Of the top 378 higher education institutions (HEIs) from emerging economies in 2018, the University of the Philippines (UP) is ranked 166th, a significant rise from last year’s 201st-250th ranking, based on the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
UP is now in the upper half of the top 378 HEIs from countries considered “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging”, and “frontier” economies by the London-based global index provider, and which thus excluded HEIs from developed economies.
THE Global Rankings Editorial Director Phil Baty announced UP’s ranking through a communication sent to the University. “Your institution’s place in this ranking of the best research-led universities among the emerging economy nations is a significant achievement,” he said, noting that THE considered institutions from 50 countries, with institutions from only 42 making it to the final 378.
The “THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018” used the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Ranking—where UP made it to the top 601-800—but recalibrated to better reflect the characteristics and development priorities of universities in emerging economies. “More weight is given, for example, to a university’s industry links and international outlook,” Baty said.
The rankings can be viewed at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2018/emerging-economies-university-rankings.