QS: 4 PH schools among world's top universities 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Four of the country's best schools were included anew in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, with results of the study released on Thursday, June 11, amid of the challenging time for the whole world, with COVID-19 impacting universities and students alike.

The University of the Philippines (UP) is still on the top spot for the Philippines, placing 396 or down by 40 notches from last year, in the top 1,000 institutions from around the world.

University of the Philippines - Diliman campus.
University of the Philippines - Diliman campus.

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) maintained its international ranking, 601-650th spot.

De La Salle University (DLSU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) are on 801-1000th position.

Note that UST is the only university in the country with 4 stars rating for being exceptional in these areas: facilities, graduate employability, teaching, research, social responsibility, internationalization and inclusiveness.

Top schools Philippines 2021


Published annually, the QS World University Rankings provides an index of the world’s leading higher education institutions, based on six performance indicators such as academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), faculty/student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), international faculty ratio (5%) and international student ratio (5%).

While the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) continues its record-breaking streak at number one worldwide - the ninth year in a row it’s achieved this feat - the big story this year is the impressive gains made by Asian universities. 26 institutions from the continent now feature in the global top 100, more than ever before.

National University of Singapore (NUS) regained the top spot in Asia. It was followed by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), also in Singapore. Tsinghua University, The University of Hong Kong and Peking University ranked third to fifth, respectively.

— The Summit Express

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