MANILA – The Philippines barely made it to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings for 2016-2017.
Only state-run University of the Philippines managed to get into the 801+ bracket of the overall list of 980 institutions topped by the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford.
Oxford knocked out the five-time leader, California Institute of Technology, which fell to second place.
The Top 10 was dominated by the UK and United States, with ETH Zurich of Switzerland ranking ninth.
A total of 289 Asian universities from 24 countries were included in the list, and 19 of them in the Top 200.
National University of Singapore is the highest ranking Asian institution at 24th place.
Times Higher Education has mentioned the following indicators that influence the rankings: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.