British higher education analytical company Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) latest world ranking for top universities includes University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), De La Salle University (DLSU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST).
The annual ranking is based on four indicators: academic and employer, reputation, research citations per paper and the “H-Index”, which measures a university affiliated scholar or scientist’s productivity and impact from their published work.
QS rankings for this year, covered 51 subjects or disciplines pooled into five broad fields.
UP’s rankings in Social Sciences and Management (252nd, from 258th) and Life Sciences and Medicine (401-450, from 451-500) rose, its ranking in Arts and Humanities (304th) was maintained, while it re-entered the rankings of Engineering and Technology (501-550).
For specific subjects, UP’s ranking lowered in Environmental Studies (301-350, from 251-300), Archaeology (201-220, from 151-200), Sociology (251-300, from 201-250), Biological Sciences (551-600, from 501-600) and Linguistics (251-300, from 201-250), whereas the 10 other subjects with entries, saw rankings retained.
No ranking for UP was obtained however, in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Development Studies, and Performing Arts, unlike the previous year.
In the broad field, AdMU’s Art and Humanities rank lowered (451-500, from 401-450), while it retained its rank in Social Sciences and Management (451-500).
Specifically, AdMU was able to rank in Modern Languages (251-300) and Business and Management Studies (451-500), while maintaining in English, Language and Literature (201-250). It dropped in Sociology (301-320, from 251-300).
For DLSU’s broad field entries, its ranks in Social Sciences and Management (401-450) and Arts and Humanities (451-500) were retained.
Among subjects, DLSU also managed to retain its rank in Linguistics (201-250) and English, Language and Literature (201-250), while entering Business and Management Studies (301-350) and Economics and Econometrics (451-500), this year.
Lastly, UST ranked once more in Medicine, but dropped to 601-650 from 551-600.
Out of the four universities, UP had the most entries with 15 out of the 51 subjects.