MANILA – The University of the Philippines (UP) jumped seven notches in the annual rankings of UK-based Quacquarelli Symonds, leaping to No. 367 from No. 374 last year.
UP is the lone Philippine institution in the list of top 400 universities in the world, which was released on Thursday.
Aside from UP, three other universities from the country made it to this year's list.
From its 501-550 ranking last year, Ateneo de Manila University fell to the 551-600 bracket. The De La Salle University, on the other hand, remained in the 701-750 bracket, while the University of Santo Tomas ranked 801-1000, lower than its 701+ ranking last year.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retained its top spot for the sixth consecutive year, closely followed by Stanford University and Harvard University at second and third, respectively.
Meanwhile, Singapore's Nanyang Technological University at 11th place has overtaken National University of Singapore (15th), making it the highest-ranked Asian institution this year.
For this year, QS has ranked over 950 universities from 84 different countries.