THE UNIVERSITY leaped nine places to rank 177th in the 2022 Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) Asian university rankings.

UST’s overall score slightly rose to 28.9 from 28.3 in the previous rankings. It remained fourth among Philippine universities.

State-run University of the Philippines remained the country’s top university despite falling eight spots to 77th.

Ateneo de Manila University jumped 11 spots to rank 124th. De La Salle University also ranked six spots higher, rising from 166th to 160th in the 2022 rankings.

Ateneo de Davao University, Mapua University and Siliman University all stayed in the 501 to 550 bracket.

Two Philippine universities that were unranked last year entered the 2022 rankings: Cebu Technological University (651+) and Lyceum of the Philippines University (651+).

A total of 15 Philippine universities made it to the 2022 rankings.

The National University of Singapore remained the top university in Asia.

A total of 687 institutions were ranked this year, with universities from Hong Kong and China dominating the top 10.

UST remains the only Philippine university with a five-star QS rating, which is determined based on factors such as facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility and inclusiveness, among others.

Mapua kept its four-star rating, while the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Central Luzon State University, Cebu Technological University and Central Mindanao University received three-star rankings.

The 2022 QS Asian university ranking was based on universities’ academic reputation (30 percent), employer reputation (20 percent), faculty-student ratio (10 percent), international research network (10 percent), citations per paper (10 percent), papers per faculty (5 percent), staff with a doctorate degrees (5 percent), international faculty (2.5 percent), international students (2.5 percent), inbound exchange students (2.5 percent) and outbound exchange students (2.5 percent).


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