The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and the University of Santo Tomas remain the top universities in the country based on the recently released QS World University Rankings 2018.
UP, Ateneo and La Salle, however, are now in lower rank compared to last year. UP dropped from 367th to 384th, Ateneo fell into the range of 651-700 from 551-600, and La Salle from 701-750 to 801-1000 ranking. UST maintained its ranking from last year in the 801-1000 range.
Universities were evaluated based on six metrics: Academic Reputation (40%), Employer Reputation (10%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), International Faculty Ratio (5%), and International Student Ratio (5%).
Universities in the US and UK still dominate this year’s top 10 with ETH Zurich in Switzerland as the only exception. The top 10 global universities are as follows:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Stanford University
- Harvard University
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
- ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
- Imperial College London
- University of Chicago
- University College London (UCL)
Also worth noting are the universities in Singapore, namely National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, which ranked 11th and 12th respectively.
This is the 15th edition of the top universities list released by the global higher education analyst, QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Full list can be found here.