UST REMAINED the third top university in the Philippines after maintaining its spot in the 801-1,000 bracket of the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) World University rankings for the fourth straight year.

The University was in the same bracket as De La Salle University.

The University of the Philippines is still the country’s top university despite slipping to the 396th spot from last year’s 356th.

Ateneo de Manila University kept its position in the 601-650 bracket.

UST was still the only university in the country with a four-star QS rating.

Nestor Ong, head of the UST Office of QS/THE Rankings, said the University should focus on improving its research performance to climb the ranks.

“The University needs to be aggressive on increasing the publication of the research papers and the promotion of past published research papers to generate more citations,” Ong told the Varsitarian.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) kept its record-breaking streak as the top university in the world for the ninth straight year, followed by Stanford University.

National University of Singapore was ranked top university in Asia, retaining the 11th spot in the QS ranking.

Nanyang Technological University, also in Singapore, slipped to the 13th spot from last year’s 11th.

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).



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