THE UNIVERSITY improved in research and internationalization while maintaining its four-star rating from the London-based consultancy Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS).
UST was rated four stars in teaching and internationalization, up from three stars last year, and three stars in research from two stars last year.
The University retained its perfect five-star ranking in employability, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness, and one star in the specialist criteria for hospitality and leisure management.
UST is still the only university in the Philippines accredited by QS with a four-star rating. According to the QS Top Universities’ website, a university with a four-star rating is “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both research and teaching, and provides an excellent environment for students and faculty.”
The University was also cited for its graduates who consistently dominate the top 10 in board exams such as in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, engineering, architecture, accountancy and education.
“This proves the University’s superior academic programs,” QS Top Universities’ review read.
In June, UST slid to the 801-1000 bracket after clinging to the 701+ bracket for four consecutive years in the QS worldwide university rankings.