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15 Philippine Universities Among Best Asian Universities in 2022 QS Rankings

15 Philippine universities made it to the list out of 687 institutions.

A total of 15 Philippine universities landed on the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking of best higher education institutions (HEI) in Asia.

The number of universities on the list is higher than last year, where 14 Philippine universities made the cut. The University of the Philippines (UP) remains the highest-ranking university in the country after placing 77th out of 687 institutions, although it is eight spots lower than last year.

UP is followed by Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and University of Santo Tomas (UST). (Read: UST Becomes First PH University To Receive Five Stars QS Rating)

2022 QS Rankings

Photos from University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and De La Salle University

The QS Asia University Rankings has been published annually since 2009. It highlights the top universities in Asia and features their performance. One of the main purposes of QS Rankings is to examine the challenges that different universities and countries encounter in enhancing the accessibility and affordability of education to suggest possible solutions.

Here is the comprehensive list of the Philippine universities that are listed among the best HEI in Asia:

  • University of the Philippines: 77
  • Ateneo de Manila University: 124
  • De La Salle University: 160
  • University of Santo Tomas: 177
  • Ateneo de Davao University : 01-550
  • Mapúa University: 501-550
  • Silliman University: 501-550
  • Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology: 551-600
  • Central Luzon State University: 601-650
  • Xavier University: 601-650
  • Adamson University: 651+
  • The Cebu Technological University: 651+
  • Central Mindanao University: 651+
  • Central Philippine University: 651+
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University: 651+

Mainland China is the most represented study destination with 124 universities included on the list, followed by India, Japan, and South Korea.

Ranking indicators

Photo from QS Top Universities Facebook

According to the report of QS Rankings, the methodology used to create the ranking is similar to that used for the QS World University Rankings, but with some additional indicators and adapted weightings. 

“This set of criteria, developed in consultation with regional experts and stakeholders, is designed to reflect key priorities for universities in Asia, drawing on as much available data as possible,” the report noted. (Read: World’s Religious Leaders Meet To Discuss Education and Religion)

The universities have been assessed using 11 indicators with a specific percentage:

  • Academic reputation (30%)
  • Employer reputation (20%)
  • Faculty-student ratio (10%)
  • International research network (10%)
  • Citations per paper (10%)
  • Papers per faculty (5%)
  • Staff with a PhD (5%)
  • International faculty (2.5%)
  • International students (2.5%)
  • Inbound exchange students (2.5%)
  • Outbound exchange students (2.5%)

For the complete list of the 2022 QS Asia University Rankings, you may visit this link.

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