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    2 PH schools make it to list of 1,000 top universities in the world 2019

    MANILA, Philippines – Two schools in the Philippines made it to the list of 1,000 top universities in the world, under the THE World University Rankings 2019 released by data provider Times Higher Education (THE).
    2 PH schools make it to list of 1,000 top universities in the world 2019

    The two schools also made it to the Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019. The ranking of these universities in the Asia-Pacific reflects the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector, THE announced. The overall ranking in the region features over 300 universities from 13 different countries located across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania.

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    The Asia-Pacific University Ranking was based on THE World University Rankings 2019 but taking into account the younger profile of some universities that showed much potential in the region.

    Philippine Schools

    In 2018, the University of the Philippines (UP) had already made it to the list, ranking in the 151-160 bracket in the Asia-Pacific University Ranking and making it to the 601-800 bracket in the world.

    But UP managed to rise to the 101-110 bracket in the Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019 and up the 501-600 bracket for the THE World University Rankings 2019.

    The Oblation Plaza in UP Diliman
    The Oblation Plaza in UP Diliman | Photo credit: Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO

    Based on data from Times Higher Education, the De La Salle University (DLSU) was not included in last year’s list but the university managed to improve greatly, making the cut this year under the 201-250 bracket on the Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019. DLSU ranks at the 801-1000 bracket in the THE World University Rankings 2019.

    De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila.
    De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila. Photo Credit: dlsu.edu.ph

    Top 5 Universities in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Japan has the most universities that made it to the 2019 Asia-Pacific University Ranking, having a total of 103 universities; however, none of these schools made it to the Top 5. Meanwhile, China ranks second in the number of schools that made it to the list – but had the distinction of having the school that ranked as #1 on the list.

    The following are the Top 5 universities on the 2019 Asia-Pacific University Ranking:

    #1 Tsinghua University, China
    #2 National University of Singapore, Singapore
    #3 University of Melbourne, Australia
    #4 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
    #5 University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Top 5 Universities in the World

    The top 5 universities that made it to the THE World University Rankings 2019:

    #1 University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    #2 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    #3 Stanford University, United States
    #4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
    #5 California Institute of Technology, United States

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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