MANILA – Three more schools from the Philippines were included in the latest Asian university rankings released by London-based education and career consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) on Tuesday.
Silliman University in Dumaguete and Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro debuted at the 251-300 bracket in the QS University Rankings Asia: 2016, while University of San Carlos in Cebu made it to the 301-350 bracket.
QS has expanded the top Asian universities list to include 350 schools from the region, 50 more than in the previous year.
State-run University of the Philippines in Quezon City is still the country’s top school as it ranked 70th in the Asian rankings, the same as last year.
Ateneo de Manila University, also in Quezon City, jumped to the 99th spot this year from 114th in 2015.
Also going up the ranks is De La Salle University in Manila, which is now at the 143rd spot from last year’s 181st.
University of Santo Tomas, however, plunged to No. 157 this year from No. 143 in 2015.
Meanwhile, Ateneo de Davao University returned to the 2016 Asian rankings, making it to the 251-300 bracket. It debuted in 2014, also in the same bracket.
The National University of Singapore kept its top spot in the Asian rankings for the third year, achieving a perfect overall score of 100.
The University of Hong Kong is still at second place, while Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University ranked third.
The rest of the Top 10 in the Asian University rankings include the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tsinghua University in China, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University in China, and Seoul National University in South Korea.