definitive list of the world’s best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and other factors.
Details of the subject rankings in which UP figured can be found at: