THE UNIVERSITY climbed two spots and placed 175th out of 760 universities in the 2023 Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) Asia University Ranking, the only Philippine university to improve its ranking.

UST ranked 41st out of 131 Southeast Asian universities as its overall score slightly improved to 29 in the 2023 ranking from 28.9 in 2022.

The University of the Philippines, which remained the country’s top university, fell to the 87th spot in the 2023 list from 77th in 2022.

Ateneo de Manila University dropped to the 134th spot from 124th last year.

De La Salle University fell to the 171st spot from 160th in 2022.

Ateneo de Davao University, the fifth-best Philippine university, also fell to the 551-600 bracket from its 501-550 spot last year.

A total of 16 Philippine universities were ranked this year, with Saint Louis University entering the 2023 list.

Peking University overtook the National University of Singapore to become the No. 1 university in Asia, a spot held by the NUS from 2019 to 2022.

Tsinghua University is the third-best Asian university, jumping from fifth place last year.

According to the QS website, the QS Asia University ranking uses the same methodology as the QS World University ranking but with added indicators.

The QS Asia University ranking used 11 indicators to assess the performance of participating 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 doctorate degrees (5 percent), proportion of international faculty (2.5 percent), proportion of international students (2.5 percent), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5 percent), and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5 percent). Logan Kal-El M. Zapanta


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