Fifteen universities in the Philippines have made the cut for Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) Asian University Rankings for 2022, earning their place among Asia’s top higher education institutions. 

This is an improvement from last year where only 14 universities from the country were able to enter the prestigious roster. 

The University of The Philippines (UP) remains the highest-ranked school out of those from the Philippines, snagging the 77th spot in this year’s list. However, it’s a few spots lower from 2021’s 69th. 

It’s followed by Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and the University of Santo Tomas (UST). Unlike UP the three climbed higher in this year’s ranking – ADMU from 134 to 124, DLSU from 166 to 160, and UST from 86 to 177.

Here’s the complete list: 

  1. University of the Philippines: 77
  2. Ateneo de Manila University: 124
  3. De La Salle University: 160
  4. University of Santo Tomas: 177
  5. Ateneo de Davao University : 01-550
  6. Mapúa University: 501-550
  7. Silliman University: 501-550
  8. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology: 551-600
  9. Central Luzon State University: 601-650
  10. Xavier University: 601-650
  11. Adamson University: 651+
  12. The Cebu Technological University: 651+
  13. Central Mindanao University: 651+
  14. Central Philippine University: 651+
  15. Lyceum of the Philippines University: 651+

Singapore’s National University remains the number 1 ranked university in Asia followed closely by China’s Peking University, and both Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and The University of Hong Kong in third place.

According to the QS Asian University Rankings, which has been published annually since 2009, the universities were ranked according to the following criteria: Academic reputation (30%), Employer reputation (20%), Faculty/student ratio (10%), International research network (10%), Citations per paper (10%) and papers per faculty (5%), Staff with a Ph.D. (5%), Proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students (2.5%), Proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5%).

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