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UP places 367th in QS World University Rankings

The University of the Philippines (UP) has improved its standing in the latest QS World University Rankings as it now ranked 367th, higher than its 374th spot last year.

UP got an overall score of 32.90.

"UP Diliman is the flagship university of the UP System. It is the administrative seat of the system as well as an autonomous university in its own right. UP Diliman is not only the home of diverse colleges, offering 94 graduate and undergraduate courses, it also runs several centers of research, many of which have been declared by the Commission on Higher Education as National Centers of Excellence," the QS said.

"As UP looks forward to the centenary of its founding in the year 2008, UP Diliman affirmed its own commitment to modernizing its facilities and services," it added.

Meanwhile, other top universities of the country such as Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranked lower than last year.

ADMU is presently in the 551-600 band, down from its 501-550 band place of 2016. The University of Santo Tomas (UST) meanwhile is in the 801-1000 band, down from the 701+ band of 2016.

UST is the only Filipino university which obtained 4 QS stars.

According to the QS website, the star rating system “allows students to get a wider picture of an institution's qualities, looking at everything from employability of graduates, to sports facilities and community engagement.”

The De La Salle University, on the other hand, maintained its place on the 701-750 band.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States still tops the universities around the world and it is followed by Standford University and Harvard University.

The rest of the top 10 include:
  •     California Institute of Technology
  •     University of Cambridge
  •     University of Oxford
  •     University College London
  •     Imperial College London
  •     University of Chicago
  •     Eth Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

QS uses nine indicators to compile the University Rankings: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations paper, papers per faculty, staff with a doctorate degree, proportion of international faculty and students, and the proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students.—Anna Bajo/LA, GMA News