THE UNIVERSITY fell to the 1,001–1,200 bracket in the 2022 Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) World University ranking, reflecting tough challenges to higher education posed by the pandemic.

The University of the Philippines fell three spots to 396th but remained the highest ranked Philippine university in the QS tally.

Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University remained at the 601-650 and 801-1,000 brackets, respectively. 

The University has failed to climb up the QS ranking in the past decade.

From 2018 to 2021, the University was in the 801-1,000 bracket. This was lower than its ranking from 2014 to 2017, when it placed in the 701+ bracket.

UST was in the 601+ bracket in 2011 and 2012—a decline from its 2010 ranking, when it placed in the 501-550 bracket. UST landed on 500th place, the last spot, in the 2009 QS World Ranking. 

The highest ranking for UST in the QS survey came in 2008, when it landed in the 401-500 bracket. The QS survey started in 2004.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology remained the top university in the world in the 2022 ranking.

Stanford University, previously the no. 2  university based on the QS world ranking, shared the third spot with the University of Cambridge. The University of Oxford rose to become the second best university in the world.

National University of Singapore remained the top university in Asia, retaining its 11th spot in the 2022 rankings. Nanyang Technological University, also in Singapore, ranked 12th. 

The QS World University ranking evaluates universities around the world according to six metrics: academic reputation (40 percent), employer reputation (10 percent), faculty/student ratio (10 percent), citations per faculty (20 percent), international faculty ratio and international student ratio (each at 5 percent). 


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