17 September 17, 2014, 1:31 a.m. – THE UNIVERSITY failed to improve its standing
in the latest Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) world university ranking, retaining its
spot in the 701+ bracket in the listing of the top 800 universities.

State-run University of the Philippines led the country’s top
universities anew, improving 13 notches to 367th from last year’s 380th. Ateneo
de Manila University also went up to the 461-470 bracket from the 501-550
bracket last year, while De La Salle University slid to the 651-700
bracket from the 601-650 bracket last year.

UST however improved in this year’s QS Asian university ranking,
climbing to 141st from from last year’s 150th.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology remained the top
university worldwide after posting a perfect score of 100.

Meanwhile, the National University of Singapore emerged as the top
Asian university in this year’s world rankings with a score of 91.1, climbing
to the 22nd spot from 24th last year.

UST landed in the 401-500 bracket in 2008, the highest ranking for
the University since the survey started in 2004.

The London-based
consultancy based its rankings on five criteria, namely: academic reputation
(40 percent), employer reputation (10 percent), faculty to student ratio (20
percent), citations per faculty (20 percent), international faculty ratio (5
percent) and international student ratio (5 percent). D. T. Cudal


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