THE UNIVERSITY held on to its spot at the 801-1,000 bracket for the third straight year in the 2020 Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) World University rankings.

UST ranked third among top Philippine universities with De La Salle University, which also maintained its spot in the 801-1,000 bracket.

University of the Philippines (UP) improved to the 356th spot from last year’s 384th, the state university’s highest ranking yet.

UP is the only school in the country with a spot in the top 500 universities of the world.

Ateneo de Manila University climbed back to the 601-650 bracket from 651-700 in 2019.

UST was still the only university in the country with a four-star QS rating, while Mapua University and Lyceum of the Philippines University both have a three-star QS rating.

UST retained its perfect five-star ranking in employability, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology remained the top university in the world for the eighth consecutive year, followed by Stanford University and Harvard University.

The QS world ranking is based on six factors: academic reputation (40 percent), employer reputation (10 percent), faculty/student ratio (20 percent), citations per faculty (20 percent), international faculty ratio (five percent) and international student ratio (five percent). A. K. H. C.


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