• Four Philippine universities are included in this year’s QS World University Rankings
  • The University of the Philippines joined the Top 400 schools anew
  • Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas are also included

Four Philippine universities are included in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

In an article posted on GMA News, it was divulged that the top four universities in the Philippines are included in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

The University of the Philippines is now at 374th place from last year’s overall score of 401-410; while the three other top universities in the country maintained their standing from last year.

The Ateneo de Manila University remains in the 501-550 band; while De La Salle University and the University of Santo Tomas are at the 701+ band.

Worldwide, US universities are at the top three of the rankings; with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology named as the world’s best university for the fifth consecutive year. Next comes Stanford University and Harvard University completing the top 3.

QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings is designed to help prospective students make informed comparisons of leading universities around the world, the QS Top Universities said on its website.

“Based on six performance indicators, the ranking assesses university performance across four areas: research, teaching, employability and internationalization,” it was disclosed.

In 2013, QS became the first compiler of international rankings to be independently audited and approved by the IREG Observatory on Academic Rankings and Excellence.

Alongside the QS World University Rankings, the “IREG Approved” label is also carried by the QS University Rankings: Asia and the QS University Rankings: Latin America.