QS Ranking: 14 Philippine Schools among Asia's Top Universities for 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Fourteen of the country's best schools were included in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings for 2021, with results of the study released on Wednesday, November 25.

The University of the Philippines (UP) placed 69th among the top 650 higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Asia, the highest rank the country's premier state university has obtained in the annual rankings since its 2016 edition.

14 Philippine Schools among Asia's Top Universities for 2021

The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) followed at 135th while De La Salle University at 166th and University of Santo Tomas (UST) at 186th.

Only UST and Mapua University (501-550) received the 4 QS Stars merit, a rating that depends on the number of points achieved through the evaluation of program strength, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Here is the complete list of the Philippines' top 14 universities for 2021 according to QS University Rankings:

PH Rank PH School QS Asian Ranking
1 University of the Philippines (UP) 69
2 Ateneo de Manila University 135
3 De La Salle University 166
4 University of Santo Tomas 186
5 University of San Carlos 451-500
6 Ateneo de Davao University 501-550
7 Mapua University 501-550
8 Siliman University 501-550
9 Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology 551-660
10 Adamson University 600+
11 Central Luzon State University 600+
12 Central Mindanao University 600+
13 Central Philippine University 600+
14 Xavier University 600+

Meanwhile, here are the top 10 universities in Asia:

1. University of Singapore (Singapore)
2. Tsinghua University (China)
3. Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
4. The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
5. Zhejhang University (China)
6. Fudan University (China)
7. Peking University (China)
8. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
9. Universiti of Malaya (Malaysia)
10. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Published annually since 2009, the QS Asia University Rankings, highlights the top universities in Asia each year.

"The methodology used to create the ranking is similar to that used for the QS World University Rankings, but with some additional indicators and adapted weightings," QS said.

The 11 indicators used to compile the QS Asia University Rankings are as follows:
  • Academic reputation (30%)
  • Employer reputation (20%)
  • Faculty-student ratio (10%)
  • International research network (10%)
  • Citations per paper (10%)
  • Papers per faculty (5%)
  • Staff with a PhD (5%)
  • International faculty (2.5%)
  • International students (2.5%)
  • Inbound exchange students (2.5%)
  • Outbound exchange students (2.5%)

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  1. Your survey ranking makes people aware of where they prefer to study their children in most adance and competitive school in Asia

  2. It is surprising that no Japan university is included in the Top 10.

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