MANILA - Just like last year, five tertiary schools in the Philippines made it to the Top 300 Asian universities list of the London-based education and career network Quacquarelli Symonds.
State-run University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City remains the country's top school, ranking 63rd in Asia. UP moved up four places from 67th in 2013.
The Ateneo de Manila University was a distant second as it fell to 115th place from last year's 109th, followed by the University of Santo Tomas, which rose to 141st place from last year's 148th.
The De La Salle University remains it the 151-160 bracket, while the Ateneo de Davao University was included in the 251-300 bracket.
The University of Southern Philippines, which was part of the 251-300 bracket last year, did not make it to the 2014 list.
The National University of Singapore is still the top university in Asia, according to QS.
At second place is the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, followed by the University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong landed in sixth place, followed by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, China's Peking University, South Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology and Japan's University of Tokyo.
The Top 300 universities were ranked by QS based on academic and employer reputation, faculty and student population, and international students and faculty, among others.
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