UP improves in 2016 QS world rankings

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) improved in the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released Tuesday night, September 6.

The Diliman campus of the premier state university is now 374th in the world – higher than its 401-410 ranking in 2015. (READ: School rankings in ASEAN: A 'perception game' for PH)

QS describes UP Diliman as the "flagship university of the UP System."

The 3 other Philippine universities in the annual list maintained their 2015 rankings: 501-550 for Ateneo de Manila University, and 701+ for both De La Salle University and the University of Santo Tomas.


UST received 4 QS Stars after it rated well in employability, facilities, social responsibility, and inclusiveness. (READ: 4 more PH schools in 2016 Asian university rankings)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States again remained the world's top university, while the National University of Singapore is the best in Asia and the 12th university overall.


The QS World University Rankings adopts a methodology that consists of 6 indicators:


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